St. Thomas Aquinas and American Heritage finished first in the state in their respective classifications in the final 2012-13 FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports overall points standings for boys and girls sports combined.

St. Thomas racked up 1,407.5 points to top Class 7A while Heritage topped 5A with 1136.5 points. Other schools from Broward and Palm Beach counties to finish in the top 10 in the overall standings:

--- In 8A, Cypress Bay finished second (876.5) and Boca Raton finished 10th (483.5)

--- In 4A Private, St. Andrew’s finished fifth (735) and Pine Crest finished seventh (524)

--- In 4A Public, Coral Springs Charter finished fifth (192)

--- In 3A Private, Benjamin finished fifth (499.5) and American Heritage-Delray finished sixth (493.5)

--- In 3A/2A Public, Pahokee finished seventh (27)

--- In 2A Private, Grandview Prep finished third (268), Sheridan Hills Christian finished fourth (251), Lake Worth Christian finished ninth (162.5) and Zion Lutheran finished 10th (151).

In the girls’ all-sports standings, St. Thomas finished first in 7A (676) and Sheridan Hills finished first in 2A Private (251), Coral Springs Charter (4A Public) and American Heritage-Delray (3A Private) both placed second with 163 and 365 points, respectively, American Heritage placed third in 5A (477) and King’s Academy finished fourth in 3A Private (303). Cypress Bay (8A, 395), Pine Crest (4A Private, 375) and Grandview Prep (2A Private, 158) all finished fifth in their respective classifications.

In the boys’ all-sports standings, Cypress Bay (8A), St. Thomas (7A) and American Heritage (5A) all finished first with 481.5, 731.5 and 659.5 points, respectively. St. Andrew’s finished third in 4A Private with 469 points, Jupiter was 4th in 8A with 280 points, and Zion Lutheran was fourth in 2A Private with 126 points. Benjamin (3A Private, 265.5), Pahokee (3A/2A Public, 27) and Grandview Prep (2A Private, 110) all finished fifth in their respective classifications.

Here is an explanation from the FHSAA on its final standings: 

For the 2012-13 school year, the 685 member senior high schools have been divided into eight classifications for administrative purposes based on the enrollments submitted to the FHSAA Office in October 2010, which were used to discern the classifications as they are drawn up now. In accordance with a Board mandate at its November 2002 meeting and a restructuring prior to the 2011-12 school year with the addition of the rural classification, Classes 2A, 3A and 4A are further subdivided into public and private categories. An All Sports award will be presented in each of these 10 categories in overall, girls and boys divisions at the conclusion of the 2012-13 school year.

Points are awarded to a school based on its finish in FHSAA State Series competition in each sport in the classification in which it has been assigned to compete. The top 16 places are scored. In bracket sports, points are awarded as follows: 100 for the state champion, 90 for the state runner-up, 83 for the state semifinalists, 60 for 5-8th places, and 25 for 9-16th places. In non-bracket sports, points are awarded as follows: 100, 90, 85, 80, 70, 63, 56, 49, 38, 34, 30, 26, 22, 18, 14, 10. Schools get a 5-point bonus for winning a district or regional championship, and points are deducted for unsporting conduct: 0.5 points for Level 1 student-athlete ejection/unsporting conduct incident; 1.0 for Level 2 student-athlete ejection/unsporting conduct incident; 2.0 for Level 3 student-athlete ejection/unsporting conduct incident; 5.0 for Level 4 student-athlete ejection/unsporting conduct incident; 2.0 for Level 1 coach ejection/unsporting conduct incident, plus addition 0.5 points deducted for each $50 amount above initial fine; 3.0 for Level 2 coach ejection/unsporting conduct incident, plus addition 0.5 points deducted for each $50 amount above initial fine; 4.0 for Level 3 coach ejection/unsporting conduct incident, plus addition 0.5 points deducted for each $50 amount above initial fine; and approximately 3-5 additional points deducted for a school or team-based violation (e.g., bench-clearing brawl, coach takes team off the field, etc.). When two or more schools are tied for a particular place in a sport, the points allotted for those places are shared equally by the schools that are tied. In the event of a tie for the award in either the overall, girls or boys divisions at the end of the school year, the following tiebreakers will be used: (1) number of state team championships won; (2) number of state team runners-up finishes; (3) number of regional team championships won; (4) number of regional team runners-up finishes; (5) number of district team championships won; and (6) number of district team runners-up finishes.

Here is a look at the overall, boys and girls standings for each of the classifications:

Here are the top 10 teams in the overall standings, as well as girls program and boys program standings:

Overall Standings

1. Dr. Phillips (Orlando), 960.5 points
2. Cypress Bay (Weston), 876.5
3. Olympia (Orlando), 691
4. Plant (Tampa), 647.5
5. Winter Park, 597.5
6. Timber Creek (Orlando), 594
7. Hagerty (Oviedo), 572.5
8. Lake Mary, 537
9. East Lake (Tarpon Springs), 488.5
10. Boca Raton, 483.5

1. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale), 1407.5 points
2. Chiles (Tallahassee), 619
3. Oviedo, 541
4. Buchholz (Gainesville), 480.5
5. Venice, 465
6. Martin County (Stuart), 461
7. Harmony, 362.5
8. George Steinbrenner (Lutz), 361.5
9. George Jenkins (Lakeland), 323
10. Fleming Island (Orange Park), 292

1. Gainesville, 749 points
2. Barron Collier (Naples), 614.5
3. Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton), 613
4. Fort Myers, 503
5. Edgewater (Orlando), 446
6. Belen Jesuit (Miami), 438.5
7. Niceville, 434.5
8. Gulf Coast (Naples), 400.5
9. Fort Walton Beach, 398.5
10. Winter Haven, 383

1. American Heritage (Plantation), 1136.5 points
2. Ponte Vedra, 910.5
3. Bartram Trail (St. Johns), 832
4. Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville), 587.5
5. Jesuit (Tampa), 561.5
6. Robinson (Tampa), 508.5
7. Merritt Island, 505
8. Creekside (St. Johns), 402
9. Jensen Beach, 399
10. Lemon Bay (Englewood), 397.5

1. Bolles (Jacksonville), 958 points
2. Lake Highland Prep (Orlando), 939
3. Gulliver Prep (Pinecrest), 936.5
4. Ransom Everglades (Miami), 858
5. St. Andrew's (Boca Raton), 735
6. Pensacola Catholic, 594.5
7. Pine Crest (Fort Lauderdale), 524
8. Episcopal (Jacksonville), 499
9. Trinity Catholic (Ocala), 456
10. Bishop Moore (Orlando), 445