I realize Jordan only lost by 1 point to the team from California, but East
deserves the #1 ranking this week for being 1 point ahead of Jordan when the
game was called. Many are arguing that an extra point was the difference in the
Cali. game, but have already forgotten the same thing happened in the East game.
I put Jordan #2 and East #1 for those reasons.
Some of the movement this week makes no sense at all. Generally, the only way
to advance is to win and hope for some teams ahead to lose. Which is more
remarkable?#17 Box Elder LOST a close game to #14 Mt. Crest...and
move up 3 spots??? Or#9 Hurricane WON, beating Pine View in OT and
dropped 3 spots.Not consistent. #6 Northridge lost a close game to
#4 Syracuse...fell one spot, which seems very sensible. If anyone should have
moved up for losing, it should have been Northridge and not Box Elder.#11 Woods Cross dropped a 14-0 game to #23 Highland...the Wildcats fell 10
spots! #19 Pleasant Grove lost on a last minute pass to #20
Riverton...and fell 3 spots.Lone Peak rallied to beat Bingham on a
last minute drive...and jumped 8 spots?!?
I agree with hiteshoes, what's with dropping WX 10 spots? Come on!!! The
CATS ARE REAL, we'll just win out!!
Timpview and Lone Peak are both good teams, but 4th and 5th seem a little high
for their rankings. Northridge and Alta could both beat either of them (Alta DID
@just sayin' - Finally someone who can relate to what I was saying about
the Week 3 Rankings. Herriman fell from #7 to #19 after losing to Riverton who
was #19 before the game. I was baffled that Herriman could fall 12 spots since
the game was played at neutral site, it went into overtime, we only lost by 1
point and Riverton was a ranked team. Needless to say...everyone that posted on
DesNews said we deserved to drop...but I didn't agree with it.Hopefully WX will use the loss and the drop in rankings as motivation to win
the next game. That's what Herriman did and they came back the next week
and smashed Highland by 3 Touchdowns!!!Hopefully in the
future....DesNews will show their ranking calculator...just like the BCS does so
that we can see how it all calculates.@ProudBigBrother - I said the
same thing about Timpview and Lone Peak 2 weeks ago and again...everyone on here
said that both schools deserved their rankings. In the end I guess it depends
on the playoffs. We are about 3 weeks away and the playoffs will ultimately
decide the final rankings.
@proud big brotherI was actually surprised that timpview was number 4
granted I was really happy but surprised. So I tried to see there reasoning for
jumping both north ridge and Alta here is what I came up with for Alta. one of
the reasons was that the timpview win at lone peak became more impressive after
lone peak beat Bingham at home. Another reason is that Alta got smashed by Bosco
is that unfair yeah it is but still that is probably the way they are thinking.
Finally another reason they could be thinking is Alta only won by a missed field
goal and the game could have gone in a different way. can't think of the
reason for northridge except for they loss and the first reason about tv win
becoming more impressive. These aren't my views but my rationalization of
why they got jumped.
@bigbenzoI think what he meant by tv and lp where to high was now not two
weeks ago. The list you where complaining is different then this week
How about if Timpview lined up against Alta now? Who is hot and looks great?
No brainier. I would take Timpview all day long if it were played tomorrow.As for WX and others that lost.... Well don't lose. You lose you
drop. You win you stay or move up. Not rocket science people.
@slcftballI don't think you should show that much confidence in
Timpview right now. The last two guys that did something similar (just
sayin' and Benzo) Teams lost. I think that may be a jinx.
@ football fanI am not a TBird, so if they lose they really should
drop. I see them winning the rest pretty easily and going deep into the
playoffs. Still say East is best until someone beats em. Go get em Braves!
(Prediction 34-14 East)
@ Everyone :)I AM a T-Bird, Timpview being my Alma Mater. T-Birds
all the way! LOVE that school! But I agree with Foosballfan8 (for once), I think
that Alta is getting a bad rap for a loss to a team that would have probably
destroyed #1 Jordan, too. Yes, my brother does play for Alta now, so I'm
bias. But like Benzo said, 3 weeks left. Time will tell.
The biggest reason that I think Alta should be ranked higher than Lone Peak and
Timpview is because of their strength of schedule. Up to this point in the
season, I would say that it has been unquestionably the hardest schedule in the
state! In their first seven games their opponents included Timpview (6/7),
Bingham (5/7), Brighton (5/7), Jordan (6/6) and Don Bosco (3/4), with Riverton
(4/7) and Olympus (2/7) filling in the gaps. That's a group of teams that
combine for 31/44! And since Alta only lost to Jordan and Don Bosco, 5 of those
13 losses came at Alta's hands! That's a pretty good record against
some stiff competition! Can any other team claim that tough of a schedule, at
that high level of competition, with as much success?
@WhiteshoesAny HHS fan will tell you how bad PV is. You see it all
over these blogs. If a team as bad as PV can run up over 500 yds in offense and
take HHS into OT, well, you do the math...obviously HHS is overrated.
This poll is wacked! Bingham's narrow losses to Alta and Lone Peak have it
out of the top 10? Timpview is clearly the best Region 8 team but what does
that say? The other Region 8 schools are mediocre--they have no signature wins
over anyone. Box Elder should have dropped for losing. The Bees are good, but
nobody should move up for losing a game to a team who is comparable, as was Mt.
Crest. As for dropping a team who wins?! Maybe in a case where the
team struggled with a vastly inferior team only. Hurricane beat a tough
PineView, whose PPG rating (81) is much higher than the rest of Region 8.
Dropping one spot for a close win, maybe. Dropping three is ridiculous. The
Tigers should have held their own.
@ fenderI hear PV line is as big as BYU but they can't have a winning
record. I read all these posts and don't see all over HHS fans saying how
bad PV is. Yall need to stop belly achin by costco. A team that big that cant
win games. Something is wrong. Don't be mad that all those undersized
kids from Hurricane won. They played hard.
@Fenderif a team puts 500+ yards against hurricane...and still loses
to them....really tells us how "overrated" hurricane isn't. so
what if the hurricane game went into overtime...they still won...just because a
team has a close game doesn't take away the fact that they are a solid and
succesful program. even the top ranked schools have close games sometimes. I
don't have anything against pine view, but i do have an issue with fans
(are you a pv fan?) that call teams over rated because there was that
"one" game wear they almost lost
@Jo MommaI thought you were busy full time with the sheep and goats
up in Cedar? Nobody belly achin' and nobody makin' any excuses and
for sure nobody mad...just sayin'.
@ Jo Momma dont blame the team from costco for the loss, the coaches always
lose the big games clear back to the Bear River days.
@fender I saw PV when they beat Orem...with a backup QB. They have a HUGE line
& a quick RB. They lost their QB Wilstead (6'6", 200 lbs) in the
East game and he missed the next four games with a backup. They have a quick RB
who has run for 1400+ yds on 200 carries this season. PV is a much better team
with their starting QB in the game. You may wonder about a defense who allowed
a back to rush over 300 yds. I wonder how PV only managed 20 points & how
the RB didn't reach the endzone. Bend, don't break.
H-Town TigerNor do I have anything against HHS. I've
personally told Coach Homer how much I respect and admire what he's done
with the program. Just havin' some fun with the HHS fans who've been
trash talkin' the "Costco" school for the past seven weeks.
Personally, I think both these schools and Dixie will show up at RES in
November. Not intentionally slighting DHHS; it could show up as well. HHS has
to be the favorite and Dixie's very good, but with the Wilstead kid PV will
be a super tough matchup. Of course that assumes the coach gets his head in the
Every week I read this page about rankings and every week there seems to be the
same guys on here whining about why their team or so and so is/isn't
ranked and why. As I've said, among various others, rankings mean NOTHING
in HS football. It's like some of you guys want to get your kids a patch
for their lettermen jacket that says "ranked #2 3A week 2-6" LOL!
I'm guessing that to the ones who really care and matter (the players and
coaches) that they will gladly trade any ranking now for the one that
matters,...Hoisting the trophy at RES. Oh, and then they can have the patch that
says "State Champs" Too funny...
Sounds like someone is eating crow since nobody has said anything about PV. ha
ha better luck next year and yes it is always the coaching right?
@Fenderit is sad to actually have people talk smack about other
schools especially in weeks prior to the actual game. PV played a great game
and if it weren't for the 3 interceptions, we could of had a different
outcome. they showed us just how talented all the region 9 teams are. it would
be great to see 4 teams make it to the playoffs, but that would mean that either
JD and SF would have to lose their games (lucky for us we aren't paired
with region 10 this year to start) i would love to see it be hurricane, dixie,
snow canyon , and pine view. But if it isn't these 4 then i would go to
say that the only change would be either JD or SF taking any of these spots. 3
teams from reg 9 in the semis this year is a very achievable goal, and with some
hard work it can hopefully be all 4 teams. enough rambling
though...i'll let the season and the playoffs do the talking. great job
hurricane for getting your 20th win and good luck to the rest of region 9
What?! No full page write ups on Prentiss Miller last week?! Has DNews fallen
H-Town Tiger, you meant D hills right? Snow Canyon won't make the
@ amanapYou are from Washington so you are obviously a huge pine view fan.
Why do you have to hate on the warriors? What did the ever do to you? It is
like the guy making fun of my sheep. What did they ever do to him? Lets be
good sports on here. Leave my sheep and the warriors alone.
@amanap no i don't mean desert hills. the way i see it either team could
beat the other tonight, my pick is still snow canyon. mostly because i can see
them losing to dixie, but beating pineview. if desert hills loses to snow
canyonon, plus a loss next week to hurricane (that's just me being a tiger
fan) then dhills would end the region 3 and 3 whilst snow canyon ends 4 and 2
it's my opinion. and if i were to change it my second opinion
would be Hurr, Dixie, Snow canyon, and Des Hills
after looking again my picks are htown, dixie, snowcanyon, des hills. pineview
won't make the playoffs
Pine View will make the semi finals. They will be beaten in the semis by
stansbury or juan diego. I will bet my single wide on it. I will even throw in
a ewe or two.
@Jo MommaIf PV makes the playoffs, I believe they would play HHS in
the semis, if both teams get there. The winner could get Dixie in the
finals.@WhiteshoesYes, I agree with everything you say
there. Totally legit question: how does a team put up all those yards and not
win? No doubt much of the reason has to do with HHS. As a Region Nine fan,
would love to see a rematch at RES with one of these teams playing DHS in
@ amanapwhen i am out grazing i don't have enough time to preview and
memorize the playoff brackets. If pv plays hhs in the semis then pv still
loses. I predicted the semis but not the final. Being from washington that
must hurt that pv will still lose. At least you can go to the costco food court
and get a slice to make you feel better. You can also buy a sheep from me and
cook her up. That always makes me feel better.
My gosh, you southerners think there is only 1 team up north? It's like
you've forgot about everyone except JD. Hurricane has had a couple of good
years, but it's not like Region 9 is the SEC or something. True, it's
been the tougher of the regions lately, but so what. Everything is cyclical, and
it won't last. You guys won't have more than 2 teams in the semis, and
may not even have a team in the state championship. It's why they actually
play the games fellas, because anything can happen! Otherwise, maybe you guys
just want to hand Hurricane the trophy now? Maybe the BCS should eliminate the
bowl games and give Alabama the NC? It's one thing to support your team,
but a couple of you guys have actually been insulting to the rest of 3A with
your non-stop talk about Region 9 domination. IF you get more than 2 teams in
the semis, I will come back on here and eat the biggest helping of crow
you've ever seen. What are you offering up? Man, maybe you guys should form
your own league?
@Jo MommaHatin' on PV and amanap again...by a Cedar sheep
farmer? Go figure. If those two teams do meet again in the semis I like PV -7.
You're on, my friend.@joseywalesA guy with that
moniker can't be all bad, but you better be prepared to come back on here
with a big helping, 'cuz it's gonna happen.
@JoseyWales what are you even talking about lol? the only reason
why we only mention JD/Span fork/ or even Stansbury and not any other schools,
is because those are the 3 schools that have a chance.(sorry if it's
boastful) and all we do is make predictions. we had a dominant region last
year, and it (believe it or not) is a lot stronger this year, so of course we
are gonna talk highly about it. yet nobody here has said anything along the
lines of "hurricane or whoever is going to win" we don't insult any
of the other schools just because we support our own teams. we never say that
other teams suck ever. why don't you cheer your team on rather than attack
us for cheering for ours.
josey,Maybe the PC boys need to lift some weights or haul some hay instead
of brushing their flowing golden locks of hair. I could loan yall my sheep
shearers and you could make yer football uniforms out of it. They would glisten
in the friday night lights. I just wish cedar was doin better. Good luck to
all the teams.
@ fenderWhat is wrong with sheep farmers? ya going to make fun of my home
next? I work hard for my money. you and amanap must be good buddies. I could
be wrong but i don't think many region 9 schools are fans of a team that is
mouthy and does cheap shots. sorry amanap and fender. Are yall going to make
fun of my home now? Yall need to be more classy. Good luck Cedar, canyon view,
dhhs, dhs, hhs, and schs.
@joseywalesyou do realize that last years 3A semis were comprised of
3 region 9 teams, right??? so i dont think its too farfetched that this years
semis could very well have 2 from region 9. obviously hurricane & dixie
stand the strongest to make it, but don't count out last years runner-ups
desert hills. plus, with the emergence of prentiss miller and return of
wilstead @ pine view, they would certainly be a tough match up with anybody.
dont let their record fool you. and no, there isn't any bias or disrespect
for any "northern" team, we're all from down here so we just
discuss our local teams!!! whats wrong with that??? by the way, how did park
city make the playoffs last year with a 3-8 record???
@all the PV followers, After watching PV the last few years it seems like the
only thing that beats PV is, well, you know what it is and it's not the
players on the field. This year they have beat the weak sisters and have lost to
every good team, seems like a trend, you don't win anything on potential.
Jo- Thank you for noticing our hair. We do like to look good, that's why
our school is consistently named "best looking" student body. So,
knowing that you guys down south are paying attention to what really matters
means alot. I mean, so what if you win a few football games in high school? But
if you are attractive and get the best public high school education the state
has to offer, well, that translates into dollars not wool. 801-
losing record teams get in the playoffs every year in every division, it's
the way it's set up. Not sure which southern school you support, but the
odds are that your school has gotten into the playoffs with either a losing or
.500 record. It looks like this year Delta and Payson will make the playoffs
with losing records and several 3-4 seeds will be in the .500 range. Don't
like it? write your congressman, or Cuff, whichever responds first. Maybe 1
seeds should get byes if the 4 seed they are meant to play has a losing record?
I would support that.
@H-TownWanna revise those Region Nine playoff picks now?
@fender I already did i went from Hurricane, dixie, s. canyon, pine
view to hurricane dixie des hills s. canyon. snow canyon
plays dixie which will be a hard game and they may lose. however...pine views game is pointless in regards of playoffs because it is a
non region. so their region record will stay at 2 and 3. if dixie wins next
week then snow canyon will also be 2 and 3, therefore the last game consisting
of these two teams will be the deciding factor. also however...if
snow canyon wins against dixie they will be 3 and 2. and pine view would have
to win agains snow canyon just to tie with them for 4thplease
don't ask me to change my opinions with 2 games left. it shows that you
don't have respect for my opinions and are persuading me to root for the
teams that you would want me to.