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.
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.