Wyoming High School Football Rankings: Week 3, 2018 [POLL]
Teams that haven't been ranked by the coaches/media for some time, are starting to get some attention.
The top 5 teams in 4A moved around some compared to last week, but it's still the same 5 teams. Natrona is now #1 after their convincing win at home vs. former #1, now #3 Sheridan. The Broncs have to get over the loss quickly, because they host the only other undefeated 4A team, and that's the new #2, Thunder Basin. Cheyenne East drops to #4, while Kelly Walsh stays put at #5.
3A had shakeup as well, but not at the #1 spot. Defending champ Cody is still the team on top for now, as they preparing to visit an unranked Rawlins team, that's looking to beat their 2nd ranked opponent in as many week. Torrington moves up to #2 and it preparing for a rematch of last year's semi-finals vs. Green River. Douglas is now #3, while Evanston is in the rankings at #4. This is the first time the Red Devils have been ranked, since moving down from 4A. Star Valley drops from #2 to #5, after receiving a beat-down in Idaho last week.
2A may have the most interesting matches this weekend based on the rankings. Glenrock takes their #1 ranking to Wheatland. Burns is in the top 5 at #4, and they will get a chance to prove themselves, when they visit #2 Buffalo for the first time. Mountain View holds at #3. There's a little head-scratching at #5. Greybull is still in that spot, but Wheatland could have an argument. The Bulldogs were ranked ahead of the Buffs last week, and the Buffs endured a worse loss vs. a 1A opponent, than the Bulldogs did.
The 1A rankings will get interesting soon, but not this week. The only change is that Cokeville and Upton-Sundance tie for #3. Aside from that, Big Horn, Pine Bluffs and Wind River remain at #1, #2 and #5 respectively. Barring a surprise, not much should change going into next week.
The west holds the top 3 spots in the new 6-man rankings. Farson-Eden is the unanimous #1, while Little Snake River is up to #2, after their 1-point shootout win at former #2, now #3 Burlington. #4 H.E.M. (Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow) will play at Midwest for the second straight weekend, but against a different opponent. For the first time since becoming a 6-man team, Normative Services is ranked at #5 this week.
Disclaimer: The rankings have no official say on post-season positioning, and are only to be used as a measuring stick on the regular season. Please don't read too much into the rankings.