After Manatee from Bradenton, Fla., lost on Friday in the Florida 7A football playoffs, the Bellevue Wolverines were poised to jump to the top spot in ESPN and Sports Illustrated’s national rankings.
While SI has yet to come out with an updated set of rankings, ESPN released its top 25 with Bellevue ranked first.
The Wolverines had been ranked second and are now idle after defeating Eastside Catholic 35-3 in the Class 3A state championship to finish the year 14-0. Bellevue also moved up to fourth in Max Preps’ poll after entering last week at fifth. Max Preps has Bellevue behind undefeated teams DeSoto from Texas, Curtis from Louisiana and Katy from Texas.