2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

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2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby granger » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:08 pm

I have D1 completed and wanted to start posting them. I will do like I did last year and post 1 (or 2 as I am doing today) a day until I get to the #1. I will then post all of them. Just about done with D2, so those will start soon.

D1 Top 10+
11. Nazareth
10. Happy


You can probably understand why I posted these two together. This will be a great district race and it will be interesting to see if Nazareth closed the gap from last season. Sure, my Naz ranking may be a bit optimistic for them (hey, it may be too optimistic for Happy as well), but it is definitely within the realm of possibilities.
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Re: 2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby granger » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:15 am

D1 Top 10+
11. Nazareth
10. Happy
9. Union Hill

There's some question marks for Union Hill. A favorite last season to win it all that didn't quite live up to expectations, may fare a little better as just another to watch out for.
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Re: 2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby granger » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:24 am

D1 Top 10+
11. Nazareth
10. Happy
9. Union Hill
8. Coolidge

Big expectations in Coolidge this season, along with a new coach. Will be interesting to see how they fare against a tried and tested Milford in district play. Tough region with Union Hill in there as well. Should be exciting.
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Re: 2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby granger » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:02 am

D1 Top 10+
11. Nazareth
10. Happy
9. Union Hill
8. Coolidge
7. Balmorhea

A little bit of a drop for the Bears after the past two season as the D2 state finalist, but the Bears have the goods to keep their streak of deep playoff runs alive. It is a tough region, but the Bears experience will benefit them in November.
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Re: 2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby ATMmom » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:35 pm

Is this a dramatic pause??
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Re: 2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby granger » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:27 am

ATMmom wrote:Is this a dramatic pause??


kind of. I was letting the other catch up, because we had a busy weekend... but then forgot I didn't do D1...
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Re: 2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby granger » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:33 am

D1 Top 10+
11. Nazareth
10. Happy
9. Union Hill
8. Coolidge
7. Balmorhea
6. May

The Tigers over the last five years have been fantastic and I expect nothing less this season. They will have to replace Wyatt Mote, who I was incredibly impressed with at the All-Star basketball game, but have plenty of returning talent. Add the fact that Coach Steele appears to be able to pass along the spreadback skills he carried as a player and they should be just fine.
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Re: 2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby granger » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:13 am

D1 Top 10+
11. Nazareth
10. Happy
9. Union Hill
8. Coolidge
7. Balmorhea
6. May
5. McLean

They certainly aren't taking the easy road with games against Strawn, Follett and Balmorhea in the first four weeks. The Tigers should be salty, especially when you consider they return almost everyone, including Ben Crocker, who rushed for over 2000 yards last season.
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Re: 2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby granger » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:46 am

D1 Top 10+
11. Nazareth
10. Happy
9. Union Hill
8. Coolidge
7. Balmorhea
6. May
5. McLean
4. Jonesboro

Can the Eagles make it back to AT&T for a third-straight year? It may be a little tougher this season, but they certainly have what it takes. I expect them to definitely be in the hunt.
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Re: 2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby granger » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:19 am

D1 Top 10+
11. Nazareth
10. Happy
9. Union Hill
8. Coolidge
7. Balmorhea
6. May
5. McLean
4. Jonesboro
3. Garden City

Last year their defense struggled against the top teams, but with most of that squad back, it should be a strength. It will definitely get tested in weeks 2-5 when they face Morton, Balmorhea, Buena Vista, Rankin and Strawn in consecutive weeks! But it's that kind of schedule is what gets you ready to face the pressure of a long playoff run.
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Re: 2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby granger » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:17 am

D1 Top 10+
11. Nazareth
10. Happy
9. Union Hill
8. Coolidge
7. Balmorhea
6. May
5. McLean
4. Jonesboro
3. Garden City

2. Milford
1. Borden County


Really no shock here. Borden County is at the top out West until they get knocked off, while Milford comes in as the prohibitive favorite out East. Both will have some serious challenges along the way, but do not be surprised to see them in Arlington come December.
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Re: 2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby sixman Dad » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:59 am

Where are the rest of the rankings? We want the arguing and fighting to begin!!
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Re: 2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby granger » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:38 am

I am trying to sort out a few things with the private schools. It is kind of a pain to do them in pieces, so I need to get them sorted. Hopefully it all goes live within a day or two.
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Re: 2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby granger » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:21 am

sure, why not... done.
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Re: 2018 D1 Preseason Rankings

Postby WV Backer » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:04 am

I know it's just preseason but... you really think Strawn is 24 points better than anyone else? Just askin', I wouldn't know one way or the other.
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