Miami Central, which returns 17 starters from last year's team, opens the season at No. 1.
Coach Joe Kinnan led Manatee (Bradenton, Fla.) to the 7A state title in 2011. The Hurricanes open the season ranked No. 3.
De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) finished 14-0 last season and opens 2012 ranked No. 4.
Byrnes (Duncan, S.C.) is No. 5 after winning last year's Class 4A title.
Trinity (Louisville, Ky.) opens the season ranked No. 13 and is looking to win its eighth consecutive state title.
No. 14 Moeller (Cincinnati) has a brutal schedule, but the talent to win a state title.
No. 16 Gilman (Baltimore, Md.) returns 13 starter's from last year's 10-1 team.
Trinity (Euless, Texas) opens the season at No. 20.
No. 24 Lake Travis (Austin, Texas), which moves up to 5A this season, is seeking its sixth consecutive state title.