The SUPER 25 is shaping up to demonstrate the strongest teams in the state and we are getting a good look at the teams who will be playing deep in the playoffs. The interesting thing about the poll at this point is the presence of several schools from smaller classifications.
THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE
South Pointe entered this season at the No. 2 spot behind Dutch Fork and they moved in comfortably to the top spot when Dutch Fork lost to Fort Dorchester, as the Patriots also moved up into the No. 2 spot. The Byrnes Rebels are at No. 3 and I'm not so sure they aren't the best 5A team in the state right now.
SMALL SCHOOLS MAKING NOISE
While most think the Super 25 should be mostly the 5A and 4A schools, there are two 3A teams, two 2A teams, and one 1A team among the best. If you don't think the Chapman Panthers belong at the No. 7 spot, you haven't seen them play. 3A Dillon is at NO. 9 and deservedly so; 2A Abbeville is at No. 10 and can play with anyone in the state. 2A Carvers Bay is at No. 24 and one of the best ground game teams in the state, losing to a very good North Myrtle Beach team this week. 1A Lamar is at No. 25, unbeaten and we all know they are capable of competing with the big boys.
By now everyone knows that Dorman and Spartanburg have dropped to 0-2 on the season and both have tumbled out of the polls. I'm not as concerned about Dorman, as they have faced two powerhouse opponents in their first two weeks and simply have not put together "finishes" to their games. Spartanburg, on the other hand, has given up a lot of ground yardage with their defense and and their offense has sputterd, making things even worse for their struggling defense. .
|1||SOUTH POINTE STALLIONS (4A)||4-0|
|2||FORT DORCHESTER PATRIOTS (5A)||4-0|
|3||BYRNES REBELS (5A)||4-0|
|4||SPRING VALLEY VIKINGS (5A)||4-0|
|5||CONWAY TIGERS (5A)||4-0|
|7||CHAPMAN PANTHERS (3A)||4-0|
|8||DUTCH FORK SILVER FOXES (5A)||1-1|
|9||DILLON WILDCATS (3A)||4-0|
|10||ABBEVILLE PANTHERS (2A)||4-0|
|11||GREENWOOD EAGLES (5A)||3-0|
|13||NORTH MYRTLE BEACH CHIEFS (4A)||4-0|
|14||BOILING SPRINGS (5A)||3-1|
|15||SOCASTEE BRAVES (5A)||3-0|
|16||WHITE KNOLL TIMBERWOLVES (5A)||4-0|
|17||NORTH AUGUSTA YELLOW JACKETS (4A)||3-0|
|18||SUMTER GAMECOCKS (5A)||3-1|
|19||SOUTH AIKEN THOROUGHBREDS (4A)||3-1|
|20||HARTSVILLE RED FOXES (4A)||3-1|
||BELTON-HONEA PATH BEARS (4A)||3-1|
|22||NORTHWESTERN TROJANS (5A)||2-2
|23||SPARTANBURG VIKINGS (5A)||2-2|
|24||CARVERS BAY BEARS (2A)||3-1|
|25||LAMAR SILVER FOXES (1A)||4-0|
VIEW ALL OF THE TOP TEN POLLS AT THE BELOW LINKS
- SUPER 25 POLL: Week Four
- Class 3A Top Ten - Week Four