High-SchoolCalifornia: Cal-Hi Sports Preseason State Rankings
August, 13, 2012
By Mark Tennis | ESPN.com
Mark Tennis/ESPNHSRunning backs Dasmond Tautalatasi and Tiapepe Vitale were standout underclassmen last season for CIF Open Division championship team.We won’t bother with a corny countdown because we’d have to be clueless not to have De La Salle, Santa Margarita and Vista Murrieta as the state’s top three to start the 2012 football season.
If you’re in the business of covering high school football, like we have done at Cal-Hi Sports for almost 35 years, preseason rankings are a necessity and they are fun to do.
With CIF state and regional bowl games this season, though, and with more and more top teams seeking each other out in early-season matchups, the preseason rankings don’t actually mean that much. Still, if you’re going to do them, they should make sense.