The idea came out of lack of knowledge and a nudge from a coach.
Start a coaches poll.
Instead of trying to fudge some faux knowledge on all of the girls soccer teams in the 6A Conference have the coaches use their true knowledge to come up with a legitimate poll.
The response for the first one is lighter than hoped, but a good start in getting a feel for what teams should be considered contenders as they enter week two of competition.
No area teams received a single vote. Most of the teams have just started so there is plenty of team to start gaining some attention.
Some of the coaches included comments as well. Here is a sampling:
“Basha had many injuries last year. They are healthy this year and may make a good run.”
“From what I know Perry and Chandler should be pretty high up there.”
Without further ado, here are initial rankings at MyNewsMesa.com by the 6A girls basketball coaches:
6A Girls Soccer Rankings (Four coaches participating)
- Xavier (3 first-place votes) 39
- Perry (1) 36
- Desert Vista 29
- Hamilton 28
- Pinnacle 19
- Millennium 17
- Chandler 13
- Highland 10
- Desert Mountain 9
- Highland 8
Others receiving votes: Corona del Sol 7, Basha 5, Gilbert 4, Cibola 1.
– Jason P. Skoda is a senior writer for MyNewsMesa.com. Send Mesa-based story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.