Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunflower League Extra

Top 5 Player Ratings
If you missed last week's preseason player ratings synopsis, you can read it here.

1. Brandon Willingham, Running Back, Olathe East
2. Victor Simmons (right), Quarterback, Olathe North
3. Adonis Saunders, Running Back, Olathe North
4. Will Livingston, Running Back, SM West
5. Nick Sands, Running Back, Olathe South

Honorable Mention: John Schrock, Drew Goodger, Drew Humphreys, Kyle Swartz

Week One Team Power Rankings
If you missed the preseason power rankings story, you can read it here.

*Team Power Rankings are subject to change on a week-to-week basis.

1. Olathe North (0-0)
2. SM West (0-0)
3. Olathe East (0-0)
4. Olathe South (0-0)
5. SM East (0-0)
6. SM Northwest (0-0)
7. Lawrence Free State (0-0)
8. Olathe Northwest (0-0)
9. Lawrence (0-0)
10. SM South (0-0)
11. SM North (0-0)
12. Leavenworth (0-0)

Week One Matchups (Game previews to come on Wednesday)

SM West @ Olathe North
Olathe East @ SM North
SM Northwest @ SM East
Olathe South @ Lawrence Free State
SM South @ Olathe Northwest
Leavenworth @ Lawrence

Poll Watching

Kansas City Star Big Class Top 10
4. Olathe North
5. Olathe East
7. SM West 6A Preseason Top 10
1. Olathe North
4. SM West
8. Olathe East

KC Metro Sports Preseason Top 25
4. Olathe North
9. Olathe East
12. SM West
25. Olathe South

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

TheImpaler's week 1 picks:

LV @ LAW A classic rematch of last year's final game between 0-8 teams won by an uninspired Chesty Lion team 13-6. Lawrence will be looking to improve and although it will be another long season they will get the job done against the Pioneers...LAW 24 LV 6

OE @ SMN A total mismatch on paper, I expect it to be on the field as well. An easy warm up game for the Hawks. OE 49 SMN 7

SMS @ ONW A intriguing matchup of two teams that appeared to be improving much of last year but were hit hard by graduation. Perhaps a heavier toll on the Ravens though. SMS 17 ONW 16

SMNW @ SME A great week 1 matchup between two teams on the cusp last year. SME pulled this one out to make the playoffs. I look for the Lancers to continue to improve under their new coach and make the playoffs easily this year in a soft district. Cougs should also cruise thru their even softer distrcit. SME 25 SMNW 14

OS @ LFS Oh, the vagaries of high school football. 8-3 Firebirds against 4-5 Falcons but virtually everyone has O South on the rise this year and Free State knocked down several pegs. Can Free State surprise in week 1 on their home turf? TheImpaler says 'maybe', the Falcons have not been able to play steady football the last couple of seasons.....LFS 30 OS 28

SMW @ ON Possibly the two best teams in the league meeting in week 1 so neither will be in top form. The danger here for the Vikes is a new QB who has been a bit injury prone behind some new O lineman against that swarming Eagle defense. Look for a steady diet of Cordi and Will but in the end ON is too tough. Vikes may end up 8-1 with a fairly soft schedule after this one but..ON 21 SMW 16