Southeast and Manatee made the preseason top 10 in their classifications in the FloridaHSfootball.com's preseason rankings, which were unveiled today.
And the website considers the Seminoles and Hurricanes final four teams, as well.
The Noles are ranked third in Class 5A, behind Miami Norland and Belle Glades Belle Central. Southeast is ranked No. 1 in Region 3. Palmetto, which joins the Noles in District 10, is ranked fourth in Region 3.
Manatee is ranked fourth in Class 7A, looking up at Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (No. 1), Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer (2) and Tallahassee Lincoln (3).
The Canes are picked to win Region 3, while Braden River is picked to finish ninth in the region.
Manatee's District 10 rival, Venice, is ranked eighth in the state and third in the region.