IMG Academy made a huge leap forward in the latest MaxPreps national high school football rankings.
The Ascenders, fresh off a 28-7 victory over highly-touted Jacksonville Trinity Christian that was televised on ESPNU last Thursday, are ranked No. 33 in the nation by the MaxPreps Freeman rankings.
IMG (7-1) jumped 39 places with the win, and slipped ahead of state power Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas in the process. The Ascenders moved to No. 3 in Florida behind Miami Booker T. Washington (No. 13 nationally) and Miami Central (No. 28 nationally).