Changes Highlight the Third WyoPreps Football Rankings
The WyoPreps.com Coaches and Media football rankings feature at least two changes in each classification this week.
There are no new No. 1 ranked teams, but there’s plenty of movement behind those five.
In Class 4A, the Natrona County Mustangs hold onto the top spot barely. NC received less first-place votes, but three more points in the balloting than Thunder Basin, who stays at No. 2. The Bolts got nine No. 1 votes, but are three points back of the Mustangs. Cheyenne East is the new No. 3. The Thunderbirds move ahead of Sheridan, as the Broncs slip a spot to fourth. Rock Springs is back in the rankings at No. 5 after their rout of Laramie last week, pushing the Plainsmen out of the poll.
Star Valley is a unanimous choice for No. 1 in Class 3A. Cody moves up a spot to second. After a loss last week, Jackson falls to third. Despite a loss at home in an interclass matchup, the Douglas Bearcats hold at No. 4, but by just three points in the balloting. Powell is the new team in fifth, which pushes Torrington out of the top five.
Buffalo has taken over the top spot by themselves in Class 2A. The Bison come off a big interclass win at 3A Douglas last Friday. Mountain View got the other No. 1 votes but falls out of a tie for the top spot from the preseason poll to second. Wheatland and Burns impressed enough voters to jump into the rankings at third and fourth, respectively. Glenrock holds at No. 5 this week. Thermopolis and Greybull dropped from the top five.
In Class 1A 11-man, the top three remain unchanged. Big Horn is one vote shy from being a unanimous pick at No. 1. Upton-Sundance got one first-place vote. The Patriots hold at No. 2, with the Cokeville Panthers behind in third. Two new teams enter the rankings at No. 4 and No. 5 with Rocky Mountain and Tongue River. Both teams come off big interclass wins over schools from Class 2A. Pine Bluffs and Lusk fell out of the rankings.
It’s the same story for Class 1A 6-man with the top three unchanged. Little Snake River remains first. H.E.M. holds at No. 2, but the Miners are only six points in front of defending champion Farson-Eden, who is third. New to the top five this week are Kaycee at No. 4 and Dubois in fifth. That pushed Meeteetse and Burlington out of the top five.
Here is the complete voting breakdown:
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