Power Rankings – Week of 3/27/23 – 03/27/23
Spring break did what spring break usually does in Miami. It through the rankings into a whirlwind. Top teams lost, other teams thrived, and what we have heading into the second half of the season is complete bedlam. One thing that hasn't changed, is Doral and Belen continue to look like the top two teams in the county... Lets dive in! Here we gooooo!
Doral Academy Firebirds (13-4)
Nine straight wins for the defending state champions after beating Trinity Christian and LaSalle last week. Those games were tune ups for the challenge that awaits at the National High School Invitational in Cary, North Carolina. We will learn a lot about the Firebirds this week.
Belen Jesuit Wolverines (12-2)
It was a light week for the Wolverines, with only one game, a 10-1 win over Archbishop Carroll. Three winnable games are on tap this week, before a showdown with Broward #3 American Heritage next Monday...
Felix Varela Vipers (9-0-1)
Raise your hand if you saw Varela being a team that would be ranked third as we head to the second half of the season. The Vipers will find out a lot about their team Thursday when they travel to play Miami Springs...
Columbus Explorers (11-4)
The Explorers may have lost to Broward and Florida #1 Douglas on Friday, but they did something only one other team in 45 games has done. Score six or more runs on the Eagles. Columbus is right there with the best teams in South Florida, and another state run would shock nobody..
Gulliver Prep Raiders (10-5)
The Raiders have as many wins against quality opponents as any team in Miami, and they picked up another one last week over Palm Beach #8 St. John Paul. Expect Gulliver to move up the rankings with their next five games being against teams under .500...
Westminster Christian (9-6-1)
The Warriors had a rough go of it in the Tennessee Classic, going 1-2-1. Although the record looks bad, the performance was not, as they didn't give up more than four runs in any game, and were only outscored 12-11 in their four games...
Miami Christian Victors (9-4)
Just when it looked like the Victors were down for the count, they came back with a strong performance, winning the HSBN March Madness Shootout. Their schedule down the stretch is daunting, as they prepare for another state title run...
Southwest Miami Eagles (10-4)
The Eagles vaulted into the rankings this week on the strength of a strong showing in the HSBN March Madness Shootout. Southwest went 3-1 in the tourney, and missed playing in the title game by a narrow loss to Schoolhouse Prep...
Key West Conchs (10-4)
The Conchs seem like a team that is ready to go on a run, but just haven't put it all together yet. Pitching has been an issue in their losses, as they have given up 31 runs in their four losses.
South Dade Buccaneers (7-3-2)
After starting the season hot, the Bucs have run into some tough times, having gone 0-2-2 during spring break. Back-to-back games this week against district rival Palmetto should be just what the doctor ordered to get the competitive juices flowing again...
On the bubble.... (0-0), (0-0), (0-0), (0-0), (0-0)