URBANDALE, Iowa -- Two-time defending Florida 5A champion St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) remains No. 1 in the National Prep Poll for the 24th consecutive week.
It's the longest any team has held the top spot in the national rankings since six-time Prep Poll champion De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) held the top spot from the beginning of the 2000 season through the first game of 2004.
The Raiders have won 31 consecutive games dating back to the middle of the 2007 season by average score of 44-9. They have already beaten a Top-10 team this season (No. 2 Byrnes) and may get the opportunity to play another, No. 7 Lakeland, during the state playoffs.