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KSL.com HS Football Top 20+1: Looking past the RPI, into the beauty contest

By KSL.com Sports | Posted - Sep. 15, 2020 at 9:02 a.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah High School Activities Association released its initial RPI update after five weeks of high school football in Utah, making any media or coaches' poll a fruitless exercise made for vanity or feel-good measures alone.

But we're going to keep publishing it.

As always, here's a look at what we believe a Top 20 ranking in Utah high school football would look like if all the classifications were merged into one. And even if the order of the top-seven teams in Class 6A differs from the UHSAA's official rating (for now), the names are the same.

So here's another attempt to renumber them.

Plus-1

Wasatch 26, Spanish Fork 17

After jumping out to a 16-0 lead after the first quarter, the Wasps had to rally from a 1-point deficit with 10 unanswered points in the final period.

Adarius Edwards' second touchdown of the game helped Wasatch (4-1) pull away for good to establish themselves as a sneaky good team in 5A and a darkhorse contender to Salem Hills and Maple Mountain in Region 8.

Wasatch, which has only lost one game, 36-10 at 6A Pleasant Grove, and ranks fourth in the UHSAA's 5A RPI, will host the Golden Eagles on Friday, and will travel to Salem Hills on Oct. 8.

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