Here we go again, better competition is out of state and a chance for head coaches to compare their knowledge of the game against the skill of Florida. (*) Game played at the Austin-Tindall Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. A comprehensive listing of games updated on both HUDL and Maxpreps. However, content only as good as the data input from staff members. If your game was omitted please DM.
AUG 26 — Greeley West at Belen Jesuit (Fla.) *
AUG 27 — Dakota Ridge at First Coast (Fla.) *
The Lutheran Lions (St. Peters, MO) vs. Lutheran (Parker, CO)
SEPT 2 — Ralston Valley at Freedom (Fla.) *
SEPT 3 — Smoky Hill at Windermere (Fla.) *
Valor Christian at Oaks Christian (Calif.)
SEPT 9 — Columbine at Faith Lutheran (Las Vegas)
SEPT 10 — Cherry Creek at Chandler (Ariz.)
Eastside Catholic (Wash.) at Valor Christian ESPNU 8pm MST
Preseason polls via coaches inconclusive due to lack of participation. Others use algorithms and are flat out antiquated!
Based on first place voting one can tell how many voted. It is apparent nobody really cares about the “Coaches Poll” or algorithms like MaxPreps that has ties to the activities association. It is ironic since it counts for 25% of the final four measurements for post season seedings. Making the playoffs in 2021 Class 4A will be quite a bit easier this year as long as covid19 does not uphold the season like 2020. Parallel to 5A the field will include 24 teams. Many will argue eight is enough and @303Gonzo concurs. Like wild card points more than a half decade ago of 32 teams all it does is expand or extend another game. 9 games were normal so a 10th was nice but not necessary. The obligatory game just confused fans and had poor attendances. Bottom line is if you ain’t in it to win it, why play an unnecessary game that bumps into another winter sports practice season or adds risk of injury.
Two versions of @303Gonzo Preseason poll have been published. The third will be ready prior to Kickoff 2021 August 26, 2021. Injuries and transfers might not be published but rosters should shake out this final weekend of August. Hidden players will finally adorn jersey numbers and Varsity, JV or FR status. Enjoy FREE content on the platforms of 303Gonzo on all social medias.