Only teams in FHSAA district play are included in area rankings:
1. The First Academy (25-6)
Buzz: Royals, with ACC signees Chaundee Brown and Malik William, get rave reviews.
2. Windermere Prep (27-5)
Buzz: Do-it-all Memphis signee David Nickelberry leads Lakers’ pursuit of second straight state title
3. Orlando Christian Prep (19-12)
Buzz: Young talent could surpass the 30-1 cast of 2013-14 that included five D-I signees.
4. Oak Ridge (20-7)
Buzz: High-major juniors Antwann Jones and Michael Devoe lead another potent Pioneers squad.
5. Kissimmee Osceola (21-8)
Buzz: Tevin Florent, a 6-6 senior, can show Kowboys’ elite sophomores the way to Lakeland.
6. Edgewater (13-13)
Buzz: Louisville commit Anfernee Simons is back. Eagles back in the running for state tourney.
7. Master’s Academy (22-4)
Buzz: Balanced ballclub led by 6-7 Sr. Brooks Cluxton and Lake Highland transfer Jose Placer.
8. Winter Park (21-10)
Buzz: Wildcats have three state titles and seven final four appearances in past 11 seasons.
9. Central Florida Christian Academy (17-12)
Buzz: 2A Eagles have surrounded slick junior point guard Dante Treacy with fresh talent.
10. Evans (16-10)
Buzz: Senior stalwarts Ickson Masson and Kimani Binder are back from district title team.
11. Oviedo (18-12)
Buzz: Area passing leader Morgan Mitchell (6-foot-5, Soph.) transitions from QB to hardcourt.
12. Boone (15-11)
Buzz: Third-year varsity veterans Justin Butler and Jordan Morales are among seven seniors.
13. Dr. Phillips (19-9)
Buzz: Daniel Love, who scored 30 and 36 in preseason wins, leads another quick DP club.
14. Port Orange Atlantic (26-3)
Buzz: Sharks returned four starters, including multidimensional 6-5 senior Stacy Beckton.
15. Wekiva (14-12)
Buzz: Power forward Paul Reed (6-8, Sr.) is a handful, and his support cast is also experienced.
16. Poinciana (27-5)
Buzz: Reigning state champ program looks for an encore with new batch of players.