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After revealing the Private School Rankings and 5A Rankings it is time for VYPE to release its final preseason rankings prior to the start of the 2019 volleyball season.
It's time for the 6A rankings.
Last season, Ridge Point reached the final game of the season. The Panthers do lose Skylar Fields to the University of Texas but do bring back a solid senior class that should help propel them back to state. But who could stand in the way? The Woodlands, Seven Lakes, Pearland Dawson, Cinco Ranch, Deer Park?
We will have to wait and see. But in the mean time check out the VYPE Class 6A Preseason Rankings.
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1) Ridge Point
Ridge Point was on the cusp of bringing home the hardware in 2018. A loss in the Class 6A Championship game to Flower Mound prevented that, but fueled a team full of juniors to be ready for 2019. Gone is superstar Skylar Fields, who will star this fall at the University of Texas. Coach Lori McLaughlin has also moved on, taking the Cedar Park job. Lauren Bailey will take the coaching reigns and the cupboard is loaded. FULL TEAM PREVIEW COMING SOON!
2) The Woodlands
When talking about contenders in Houston, The Woodlands must be in the conversation. The Highlanders reached the Regional Semifinals for a seventh-straight time last season before falling to Plano West. Falling short of reaching the Regional Finals snapped a five-year streak of playing in that round for The Woodlands. Heading into this season – chasing the program's fourth overall state championship and first since 2015 – The Woodlands has some top talent back. Dylan Maberry (LSU-commit) leads the offensive group after racking up an impressive 765 kills last season and was named the District 15-6A Offensive Player of the Year. FULL TEAM PREVIEW COMING SOON.
The rankings continue here
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If Houston wants to get back to the Fall Classic in 2024, they're going to have to rely on their pitching. Owner Jim Crane believes the club has 8 starting pitchers when Luis Garcia and Lance McCullers Jr. return mid-season.
Which allows several of the starters to move to the bullpen and provide even more depth. Add those guys to Bryan Abreu, Ryan Pressly, and Josh Hader and you have a recipe for success.
Check out the video above as ESPN Houston's Jeremy Branham goes through the entire staff and makes his case for the Astros having the best pitching staff in baseball.
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