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Published: Monday, Oct. 8 2012 7:00 p.m. MDT

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Orem, UT

Glad to see the Dons recognized! They haven't forgotten that sting from last year's semis.


I'd say East should be ranked #1 now, with their victory over an impressive Bountiful team. Especially considering Jordan now has a loss (I know, to a touch California school), and considering they narrowly escaped defeat against unranked Cottonwood (1-6). I'm still calling Syracuse as the upset team to take down Jordan. I have a feeling Kafentsiz will have to wait 1 more year for his state championship.

Alta should be #4 over Timpview, since Timpview's only loss was at the hands of the Hawks, who have had a MUCH tougher schedule than the T-Birds.

And Pleasant Grove deserves a higher ranking than 20th, too. Lone Peak is a talented group to have upset! Coach Hamilton is going to take that PG program to the next level over the next couple years.

USC Fan in Utah
Spanish Fork, UT

@sampson You better believe it. They are putting in the work now getting ready for a trip to RES. They got revenge for last years loss against Delta. Two more region games (NSP and Payson)

Old ball coach
Sandy, UT

My two sense on the top 5:

1) east
2) Syracuse
3) Jordan
4) alta
5) Timpview

Provo, UT

Didn't Bountiful beat Lone Peak and pretty handily as well. Didn't Alta beat Timpview at Timpview? Didn't East beat Jordan though the game went three quarters? Not sure about these rankings...


@Old ball coach

Wow, Syracuse above Jordan already, eh? I considered it, but I wasn't quite ready to make the leap. I'm not saying I completely disagree, but I'd like to know what your reasoning is? Sell me on it.


I definitely won't make any specific "calls" already because the tournament always brings surprises (Remember how everyone was expecting Alta to win state last year and Syracuse upset them in the first round as like a fifth seed?) but I think it would be great to see region 1 finally bring home a well-deserved state championship. It seems they always have a team in the finals or at least the semis but haven't sealed the title since the '04 Darts. I think it would be a phenomenal matchup to Syracuse vs Jordan in the 5A championship game. Just my two cents anyway...

Washington, UT

@USC Fan in Utah

If I were SF, I'd be thinking about the first round match up with Region Nine, not making reservations in Salt Lake.

USC Fan in Utah
Spanish Fork, UT

@Fender Good point. I agree that the championship will go through region 9. All of the top teams in that region will be tough.

Herriman, UT

I agree that it is time for East to take the #1 spot. East's "win" over Jordan and Jordan's narrow escape over Cottonwood should justify that.

I would flip-flop Alta and Timpview to #4 and #5 respectively.

I think Northridge is ranked too high at #6 and Box Elder is too high at #12. Both of these teams have beat the teams they should have beat and lost to the teams they should have lost to. I'm not sure what sets Northridge above teams #7 through #10...other than Northridge beating Logan. Not sure what sets Box Elder above teams #13 through #20. Box Elder has no significant wins and losses against Syracuse and Mountain Crest were expected. I guess wins against Logan and Highland would help their cause.

I don't like Riverton, Brighton and Skyline being ranked over Herriman. Even though Riverton beat Herriaman...I don't think they have played any better since. Brighton's 6 point win over West Jordan and the fact that they won't make the playoffs means they are ranked too high. Skyline beat Herriman but is nowhere close to being a better team.

Park City, UT

fender- If I were any team I would be thinking of my first round game. Some of the things I've read lately have been otherwise. I've read posts from a bunch of people from the Dixie area, saying 3-4 teams in the semis, etc,. Not that that might not happen, it's just that no matter if I were ranked #1 or unranked, I would focus more on the game at hand, than looking ahead to any potential playoff matchups. Anything can happen, that's why they play the games. I think some people are going to be shocked by the outcome in 3A this year.

Washington, UT


I don't disagree with you. Nothing is guaranteed and you may well be right that the outcome will be a surprise. The odds favor Region Nine just based on the likelihood that all four of its playoff teams will probably have a legit shot at the big game. I don't think that will be true of any other region in 3A. But, there are some other very good teams north of Region Nine: Juan Diego, SF, and Stansbury come to mind and any one of those teams could be there.

Jo Momma

@ josey
How could it shock anyone? Are my redmen in and don't know it? Let's take a closer look. Stansbury undefeated and beat DH......wouldn't be a shocker. Juan Diego obviously no shocker. SF made the semis to be beat by a really good Hurricane......not a shocker. The only shocker is my cattle prod I use on the sheep. It makes their wool burn a little though. All we need on here is amanap saying how PV is going to take state. He is such a PV fan. Another shocker would be if my single wide done asexual reproduction and became a double wide.

Casual Fan
Somewhere, UT

BigBenzo88 - You are, at best, a little delusional.

Herriman, UT

@Casual Fan - Why do you say that?

Its not unreasonable to think East is ranked #1 over Jordan. I don't think ranking Alta #4 and Timpview #5 is out of the ordinary. I don't think that I'm wrong to question why Northridge is ranked #6. I don't know much about the team, but looking at their wins and losses...I don't understand that high of a ranking. The same holds true for Box Elder...I don't know much about them...but looking at their wins and losses...their ranking of #12 seems high.

Riverton being ranked over Herriman I feel is off. True, Riverton did beat Herriman, but as I have pointed out...it was a neutral site and went into overtime. Since then...Riverton has not played better than Herriman. Brighton will not make the playoffs due to Cottonwood holding the tie-breaker and Skyline, again did beat Herriman....however, it was at Skyline with questionable calls in the last 60 seconds that led to a Skyline score. Skyline's close win over Hillcrest and 3 losses should put them behind Herriman.

Please share what is delusional about what I have pointed out???

Orem, UT

I believe East is playing the best football right now and should be ranked #1. I wish that East/Jordan game could have been completed because either team could have won that game. The one-point advantage in the third quarter simply means the teams were neck and neck. As for the rest, it's debatable. Bingham and Lone Peak could beat several of the teams ranked ahead of them, but both teams lost their letdown games.

Timpview, Mt. Crest, Box Elder, and Skyline are ranked a few places higher than they should, IMO.

Casual Fan
Somewhere, UT

BigBenzo88 - You put way too big of a premium on things that are of no relevance. Your bias clouds your judgement so bad that it's beyond laughable.

Hurricane, UT

IMO 3a is wide open. So many good teams. i could see Hurricane, Dixie, Juan Diego, or Spanish Fork taking it. Playoffs will be exciting and full of surprises I am sure. I don't follow 5a and 4a like I should, but it seams like East will take 4a, and South Jordan 5a. There is nothing guaranteed in 3a. Should be a fun post season to watch. Everything is wide open in 3a. The only thing that is certain is that the best team will ultimately win it all.

Aces in the Hole
West Jordan, UT

So BigBenzo,

Looking at Region 3 and lets say Brighton loses to Jordan and beats Copper Hills, and WJ loses to Alta and Jordan and Cottonwood loses to Alta (which could happen) then there will be a 3 way tie for 3rd. So Brigton could be the 3 seed in that very tough region. Just my opinion but if you replace Herrimann with Copper Hills in that region, Herrimann would not make the playoffs.

St.George, UT

Dixie in its last 2 games has outscored its opponent by an average of 30 points, and its dropps off the top 25? Come on desnews give the south some love for once! I'm sick of hearing about the north....last year it was all teams from the dirty south in 3a, and dnews still wouldnt give anyone credit! Cough a little cash out to your writers so they can head down to the south and see the real potential down here.

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