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Bracket challenge: Which high school is the best in the state?

By Josh Furlong, KSL.com | Posted - Mar 15th, 2019 @ 9:32am



SALT LAKE CITY — March is reserved for one thing.

Sure, people have birthdays in the month and there’s some green holiday mixed in there somewhere around the middle of the month, but they all serve as distractions to the one main event.

This month is about creating brackets — pitting ourselves against random strangers who care only marginally about the teams they pick to win it all. Each year at KSL.com, we like to add a counter bracket to the other madness out there — just to be a little different.

In years past, we’ve used this bracket challenge to determine the best large and small city in Utah. We’ve even used it to find the most prominent Utahn that has graced us with his or her presence.

This year? It’s a challenge to see which high school is the best.

Sure, this could turn into an athletic debate or a regional superiority complex. Either way, it’s a very scientific way to see what school is the best — in whatever means you see fit to determine that.

The state has approximately 154 designated high schools (or its equivalent), which is far too many to pit against each other in a bracket-style challenge. So, we’re only taking schools from the 6A, 5A and 4A classifications this year, and we will do the smaller schools next year (just like we did with the best big and small cities).

Still, between those three classifications there are 77 schools available. To get our 64-team bracket, we need to eliminate a few schools (sorry, only one can win anyway). This is where you, the awesome readers of KSL.com, come into play.

Below are polls for each region within the various classifications. The top 64 vote getters within those three classifications will move on to the bracket challenge next week. The pairings will be based on the voting percentages of each school. Do you want a No. 1 seed for your favorite school? Get out the vote and secure one of the top spots!

The voting for this will end Sunday at midnight.

Now go vote!

What's your favorite 6A - Region 1 school?
Clearfield
Davis
Fremont
Layton
Northridge
Syracuse
Weber
What's your favorite 6A - Region 2 school?
Cyprus
Granger
Hillcrest
Hunter
Kearns
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What's your favorite 6A - Region 3 school?
Copper Hills
Herriman
Riverton
Taylorsville
West Jordan
What's your favorite 6A - Region 4 school?
American Fork
American Heritage
Bingham
Lone Peak
Pioneer
Pleasant Grove
Westlake
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What's your favorite 5A - Region 5 school?
Bountiful
Box Elder
Farmington
Roy
Viewmont
Woods Cross
What's your favorite 5A - Region 6 school?
East
Highland
Murray
Olympus
Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts
Skyline
West
What's your favorite 5A - Region 7 school?
Alta
Brighton
Corner Canyon
Cottonwood
Jordan
Timpview
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What's your favorite 5A - Region 8 school?
Maple Mountain
Provo
Skyridge
Springville
Timpanogos
Wasatch
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What's your favorite 4A - Region 9 school?
Canyon View
Cedar
Desert Hills
Dixie
Hurricane
Pine View
Snow Canyon
Tuacahn for the Performing Arts
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What's your favorite 4A - Region 10 school?
Lehi
Mountain View
Orem
Payson
Salem Hills
Spanish Fork
Uintah
What's your favorite 4A - Region 11 school?
Ben Lomond
Bonneville
Juan Diego
Ogden
Park City
Stansbury
Tooele
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What's your favorite 4A - Region 12 school?
Bear River
Green Canyon
Logan
Mountain Crest
Ridgeline
Sky View
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If you can't see any of the above polls, click below:

Josh Furlong

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