Football Rankings Week 2, 2013
Heading into week 2, there are 2 new teams ranked #1, while the other top teams, hold their spots, by a huge margin.
Four of the top 5 ranked teams in 4A will be in southeast Wyoming, and the top 2 will be in the same city...just not against each other. Gillette is the new #1 ranked team, and will try to defend that ranking at #5 Central (3rd week in a row, the Camels play the #5 ranked team). Meanwhile, East moves up to #2, after last week's triple OT win in Casper, and visits South this week. Natrona drops from #1 to #3 and will head to Laramie. #4 Sheridan has the long road trip to Evanston. Long story short, the top 4 teams are on the road this weekend.
Powell is the unanimous #1 ranked team in 3A. The Panthers head over to Buffalo, who are hoping to recover from a surprise loss last week. A dominating performance last week by Douglas, has the Bearcats at a solid #2, and should get a challenge this weekend at home vs. #3 Cody, who shutout Lander last week. Star Valley slips to #4, after a loss in Idaho, but returns home to face Wyoming competition in the form of Lander. Worland breaks into the top 5 and takes the final position. They were the surprise in week 1 as only 3% of our football challenge users picked the Warriors to win. Torrington visits Washakie County this weekend.
2A saw a little change, and it's close race, as #3 and #4 are separated by 1 vote, and #4 and #5 are separated by the same margin. If any unranked team wants to get attention this week, this is the time, as all 5 ranked teams are on the road this week. The top 2 are still Big Horn and Mountain View. The Rams travel to Newcastle to open up conference play, while the Buffalos will make a long trip to Greybull. Burns is up to 3 and will visit Wright. #4 Lovell is at Pinedale, while Wheatland heads to Tongue River. The Bulldogs are new to the rankings after beating defending champ Lyman last week.
The other new #1 ranked team is in 1A, and that would be the Lusk Tigers. This will be an interesting week, for 10 of the 11 teams in this class, because the schedule calls for an east vs. west cross-over. Lusk will host Shoshoni. #2-#5 all play each other this weekend. #2 Cokeville is home vs. #3 Southeast on Saturday, while #5 Upton-Sundance visits #4 Rocky Mountain on Friday.
6-man sees 2 new teams crack the rankings, but Dubois has a strangle-hold on #1...capturing all by 1 first place vote. The Rams host Farson-Eden. Midwest holds at #2 and plays at Normative Services on Saturday. Meeteetse is now #3 and will travel to Baggs to play Little Snake River on Saturday. LSR was kicked out of the rankings. Saratoga and Guernsey are in at #4 and #5 respectively. The Panthers host Wyoming Indian, while the Vikings head to Hulett to play a Red Devil team who is on the outside portion of the rankings and are looking to lay claim to a spot. Kaycee dropped out the polls, despite winning last week. They will try to make up lost ground at Hanna.