High school football: 2013 preseason rankings feature only one unanimous No. 1

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  • wolvie23 Salt Lake, UT
    July 23, 2013 11:32 p.m.

    I can't wait for the season to start already. There are bigs games from the start! When East plays Alta and Jordan, this list will change dramatically.

  • H-TownTiger Hurricane, 00
    July 20, 2013 3:45 p.m.

    @Red Rocks

    Don't forget than Weston Yardley and Adam Thompson both have younger brothers playing this season. prepare for another 3 headed monster from h-town, and an overall stacked region from the good ole southern utah :D

  • Boys of Fall Fillmore, UT
    July 18, 2013 7:58 p.m.

    aunt lucy,
    I don't see any problem with putting SJ at #1. This is a coaches preseason ranking so I think past performance plays a pretty big roll in how they rank the teams. SJ has only 4 losses the past 5 years and only 1 of those is to a team in the current 2A classification (Millard 2 years ago). So, until some of the current 2A teams show they can beat them, I think the coaches are right putting them #1 preseason. They've earned it.
    However, I think the team to beat this year in 2A will be S. Summit. It should be a fun year with the different classifications and playing some different schools. Good luck to all the teams.

  • aunt lucy Looneyville, UT
    July 18, 2013 7:36 a.m.

    San Juan #1 in 2A-- Oh I don't think so!!!

  • ApacheNaiche PINETOP, AZ
    July 17, 2013 5:28 p.m.

    Watch out for the new 4 A Corner Canyon Chargers. They got all the best players from Alta and they're ready to roll.

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    July 16, 2013 10:49 p.m.

    The 5A rankings look pretty good. Bingham will be good as always, qb is their question. Alta has 6 offensive returners including Lucero at QB and Mack Richards and Logan Harrison at wr's. They also have their offensive and defensive mvp's back. Jordan will be good, Clay Moss and Kafentsis and both of the Shaver's on D will make them a force. Lone Peak will be great, and I think Brighton will be great as well. I thought PG would be good, but from what I've heard they got beat up pretty good by Alta and AF at Snow.
    East and Timpview are my picks for the finals in the 4A.

    Finals in 5A will be Alta and Bingham.

    Cant wait for it to start.

  • ProudBigBrother NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
    July 16, 2013 8:46 p.m.

    And so it begins... The 2013 HS Football season!

    5A: I expect big things out of Bingham (though I hate to say it), Lone Peak, and Syracuse. I don't doubt Jordan will still compete well. Herriman and Northridge are likely to surprise a few teams. Alta (my team) will likely see some fallout from the Corner Canyon losses, so they may need a couple rebuild years, but they're like the other powerhouse schools; used to winning.

    4A: Timpview (my other school) will be amazing, East is going to be playing with something to prove, Logan will be aboue the same, which isn't a bad thing. Mountain Crest will likely be the team that no one notices until they sneak up on you, again. I'm surprised that Riverton isn't getting any love. They weren't bad last year, and last year people were talking about how they would be improved in 2013. Well, I guess they will just have to show up and prove themselves, just like last year; no more "they almost beat so-and-so" games, it's time to prove you have what it takes. I wouldn't be surprised to see them do that.

  • Digs Dickshooter, ID
    July 16, 2013 7:34 p.m.

    I like how Bingham finished the last 2 years after all the hype!

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    July 16, 2013 3:46 p.m.

    And how many ranked TX teams travel outside the state to play anybody else?? .... crickets

    Go Bingham!!!!

  • FatMan86 West Jordan, UT
    July 16, 2013 3:25 p.m.

    When I see the greed so evident in today's college game, I am so thankful for high school football.

    It's not without it's challenges, but at this level the game is pure.

    Long live the Friday Night Lights!

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    July 16, 2013 2:23 p.m.

    adwright -

    Come on down. I'll put you up. Make sure it's an Allen home game, so you can see our 20K seat HS Stadium.....

  • EHS-FAN Enterprise, UT
    July 16, 2013 2:23 p.m.

    It's really too bad they didn't keep Parowan and Enterprise with Kanab and move them to 1A...Kanab has a bigger team than both of them.

  • Stang08 Southern, UT
    July 16, 2013 1:18 p.m.

    MC is ranked just right in 4A. Let's see how those guys do. After all they've got one of the greatest coaches in the state on their side. Coach Mark Wootton is the best in the Valley and one of the best in the state. Wonder why Logan is ranked so high. Since they got slapped by Timpview in the first round after Logan fan's talked all year about how they were better than Timpview and could easily beat them.

  • markymark HERRIMAN, UT
    July 16, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    I've never even heard of Allen tx...but I guess you've heard about utah football since your on our local paper. National rankings mean nothing in high school sports since there is no way to compare. But I hope you feel good about your ranking, obviously you do.

  • adwight AMERICAN FORK, UT
    July 16, 2013 12:08 p.m.

    Considering that the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro area has twice the population of Utah, having a nationally ranked football team for Utah would be quite the feat :). Wish I could see some of those Friday Night Lights in Texas.

  • adwight AMERICAN FORK, UT
    July 16, 2013 12:05 p.m.

    Region 3 is obviously brutal. Region 4 is going to be extremely tough as well.

    Lone Peak returns 7 starters on defense, their whole O line, and one of the best quarterbacks in the state. They will be a very, very good team this year. I expect them to be in the mix for it.

    PG has come off of a great summer and have a big, tough line and some great skill players. They will be a tough out.

    American Fork believe it or not is going to be a very tough team this year. Their young team has matured and they will have great line play. If they can find a quarterback, they could make a run at the playoffs.

    The team no one is talking about is Riverton, but that is a downright scary team this year. They return almost everyone from their team last year that gave Lone Peak and Alta all that they could handle.

    Lehi will be a little improved, and Westlake will be decent but its their first year in 5a.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    July 16, 2013 11:43 a.m.

    How many Utah teams in the top 25 nationally? . . . . . . .(crickets)

    We're out to enjoy another year of Friday Night Lights down here in Allen, TX (#4)

  • FB Fan #2 Grantsville, UT
    July 16, 2013 8:37 a.m.

    3A is going to be interesting to watch. I think Grantsville is going to surprise everyone, as they have a pretty favorable schedule (Morgan, Judge and Manti at home) and return a lot of talent, including their sophomore quarterback that had to step in for our injured senior and went 2-2 in his first ever varsity starts. Ky Fisher should be a beast again, and many teams will look to key on him and stop him from getting 20+ TDs (He got 10, and 16 the last 2 seasons respectively). 3A north will probably be decided by the Morgan @ Grantsville game, and regardless of records, you can throw them out whenever you play at Grantsville. Stansbury almost learned that the hard way last year with a 14-13 win, and 3-0 Morgan did learn the hard way when it lost to 0-3 Grantsville 7-14OT back in 2011. Should be excitin in 3A!

  • I-am-I South Jordan, UT
    July 16, 2013 8:28 a.m.

    Pgsportsgeek, did you not read the article? Bingham is returning 6 starters on each Sue of the ball and Jordan is only returning one.

    Miner Dynasty

    It's a great day to be a Miner!

    Bingham Class of 2006

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    July 16, 2013 7:42 a.m.

    Let's go BINGHAM!

    Class of '82

  • red rocks Saint George, UT
    July 15, 2013 10:49 p.m.

    I think that the 3AA classification might be the most exciting to watch. Juan Diego is always good. Stansbury has some serious talent coming back. Desert Hills is loaded with talent. Dixie has all of their skill guys coming back minus the QB. Hurricane might have the best fullback in the entire state. Pine View has their big gun slinger of a QB and will be throwing all over the field. I think that any one of these teams will have a good chance at winning it all.

    Should make for some very fun and competitive football this season.

  • Feliz Kaysville, UT
    July 15, 2013 9:48 p.m.

    I wonder what East has up its sleeves this year? Funny how the coach said how angry the team is. I hope every team that plays East is angry this year.

  • Old Navy Provo, UT
    July 15, 2013 9:44 p.m.

    Sorry pgsportsgeek, Jordan can't compete with the Utah County All-Stars aka Timpview.

  • pgsportsgeek United States, UT
    July 15, 2013 8:19 p.m.

    The coaches really didn't pick Jordan? Wow. Maybe the championship game will be Jordan vs Bingham then. Everyone else I can see 100% but Jordan is easily the best team in the state. Need a QB to win and they have the best in the west