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ASWA releases preseason football rankings

Published 12:43pm Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Alabama Sports Writers Association released their preseason football poll Wednesday, and four Marengo County teams appear in the rankings.

Demopolis comes into the season as the No. 10 team in Class 5A. The Tigers are coming off of a 9-3 season in 2012.

Sweet Water is ranked just outside the top 10 in Class 2A after they finished the 2012 season with an 11-3 record and a semifinal appearance in the playoffs.

Linden High School is the highest ranked team in the county going into the season, as they are No. 3 in the Class 1A rankings. The Patriots are coming off of an 11-2 season in 2012.

In the AISA poll, Marengo Academy appears outside the top 10, but they still received a few votes. They are coming off of a 7-5 season in 2012 and a semifinal appearance in the playoffs.

Class 5A

1. McAdory 348

2. Spanish Fort 321

3. Homewood 249

4. Benjamin Russell 234

5. Jackson 217

6. St. Paul’s 135

7. Hartselle 108

8. Muscle Shoals 95

9. Cullman 80

10. Demopolis 72

Others receiving votes: Briarwood Chr. (6-7) 40; Eufaula (8-3) 19, Vigor (8-4) 10, Fort Payne (10-1) 4, Southside-Gadsden (6-4) 4, Russellville (9-3) 1, Wenonah (10-2) 1.

Class 2A

1. Tanner 404

2. Washington Co. 261

3. Reeltown 257

4. Walter Wellborn 222

5. Fyffe 184

6. Oakman 174

7. Mobile Christian 116

8. G.W. Long 113

9. Lanett 53

10. Woodland 43

Others receiving votes: Lamar Co. (9-4) 37, Sweet Water (11-3) 27, N. Sand Mountain (8-3) 20, Fultondale (10-3) 11, Cottonwood (5-5) 5, Elba (6-5) 4, Ohatchee (2-8) 4, Sand Rock (5-6) 2, Sheffield (6-6) 1.

Class 1A

1. Brantley 376

2. Marion Co. 263

3. Linden 259

4. Pickens Co. 246

5. Maplesville 238

6. Addison 141

7. R.A. Hubbard 90

8. Geneva Co. 89

9. Hackleburg 73

10. Berry 62

Others receiving votes: Notasulga (8-4) 37, Ragland (9-1) 24, Gaylesville (3-7) 13, Hubbertville (9-4) 11, Parrish (5-5) 9, McIntosh (8-6) 4, Spring Garden (9-3) 2, Cedar Bluff (10-1) 1.

AISA

1. Edgewood Academy 399

2. Clarke Prep 309

3. Tuscaloosa Academy 255

4. Restoration Academy 187

5. Pickens Academy 164

6. Fort Dale Academy 154

7. Pike Liberal 137

8. Lee Scott 93

9. Crenshaw Christian 69

10. Macon-East 63

Others receiving votes: Ashford Acad. (9-4) 48, Monroe Acad. (10-2) 34, Sparta Acad. (5-6) 8, Glenwood Acad. (7-4) 7, Escambia Acad. (6-5) 4, Marengo Acad. (7-5) 3, Autauga Acad. (10-2) 2, Coosa Valley Acad. (4-7) 1, Jackson Acad. (3-7) 1.

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