There are numerous preseason high school football polls that have been published and, finally, McPherson High has broken into the Top 5 in one of them.
The Hutchinson News released its preseason poll today and the Bullpups are ranked No. 4 in Class 4A Division I.
Miege, as in all the polls so far, is the pick for No. 1. The News goes with defending state champion Buhler at No. 2, followed by Hayden, MHS and Hays. Buhler and Hays are in the Bullpups’ district.
Andale, which also is on MHS’ schedule, is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A Division II. Salina South, which hosts the Bullpups on Thursday in the season opener, is not ranked in Class 5A even though it’s coming off a state runner-up finish from last year.
The only area school to make the rankings is Hesston. The Swathers check in at No. 10 in Class 3A after going 8-2 last year, losing in the first round of the 4A playoffs.