Flag football: FHSAA releases latest rankings

The Florida High School Athletic Association released its final flag football rankings for the regular season that will determine playoff seedings and some postseason berths. The district winners in each region automatically qualify for the playoffs and secure a home playoff in the region quarterfinals if they are not playing another champion. The next four postseason berths in each region are determined strictly by the rankings. Here is the list of the top eight in regions that includes area teams. Local ranked teams are in bold.

Class 2A, Region 2
1. Alonso15-022.680
2. Lennard13-222.051
3. Steinbrenner13-215.812
4. Durant8-114.707
5. Armwood9-013.838
6. Newsome10-413.032
7. Apopka11-314.766
8. Sickles7-211.637
Locals in the mix: No. 9 Hillsborough (5-4), No. 10 Riverview (8-6)

Class 1A, Region 2
1. Robinson13-219.625
2. Braden River10-114.030
3. Osceola11-011.096
4. Weeki Wachee9-19.572
5. Lecanto10-29.459
6. Gibbs10-38.421
7. Tampa Catholic6-56.303
8. Tarpon Springs9-55.122
Locals in the mix: No. 9 Chamberlain (5-4), No. 10 Brandon (4-5), No. 11 Brooks DeBartolo (7-3)