The latest WyoPreps Coaches and Media Football Poll has a new top-ranked team in the big school division.

There are also three new teams in the rankings and two ties in the poll released on Wednesday by WyoPreps.

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The Rock Springs Tigers jump to No. 1 in Class 4A. They received 11 first-place votes after a 16-point victory at previously top-rated Thunder Basin. The Tigers leaped over Sheridan. The Broncs did earn three first-place votes, but they stay in second. The Bolts drop two spots down to third. Cheyenne East’s road win at Natrona pushed the Thunderbirds up to fourth. Kelly Walsh is new to the rankings at No. 5. The Trojans are the third 2-0 team in the division besides Rock Springs and Sheridan.

Class 2A features the most movement in the poll. Wheatland holds the top spot for the second consecutive week. The Bulldogs got 11 first-place votes. Overall, four teams received at least two first-place votes. Defending champion Lyman climbs two spots to No. 2. Mountain View and Torrington both fell one position to third and fourth, respectively. The Eagles, Buffalos, and Trailblazers all earned votes for No. 1. There is a tie for fifth between Lovell and Upton-Sundance. They received the same votes in the same three positions in the balloting.

Class 1A-9 Man sees Lusk hold onto the top position for a second straight set of rankings. The Tigers got nine first-place votes. The Shoshoni Wranglers earned four ballots for No. 1, and they climb into second. Rocky Mountain and Pine Bluffs are no longer tied in the poll. The Grizzlies are alone in third, followed by the Hornets. After the loss last Friday at Shoshoni, Southeast drops three spots to No. 5.

The Meeteetse Longhorns remain first in the voting in Class 1A-6 Man. They earned eight of the 11 first-place votes. New in these rankings is a tie for second between Encampment and Farson-Eden. Both received votes for the top, but it was the two through five votes that made it a tie. Little Snake River and Dubois have a firm hold on fourth and fifth.

Finally, once again, there is no change in Class 3A. Despite three fewer votes for No. 1, the Jackson Broncs hold the top position by three points in the balloting. Cody remains second. They got 10 first-place votes compared to seven for Jackson. Rounding out the top five in third, fourth, and fifth are Powell, Douglas, and Star Valley.

To see how the coaches and media around the state voted in this week’s rankings, click the button below.

Disclaimer: The WyoPreps Coaches and Media Poll is done for fun. It does not have any bearing on the playoffs or playoff positioning.

University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

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