MANY-time champions Jamaica College are the only team with a perfect win record in the 2013 ISSA/LIME Manning Cup football competition after the latest round of matches on the weekend.
Jamaica College, who most recently won titles in 2007 and 2010, comfortably lead Group E with 18 points from six matches, and have been the most consistent of all the contenders this season.
Two-time winners Bridgeport High and Jose Marti Technical trail on 13 points each, while St Andrew College (three), Ardenne High (three) and Tivoli Gardens High (zero) have no chance of advancing from the preliminary rounds.
Last season's losing finalists Hydel High (16 points) continue to boss Group A with a record of five wins and a draw, while Ascot High (11), former champions Calabar High (10) and Edith Dalton James High (seven) tussle for second place.
Jonathan Grant, on five points, and St Andrew Technical (one) are out of contention.
In Group B, Norman Manley High (14 points) lead Excelsior High (13), St Jago High (10), Waterford High (five), Cumberland High (four), and Haile Selassie High (four).
Despite botching their authoritative start in a 1-1 draw with Denham Town High two weeks ago, Group C favourites Wolmer's Boys' remain out front with 16 points.
Denham Town (13 points), St Catherine High (12), Papine High (five), Kingston Technical (four), and Clan Carthy High (one) comprise the chasing pack.
In Group D, defending champions St George's College (14 points) continue to lead former winners Camperdown High due to a superior goal difference, while third-placed Charlie Smith High, on 11, stay in touching distance.
Vauxhall High (five points), Oberlin High (five) and Donald Quarrie High (zero) are the other teams in Group D.
In Group F, Kingston College on nine points from four matches, lead surprise package Greater Portmore High only due to a better goal difference. However, the latter has played one game more.
The St Catherine capital-based pair of Spanish Town High and Eltham High follow with seven and four points, respectively, while Penwood High (one) are at the base of the standing.
Holy Trinity High, who only surrendered their flawless start after a goal-less result away to Innswood High on Saturday, stay atop a seemingly weak Group G with 16 points.
Trench Town High are second with 12 points, while Innswood (10), St Mary's College (six), Meadowbrook High (one), and Campion College (one) round out the teams in the group.
At the end of the preliminary phase, the top two teams in each of the seven groups automatically progress to the second round of the Corporate Area schoolboy football competition. The two best third-placed schools will also advance.