Texas High School Coaches Association releases Preseason Top 10

Texas High School Coaches Association

As we move toward the release of our High School Football America National Top 25 Preseason Poll on August 1st, plenty of other national and local media outlets along with various organizations will be putting-out their various rankings.  Earlier this week, the Texas High School Coaches Association released its preseason high school football poll.

Heading the list in the extremely competitive Class 6A Region I is Cedar Hill.  The Longhorns, who will be highly-ranked in our national rankings, got the nod over three-time High School Football America “mythical” national champ Allen with 75 votes to 69 for the Eagles.  Rounding-out the region’s top five are Euless Trinity at #3, Southlake Carroll at #4 and DeSoto at #5.  Cedar Hill, which has won two state titles in the last three years, received six of the eight first place votes with Allen and DeSoto each picking-up a first-place vote.

In 6A Region III, defending Class 6A Division II champ Katy tops the list.  The Tigers, who are coming-off one of the most dominating performances by a Texas team ever, grabbed all eight first place votes.  Defending 6A Division I champ Galena North Shore is a distant second behind Katy.

In 6A Region IV, Cibolo Steele edged-out 2015 Class 6A Division II runner-up Lake Travis for the top spot.  The Knights, who only received one first place vote to LT’s six, finished #1 with 71 points to Lake Travis’ 69.  Who’s better at the start will be decided early-on when they square-off on September 2nd.

Related: Listen to Cibolo Steele head coach Scott Lehnhoff on the High School Football America Radio Show

Below are the rankings for each class and region from the Texas High School Coaches Association, which releases weekly rankings during the regular season.

Class 6A, Region I

No. Team 2015 Record Pts
1 Cedar Hill (6) 9-2 75
2 Allen (1) 14-1 69
3 Euless Trinity 10-1 53
4 Southlake Carroll 9-3 48
5 DeSoto (1) 6-6 39
6 Arlington Martin 10-3 36
7 Denton Guyer 10-4 33
8 Mansfield 12-3 21
9 San Angelo Central 11-2 14
9 Waco Midway 9-4 14

Others receiving votes: South Grand Prairie 13; Lewisville Marcus 8; Plano East 5; Arlington Lamar 3; Odessa Permian 3; Abilene 2; Belton 2; Duncanville 2.

Class 6A, Region II

 No. Team 2015 Record Pts
1 Conroe The Woodlands (3) 10-2 62
2 Spring Westfield (3) 9-3 59
3 Klein Collins 9-2 47
4 Longview (1) 11-3 40
5 Coppell 6-5 29
6 Rockwall 10-4 28
7 Lufkin 7-4 25
8 Round Rock Cedar Ridge 10-2 23
9 Mesquite Horn (1) 6-5 22
10 Dallas Jesuit 10-2 18

Others receiving votes: Spring 13; Garland Rowlett 12; Tyler 12; Dallas Skyline 9; North Mesquite 9; Houston Stratford 8; Round Rock 7; Beaumont West Brook 6; Austin Bowie 4; Pflugerville Hendrickson 4; Klein Oak 3.

Class 6A, Region III

 No. Team 2015 Record Pts
1 Katy (8) 16-0 80
2 Galena Park North Shore 13-3 52
3 Pearland 11-1 50
4 Richmond George Ranch 16-0 46
5 Houston Lamar 11-2 37
6 Dickinson 12-2 33
7 Houston Cypress Ranch 10-2 31
8 Fort Bend Ridge Point 11-4 22
9 Humble Atascocita 12-2 19
9 Katy Cinco Ranch 9-2 19

Others receiving votes: Friendswood 9; Fort Bend Hightower 8; Houston Cypress Falls 8; Houston Strake Jesuit 6; Pearland Dawson 5; Houston Cypress Creek 3; League City Clear Springs 3; Houston Cy-Fair 2; La Porte 2; League City Clear Creek 2; Alief Elsik 1; Alief Taylor 1; Houston King 1.

Class 6A, Region IV

 No. Team 2015 Record Pts
1 Cibolo Steele (1) 14-1 71
2 Austin Lake Travis (6) 15-1 69
3 Austin Westlake 14-2 57
4 Converse Judson (1) 13-2 53
5 Spring Branch Smithson Valley 10-4 39
6 San Antonio Brennan 9-3 31
7 Schertz Clemens 11-3 21
8 Austin Vandegrift 11-3 19
9 San Antonio Reagan 10-1 17
10 Cedar Park Vista Ridge 12-3 14

Others receiving votes: San Antonio Johnson 11; San Antonio O’Connor 11; McAllen Memorial 7; Laredo United 6; Harlingen 4; Los Fresnos 4; San Antonio Brandeis 4; San Antonio Stevens 2.

Class 5A, Region I

No. Team 2015 Record Pts
1 Denton Ryan (5) 13-1 77
2 Aledo (3) 13-2 74
3 Amarillo 9-3 53
4 Abilene Cooper 7-6 50
5 Canyon Randall 12-2 41
6 Lubbock-Cooper 9-2 32
7 Colleyville Heritage 5-6 30
8 El Paso Eastlake 11-2 16
9 Canyon 10-3 12
9 Wichita Falls Rider 7-5 12

Others receiving votes: North Richland Hills Birdville 9; North Richland Hills Richland 7; Denton 6; Denison 4; El Paso Chapin 4; Fort Worth Boswell 4; Grapevine 3; Lubbock Monterey 3; Fort Worth South Hills 2; White Settlement Brewer 1.

Class 5A, Region II

 No. Team 2015 Record Pts
1 Lancaster (4) 10-4 73
2 Frisco Lone Star (3) 14-2 69
3 Dallas Highland Park (1) 10-2 62
4 Mansfield Lake Ridge 15-1 47
5 Mesquite Poteet 9-4 43
6 Lake Dallas 12-3 30
7 Waxahachie 6-4 28
8 Marshall 11-2 26
9 Wylie East 10-2 21
10 Texarkana Texas 8-3 9

Others receiving votes: Mansfield Summit 6; Longview Pine Tree 5; Mansfield Timberview 5; Frisco Wakeland 4; Hallsville 4; Mansfield Legacy 4; Lucas Lovejoy 2; Dallas South Oak Cliff 1; Everman 1.

Class 5A, Region III

 No. Team 2015 Record Pts
1 Cedar Park (5) 16-0 77
2 Manvel (3) 11-3 72
3 Temple 12-2 57
4 Crosby 11-1 53
5 College Station 10-3 27
5 Magnolia 10-2 27
7 College Station A&M Consolidated 9-4 22
8 Fort Bend Elkins 8-3 17
9 Georgetown 8-4 16
10 Port Neches-Groves 9-3 13

Others receiving votes: Bryan 11; Ennis 9; Dayton 7; Magnolia West 7; Texas City 7; Fort Bend Marshall 4; Brenham 3; Elgin 3; Georgetown East View 2; Nederland 2; Port Arthur Memorial 2; New Caney 1; Waco 1.

Class 5A, Region IV

 No. Team 2015 Record Pts
1 Corpus Christi Calallen (4) 11-3 75
2 Boerne Champion 9-4 58
3 Kerrville Tivy (1) 11-1 51
4 Victoria West (1) 11-2 47
5 Angleton 8-6 38
6 Richmond Foster (1) 10-3 36
7 Edcouch Edcouch-Elsa 8-5 25
8 Dripping Springs 5-5 20
9 San Antonio Alamo Heights 6-4 17
10 Port Lavaca Calhoun 7-4 14

Others receiving votes: Austin LBJ 11; Austin Travis 10 (1); Gregory-Portland 8; Austin 6; Mercedes 6; Corpus Christi Carroll 5; Victoria East 5; Corpus Christi Flour Bluff 3; Lockhart 3; Roma 2.

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