Spanish Fork's loss to Logan was not a surprise--Logan is an offensive
juggernaut. I still believe that they are in the top three. Logan is capable
of whipping any of the ranked 3A schools. That's not to say that JD or
Hurricane couldn't upset Logan--those two teams would keep things close
because of the way they control the ball and the clock. In the 4A,
everyone is talking about East for good reason. Logan may be flying just below
The 3A is perfectly ranked Hurricane and Juan Diego are the most dominate teams
in 3A and it could be argued that they could compete at the 4A level! cedar is
going to have a surprising team and will bounce back from the rough start! well
gotta go feed the sheep!
Where is Juab in these rankings?!!! This is getting ridiculous!
@ boytoy91I have to say as a Hurricane fan the team that worries me
the most is Cedar, especially at Cedar. I am glad we managed to walk away with
a W. Props to Cedar, they are always a decent team. I think Cedar does have
the capability to surprise someone in region 9. I'm cheering for ya. I am
so excited to see how region 9 will end up. Good luck!
amanap- Thanks for the support lol- Juab will rebound this next week and get
back on track- excited to watch these young Wasps progress and make a deep
playoff run!! Amanap- How successful were those bigger southern schools
(excluding Canyon View, Cedar, Hurricane, Desert Hills) when they were 4A?
Juab lost to Wasatch and I can't see them being ranked ahead of SF at #5.
Logan is the second beat team in 4A at least, maybe still the team
to beat. WX, Bountiful, Herriman, Mountain Crest, Box Elder and Timpview are
tough but my gut feeling is Logan and East are a cut above the rest.I think Syracuse and Northridge aren't getting enough respect in 5A.
Though Logan wasn't at full strength beating the Grizzlies in Logan says a
lot for Northridge. Syracuse has been very dominant against some decent teams.
The 1A and 2A rankings actually look the most right. Go figure...
@ Wasp.Not very successful at Football. Pine View made it deep in
the playoffs a couple times and to the state championship once and got smoked by
Pine View and Dixie showed well in their short time in 4A. Pine View made the
semi-finals once barely losing in the finals and then one trip to the state
championship game where they did get "smoked" by Timpview. Dixie
didn't make it as far but played Cottonwood very well in the quarterfinals.
Cottonwood made the championship finals losing to Timpview in a very close game.
Besides the Timpview game, nobody played the Colts better than Dixie. So they
represented themselves well.
Dixie made it to the semi's once, and quarters another time, and did play
cottonwood well their first year in 4A in the first round. However that
wasn't the year Cwood made it to the championship game. They lost a coin
toss for region standings, drew the 3 seed and played Tview earlier than
expected and lost. That first year in 4A PV made it to the championship and
lost to Tview. The next year the made it to the semi's and played well
against Cwood but lost. And then made it to the quarter finals one other time.
So region 9 (PV and Dixie) made it to the finals once, final 4 twice (not
including the finals trip), and elite 8 twice (not including the finals or final
4). Not a bad showing for only getting 2 teams into the playoffs instead of 4
like most other regions.
eagle said: "I think Syracuse and Northridge aren't getting enough
respect in 5A. Though Logan wasn't at full strength beating the Grizzlies
in Logan says a lot for Northridge. Syracuse has been very dominant against some
decent teams."Yea, Syracuse and Northridge should get higher
rankings for beating up on 4A teams. Of their combined 8 wins, 5 come against
4A, 1 against 3A, and the 2 against 5A teams come over those traditional
powerhouse programs Kearns and Riverton.I think they should be happy
with the recognition they are getting. Of course, they'll probably end up
10-0 and 9-1 and all we will hear about is how tough "top to bottom"
region 1 is. At least Layton has played someone (i.e., Jordan and Bingham)
@boytoy91Cedar's a tough one to predict. They always play Hurricane
tough and this year was no exception. The score doesn't indicate how close
the game was. I was disappointed in their performance last year against DH in
the semis but I'm going to jump on again and say they end up placing second
or third in the Region and go deep in the playoffs again.The biggest game
of the week is defiantly Hurricane vs Dixie. I think it will be closer than last
year but I doubt Dixie can stop the three headed monster of Prince, Edwards and
Thompson. 42-21 Hurricane. DH won't be able to stop PV. 35-14 PV. CV
won't make it over the 50 yard line. 150-0 Snow Canyon.
Syracuse is not better than Bingham, just sayin'
Amanap- Usually teams that lose don't move into the rankings. As was
already said, Juab lost to Wasatch Friday by a close score, but I was told the
game was not as close as the score. Juab was able to keep a few drives alive
after silly penalties, but Wasatch was never in threat of losing the game. So I
think the 3A rankings are just about right. I think the only threat to JD in
Region 10 is Wasatch, and that would be quite an undertaking by the Wasps.
@Tigerfan said: "I'm going to . . . say (Cedar) end up placing second
or third in the Region and go deep in the playoffs.”Wish I
could agree, but I can't. I love how Coach Peacock has his team ready for
every game regardless of their talent or experience.To finish
second, Cedar probably needs to win all remaining R9 games. To finish third they
could probably take only one more region loss.Cedar has two big
problems. First, they had to replace 95% of their 2011 offensive production.
While the QB played well last week against Hurricane, he didn't seem to
have any offensive weapons to help him.Second problem is
Cedar’s remaining road schedule, toughest in R9. Cedar must play three
teams they are battling for playoff seeding - Dixie, DH and PV – in St.
George. I don't see Cedar winning 2 of those 3. They also have to face an
improved SC in Cedar.Historically, three R9 wins is the minimum
required to make the playoffs. I just don’t think this is Cedar’s
year for the postseason.I hope I'm wrong.
Parry is a Farce:Everyone seems to be in love with Alta and Jordan.
They have great teams this year and could easily meet in the finals. But
I've noticed the past three years a Region One team has made the finals
where Alta and Jordan have been noticeably absent. I think Northridge won three
5A state titles, I think Jordan has won one and Alta two in that same period.
Syracuse, in just its fourth year of existence, is doing quite well. And should
we disrespect Alta for playing 4A Timpview and barely winning (as Timpview
missed a mid-range FG in the game's last seconds). Northridge beat Logan,
the actual defending champs in 4A, Timpview only made the semi-finals. Also, I
saw Jordan had Kearns on its schedule. And didn't East beat Jordan who lost
to Logan last year. I mean Jordan played a 4A school and was losing when the
game was called. Heck, the defending 5A champs Lone Peak played THREE 4A teams
in its first four games (and did last year) and this week plays West. So
I'm not sure we should picking on Northridge/Syrcacuse's schedule.
Watch out for South Summit...I think they may have the best team this year in 2A
(and this coming from a big Templar fan).
eagle,Roy shut out Fremont and Fremont was the 5A runner-up last
year. Brighton took state in 1982 and they beat Davis this year. You can throw out all kinds of history and it does nothing to prove anything
about this year. I don't care how teams finished last year or the last
decade, I'm talking about this year. I still say playing down in
classification is padding your schedule. If not, why have classifications.
Almost everyone plays teams from another classification every year and that is
fine. But getting a high ranking by beating up on smaller schools is still
suspect. Doesn't mean Syracuse and Northridge are bad, just doesn't
convince me thay are that great. And Northridge took State in 2000,
2001, and 2002, and probably should have taken it in 2003 too (a decade ago). A
region 1 team has not taken state since 2004 and Alta has 2 titles since then.
By the way, I am not in love with Alta or Jordan. I actually hate
Alta. I played in a region in the mid-80s with Alta and they killed us. They
beat us 39-0 in our homecoming.
MantiCoug - I agree S.Summit is looking good this year, but will still keep your
Templars at #1 (will find out more on 9/21). As an Eagle fan, I always hate
playing the Wildcats, especially in Kamas. They seem to bring out the worst in
us (doesn't help when our QB's only in for 2-3 plays). They are well
caoched and the kids play hard every play. Like them on the other side of the
bracket in the playoffs.My 2A Top % reamian the same as last week:
1-Manti, 2-SJ, 3-S.Summit, 4-Emery, 5- Millard.Even though Millard got
beat pretty bad by S.Summit, I'll still take my wounded Eagles over any of
the others in the 2A South. Looking like a 4 horse race though with any of the
top 4 having a chance to win the title. If Millard can get healthy & adjust
to injury's in the offense they might be able to give 1 of those top 4 a
run for their money.
I dont want to put Stansbury down but they have not played anybody to prove they
should be ranked. SF and Dixie should be well ahead of Stansbury. The only
quality team they played last year was DH and the score proved what DH will do
again this year. Anybody in the top5 in 3A can beat each other since it is so
close except Stansbury.
Parry is a farce:I am not saying a Region One team will take state,
far from. If I had to favor one team right now it would be Jordan. Alta and
Bingham would be close. But I think Syracuse and Northridge are right there as
well. And it seems like the past three years no one has expected a Region One
team to go that far and one ends up in the championship game. They play good
football in Region One. As for Fremont, it sounds like they are not a good team
this year. If they qualify for the playoffs it wouldn't speak well for
Region One. But I think they will be sitting home come playoff time. Meanwhile
say in Region 3, Alta, Jordan and Brighton look tough but Cottonwood, Copper
Hills, and West Jordan not so much and one of those teams will go on to the
playoffs. I'm not convinced any teams are good in Region 2. Region 4
looks like all Bingham and maybe Riverton looking to upset things. Lone Peak
appears down, not convinced AF and PG will hold off Lehi for the fourth spot
Nobody is talking about Bingham...that's a big mistake.