We continue our Final Rankings in the 41 states we covered this football season. 

To say I’m overwhelmed with the work that comes along with this is an understatement.

We had Student Section of the Week for over 10 weeks and that helped us determine who had the best Student Section and which one wanted it more.

Just showing up in large crowds isn’t enough. It might fool other outlets that don’t cover Student Sections, but not us. We have to know how bad you want and marketing is key. 

You will see top-notch Student Sections miss out at the top spot, but we kept saying it over and over and over again, in order to be considered number one, you have to win the Student Section of the Week title. Otherwise, what is the point of having that contest?!

I know Student Sections complain, but remember it’s thousands of Student Sections and only me. Social media is your friend if used correctly.

Florida Student Section scene is deep. It was tough to keep some Student Sections out of the Top 5 and even out of the Top 10. This years rankings are pretty top heavy. Once we get a good scope of this state, it will be a solid Top 40, top-to-bottom.

So many great Student Sections in this state. Let’s take a look at our Top 40 and name our state champ!


1. Tampa Catholic Green Locos

A whole lot of Green and Black this season. The Green Locos are consistent with everything. They show off their school spirit on social media and they let us know about it. Every week, mainly home games, the Green Locos got crazy. It was a tough choice, but the Green Locos sneak by at the top spot as the Florida Football Student Section of the Year!

2. Lake Brantley 

Lake Brantley really wanted the top spot. The Student Section was insane, their social media marketing was top-notch. The Neon theme was crazy. Lake Brantley can battle with the best of them in Florida and in the country!

3. Seminole Tribe

A whole lot of Orange and Black at the Tribe. I absolutely loved the Tribe. They had other themes, but I always seem to run into the Tribe rocking their school colors on Instagram.

4. St. Thomas Aquinas Rowdy Raiders 

One of the better football programs over the last several years comes with a solid Student Section with rich history. This is a rowdy bunch, hence the name!

5. Lake Mary

Lake Mary got off to a great start with its USA theme. They had other great themes, but the Red, Blue and White was the best one.

6. Edgewater Flock

7. Dr. Phillips Blue Zoo

8. West Orange 12th Man

9. Palmetto

10. Bishop Snyder Nest

11. Lake Howell Hawks Nest 

12. DeLand Dawg Party

13. Winter Park

14. Cypress Creek Bear Pack

15. Olympia 12th Man

16. Pine Forest 

17. Jesuit Blue Wave

18. New Smyrna Beach

19. Flagler Palm Coast Doghouse

20. Andrew Jackson

21. Apopka

22. Homestead

23. North Miami

24. Oak RIdge

25. Cypress Bay

26. Central

27. Cardinal Gibbons

28. Barron Collier Cougar Den

29. Armwood

30. Venice Tribe

31. River Ridge Purple Posse

32. Ocoee

33. Forest Squad

34. Steinbrenner

35. University

36. West Boca Raton Bullpen

37. Columbus 

38. Buchholz

39. Osceola

40. Sneads

HONORABLE MENTION: Braddock, Bartham Trail, Spruce Creek, American Heritage, Eau Callie