Wyoming High School Football Rankings: Week 6, 2015 [POLL]
A number of crazy finishes last week caused some shake-ups in the latest coaches/media polls, with the end result being 1 new #1, and another returns to the top.
Gillette is the only undefeated team remaining in 4A, and the Camels are the new #1 ranked team. This week they will make the long road trip, to play a Rock Springs team that ranked #4, and is hoping to carrying over momentum from last week's come from behind stunning win. It's senior night at RS, and the Tigers haven't won vs. Gillette since the 2002 state championship game. Sheridan drops to #2, and has long road trip themselves. The Broncs head to Cheyenne Central, to play an Indians team also looking to build off of last week's momentum. Natrona is the unanimous #3, while Cheyenne East is #5 in spite of last week's loss. The Thunderbirds will visit a Laramie squad that trying to sweep the Cheyenne schools.
3A is starting to get interesting now that teams are in conference play. Star Valley retains the #1 spot and is on the road this week against Green River. Torrington moves up to #2, by 1 vote ahead of #3 Jackson. The latter is going to have their work cut out for them this week. It's Broncs vs. Broncs at Cody, who is missing from the rankings. Unlike vs. Star Valley, Cody has had tremendous success at home vs. Jackson (9-1). However, the defending champs have backed themselves into a corner with an 0-2 start in conference play. Elsewhere, Buffalo is back in the rankings for the first time in a few seasons. The #5 Bison host #4 Riverton, in a game that probably has playoff implications on the line.
There is a small amount of change in the latest 2A rankings. #1-#4 remain the same with Wheatland, Greybull, Glenrock and Big Horn. Lovell has moved back in at #5, kicking Newcastle out. The Dogies have a chance to get back into the top this week as they host a big game with #3 Glenrock.
The 1A rankings could be up for debate. Shoshoni is undefeated, but the voters were more impressed with Lingle-Ft. Laramie's road win against former #1 Upton-Sundance, thus the Doggers are back at #1 and the Wranglers stay at #2. U-S drops to #3, while Southeast moves ahead of Cokeville at #4, pushing the Panthers down to #5. Cokeville hosts Riverside who is just on the outside of the rankings, and are looking in.
All the attention in 6-man this week will be focus in the east, although the #1 ranked team is in the West. Meeteetse has already wrapped up the #1 seed for the playoffs, so all they can do until then is fine tune a few things, in their next 3 games. #2 Kaycee and #3 Guernsey-Sunrise have big road tests, and the outcomes of those game could clear up or mess up the standings. The Buckaroos make their first ever trip to Normative Services, while the defending champ Vikings will be at Hulett on Saturday. G-S is #3 by one vote ahead of #4 Little Snake River. The surprise for the Rattlers is that they're 0-3 at home vs. Dubois, which just happens to be their opponent this weekend at Baggs. Farson-Eden claims the last spot and is #5 this week.
Disclaimer: The polls have no official say or use 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.