The Abilene High Eagles are the highest ranked team in District 2-5A by 36 places. Head coach Steve Warren's team is ranked 9th. The Cooper Cougars are the next closest at 45.
The Wylie Bulldogs and the Brownwood Lions are in the top 25 in Class 3A to start the new season. The Wylie Bulldogs are tied with district favorite Monahans at #15. Brownwood starts 2012 as the 24th ranked team in the state.
5 Big Country teams are in the Class 2A ratings. Merkel is #5 in Class 2A Div. I in the preseason. Eastland is next among the area schools. The Mavericks are 14th in the state. Breckenridge is 16th heading in to Week 0 in Division 1.
The Class 2A Div. II rankings start with 2011 state finalist Cisco. The Loboes are ranked 4th. Colorado City start the 2012 campaign as the 13th ranked team.
2 area schools are in the top 3 of the Class A Div. I ratings. 2011 state finalist Stamford is ranked 2nd as the Bulldogs get ready to open the season against McCamey. Goldthwaite is 3rd.
The Munday Moguls were 1 win short of the state title last year. They are expected to finish 2012 with the state championship this year. The Moguls are ranked #1 in Class A Div. II. Albany is just 2 spots back. Denney Faith's squad is 3rd. The Hamlin Pied Pipers are 20th in the state to start 2012.