Wyoming High School Football Rankings: Week 6, 2014 [POLL]
The latest coaches/media football rankings did not change much, but a big week is in store, as at least 1 undefeated team will no longer be that, after this week.
Natrona is the unanimous #1 in 4A. Gillette moves up to #2, after shocking now #3 Sheridan last week, but give credit to the Camels. It's a big improvement after being crushed by NC, 2 weeks prior. East and Kelly Walsh hold at #4 and #5. There's not much on the schedule this week, as far as ranked team vs. ranked team matchups go, thus some other team has a chance to spring an upset.
Things are starting to get interesting 3A, as there are a number of games between ranked team vs. ranked team, in the last 3 weeks. There's no change in the rankings, so it's still Riverton, Douglas, Cody, Powell and Jackson in that order. Riverton and Douglas have to take care of business this week vs. Buffalo and Rawlins, before they can turn their attention to each other. As for the other 3 teams, they have yet to play each other, but that's about to change. Cody visits Jackson this week, then Jackson goes to Powell next week, then Cody goes to Powell the following week. The next 2 games for the Broncs are going to show if they are for real or not. They are 5-0, but their strength of schedule so far (opponents beaten are 7-18 combined, not counting zero week), has not backed them up much. Cody has the same strength of schedule as well.
The only change in 2A is at the bottom, as the voters could decide if Greybull or Lovell should be ranked #5. Perhaps they will settle that in week 8, but until then. Elsewhere, the top 4 is still Big Horn, Mountain View, Newcastle, and Wheatland. #1 and #3 have to be careful not to look ahead to next week's match or else Burns and Glenrock could mess up those plans.
It's guaranteed that 1 undefeated team will get beat this weekend...and it will happen in 1A. All eyes are on #3 Lingle-Ft. Laramie at #2 Lusk. This rivalry has been close the last few times, and last year's semi-finals can attest to that. If they need anymore motivation, then let's remind them that the loser, most likely, will travel to #1 Cokeville for the semi-finals. Meanwhile, Southeast remains the #4 team, while Rocky Mountain is back in at #5, but that ranking hasn't been kind to teams in the past few weeks.
Aside from the top 2, the 6-man ranks got stirred up a little bit. Guernsey-Sunrise and Little Snake River hold down the top 2 spots. Meeteetse dropped down to #5 after losing homecoming to unranked Dubois last week. That enabled Farson-Eden and Kaycee to move up 1 spot in the rankings. LSR is the one that has to be on guard this week, because they are on the road to face a Ram team, looking for their second straight ranked opponent to take down.