20. Miami Beach: The Hi-Tides moved up to Class 8A and could have another winning record, but Columbus and Gables may deny them a shot at the playoffs.
21. North Miami: The Pioneers came within a win last year of making the postseason for first time since 1999.
22. South Miami: The district got more crowded, but the Cobras should still be competitive with its best teams.
23. Varela: A veteran coaching staff should at least keep the Vipers in the upper half of District 15-8A.
24. Miami High: A new coach, Ivan Rosales, will try to turn around a program that was in the playoffs only three years ago.
25. Mater Academy: Mater might have enough weapons to slip into second place in District 16-7A.
26. Ferguson: Belen’s entry into the district and Southwest bringing back most of its team didn’t help the Falcons’ playoff hopes.
27. Mourning: After American, there’s a wide open race to claim District 16-7A’s second playoff spot. The Sharks might be the best candidate.
28. Braddock: Should rebound some after a tough 2012 season.
29. Westland Hialeah: And if Mourning and Mater both struggle, will Westland be the playoff team?
30. Miami Springs: Next in line in that district, the Golden Hawks.
31. Goleman: How about the Gators if they can get some big production out of their signature double-wing offense?
32. Hialeah-Miami Lakes: And then there’s HML trying to restore some semblance of the greatness it once had.
33. Coral Park: Need to average more than 14 points per game if they’re going to beat anybody.
34. Sunset: Knights alum Joey Petisco will get his alma mater back on the winning track.
35. Hialeah Gardens: If they could just get a win against someone.