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KSL Coaches Poll: Jordan is new No. 1 in 5A

KSL Coaches Poll: Jordan is new No. 1 in 5A



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SANDY — Thanks to Alta's thrilling upset win over Bingham there is a new No. 1 in 5A.

The Jordan Beetdiggers move up to take over the top spot in the KSL Coaches Poll, released Tuesday. They are 2-0 to start the season with wins over Fremont and Layton by a combined score of 109-26.

Alta moves up a spot to No. 2 after ending a 4-game losing streak to their black and blue rivals that dated back to 2008.

Five games to watch this week
Game Night Live Game of the Week: No. 1 Jordan at No. 1 East
If you watch one regular season high school football game the rest of the year this is the game you need to attend. It's rare that the No. 1 teams in 4A and 5A meet in the regular season. This should be a fantastic football game.Riverton at No. 4 Syracuse
Syracuse is off to a great start outscoring their opponents 68-13 but they haven't faced a team as good as Riverton who is coming off an impressive win over Herriman and playing with a chip on their shoulder this season.Mountain Crest at No. 5 Woods Cross
Mountain Crest is coming off a heartbreaking loss. How will they respond against the team who replaced them in the top five? Woods Cross is looking like more than just a sleeper in 4A led by Stanford commit Sean Barton.Brighton at Sky View
Two of the most surprising teams will put their perfect record on the line Friday night. Highland at No. 4 Herriman
Herriman will be looking to bounce back from a tough overtime loss against a very good Riverton team. They will need to put that behind them quickly as they face an undefeated Highland team looking to make a statement.

Bingham didn't drop far in the rankings after the 1-point loss. The Miners are now ranked third followed by two Region 1 teams.

Syracuse and Northridge are ranked 4th and 5th after both teams shutout 4A opponents. The Titans will be tested Friday when they host Riverton while Northridge travels to Kearns.

East remains No. 1 in 4A as they prepare for one of the most intriguing matchup of the season to date. The Leopards will host No. 1 Jordan on Friday night. Both teams were scheduled to take part in the Beehive classic on Saturday but after a sponsor dropped out the expense of flying two California teams to Utah was no longer possible. So East and Jordan have agreed to play each other giving high school football fans in Utah an early season clash between the No. 1 teams in 4A and 5A.

Bountiful remains No. 2 and they are also preparing for a great matchup against defending 4A Champ Logan.

Timpview moves up one spot to No. 3 replacing Herriman who drops one spot after losing a heartbreaker to rival Riverton at Rice-Eccles stadium.

Woods Cross is off to a great start impressive enough to land them in the top five for the first time this season. They face their toughest test to date against previously 5th ranked Mountain Crest. The Mustangs suffered a heartbreaking, and some would say controversial, last second loss to Lone Peak.

There were no changes this week in 3A as Hurricane remains No. 1 followed by Juan Diego, Spanish Fork, Stansbury and Dixie.

Manti remains No. 1 in 2A despite losing at Juan Diego. The Templars did show well against the Soaring Eagle and trailed by just 8 entering the 4th quarter.

They were followed in the top five by San Juan, Millard, South Summit and Emery.

Millard jumped up a spot on the strength of an impressive 20-7 win over their rival Delta.

The 1A poll remains the same with defending champion Duchesne No. 1 followed by Layton Christian, Monticello, Rich and Summit Academy.

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Jeremiah Jensen

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