I saw on a thread people were throwing around D-VI Pre-Season top 10, so I thought I would start the discussion on DV.
Here is my DV Pre-Season top 10 and a little bit on why I place give each team their respective rankings.
#1: Joy Christian: I place them here because they gave Tempe a run for their money in the quarters last year and they have great players coming back in Lawrence, Mitchell, and Goodspeed.
#2: Phoenix Christian: They were competitive in D3 the last two seasons and I think coming down two divisions will give them a a new lease on life. They will be a contender.
#3: Tempe Prep: Last year's runner up. Lost a lot to grad, but program is strong. Travel to Snowflake in week 2!! WOW!
#4: ALA: New coach, new system, but the program is in the habit of winning. Will be solid.
#5: Valley Christian: Have improved the last two seasons under Rutledge. Third year is a telling year for a coach. Look for them to make some noise with improving numbers.
#6:Benson: Lost in the 1st round last year, but actually played ALA pretty dang tough. Have some good returners.
#7: Round Valley: Losing a lot to grad, always play tough harnosed football. Will be a second round team.
#8:Morenci: Played teams tougher than would be expected last year given their record. Will return to relevance this year.
#9:Scottsdale Christian: Made the playoffs last year and should continue to improve under Coach Gibbs.
#10: San Tan Foothills: Seems to underachieve given their size and athletes, but they will contend this year. Probably should be ranked a nit higher.