20. Moore (6A-I, 3-1)
The Lions suffered their first loss in four already uncomfortably close games last week against Westmoore. Moor’s average margin of victory is .75 points.
19. Tuttle (4A No. 4, 3-1)
The Tigers clobbered Cache and Noble, scooted by Bethany comfortably and went to the wire with Guthrie, a team that’s dominated everybody it’s played.
18. Bishop McGuinness (5A No. 9, 3-1)
McGuinness looked the part when it clobbered Shawnee 48-10 last Thursday.
17. Newcastle (4A No. 3, 4-0)
The Racers are 4-0 and have claimed crucial wins over No. 8 Weatherford — who they vanquished by three scores — and Plainview.
16. Edmond Memorial (6A-I, 2-3)
The Bulldogs defense has questions to answer in the back-half of the season after giving up over 700 combined rushing yards and 12 touchdowns to Edmond North’s Dev Matthews and Santa Fe’s Demarius Robinson, but the Bulldogs offense has had several big scoring nights averaging over 30 points a game.
15. Midwest City (5A, 2-2)
After starting 0-2 against town rivals Carl Albert and Del City, the Bombers have won convincingly against Del City and Putnam City North.
14. Yukon (6A-I, 1-3)
The Millers have struggled since defeating Stillwater on Week 2.
13. Edmond North (6A-I, 2-3)
North is earning a reputation for getting itself into shootouts. After suffering a significant blow to Deer Creek on Week 0 then losing to Moore in crunch time on Week 1, the Huskies rallied in high-scoring wins over Edmond Memorial and Enid before losing another close one to Norman.
12. Piedmont (5A No. 4, 5-0)
The Wildcats won convincingly Week 3 against Duncan and Week 4 against Southeast. Piedmont’s defense has been solid all year, and its offense, which had question marks after struggling against El Reno and Blanchard earlier this year, has been rolling.
11. Millwood (2A No. 2, 3-1)
Save a Week 0 loss to Heritage Hall, Millwood has given Washington a run for its money at the No. 1 slot in Class 2A a year removed from their meeting in the state title game and the Warriors’ eventual win. The Falcons have scored 41 points per game over their last three contests and have given up only 4.3 a contest.
10. Westmoore (6A-I, 2-2)
The Jaguars took home a dominant win over Yukon and overcame a 14-point deficit to beat Moore last week. They’re still finding their groove, but they’ve shown strides each week.
9. Deer Creek (6A-II No. 4, 2-2)
The Antlers have only suffered a pair of 3-point losses, one to Mustang, and have won by margins of 25 and 39. The Deer Creek offense has been convincing all year but has some clean-up work to do defensively.
8. Guthrie (5A No. 3, 4-0)
The stout Bluejays defense has allowed only a field goal this season while its offense has scored 48.5 points a night. This Guthrie team is the real deal.
7. Edmond Santa Fe (6A-I, 2-1)
Santa Fe stunned 6A-I football when it defeated then second-ranked Jenks on the road on Week 0. The Wolves dominated Edmond Memorial last week
6. Choctaw (6A-II No. 2, 2-0)
The Yellowjackets have shown improvements every week while monitoring a unique quarterback situation. Landon Gatson and Cash Williams both have played brilliantly in spurts for the Yellowjackets. In a 47-3 win over Putnam City North last week, the two-time defending state runners-up told the world, “we’re still here.”
5. Norman North (6A-I, 3-1)
A Bixby loss aside, the Timberwolves have looked polished this season. They won big over Yukon and Norman and edged a tough Santa Fe team.
4. Heritage Hall (3A No. 1, 5-0)
The Hall’s dynasty continues. The Chargers haven’t lost a district game since October 10th, 2013, and with Oklahoma commit Andy Bass leading the defending state champions through battle at quarterback, it’s looking like Heritage Hall will extend its district title streak to 10 years.
3. Del City (5A No. 2, 3-0)
Hardly any team in the state benefitted from transfers more than Del City this offseason a year after going 9-3, and head coach Robert Jones has put his weapons to good use. Del City’s offense has put up 58 points per game through three contests and its defense has only been scored on twice all year.
2. Mustang (6A-I No. 2, 4-0)
Mustang appears to be a legitimate contender for Oklahoma’s largest classification. Head coach Lee Blankenshp has secured several big wins over the past few years, but his 2023 team might be his best yet — and don’t just take my word, take his.
1. Carl Albert (5A No. 1, 5-0)
Over a year has passed since the defending 5A state champions last lost a football game, and they’ve already avenged both of their losses from a 12-2 campaign last year. Carl Albert’s football program has only suffered eight Ls since 2016 and has won seven 5A state championships in the past eight seasons.
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