@Sportfanatic - you might upset a few people!!! lolIt's hard to
accurately rank the top 25 teams in the state when you have 6 classifications
and many teams will never play each other head to head.Also, does
anyone know how the rankings are calculated? Is it coaches only, media only,
coaches and media combined or is it a numerical equation??? This would in
understanding why teams are ranked where they are.In regards to
East: East is a strong team that has made the playoffs the last 3 years and lost
to the eventual champion the last 2 years. The last 2 years and also this
year...East enters the season with a lot of hype as the "team to beat in
Utah and 4A". However, that hype end at the hands of Logan and Timpview and
until East wins a championship...questions will remain. The East win over Alta
was impressive...but only time will tell how impressive depending on Alta's
season. Alta has Lone Peak this week and could easily lose and actually might
enter region play at 0-4.Preseason and Week 1 rankings are always
difficult. They get easier as the season and playoffs progress!!!
Sorry to all, but until Jordan loses to an instate school, they're the best
team in the state. They are currently ranked #25 in the nation. Here's your
top ten for the state of Utah:1. Jordan (66.7)2. Timpview
(58.1)3. East (53.8)4. Syracuse (51.9)5. Lone Peak (45.8)6. Alta (45.6)7. Highland (44.6)8. Mountain Crest (44.1)9.
Bingham (43.2)10. Logan (42.6)
@Tenn12Last year is last year. and thats why they have the preseason
rankings but things should be open to change depending on your current win
status and winning fashion. Team difficulty such as an Alta powerhouse. And a
struggled home game Timpview just had. STATEMENT GAMES
@FalloutboyzI was very impressed with how East beat Alta. I'm not
sold on Timpview, and who would be after week 1? But why should East be ranked
ahead of Timpview? Timpview is the defending champ and thrashed East last year
when East was supposed to be the #1 team. Until Timpview loses, or East wins
the title, they haven't earned a #1 ranking.
@Tenn12 Pretty sure East has one of the hardest schedules a Utah team has
seen in a long time 3 teams in the nations top 100. It's not
just the fact that they one last Friday it's the fashion they did it in.
They are a serious powerhouse this year. Give them credit where
credit is due. I'm not saying they have made it yet. But credit
has for sure been earned in week one!!!!
Pig Skin Fan.You are correct about Syracuse's QB and receivers.
It's a good thing the QB who you saw against Box Elder is Syracuse's
back up. Their starting QB has been out with a leg injury, and will be returning
shortly. Syracuse is going to need him if they want to remain in the #2 spot for
5A. The starting QB can run, throw, and is a good decision maker, which will
give the Syracuse OC more options.
Pig Skin Fan. Does Logan really have a good oc or did Northridges
defense really stink it up. Or did Logan's defense stink it up too. As
stated it was the qb's first varsity game and snaps. That's all you
can say is he is scared to run the ball. If you we're at the game you would
of saw it was a sack, he didn't attempt to run the ball. Yes the receiving
group needs some work and that will come as well. The OC is awesome. Just
because they didn't throw for a lot or run a lot doesn't mean he is
bad. I think last year they put a blind fold on him for the whole season and
then decided to take it off for the championship game. You said the defense was
just average? How many yards did your Highland boys give up against a below
average MC team? How many touchdowns were given to them in form a pass? I have
noticed on other threads your just as positive there as well. I will save you a
seat on Friday and we can become good friends.
Pig Skin Fan??(Obviously Not)Were you at the game? Do You know anything
about this team?? Their QB was 8-25 maybe, but it should have been 18-25. Lots
of drops. That will be fixed. A sophomore, playing his first varsity game had
the jitters and was high and wide the first quarter, but settled down and played
decent the rest of the way. Kinda agree about the OC, too conservative, but with
a defense like they have, he can afford to be. If you knew anything about this
team, you would know the situation at QB. Obviously, DN understands. Number 2,
Maybe not yet, but could be. Defense No.1 in the state. Stopping Watson and
Gunter will not happen again this season.
Goodness let's hold off on the East #1 bandwagon. It was one week. I
heard nothing but East East East last year and yet when they played Timpview it
wasn't that close. East has arguably had the best talent in 4a or been the
favorite at least 3 times in the last 6 or 7 years yet always fall short.
Let's not overreact over one week or even regular season. I want to see
East get it done for once in the playoffs.
2A Thoughts: I know you can't read too much from the first week, but after
seeing the scores I have to wonder:1) Are S. Summit, Beaver, and Grand
really that good? While the scores were impressive, they came against 3 teams
that were a combined 3-27 last year. So, we should get a better sense after
this week when S.S. plays Morgan & Grand plays Emery. We'll have to
wait until 9/13 for Beaver though, when they play S.S.2) Is the youth
& inexperience going to cause Millard and S.J. to drop as much as week 1
looked? While the final scores were't close, SJ was only down by a
touchdown going into the 4th. Millard will have to see if they can redeem
themselves against Delta.But, just based on week 1, here are my top 5:1. S.Summit2. Grand3. Beaver4. SJ5. MillardMy apologies to the other 2A teams. Can't comment on all the teams due
to lack of space, so I just discuss the top 5. Good luck to all the teams this
week. Play safe and have fun.
Should be as follows for 5A and 4A:Team 1. Bingham 2.
Lone Peak 3. Jordan4. Brighton 5. AltaClass 4ATeam 1. East2. Timpview3. Highland4. Logan 5. Woods Cross
one last comment goaggies1,Check the stats on D-news. You said the
QB did pretty good. He went 8-25 Passing that is 32% completion. Rushed once
for negative 9 yards. This tells me he is scared to run and the OC knows it. 86
yards passing, pathetic. My point is confirmed, no QB (can't run or pass),
no Recievers (no hands), no OC (go watch Logan HS, they have a great OC); equals
a loss against Highland and any other decent team. The possitive is the
schedule is easy in Region 1. "Overrated" now second in the top 25
behind Bingham. Wow!!! Many teams better including Highland, Jordon, Brighton
the list goes on. The right spot is about #12 if you do a honest evaluation.
Keep it real. Titan's QB would not be able to start a snap on
any other 5A team in Utah. Defense will only win 6 or 7 games max.
goaggies1,Yes, if he was the same OC last year he laid an egg in the
Championship game. The "Cuse" should have at least one state
championship in the last three years with their talent, Defense, and support.
Just, no offensive brain power. Sorry talent can only take you so far. Lacking
an OC, like I said. But, this year many more holes; QB and Receivers. Just
saying. You will be Zero for two on Thur. and Fri.Chucky is the best
in the state, but not enough supporting cast in the backfield this year.
Pig Skin, The studs your talking about are all the skill positions
players from last year. Yes they are gone. Great group of kids that played
last year. So last year the oc was a stud? Same oc this year. Help me
understand your logic. Dude this is pre-season. Their quarterback is learning
the system. If you saw the game he did pretty good. They will be fine. About
the Ag's and items. No worry their as well. No star on the front line of
the d. Beware of Chucky. He can do a lot. It will be a great game Thursday and
Friday. Go Ag's and Cuse that will refuse to go down.
I would have to say Syracuse is well coached. In their four or five years of
existence the Titans have played in one championship game and made the
semi-finals another year. For a new school that is remarkable and a sign of
goaggies1,First of all, just keeping it real; like the Aggies losing
on Thursday on the Hill. Secondly, Alta and Mountain Crest went through the same
transition from last year.Yes, they have solid Defense and Defensive
game plan; BUT:This years Titans are not last year Titans; all the
athletes/studs are gone. Syracuse has no chance with a QB that can't run or
pass and an Offense play calling that is more predictable then the Sun. Any
decent Defense in the state can stop Syracuse's Offense. Only telling the
Truth. The "Cuse" will blow a "Fuse" this Friday against the
Rams; trust me. I hope they win, but I also voted for Romney for President. How
did that end up. Support the Titans,just keep your expectations realistic. At
least a Winning record this year is not a bad thing; 6-3 or 7-2 if your lucky. I
think I am making Syracuse look smart by being truthful.
How does East jump Bingham who was #1 to start the season and dominated the team
they played 42-7?
Pig Skin Fan, Your making the people from the Syracuse area not
look so smart. Did you go to the game Friday night in Brigham city? I
didn't think so. Did you go to the game that Mountain Crest and Highland
plays on Thursday night? I didn't think so as we'll. I know highland
has a big team and that's just the way the "Cuse" like them. Ask
Alta how that went for them last year. Wait ask Bingham as well. Even though
they are bigger doesn't mean they are better. I know you think Box Elder
are a bunch of grey haired seniors that can't play, but they might take
region 5 this year by storm. Did you also notice Box Elders offense only had 59
total yards for the whole game. So before you bags on your neighbors for playing
ball maybe you need to look at the big picture before you bury them. Go
Should be as follows for 5A and 4A:Team 1. Bingham 2.
Jordan 3. Lone Peak 4. Brighton 5. Pleasant Grove Class 4ATeam 1. East2. Highland 3. Timpview 4. Logan 5. Woods Cross#5 on does not really matter because
the State Champs will come from one of the top four schools, guaranteed.
I agree with you Outlaw. East should be #1.
Syracuse is "Overrated" and absolutly lose to Highland Rams on Friday.
Offence, very predictable and lacks coaching and talent (QB, Recievers, and OC).
Sorry, Syracuse you will go down to a bigger and better team. Defense will be
tough but not enough to win Region. Sorry for the Truth. Highland's D-line
will dominate, best in the state. Duck and Cover!
How is East still #2 after the beat down they put on Alta? Timpview struggled at
home with a team that was picked to be #5 in their region...