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Pre-season hype

Posted January 17, 2012
Football 2012: Your first rankings by Jeff Linder
In the wake of the IHSAA’s football reclassification and district reassignment for 2012 and 2013, Iowa Prep Sports’ Jeff Linder provides one person’s preseason top 10.

It’s a little bit BC Moore, a little bit Quik Stats, a little bit hunch.

CLASS 2A 2011 W-L 2011 Postseason
1. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 11-1 3A quarterfinalist
2. Union 12-2 3A champion
3. Mediapolis 11-1 2A quarterfinalist
4. Spirit Lake 13-1 2A runner-up
5. West Marshall 12-1 2A semifinalist
6. Carroll Kuemper 10-2 2A quarterfinalist
7. Sheldon 6-4 2A qualifier
8. Dyersville Beckman 11-2 2A semifinalist
9. North Polk 8-3 2A second round
10. Osage 6-4 2A qualifier
10 others to watch (alphabetic order): Albia (7-3), Baxter CMB (6-4), Cascade (5-5), Center Point-Urbana (4-6), Central Lyon-GLR (7-4), Clarion-Goldfield (7-5), Forest City (8-3), MOC-Floyd Valley (5-5), Monroe PCM (11-1), New Hampton (7-3).

CLASS 3A 2011 W-L 2011 Postseason
1. Norwalk 9-2 3A second round
2. Creston/Orient-Macksburg 8-2 3A qualifier
3. Solon 9-2 3A second round
4. Keokuk 7-3 3A qualifier
5. Decorah 11-3 3A runner-up
6. Carroll 8-3 3A second round
7. Sioux City Heelan 8-2 3A qualifier
8. Oskaloosa 8-3 3A second round
9. Grinnell 8-3 3A second round
10. Pella 10-2 3A quarterfinalist
10 others to watch (alphabetic order): Adel ADM (12-1), Atlantic (4-6), Boone (5-5), Harlan (9-4), Maquoketa (10-2), Spencer (5-7), Webster City (9-2), West Delaware (10-2), Washington (5-5), Williamsburg (6-4),