Raiders remain No. 1 before showdown
September, 30, 2009
By Brian Stumpf
The updated Florida AP state rankings are out, and to no one's surprise, FAB 50 No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) remains No. 1 in Class 5A as the Raiders prep for the showdown with FAB 50 No. 2 Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) on Friday night in South Florida. Another Sunshine State showdown that could be nearly as highly anticipated next Thursday on ESPNU is FAB 50 No. 4 Northwestern (Miami, Fla.) versus FAB 50 No. 12 Central (Miami, Fla.). The Bulls and Rockets currently sit at No. 1 and 2 in the state Class 6A rankings and split two meeting last fall.