24-7Football.com's Playoff Power Rankings (11/15)
Only eight teams remain standing in each division after 11 weeks of football. 24-7 took on the unenviable task of putting together a ranking on those who remain.
3.) Brophy (10-1) – Brophy entered the
playoffs as the #5 seed with their only loss coming to PV. They shut down a
young Maryvale squad last week, winning 55-20. They face
5.) Mt View (8-3) – The 3 losses for this
team is very deceiving as they all came to playoff teams by a total of 6 points.
With the pedigree of this school, I would not underestimate them at all. They
entered the playoffs as the #9 seed and beat
6.) Corona (9-2) – Corona started off the
season with a 1-2 record but have since rattled off 8 straight wins and are
looking to be the Cinderella story of this year's playoffs. The Aztecs have had
the reputation of never being able to beat Desert Vista never going deep in the
playoffs. Well, they broke both of those stereotypes with a win of DV to claim
the Central Region championship and came back from 17 points down to beat #6
7.) Mt Ridge (7-4) – This is a team that
has battled adversity all season long. They started off the year with a 1-4
record and lost not one but two D1 recruits in Nick Covey and Tim Ham. They
moved Austin Martin to QB and won 5 straight to get into the playoffs as the #16
seed. They made noise last week as the beat #1 PV. They must travel to
8.) Salpointe (8-3) – This is another team
that started off slowly, losing 3 out of their first 5 games. But have since
been on a roll winning 6 in a row. They entered the playoffs as the #7 seed and
defeated Canyon del Oro last week. They get a tough draw this week as they must
1.) Sunnyside (11-0) – This team smoked through the regular season and I have to go with the defending champs until proven otherwise. The Blue Devils entered the playoffs as the #3 seed and dismantled Coconino 47-6. They face Saguaro this week.
2.) Centennial (11-0) – The Coyotes were only challenged once during the regular season and that was by Chaparral. They entered the playoffs as the #1 seed and manhandled McClintock 49-7. They face Chaparral for a rematch in the 2nd round.
5.) Saguaro (10-1) – Saguaro has won 10
straight with their last loss coming in week 1 to Cactus. They entered the
playoffs as the #6 seed and used an effect ground game to beat #12 Amphi. They
make the trip down to
6.) Chaparral (8-3) – Chap is the Mt View
of 4A, they come to play in the playoffs. They entered the playoffs as the #8
seed and took care of
7.) Cactus (10-1) – Cactus kept finding ways to win throughout the regular season until they lost to Centennial in week 10. They still entered the playoffs as the #2 seed and beat a very dangerous Millennium team in the 1st round. They must face a very under-rated Cienega team this week.
8.) Cienega (9-2) – No one expected Cienega to still be here. They lost a ton of players to graduation yet still won 8 games during the regular season. They are the #7 seed and are looking to upset #2 Cactus this week.
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