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Wake Forest unanimous No. 1 in preseason HSOT poll

Football: Heritage vs. Wake Forest (Dec. 2, 2016)

Aug, 8 2017, 10:41 AM

With the HighSchoolOT.com coverage area expanding to the coast this year, a significant number of teams have been added to the mix when it comes to the HighSchoolOT.com Top 20 Poll. The HighSchoolOT.com coverage area now includes over 250 schools.

That didn't hurt Wake Forest's chances of starting the season off in the top spot.

After winning the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-AA state championship last December, the Cougars are the unanimous No. 1 team in the preseason poll. Wake Forest will have tough tests early, including against No. 6 Richmond County and No. 8 Middle Creek.

Scotland County starts the season ranked No. 2 in the poll, followed by Cape Fear at No. 3. The Colts beat the Scots in the state playoffs last year, en route to a state runner-up finish in the 4-A classification.

Garner and Heritage round out the top five in a tie for No. 4.

Here's the complete preseason poll:

HighSchoolOT.com Top 20 Poll (Aug. 8, 2017)
1. Wake Forest (7) (140)
2. Scotland County (129)
3. Cape Fear (119)
T4. Garner (93)
T4. Heritage (93)
6. Richmond County (92)
7. Sanderson (87)
8. Middle Creek (73)
9. Hillside (67)
10. Pinecrest (54)
11. Havelock (49)
12. Cardinal Gibbons (48)
13. Orange (46)
14. D.H. Conley (43)
15. Lee County (41)
16. New Hanover (36)
T17. Laney (32)
T17. Tarboro (32)
19. Hoggard (25)
20. Clayton (21)

Others receiving votes: Southern Nash (18), Green Hope (15), Rocky Mount (15), New Bern (12), Wakefield (11), Northeastern (8), Seventy-First (8), Wallace-Rose Hill (8), West Craven (8), Fuquay-Varina (7), Cleveland (6), Clinton (6), Holly Springs (5), Southern Durham (5), Jack Britt (4), Southeast Raleigh (4), E.E. Smith (3), Pine Forest (3), Reidsville (3), Millbrook (1).



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