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6A boys soccer coaches poll: Mesa teams shut out, Chandler closes gap

The Red Mountain boys team entered Thursday's action with two straight defeats. (Red Mountain boys soccer Twitter account).

The votes came before the big clash.

It might not be unanimous anymore after Brophy and Chandler played to an intense 1-1 tie on Tuesday. The Broncos have been the top team all year in the 6A Boys Coaches Poll, but the undefeated Wolves just might steal some of those first-place votes in the coming weeks.

“They play with confidence,” one coach said of Chandler before the match. “They will not be lost in the moment. They’ll be ready.”

After the top two, the rest of the field is anyone’s guess as the drop off in votes goes from 90 for Chandler to 64 for Pinnacle.

Teams three through six are separated by just 12 votes so the race for the other two semifinal spots appears to be wide open.

Locally, Mesa has been the lone area team to get votes all year and the Jackrabbits fell out of the top 10 and received zero votes this week.

Here is a look at the top 10:

6A Boys Soccer Coaches Poll (10 votes)              

Team (Record)                LW        Points (First-place votes)

1. Brophy (17-0-2)               1              100 (10)

2. Chandler (16-0-4)            2                90

3. Pinnacle (13-4-1)             5                64

4. Desert Vista (11-4-2)       4                62

5. Rincon (11-2-2)               8                59

6. SD O’Connor (9-2-2)        3                52

7. Sunnyside (15-3)              –                42

8. Highland (6-5-2)               6                23

9. Desert Mtn (9-4-3)            –                14

10. Trev. Browne (11-5-2)      –               13

Dropped out: Kofa (6th), Tucson (9th), Mesa (10th)

Others receiving votes: San Luis 6, Tolleson 4, North 4, Copper Canyon 1.

– Jason P. Skoda is a senior writer for MyNewsMesa.com. Send Mesa-based story ideas to jskoda@mynewsmesa.com.

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