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Published: Sunday, Sept. 9 2012 12:10 a.m. MDT

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Sampson
Orem, UT

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 radar.

boytoy91
Cedar, UT

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!

amanap
Washington, ut

Where is Juab in these rankings?!!! This is getting ridiculous!

louis65
Hurricane, UT

@ boytoy91

I 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!

Wasp
utah County, UT

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?

eagle
Provo, UT

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...

amanap
Washington, ut

@ 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 Timpview.

eagle
Provo, UT

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.

sky2k1
Provo, UT

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.

Parry is a Farce
Layton, UT

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)

tigerfan
HURRICANE, UT

@boytoy91
Cedar'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.

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

Syracuse is not better than Bingham, just sayin'

joseywales
Park City, UT

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.

One Observer
Somewhere in, UT

@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.

eagle
Provo, UT

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.

MantiCoug
Manti, UT

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).

Parry is a Farce
Layton, UT

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.

Boys of Fall
Fillmore, UT

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.

d0wns0uth
Hurricane, UTAH

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.

eagle
Provo, UT

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 this year.

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