The South Fork should be really competitive. Newton Conover returns a ton of talent. West Lincoln had a great year this year. North Lincoln has some really good players returning. Maiden is always very competitive. If I had to say right now I'd say-1. NL . 2. NC . 3. WL . 4. EL . 5. Maiden . 6. Bandys . 7 Lincolnton . 8. LNC. But that is just a guess, this is a really hard conference to predict.
NW 3/4a-I'd say same old candidates-Watauga until someone knocks them off. AC and Freedom trying to catch them. I know Watauga lost alot so maybe this is the year someone catches them. Until it happens I say...1. Watuaga 2. AC 3. Freedom 4.Hickory 5 S. Caldwell 6 St Stephens 7 McDowell
Northwestern Foothills, I agree its not close. Hibriten and then everyone else. I couldnt even manage a guess on the rest of the league. Draughn had a good year last year. West Iredell probably has the next most athletes. So it will be interesting to see what happens here.