Things are tightening up on the field and the rankings as the season progresses.
In weeks past, we’ve said, “very little change in the Wyopreps.com Coaches and Media Football poll.”
Well, this week we mean it more than ever.
Two polls are exactly the same as a week ago, two others have the same five teams, just a different order while the fifth has the same 1-4 spots but a newcomer at #5.
#1′s are the same in Natrona, Powell, Lyman, Cokeville, and Dubois.
4A has the exact same five as a week ago going Natrona, Gillette, Sheridan, East, and Central.
3A is identical to last week with Powell, Star Valley, Green River, Douglas, and Riverton. Four of the top five 3A teams play each other this weekend. #2 Star Valley goes to #3 Green River while #5 Riverton battles at #4 Douglas…the winner of that game wins the 3A East Conference.
2A is where the most indecision comes. Lyman is #1 with 18 of 25 #1 votes. Big Horn is still #2 and got three top ballots. Newcastle moves into third this week with 4 #1 votes. Lovell is moved to fourth while Wheatland jumps over Glenrock into the five spot despite Glenrock beating the Bulldogs 49 to 13 in Week 3. The Herders are OUT of the top five this week. #5 Wheatland goes to #3 Newcastle on Friday night.
1A has Cokeville a unanimous #1. Lusk is one vote shy of having all #2 votes. Burlington remains third with Southeast 4th. Upton/Sundance is back in the top five at #5. The Patriots were ranked in the pre-season poll but suffered a Week 1 loss to Shoshoni at home. The Pats can prove they belong this weekend as they take on #4 Southeast in a key 1A East conference match up.
Six man keeps Dubois #1 with all but 1 top vote. Little Snake River took that other vote and is #2. Midwest remains third. Meeteetse moves up a notch after surviving Ten Sleep and Guernsey-Sunrise falls to fifth. Big games in this division sees #3 Midwest going to #2 LSR, which will determine the #1 seed in the south, while #4 Meeteetse goes to #5 Guernsey-Sunrise.