Montverde Academy tops Florida preseason hoop rankings

The pros may be locked out, but the preps are ready to ball. With hoops season fast approaching, we present the preseason Florida basketball rankings. Montverde Academy and Arlington Country Day are the state's two top squads — no surprise there — and both are ranked in the top 25 nationally in the POWERADE FAB 50. Dwyer, with its UNC-bound big man Joel James, is the top-ranked public school at No. 4.

The top five look like this:

1. Montverde Academy

2. Arlington Country Day

3. Orlando Christian Prep

4. Dwyer

5. Dr. Phillips

To see the full POWERADE Florida Weekly Rankings, including capsules on the top 25 teams in the state, click here.