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 Kansas to participate in a
poll to pick the top 10 teams in the region. Here are the results.
Without further ado...
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 the 2019 season.
Bishop Carroll topped the list, with plenty of mention to Aquinas, Canton-Galva (Canton, Kan.)
, Olathe West (Olathe, Kan.)
, Beloit (Beloit, Kan.)
, Blue Valley, Hays and Hoisington (Hoisington, Kan.)
program — beside your own — is the best in terms of participation,
community support, student support, academics and player personal
The most popular schools named
were (listed by order of popularity): Derby, Andale, Smith Center, Sabetha, Bishop Miege, Blue Valley and Scott.
If you took a one-year break from your team, which program would you most want to shadow and why?
coaches had a keen interest in Derby due to its on-and-off-the field
success. The program's great tradition, individual character development and community support all have coaches intrigued.
program most mentioned was Aquinas, perceived as a
private school following the rules and consistently developing with a "tough" program where Coach Dreiling with top-to-bottom buy in. What do you think: is the computer
ranking or the coaches poll a more accurate reflection? Find us on
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