1. Joe City: In one word Remington. Remington Baldwin is one of the most talented small school running back I have ever seen, he comes into his senior year with two state championships under his belt. Not to mention they have the most successful 8 man coach on the sidelines (John Bryant). Until someone beats them they have to be number 1.
2. Valley Union: Coach Lu is a hard nose grind it out coach who demands the most from his players (trust me on that) senior Jace Luzania will be moving from fullback to running back were he should have great successes.
3. Mogollon: Tradition is here and alive. Yeah they graduated a ton but Boone Baker has proven to be an elite back that can expose a defense on any given play. A bad year for Mogollon is losing in the Semi Finals so no way they can be lower than 4.
4. St. David: The Tigers saw their 2010 title dreams slip away after blowing a huge lead to eventual state champ
5. Mayer: This looks to be the Wildcats most seasoned team since they won state in 2006. They return most of their starters from a team that lost to
6. Valley Lutheran: This is the year I believe Coach Wolf and the Flames have been building for. A combination of GREAT coaching and solid athletes (Dmitri O'Brien is arguably one of the best returning RB in DIV 6) I think they could be a top 4 team by seasons end.
7. Pima: Traditional 8-man powerhouse Pima returns to the 8-man game in 2011 after a short stint playing up in the 11 man game. Pima returns some very talented players from a team that had a respectable year in 2A in 2010. The Roughriders will have a new head coach this season. His name escapes me but I hear there are connections to Coach Bryant in
8. Bagdad: Graduated 9 seniors most of whom were 3-4 year starters RB Jonny Irwin transfers to parker for his senior year (it is where he grew up and Father still lives). 6'3" 290 OL/DL Isaih Chaves transfered to Morenci. But
Sleeper: Ray going from being a goldfish in the ocean to a northern pike in a bathtub numbers in div 6 is huge most of the time.
Dark Horse: Joy Christian