Rank, school, Class, Previous

1. Trinity Christian (7-0), Class 5A, 1

Last week: d. Oakleaf, 51-22.

This week: vs. Westside (0-6, 0-1 in District 4-5A), 7:30.*

Glance: Class 7A Oakleaf was a speed bump on the Conquerors’ path to a 10-0 season. This week is another running clock district game.

 

2. Columbia (5-1), Class 7A, 2

Last week: Off.

This week: at Atlantic Coast (2-4, 0-2 in District 2-7A).*

Glance: District game for the Tigers, who are in the running for the No. 1 seed in Region 1-7A. Big one on deck next week against Fletcher.

 

3. Raines (5-1), Class 4A, 3

Last week: d. Sandalwood, 20-14.

This week: vs. Oakleaf (4-2), 6 p.m.

Glance: Vikings toppled 8A Sandalwood last week and now get a shot at the 7A Knights. Not much can get in the way of Raines' march to the No. 1 seed in Region 1-4A.

 

4. Lee (5-1), Class 7A, 5

Last week: d. Ribault, 34-12.

This week: vs. First Coast (3-3, 0-1 in District 2-7A), Saturday, 10 a.m.

Glance: Lee handled the offensively challenged Trojans last week, pulling away in the second half. The Generals have to be careful against a Bucs team coming off of an upset of Baker County.

 

5. Mandarin (3-3), Class 8A, NR

Last week: d. Apopka, 21-7.

This week: vs. Sandalwood (4-2, 1-1 in District 1-8A).

Glance: The Mustangs make a massive jump, from a bubble team to the middle of the poll after going on the road and knocking off state-ranked Apopka last week. That win could wind up as a Category 1 victory worth 53 points in the playoff picture.

 

6. Oakleaf (4-2), Class 7A, 4

Last week: lost to Trinity, 51-22.

This week: at Raines (5-1), 6 p.m.

Glance: The Knights had no luck slowing down Trinity last week and face another major hurdle in state-ranked No. 2 Raines this week.

 

7. Bartram Trail (4-2), Class 7A, 9

Last week: Off.

This week: vs. Fleming Island (3-3, 0-2 in District 3-7A).

Glance: Major game this week for the Bears in what is essentially a playoff eliminator. They can't afford a district loss at this point.

 

8. Baldwin (6-0), Class 3A, 9

Last week: d. Westside, 42-0.

This week: at Englewood (1-5).

Glance: The Indians aren’t just in pursuit of a 10-0 season, they’re very much in contention for the No. 1 overall seed in Region 1-3A.

 

9. Menendez (5-1), Class 5A, 10

Last week: Off.

This week: vs. Palatka (3-3, 1-1 in District 5-5A).

Glance: To keep pace for a potential district championship, the Falcons can’t slip up here against a rivalry team in the Panthers.

 

10. Sandalwood (4-2, Class 8A), 7

Last week: lost to Raines, 20-14.

This week: at Mandarin (3-3, 1-0 in District 1-8A), 3:30 p.m.*

Glance: With tough back-to-back losses and very little meat left on the bone in terms of remaining schedule, the Saints are all but eliminated with another district loss.

 

Dropped out: Baker County (4-2, Class 5A), lost to First Coast, 13-0.

On the bubble: Baker County (4-2, Class 5A), Bolles (4-2, Class 5A), Bradford (4-3, Class 4A), Fletcher (5-1, Class 7A), Orange Park (5-1, Class 5A), Ponte Vedra (5-1, Class 5A).