The Miami Herald’s Top 20 South Florida poll


1. University School (4-0) vs. 20. Chaminade-Madonna (4-0), 7, Thurs., Nova.

Andre’s pick: University 42, Chaminade 20. Despite having two weeks off, don’t expect the Suns to be too rusty.

2. Booker T. Washington (4-1): Bye week.

3. St. Thomas Aquinas (3-1) vs. Miramar (2-3), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: St. Thomas Aquinas 31, Miramar 14. The Raiders should have plenty in reserve to win this one.

4. Central (2-2) vs. 13. Homestead (4-1), 7:30, Fri., Harris.

Andre’s pick: Central 34, Homestead 14. The Rockets are done losing for a while … maybe for good this season.

5. Cypress Bay (4-1): Bye week.

6. Columbus (3-2) vs. Coral Park (1-4), 7, Sat., Tropical.

Andre’s pick: Columbus 49, Coral Park 6. It’s a district game, therefore it must be played.

7. American Heritage (3-1) at Hallandale (2-2), 7, Friday.

Andre’s pick: American Heritage 24, Hallandale 12. The talented Patriots and Sony Michel make a few more plays to get this key district win.

8. South Plantation (5-0): Bye week.

9. Carol City (4-1) vs. Belen Jesuit (2-3), 7:30, Fri., Traz.

Andre’s pick: Carol City 28, Belen 17. Chiefs pull away in the second half after making some big plays on defense.

10. Killian (4-0) vs. 18. South Dade (4-1), 7, Sat., Harris.

Andre’s pick: Killian 17, South Dade 14. This is a pivotal game for both sides, with the inside track on winning District 16-8A at stake.

11. Northwestern (4-1): Bye week.

12. Norland (4-1) vs. Coral Reef (2-2), 7, Thurs., Traz.

Andre’s pick: Norland 27, Coral Reef 6. Vikings found some offense the past two weeks and should keep it going.

14. Northeast (4-1): Bye week.

15. Blanche Ely (4-1): Bye week.

16. Jackson (4-1) at Key West (4-1), 7:30, Friday.

Andre’s pick: Jackson 13, Key West 10. It will be a big scare in a tough place to win, but the Generals survive.

17. Krop (3-2) vs. North Miami Beach (2-2), 7:30, Fri., N. Miami.

Andre’s pick: Krop 24, North Miami Beach 13. The Lightning is doing it again. It is getting better as the year progresses.

19. Plantation (4-1) vs. Hollywood Hills (1-3), 7, Fri., PAL.

Andre’s pick: Plantation 38, Hollywood Hills 7. The Colonels continue putting up points on overmatched teams.

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