2016 Missouri Preseason Media Poll

Missouri preseason media poll
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The 2016 high school football season kicks-off in Missouri this weekend.  Who are the teams to beat?  Check-out the Missouri high school football media poll rankings for all six classifications below.

At the top in Class 6 is Christian Brothers College, followed by defending state champ Blue Springs South, which finished last season ranked #47 in the High School Football America Top 50.  This season, the Jaguars are outside of the Preseason Top 50, but are ranked #7 in our Midwest Regional Preseason Top 10.

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CLASS 6
Rank, team, 2015 Rec., Pts.
1. CBC (9), 13-1, 135
2. Blue Springs (4), 6-6, 109
3. Kirkwood, 11-2, 100
4. Jefferson City, 9-2, 91
5. Springfield Kickapoo, 12-1, 67
6. Blue Springs South (1), 14-0, 54
7. Park Hill, 11-2, 51
8. Lee’s Summit West, 6-5, 41
9. Hazelwood Central, 9-3, 38
10. Francis Howell, 11-1, 28
Also receiving votes:  Eureka (10-1), 27; SLUH (8-3) 26; Rockhurst (4-6), 3

CLASS 5
Rank, team, 2015 Rec., Pts.
1. Chaminade (12), 12-2, 137
2. Staley (2), 9-2, 116
2. Battle, 10-3, 116
4. Liberty North, 8-3, 98
5. Fort Zumwalt North, 11-1, 88
6. Pattonville, 8-4, 53
7. Fort Osage, 13-1, 52
8. Nixa, 7-6, 40
9. Belton, 8-4, 24
10. Vianney, 7-4, 16
Also receiving votes:  Carthage (11-2), 13; Liberty (3-7), 7;
Glendale (4-7), 6; Rockwood Summit (10-3), 4

CLASS 4
Rank, team, 2015 Rec., Pts.
1. Webb City (9), 14-1, 135
2. Kearney (5), 14-1, 128
3. Carl Junction, 9-2, 110
4. Westminster, 13-1, 89
5. Hannibal, 12-1, 79
6. Harrisonville, 12-1, 71
7. West Plains, 10-2, 48
8. Parkway North, 7-4, 37
9. Platte County, 8-4, 22
10. Cape Girardeau Central, 9-5, 18
Also receiving votes: Ladue (7-3), 14; Affton (11-2), 7;
Bolivar (9-2), 6; Camdenton (3-7), 6

CLASS 3
Rank, team, 2015 Rec., Pts.
1. John Burroughs (13), 14-1, 139
2. Maryville (1), 12-1, 112
3. Blair Oaks, 13-1, 98
4. Odessa, 13-2, 93
5. Oak Grove, 9-3, 82
6. Mexico, 10-2, 59
7. Monett, 8-3, 56
8. McCluer South-Berkley, 7-5, 29
9. Osage, 5-6, 21
10. Center, 10-2, 20
Also receiving votes: Park Hills Central (10-3), 17;
Lutheran South (6-5), 10; Eldon (7-4), 9; Reeds Spring (10-2), 9; Aurora (9-5), 6; Chillicothe (7-4), 4; St. Charles West (5-5), 3; Wright City (8-4), 3

CLASS 2
Rank, team, 2015 Rec., Pts.
1. Lamar (14), 1-0, 140, 1
2. Mt. View-Liberty, 12-1, 122
3. Centralia, 11-2, 98
4. Palmyra, 11-3, 88
5. Lutheran North, 8-5, 72
6. Brookfield, 11-2, 53
7. Mountain Grove, 10-3, 48
8. Lafayette County, 12-2, 46
9. Malden, 14-1, 33
10. Trinity, 6-4, 25
Also receiving votes:  Fair Grove (8-4), 19; Cardinal Ritter (10-2), 10; Summit Christian Academy (10-2), 9; California (6-4), 5; Highland (4-7), 1; Father Tolton Catholic (10-2), 1

CLASS 1
Rank, team, 2015 Rec., Pts.
1. Valle Catholic (14), 15-0, 140
2. Marceline, 12-2, 117
3. Hamilton-Penney, 11-4, 112
T4. Lincoln, 11-1, 78
T4. Mark Twain, 11-1, 78
6. Skyline, 13-1, 7-6
7. Lockwood, 9-1, 39
8. Thayer, 10-2, 29
9. Scotland County, 6-5, 20
10. Polo, 8-3 , 26
Also receiving votes:  East Buchanan (11-1), 17; South Shelby (6-7), 15; Cass-Midway (10-3), 12; West Platte (6-7), 5; Marionville (10-2), 4; Westran (7-5), 2

Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 14-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis. Panel is made up of Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Sam McDowell, The Kansas City Star; Chris Geinosky, The Liberty Tribune; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Jim Powers, High School Sports Caravan; Larry Thornton, KSDK radio; Cameron Teague-Robinson, The Columbia Tribune; Tom Rackers, Jefferson City News-Tribune; Mike Scott, Ozone Sports; Rance Burger, The Springfield News-Leader; Cody Thorn, The St. Joseph News-Press; J.B Connoley, KRES radio; Chris Pobst, Sikeston Standard-Democrat; Matt King, The Daily Journal.

First-place votes in parenthesis.

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.