Posted: Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:01AM

First statewide media football poll released



The media has released its first statewide football poll.

Webb City and Lamar start the season at No. 1 in their respective classes after winning state titles last season. Webb City goes for its fourth title in a row and 12th overall this season.

Bolivar and Hillcrest join Webb City among the top 10 in Class 4. The Liberators chime in at No. 4 to start the year and Hillcrest sits at No. 8.

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Lamar has a lot of company in Class 2 with MV/BT Liberty sitting at No. 2 behind the Tigers. Fellow SCA member Mountain Grove is No. 5 and Strafford is No. 8. Liberty, Mountain Grove and Strafford all will face off in Distrct 3.

Camdenton and Ozark are ranked in the top 10 of Class 5 at Nos. 7 and 9. Kickapoo, Lebanob and Nixa all received votes in that class.

Cassville and Reeds Spring are back-to-back at Nos. 6 and 7 in Class 3 with Osage and Monett getting votes.

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Thayer is the lone ranked Class 1 team in the area at No. 5 with Miller, Osceoka and Skyline getting votes.

The complete rankings are below:

Missouri football rankings
 
Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis. 2012: final record last year:
 
(FOR RELEASE 12:01 A.M. WEDNESDAY)
 
CLASS 6
Rank, team                            2012    Pts.
1. Blue Springs (15)                13-1     150
2. CBC                                    11-1     132
3. Rockhurst                            9-3       115
4. Rock Bridge                        9-3       101
5. De Smet                              9-4       99
6. Francis Howell                    12-2     78
7. Hazelwood Central             8-3       46
8. Raymore-Peculiar                7-4       43
9. Lafayette                             12-1     21
10. Jefferson City                   7-4       20
Also receiving votes: Liberty (6-5) 12, Blue Springs South (5-5) 7, Hickman (9-2) 1

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CLASS 5
Rank, team                            2012    Pts.
1. Lee’s Summit West (15)     11-1     150
T2. Fort Osage                        12-2     123
T2. Parkway Central               11-2     123
4. Kirkwood                            13-1     98
5. Webster Groves                  9-3       87
6. Staley                                  9-3       77
7. Camdenton                         8-4       61
8. Winnetonka                         7-4       35
9. Ozark                                  11-2     32
10. Vianney                             5-6       15
Also receiving votes: Lebanon (9-2) 9, Park Hill South (7-5) 6, Kearney (6-4) 4, Nixa (7-4) 3, Jackson (7-3) 1, Kickapoo (6-5) 1

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CLASS 4
Rank, team                            2012    Pts.
1. Webb City (15)                   15-0     150
2. Helias                                  10-5     134
3. Harrisonville                        11-3     119
4. Bolivar                                9-3       95
5. Raytown South                   6-5       78
6. Westminster                        8-3       63
7. Liberty North                      6-5       59
8. Hillcrest                               10-2     48
9. Hannibal                              10-2     33
10. Sullivan                             12-1     22
Also receiving votes: St. Charles West (7-4) 5, Carthage (8-3) 4, Moberly (7-3) 4, Priory (8-3) 3, Smithville (8-4) 2, Cape Central (5-7) 1

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CLASS 3
Rank, team                            2012    Pts.
1. Maryville (15)                     15-0     150
2. John Burroughs                   13-1     133
3. California                            13-1     116
4. Oak Grove                          11-1     105
5. Duchesne                            8-5       87
6. Cassville                              11-1     80
7. Reeds Spring                       7-4       43
8. Center                                 10-3     39
9. Centralia                              10-2     24
10. O’Fallon Christian            9-2       18
Also receiving votes: Osage (7-5) 16, Monett (10-4) 6, Eldon (8-5) 5, Hogan Prep (10-1) 3

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CLASS 2
Rank, team                            2012    Pts.
1. Lamar (15)                          12-3     150
2. MV-Liberty                         10-3     134
3. Caruthersville                      10-3     116
4. Lutheran North                   4-7       92
5. Mountain Grove                  11-1     84
6. South Callaway                   10-2     74
7. Herculaneum                       7-3       55
8. Strafford                             10-1     52
9. Blair Oaks                           13-2     27
10. Brookfield                         7-4       17
Also receiving votes: Lafayette County (11-1) 16, Holden (11-3) 4, Palmyra (7-5) 3, Lathrop (11-2) 1

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CLASS 1
Rank, team                            2012    Pts.
1. Hamilton (9)                        15-0     144
2. Valle Catholic (6)                12-3     141
3. Westran                               10-2     112
4. Tipton                                  13-1     101
5. Thayer                                 6-5       88
6. Cass-Midway                      9-3       73
7. Polo                                     8-4       65
8. South Harrison                    9-2       32
9. Salisbury                             12-2     25
10. Marceline                          7-4       15
Also receiving votes: Osceola (5-5) 13, Milan (10-1) 10, Miller (12-1) 4, Skyline (10-3) 1, South Shelby (8-5) 1

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Photo Galleries

Pictures: Ava 9, Mt. Grove 8


Ava won the battle of SCA unbeatens with a walk-off sac fly.

Pictures: Southwest 10, Purdy 8


Southwest claims the Ozark 7 championship.

Pictures: Central vs. Glendale tennis


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