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VYPE rankings: The top 20 entering postseason play

VYPE rankings: The top 20 entering postseason play
Cy-Fair has dominated their schedule in 2017. Photo By Jimmie Aggison

Originally appeared on Vype.com.

And just like that, the 2017-18 high school football regular season is over. Hard to believe isn’t it?

The season took a wild turn due to Hurricane Harvey and some schools will never be the same. Everyone came together and made adjustments to pull off a great season.

So now it’s do-or-die as the playoffs begin this week. Here are the rankings entering the postseason.

Several of the names are familiar power programs including Katy, Manvel, The Woodlands, Klein Collins and Westfield among others. Other teams who are not household names may include Ridge Point, Langham Creek, FB Bush and New Caney, but they are in the dance.

So let’s get it started as the race to the state finals begins this week.

CLASS 6A 

Rank

Team (Record)

Comment
1Katy (8-0)Another Undefeated Season; Regional Favs
2Klein Collins (9-0)Gave Up 8 Pts per Game; District Champs
3Cy-Fair (9-0)Original CFISD Team Closes Out Historic 17-6A
4Westfield (9-0)Rolled Through Season; Defense Gave Up 8 ppg
5The Woodlands (7-1)Only Loss on Last Second Kick by Katy; Peaking
6Ridge Point (8-1)Kings of FBISD
7Lamar (7-1)Only Loss to No. 2 Klein Collins in 1st Game
8Atascocita (7-1)Eagles are for Real; Umblemished in District
9Spring (8-1)Solid on Both Sides of Ball; Could be Sleeper
10Bush (7-1)Class 6A DII Regional Favorites
11Langham Creek (8-1)Loss to Cy-Fair, But Could be DII Challenger
12Cinco Ranch (8-1)Kuithe Brothers Out Will Make it Tough
13Clear Springs (7-2)Took Down Clear Lake for District Title
14North Shore (6-3)Here Come the MUSTANGS
15Hastings (6-2)Fear the District Champ Bears
16Klein Oak (6-3)Good Bounce Back Season After Slow Start
17Deer Park (6-3)Solid Defense; Solid Offense – Nothing Sexy
18Cypress Ranch (7-2)Pretty Strong Finish; Graduation Caught Up to Them
19Strake Jesuit (7-2)Crusaders Headed to Playoffs
20Dickinson (7-2)Gators Coming Alive

 

CLASS 5A

Rank

Team (Record)

Comment
1Manvel (9-0)Now the Run to State
2Angleton (9-0)Are they at Full Strength?
3FB Marshall (7-2)Will be Tough Out in Playoffs
4New Caney (7-2)Unleashed on Crosby
5Crosby (9-1)Limping Into Postseason?
6Magnolia West (8-1)Stumbled Vs Hunstville
7Waltrip (8-0)Big Game Vs Crosby
8Magnolia (5-4)Slips into Playoffs
9Porter (7-3)Great Back-to-Back Seasons
10Foster (6-3)Falcons Have High Hopes

 

 

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