Computer rankings. Some people love them. Some hate them.
the math formula that produces the rankings is meticulous — a carefully
crafted, dissected work of science that isn't subject to traditional
editorial bias — not everyone agrees with the output. The particularly
goes for the coaches, who spend endless gobs of time analyzing the
strengths and weaknesses of their own team and others.
a farewell to the 2018 football season, MaxPreps invited every head
varsity football coach from Ohio to participate in a
poll to pick the top 10 teams in the region. Here are the results.
Without further ado...
Beyond taking the poll, we asked coaches a few more open-ended optional
questions that included their opinions on the local football scene. We
Which team, besides your own, will make the
biggest improvement between now and the start of next season?
program — beside your own — is the best in terms of participation,
community support, student support, academics and player personal
Kudos to Marion Local (Maria Stein, Ohio)
and Kirtland who won this in a landslide victory. Other schools that were repeatedly mentioned were Colerain, Hilliard Davidson, Washington (Massillon), Pickerington Central and St. Edward.
If you took a one-year break from your team, which program would you most want to shadow and why?
Marion Local (for being a perennial powerhouse) and Kirtland (a small school with high participation and consistent winner) were the clear winners here. Two other schools were close:
* St. Edwards. Coaches want to know what coach Lombardo's recipe for success is year-after-year.
* Arcbishop Hoban. The team's recent surge has coaches wanting to know how the Knights have become more dominant in recent years and how they are keeping their participation high with their two-a-day practice schedule.
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