1 Skyline (0-0) Class: 5A

1997: 12-1, 5A champions. Starters back: 1. Outlook: The Eagles will be perched on top until someone knocks them off - in a championship game. Opener: at No. 2 Highland, Thursday, 7 p.m.2

2 Highland (0-0) Class: 4A

1997: 11-1, 4A semifinalists. Starters back: 4. Outlook: Best team in the state last year even though they didn't win the championship. Opener: hosts No. 1 Skyline, Thursday, 7 p.m.3

3 Brighton (0-0) Class: 5A

1997: 11-1, 5A runner-up. Starters back: 4. Outlook: Bengals on prowl after falling prey to the Eagles in title game to tarnish undefeated season. Opener: hosts No. 7 Granger, Friday, 7:30 p.m.4

4 Timpview (0-0) Class: 4A

1997: 11-2, 4A champions. Starters back: 4. Outlook: Coach Chad Van Orden is excited about his players, which is bad news for everybody else. Opener: at No. 6 Orem, Friday, 7 p.m.5

5 Hunter (0-0) Class: 5A

1997: 9-2, 5A quarterfinals. Starters back: 8. Outlook: Wolverines have best one-two punch at running back spot in the state. Opener: at No. 18 American Fork, Friday, 7 p.m.6

6 Orem (0-0) Class: 5A

1997: 6-4, 5A quarterfinals. Starters back: 0. Outlook: Normally run-oriented Tigers will be looking to air it out more this season. Opener: hosts No. 4 Timpview, Friday, 7 p.m.7

7 Granger (0-0) Class: 5A

1997: 8-4, 5A semifinalist. Starters back: 12. Outlook: Two words should be enough to strike fear into any opponents' heart: Fahu Tahi. Opener: at No. 3 Brighton, Friday, 7:30 p.m.8

8 Olympus (0-0) Class: 4A

1997: 10-2, 4A runner-up. Starters back: 5. Outlook: First-year coach Mike Miller says he'll continue to use the good-old fashioned offense, the Double Wing-T. Opener: at Cyprus, Friday, 7 p.m.9

9 Alta (0-0) Class: 5A

1997: 9-2, 5A semifinalist. Starters back: 9. Outlook: Coach Mitch Lunak expects Hawks to soar if they find a capable new QB. Opener: hosts Viewmont, Thursday, 7 p.m.10

10 East (0-0) Class: 4A

1997: 7-4, 4A semifinalist. Starters back: 8. Outlook: The Leopards are without a "star," but they might not need one to challenge for 4A title. Opener: hosts Judge, Friday, 7 p.m.11

11 Bingham (0-0) Class: 5A

1997: 6-5, 5A quarterfinalist. Starters back: 12. Outlook: Defense could be the name of the game for the Miners. Season opener: at Cottonwood, Friday, 7 p.m.12

12 Bonneville (0-0) Class: 4A

1997: 8-3, 4A quarterfinalist. Starters back: 3. Outlook: Veteran coach Thom Budge always has his Lakers' squad in tip-top shape. Opener: at Pleasant Grove, Friday, 7 p.m.13

13 Jordan (0-0) Class: 5A

1997: 4-6, 5A first round. Starters back: 19. Outlook: That's not a misprint. 'Diggers really have 19 starters back. Watch out if they improved. Opener: hosts West Jordan, Friday, 7 p.m.14

14 Box Elder (0-0) Class: 4A

1997: 7-4, 4A quarterfinalists. Starters back: 6. Outlook: The secret of their success, says Bees coach Wes Roesler, is their line of scrimmage play. Opener: at Bear River, Friday, 7 p.m.15

15 Mtn. View (0-0) Class: 5A

1997: 3-6. Starters back: 14. Outlook: State's coaches are expecting the Bruins to rebound from a disappointing outing last year. Opener: hosts Provo, Friday, 7 p.m.16

16 Bountiful (0-0) Class: 4A

1997: 4-6. Starters back: 6. Outlook: Come playoff time, the Braves should benefit from playing in the always tough Region 5. Opener: hosts West, Friday, 7 p.m.17

17 Springville (0-0) Class: 4A

1997: 5-4, 4A first round. Starters back: 9. Outlook: Red Devils have a solid corps of seniors to work around. Season opener: hosts Mountain Crest, Friday, 7 p.m.18

18 American Fork (0-0) Class: 4A

1997: 7-4, 4A quarterfinalists. Starters back: 9. Outlook: Am.F. will find out quickly if it has Cavemen or Caveboys on its squad. Opener: hosts No. 5 Hunter, Friday, 7 p.m.19

19 Morgan (0-0) Class: 3A

1997: 13-0, 3A champions. Starters back: 4. Outlook: Trojans moved up to the 3A ranks and went undefeated in their debut season. Bring on 4A. Opener: at Union, Friday, 7 p.m.20

20 Grantsville (0-0) Class: 2A

1997: 11-2, 2A champions. Starters back: 2. Outlook: Any back-to-back title team that has stellar running back Alan Mouritsen on it deserves a ranking. Opener: at Granite, Friday, 7 p.m.