Editor's note: Programs are ranked based on how they are performing against their own schedules, not based on hypothetical head-to-head matchups.
Voting points breakdown: 10 for first, 8 for second, 6 for third, 4 for fourth, 2 for fifth, 1 for sixth.
(Last week, school, record, points with first-place votes in parentheses)
1. (1) Braden River, 6-0, 60 points (6)
Uncertainity clouds the Pirates as possible suspensions await for the post-game fight following a 35-point thrashing in North Port of the Bobcats.
This week: Off
2. (2) Manatee, 3-2, 48
Lorenz Allen's 141-yard rushing game bolstered the Hurricanes' second straight district blowout, a 52-17 win at previous unbeaten Lutz Steinbrenner.
This week: vs. Palm Harbor University, 7:30 p.m.
3. (3) Palmetto, 5-1, 36
Calling it the most complete game this season, head coach Dave Marino's group goes into a bye week sitting pretty in Class 7A-District 11 with a 2-0 record.
This week: Off
4. (4) Southeast, 2-3, 24
Seminoles RB Kevin Johnson ran for 195 yards in a 28-3 blowout of Arcadia DeSoto, and he leads the county with 672 rushing yards to power a 2-0 district start.
This week: vs. Cardinal Mooney, 7:30 p.m.
5. (5) Lakewood Ranch, 1-5, 11
A porous defense that allowed 332 total yards and 30 points in the second quarter, coupled with two punts blocked by Palmetto led to a 44-14 blowout to the Tigers, and a slim chance to make the playoffs at this rate.
This week: Off
6. (6) Bayshore, 1-4, 7
A last second field goal lifted the Bruins from the winless ranks, and confidence ahead of a road game against North Port, which could miss key players depending on the ongoing investigation's result surrounding the post-game fight with Braden River.
This week: at North Port, 7:30 p.m.
--Jason Dill, sports reporter
1. (1) IMG Academy, 5-0, 60 (6)
Shea Patterson's interception-less streak ended Friday when he threw a pair of picks against New Jersey's St. Joseph Regional, which has one of the best defenses in the country.
This week: vs. Southern Lab (La.), 7 p.m.
2. (2) Saint Stephen's, 5-0, 48
The Sunshine State Athletic Conference Coral Bay division could be decided Friday in Lakeland when the Falcons face fellow unbeaten Santa Fe Catholic.
This week: at Santa Fe Catholic, 7 p.m.
3. (3) Bradenton Christian, 2-3, 32
Dominick Otteni has been streaky all year and delivered a gem in a 55-40 win against rival Out-of-Door. The quarterback threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more.
This week: at Deltona Trinity Christian, 7 p.m.
4. (4) Cardinal Mooney, 1-4, 28
The Cougars entered Friday with only one rushing touchdown, but found the end zone on the ground five times during a 48-29 win against Clearwater Calvary Chistian. Quarterback Tristan Hillerich scored twice and running back Jaz Mongeon ran for three.
This week: at Southeast, 7:30 p.m.
5. (5) Out-of-Door Academy, 1-3, 12
The Thunder was on the losing end of Friday's 55-40 shootout win Bradenton Christian. Backup Anthony Squitieri was forced into action at quarterback and threw for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns.
This week: vs. St. Petersburg Catholic, 7 p.m.
--David B. Wilson, sports reporter
Voters: Sports reporters Jason Dill, David B. Wilson and Alan Dell; Sports correspondent Chad Brockhoff; Sports editor Andy Marks; Sports graphic designer Alex Barrett.