Softball: FHSAA’s latest rankings — April 18

The Florida High School Athletic Association released its latest softball rankings on Tuesday 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 7A, Region 2
Rank/teamRecordRating
1. Windermere16-220.902
2. Plant17-420.213
3. Steinbrenner16-519.000
4. Sarasota15-318.588
5. Lakewood Ranch14-617.665
6. Winter Garden West Orange15-516.296
7. East Ridge14-715.763
8. Palm Harbor University15-614.118
Locals in the mix: No. 9 Newsome (11-6), No. 10 Sumner (13-4)

Class 6A, Region 2
Rank/teamRecordRating
1. East Lake17-417.230
2. Sickles14-715.393
3. Punta Gorda Charlotte15-613.745
4. Wiregrass Ranch11-512.413
5. Land O’ Lakes12-1011.975
6. Bloomingdale11-611.611
7. Gaither14-39.849
8. Palmetto10-89.694
Locals in the mix: No. 9 Mitchell (10-10), No. 10 Sunlake (8-11)

Class 5A, Region 2
Rank/teamRecordRating
1. Auburndale15-617.869
2. Wesley Chapel13-413.340
3. Osceola13-612.049
4. River Ridge13-811.775
5. Winter Garden Horizon10-79.974
6. Seminole9-49.795
7. Lecanto8-65.674
8. Cypress Creek6-83.479
Locals in the mix: No. 9 Pasco (5-7), No. 10 Countryside (7-9)

Class 5A, Region 3
Rank/teamRecordRating
1. Parrish Community15-322.842
2. North Fort Myers16-218.029
3. Fort Myers10-1010.487
4. Cape Coral Ida Baker12-49.459
5. Immokalee9-77.766
6. St. Petersburg13-46.709
7. Cape Coral Mariner9-105.275
8. Northeast9-75.108
Local in the mix: No. 10 East Bay (8-13)

Class 4A, Region 2
Rank/teamRecordRating
1. Lake Region18-419.945
2. Eustis14-517.647
3. Orlando Bishop Moore17-216.085
4. Lake Wales13-815.499
5. Melbourne Eau Gallie15-612.032
6. Ocala Vanguard14-411.739
7. Rockledge12-711.041
8. Citrus13-48.834
Local in the mix: No. 9 Nature Coast (11-10)

Class 4A, Region 3
Rank/teamRecordRating
1. LaBelle14-59.993
2. Bonita Springs12-69.019
3. Clearwater12-58.071
4. Cypress Lake9-57.337
5. Hardee12-66.814
6. Robinson8-114.669
7. Lemon Bay11-54.627
8. Estero9-62.235
Locals in the mix: No. 9 Dunedin (7-11), No. 10 Middleton (10-2)

Class 3A, Region 2
Rank/teamRecordRating
1. Hernando17-416.297
2. Crystal River15-610.747
3. South Sumter12-79.832
4. The Villages Charter15-39.034
5. Alachua Santa Fe11-88.164
6. Titusville Astronaut12-87.317
7. Ocala Trinity Catholic9-104.530
8. Orlando Lake Highland Prep8-52.532

Class 3A, Region 3
Rank/teamRecordRating
1. Calvary Christian13-719.483
2. Fort Myers Bishop Verot17-319.034
3. Berkeley Prep14-419.031
4. Lakeland McKeel Academy11-813.476
5. Academy of the Holy Names9-513.252
6. Tampa Catholic6-87.900
7. Clearwater Central Catholic9-64.538
8. Lake Placid7-102.613

Class 2A, Region 2
Rank/teamRecordRating
1. Orlando Christian Prep11-111.579
2. Academy at the Lakes14-211.018
3. Belle Isle Cornerstone Charter13-610.873
4. Winter Park Geneva12-28.877
5. Orlando The First Academy9-87.593
6. Mount Dora Christian12-77.484
7. Melbourne Holy Trinity Episcopal9-46.274
8. Winter Garden Foundation Academy8-75.972
Local in the mix: No. 12 Hernando Christian (13-5)

Class 2A, Region 3
Rank/teamRecordRating
1. Fort Myers Evangelical Christian15-5-117.488
2. Lakeland Christian13-26.320
3. Bradenton Christian8-36.195
4. Admiral Farragut9-60.775
5. Fort Meade12-70.523
6. Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic7-2-0.446
7. Canterbury5-17-0.479
8. Lakeside Christian10-4-0.653
Locals in the mix: No. 9 Shorecrest (7-7), No. 10 Seffner Christian (5-7)