The first ArizonaVaristy.com high school football media poll was released today and there were a few surprises as is expected in the first week of a realignment year.
In Division II, (No. 4) Ironwood Ridge and (6) Salpointe each picked up a first place vote and the two programs were joined by (9) Mountain View and (10) Cienega while (5) Catalina Foothills was the only team from Southern Arizona to make the field in D-III.
(5) Sahuarita and (10) Flowing Wells made the list for D-IV and (9) Bisbee and (10) Benson made it for D-V. No poll for D-VI was conducted.
I was one of 18 media members who voted. The complete list is found at the end of the official poll.
My preseason picks for all six divisions can be found inside the Sollenberger Preseason Magazine at AZPreps365.com.
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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com