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SBLive Florida Boys Basketball Rankings (Jan. 24): Andrew Jackson moves up to No. 5

Andrew Jackson is up to No. 5 in this week's SBLive Florida boys basketball rankings - their highest ranking of the 2021-22 season.
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Andrew Jackson is up to No. 5 in this week's SBLive Florida boys basketball rankings - their highest ranking of the 2021-22 season. The IMG Academy Ascenders remain at the top spot for the second consecutive week. 

SBLive’s Florida boys basketball rankings are compiled by Ross Van De Griek and are released weekly during the 2021-22 season.

SBLIVE FLORIDA BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS

Jan 24, 2022

  1. IMG Academy (14-2)

Previous Rank: 1

Last Week: Defeated Montverde Academy 57-53, Defeated Imhotep Charter (PA) 88-69

This Week: vs Southeast (Bradenton) (Mon.), vs Pembroke Pines Charter (Fri.)

The IMG Academy Ascenders hold down the top spot in the SBLive Florida boys’ basketball rankings for the 2nd consecutive week.

  1. Montverde Academy (13-4)

Previous Rank: 2

Last Week: Lost to IMG Academy 57-53

This Week: No games scheduled

The Montverde Academy Eagles remain No. 2 in this week’s rankings, despite the loss to IMG Academy at the Hoophall Classic last week.

  1. Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale) (13-1)

Previous Rank: 3

Last Week: Defeated Minnesota Prep Academy 89-57, Defeated Boca Raton 76-30

This Week: vs TBD (Fri.), vs TBD (Sat.)

The Calvary Christian Academy Eagles hold down the No. 3 spot in this week’s SBLive Florida boys’ basketball rankings, following a 2-0 week. The Eagles also snapped Camden (New Jersey)’s 41-game winning streak back on January 15.

  1. Dr. Phillips (17-3)

Previous Rank: 4

Last Week: Defeated Windermere 38-37, Defeated Apopka 53-32, Defeated Potter’s House Christian 67-59

This Week: vs Evans (Orlando) (Mon.), vs Long Island Lutheran (NY) (Montverde Academy Invitational)

The Panthers check in at No. 4 in this week’s SBLive Florida boys’ basketball rankings. They also check into the week, on an 8-game winning streak that dates to December 29.

  1. Andrew Jackson (18-2)

Previous Rank: 9

Last Week: Defeated Mainland 57-41, Defeated Lake Highland Prep 58-51, Defeated Bartow 64-47

This Week: vs Ribault (Tues.) (Gateway Conference Tournament at Fletcher HS), vs TBD (Wed.) (Gateway Conference Tournament), vs TBD (Fri.) (Gateway Conference Tournament) 

The Tigers are at the highest ranking of the season, as they round out the Top 5. They’ll tip-off the annual Gateway Conference tournament tomorrow against Ribault High School.

  1. North Broward Prep (20-0)

Previous Rank: 8

Last Week: Defeated Riviera Prep 41-38, Defeated Coral Springs Charter 65-30, Defeated Word of God (NC) 73-71 (OT), Defeated McEachern (GA) 72-35

This Week: vs University School (Fort Lauderdale) (Tues.), at Saint Andrew’s (Thu.), vs Palmer Trinity (Sat.)

The North Broward Prep Eagles rise two spots in this week’s rankings, following a 4-0 week. 

  1. Fleming Island (19-1)

Previous Rank: 7

Last Week: Defeated Oakleaf 70-53, Defeated Clay (Green Cove Springs) 68-39

This Week: at St. Augustine (Tues.), vs Orange Park (Thu.)

The Golden Eagles remain at No. 7 in this week’s SBLive Florida boys’ basketball rankings, following wins over Oakleaf and Clay last week. The Golden Eagles also check into this week, on a 6-game winning streak that dates to December 23.

  1. Pembroke Pines Charter (16-2)

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Previous Rank: 11

Last Week: Defeated McArthur 81-53, Defeated Columbus (Miami) 83-57, Defeated Miramar 74-28, Defeated Lake Highland Prep 64-59

This Week: vs Everglades (Tues.), at IMG Academy (Fri.)

The Jaguars move up three spots in this week’s SBLive Florida boys’ basketball rankings, after picking up marquee wins over Columbus and Lake Highland Prep last week.

  1. Columbus (Miami) (18-2)

Previous Rank: 5

Last Week: Lost to Pembroke Pines Charter 83-57, Defeated Coral Gables 65-53

This Week: No games scheduled

The Explorers drop four spots from No. 5 to No. 9 in this week’s rankings, following their loss to Pembroke Pines Charter. The Explorers are off this week and will return to action on February 1, where they’ll host Southwest High School for their Senior Night.

  1.  Lake Highland Prep (14-3)

Previous Rank: 6

Last Week: Defeated Windermere Prep 64-62, Lost to Andrew Jackson 58-51, Lost to Pembroke Pines Charter 64-59

This Week: at Timber Creek (Mon.), vs Providence School (Tues.), at Windermere Prep (Fri.)

The Highlanders round out the Top 10 in this week’s SBLive Florida boys’ basketball rankings. The Highlanders also face a big week, beginning tomorrow night where they host Providence School (Jacksonville) tomorrow night.

  1.  Orlando Christian Prep (14-4)

Previous Rank: 10

Last Week: Defeated Miami Norland 51-50, Defeated Florida State University High 68-42

This Week: vs West Orange (Tues.), at Cocoa (Thu.), vs St. Petersburg (Sat.)

The Warriors are coming off a 3-0 week, including two impressive wins at the Wally Keller Classic over the weekend.

  1.  Winter Haven (18-3)

Previous Rank: 12

Last Week: Defeated Kathleen (Lakeland) 70-50, Defeated Lake Gibson 71-36, Defeated Venice 83-47

This Week: at Lakeland (Mon.), vs Auburndale (Tues.)

The Blue Devils are coming off a 3-0 week and currently hold an 8-game winning streak. Tonight, the Blue Devils will take on Lakeland (13-1) in a huge Polk County showdown.

  1.  Providence School (Jacksonville) (16-3)

Previous Rank: Not Ranked

Last Week: Defeated Nease 33-31, Defeated University Christian 53-37, Defeated Santa Fe Catholic 52-42

This Week: at Lake Highland Prep (Tues.), vs Impact Christian Academy (Wed.), vs First Coast (Sat.)

Welcome to the SBLive Florida boys’ basketball rankings for the first time this season, Providence Stallions. The Stallions are currently on a 9-game winning streak that dates to December 23.

  1.  Martin County (16-3)

Previous Rank: 14

Last Week: Defeated Port St. Lucie 57-43, Defeated Life Christian 59-44

This Week: vs Jupiter Christian (Tues.), at Dwyer (Wed.), vs South Fork (Fri.)

The Martin County Tigers check in at No. 14 in this week’s rankings for the second consecutive week. The Tigers have two big time matchups this week, starting tomorrow night as they host Jupiter Christian.

  1.  Windermere (16-4)

Previous Rank: 15

Last Week: Lost to Dr. Phillips 38-37, Lost to Kissimmee Osceola 66-57, Defeated West Orange 88-54

This Week: at Apopka (Tues.), vs TBD (Sat.) (Access TV Invitational)

The Windermere Wolverines round out our SBLive Florida boys’ basketball Top 15 rankings, despite the 1-2 week. The Wolverines will return to action tomorrow night, as they travel to Apopka in a crosstown showdown.

On The Bubble: Calvary Christian (Clearwater), Cardinal Gibbons, Central Florida Christian, Dwyer, Evans (Orlando), Lakeland, Lincoln (Tallahassee), Ponte Vedra, Oak Ridge, Olympia, Riverside (Jacksonville), Stranahan, St. Thomas Aquinas, Trinity Catholic, Windermere Prep, Wharton

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