Cody and Shoshoni are new top-ranked teams in the new WyoPreps Coaches and Media Football Poll revealed on Wednesday.

Three new teams enter this week’s rankings, and there is one tie in Class 1A-9 Man.

That’s the division with the most change in Week 3 of the poll. The Wranglers of Shoshoni High School takes the top spot thanks to 12 of the 16 first-place votes. Pine Bluffs climbs two positions to No. 2. The Hornets did receive a couple of first-place votes. The Lusk Tigers drop two spots to third. Wind River received two first-place votes, and the Cougars enter the rankings in fourth. Also new to the poll this week is Saratoga. The Panthers are in a tie for fifth with Southeast.

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The other class that featured change at the top was in 3A. Defending champion Cody has risen to the top for the first time this season. They received 15 of the 19 votes for No. 1. Jackson drops to second. They are only six points ahead of third-rated Powell in this week’s poll. The Panthers hold steady, as do Douglas and Star Valley, who are fourth and fifth, again.

There was some movement in Class 2A. Wheatland holds down No. 1 for the third straight set of rankings. The Bulldogs picked up ten first-place votes. Defending champion Lyman has closed the gap. They earned five votes for first and are only 12 points back of Wheatland. Lovell jumps from a tie for fifth last week and into the No. 3 spot. Torrington remains fourth, while Upton-Sundance is alone in fifth this week.

Class 4A has the same top four as a week ago. Rock Springs is a clear choice for No. 1. The Tigers earned 17 of the 19 votes for the top position. Sheridan claimed the other two, and the Broncs hold in second. Those two teams will square off on Friday in Sheridan. Thunder Basin and Cheyenne East remain third and fourth, respectively. The one difference is Natrona County is back in the poll at No. 5. They trade places with Kelly Walsh, who dropped out. Those two play each other in Casper on Friday night.

Finally, Class 1A-6 Man sees Meeteetse staying at No. 1 with nine first-place votes. Farson-Eden is alone in second this week. Little Snake River and Dubois both moved up one spot to third and fourth, while Encampment fell from a tie for second a week ago to fifth in the new poll.

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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