Computer polls are always kind of silly, that much has been established in college football and the BCS and all of that madness.
Recently, there’s been an advent of computer polls broaching the high school football world, including one of the more nationally known ones put out by the fine folks at MaxPreps.
In their latest computer poll, the MaxPreps Freeman Rankings, there are a few notable DFW area powerhouses being well-represented, including two-time defending Class 4A Division I state champions Guyer, who are moving up to the state’s largest classification this year after a two-year hiatus.
Guyer is ranked No. 11 in the poll and is the third-ranked Texas team behind Allen (No. 1) and Cedar Hill (No. 4). Guyer and Allen, of course, open the season on Aug. 29 at UNT’s Apogee Stadium in a game that will have several eyes on it from across the state, and apparently, the country.
The other Texas teams that make up the top 25 in the computer rankings are perennial state title contender Katy (No. 13), which Cedar Hill upended in the 5A Division II title game a year ago, and DeSoto (No. 15) rounds out the Texas representatives.
This is interesting because Guyer not only opens the season with Allen, a team they have no chance of playing in the postseason, but also can look ahead at a likely second-round playoff matchup with Cedar Hill and a possible state title game matchup with Katy. There is also an outside shot that DeSoto could end up in 6A Division II, although the Eagles would likely go 6A Division I with the likes of Allen.