Apopka vs. West Orange. Photo by Mr. Wright Choice with www.wrightchoicesports.com

From Staff Reports

The Apopka Blue Darters are on a roll. With a 28-14 win over the Dr. Phillips Panthers, Apopka stands at 3-0 heading into district play this Friday.

The victory launched the Blue Darters into the #5 slot on the MaxPreps 8A State Poll. The loss dropped Dr. Phillips (1-2) to #18.

How does MaxPreps calculate its computer rankings?

MaxPreps does not poll coaches, sportswriters, or fans. Nor does its staff make any judgments on the merits of any individual team. Prior season history, school size, and comments on message boards are not considered in the MaxPreps Computer Rankings.

The system utilizes the huge number of game results stored in the MaxPreps database. Generally, the more a team wins, the higher the ranking. However, the system takes into account quality wins (against other highly ranked opponents) and strength of schedule.

For example, a team’s ranking is hurt more by losing to a team that is ranked below them than a team ranked ahead.

Apopka at Ocoee

The Blue Darters begins its 8A District 3 campaign this Friday on the road against the Ocoee Knights. The Knights are 3-0 this season, ranked #23 and coming off a 34-13 win against Olympia. Apopka defeated Ocoee 15-13 last season.

Here are the Week #1 MaxPreps rankings for Class 8A Florida High Schools:
# School Ovr. Rating Str.
1 Venice 2-0 63.0 47.8
2 Treasure Coast (Port St. Lucie) 2-0 55.9 18.8
3 Lake Mary 3-0 52.2 30.7
4 Seminole (Sanford) 3-0 49.5 14.2
5 Apopka 3-0 49.2 16.7
6 Deerfield Beach 2-1 49.1 34.5
7 Bartram Trail (St. Johns) 2-1 43.1 36.2
8 Osceola (Kissimmee) 1-1 42.0 25.8
9 West Orange (Winter Garden) 2-1 40.0 18.8
10 Columbus (Miami) 1-2 39.5 41.2
11 Winter Park 2-1 37.2 32.9
12 Western (Davie) 1-1 36.3 38.8
13 Vero Beach 1-1 36.0 38.4
14 Palm Beach Central (Wellington) 3-0 35.4 11.0
15 Boone (Orlando) 1-1 34.2 27.7
16 Palmetto (Miami) 1-1 32.6 32.6
17 Creekside (St. Johns) 3-0 32.3 12.1
18 Dr. Phillips (Orlando) 1-2 31.1 36.9
19 Flagler Palm Coast (Palm Coast) 2-0 27.8 -7.3
20 Riverview Sarasota (Sarasota) 2-1 27.5 26.5
21 Stoneman Douglas (Parkland) 2-0 27.0 5.5
22 Oakleaf (Orange Park) 2-1 25.9 17.2
23 Ocoee 3-0 25.4 4.7
24 Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs) 2-1 22.2 17.3
25 DeLand 0-1 21.6 42.

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