In 2015, yours truly began covering Student Sections in Orange County, California. We expanded to Southern California in 2017 and last year, we added four more states. This past winter, we expanded to 19 states. 

Now, we are going to 40 states. This is still a one-man operation for the most part.

I know that Student Sections have a lot of work to do to get the students to the games to cheer on their classmates and go along with the theme and make sure they don’t cause trouble. These student sections deserve recognition.

We will kick off the Student Section season with Preseason Football Student Section Rankings. REMEMBER, this is a PREVIEW. It is merely a prediction. The real rankings come out in November or December. 

If you feel your student section isn’t ranked high enough or not ranked at all, let us know and we’ll keep a close eye on them.

Every week, we will also have Student Section of the Week for each state. Once you win Student Section of the Week, you can’t win it again, but you still have to battle for the top spot in your state and perhaps the Nation as we will also name a Football Student Section National Champion. 

So far we have previewed the Top 40 Preseason Football Student Section Rankings in seven states as well as a Watch List for two states. We now head to Florida!

Florida was difficult to figure out when we added them in the winter, but did discover some great Student Sections and we look to discover more this fall.

In each state, we will name one student section to look out for. A student section that doesn’t get talked about a lot by us or others and for Florida, it’s the Dr. Phillips Blue Zoo of Orlando. Blue Zoo has been consistent recently as far as notifying their Student Section to be ready. I can sense that they’ll be rocking the stadiums this football season!

Will the Blue Zoo be ready to take the top spot? Let’s find out!


  1. St. Thomas Aquinas Rowdy Raiders of Fort Lauderdale 

The Rowdy Raiders have plenty to cheer about. St. Thomas Aquinas has one of the top football programs in the nation every year. I can sense they have a mix of the St. John Bosco Tribe or Servite Asylum in them, two fantastic Student Sections with solid football programs in California. If that’s the case, then Rowdy Raiders could end at number 1 by seasons end.

  1. Jesuit Blue Tide of Tampa 
  2. Venice
  3. Seminole Tribe of Sanford
  4. Tampa Catholic Green Locos
  5. River Ridge Purple Posse of New Port Richey 
  6. Apopka 
  7. Deland Doghouse of 
  8. Edgewater Flock of Orlando 
  9. Armwood of Seffner
  10. Dr. Phillips Blue Zoo of Orlando
  11. Central of Miami
  12. Cardinal Gibbons of Fort Lauderdale 
  13. Columbus of Miami
  14. Bartham Trail of St. John’s 
  15. American Heritage of Plantation 
  16. Spruce Creek Nest of Port Orange
  17. University of Fort Lauderdale 
  18. Pine Forest of Pensacola 
  19. West Orange of Winter Garden
  20. Olympia of Orlando
  21. Northwestern of Miami
  22. Eau Gallie of Melbourne
  23. Flagler Palm Coast Doghouse
  24. Tampa Bay Tech
  25. Oviedo 
  26. Barron Collier Cougar Den of Naples 
  27. Jones of Orlando 
  28. Lakeland
  29. Stoneman Douglas of Parkland
  30. North Miami
  31. Saint Andrew’s of Boca Raton
  32. Springstead of Springhill
  33. Lake Howell of Winter Park 
  34. Buchholtz of Gainesville 
  35. Lake Mary
  36. West Boca Raton Bullpen 
  37. Palmetto
  38. Homestead
  39. Treasure Coast of Port St. Lucie