IMG Academy is the No. 1 ranked high school football team in the CBS MaxPreps South Regional Computer Rankings this week.
The Ascenders (1-0) crushed Class 8A Miramar, 38-14, on national television (ESPNU) to remain in the top spot they were given in the preseason.
Only three other Florida programs rank in the Top 25, with perennial state power Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas coming in at No. 2, Daytona Beach Mainland ranking No. 10 and Miami Central slotted in at No. 19.
IMG ranks No. 2 in the CBS MaxPreps national rankings behind Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas). The Ascenders' 19-7 preseason defeat to Plantation American Heritage put a dent in their mythical national title hopes, though, as the game counted in the USA Today Super 25 rankings. They dropped to No. 22 from No. 2 after the American Heritage loss, but rose to No. 17 following Saturday's regular season opening victory.