Yes, Jenks is the overwhelming 6A favorite, and yes, it looks like another east-dominated bracket. But if anyone has a chance to spoil the show, it's Lawton with its big lines and highlight-reel running back Michael Warren.
Best first-round matchup: Edmond Santa Fe at Midwest City
Only slightly better than the Edlam first-rounder between North and Memorial. But the matchup of Midwest City's defense that has allowed only 12.6 points per game against the Santa Fe offense that is looking for its rhythm without Justice Hansen is deep with storylines.
Potential second-round showdown: Norman North-Broken Arrow
While both Norman North and Broken Arrow have tough first-round tests, a quarterfinal rematch of those two teams in the second straight postseason would come with some fireworks.
Road warrior: Westmoore
Losses to Jenks and Broken Arrow landed Westmoore on the road at Sand Springs in the first round. Considering how well Westmoore has played, even in defeat, this season, the Jags should still be the favorite in their first-round matchup.
The favorite: Guthrie
The Bluejays have been dominant, outscoring their opponents 45-8 all season. They also have a favorable side of the bracket leading to Stillwater.
Toughest road: Carl Albert
Defending champion opens with No. 8 Del City, then could travel to No. 2 McAlester in a blockbuster second-round game. The semifinals could be against No. 4 Lawton MacArthur or No. 10 Pryor, too, raising concerns about a possible repeat.
Dark horse: Lawton MacArthur
Lawton MacArthur has been flying under the radar, averaging 39 points per game while showing improvement on defense the past three games. The Highlanders' biggest challenge en route to Stillwater could be in the semifinals.
Player to watch: Kai Callins, Guthrie
Often the best player on the field, Callins has been electric this season. He's rushed for 1,257 yards and 24 touchdowns, while also catching one and throwing one.
The favorite: Anadarko
Running back R.J. Sink and the Warriors have managed to come out of arguably the class' toughest district with an unbeaten record, looking for their third straight trip to the finals.
Dark horse: Woodward
Friday night's close loss at Clinton sends the Boomers on the road to Ada to start the playoffs, but with one of 4A's best defenses, they have the capability to pile up some wins.
Player to watch: Douglass senior Deondre Clark
One of the state's top recruits as a defensive end, the 6-foot-3, 240-pound Clark is committed to LSU. But his battering runs from the tailback position make him even more fun to watch.
Potential second-round showdown: Ada/Woodward vs. Wagoner
No matter who advances between Ada and Woodward, they'll be in line for a huge second-round matchup against Wagoner and running back Lawrence Evitt.
The favorite: Blanchard
The defending champions have been No. 1 all season, but a repeat won't be easy with six other unbeaten teams in the 3A postseason.
Player to watch: Blanchard running back Braden Stringer
Stinger rushed for over 2,000 yards despite the Lions playing just nine regular-season games. In a class full of good running backs, Stringer stands out.
Best first-round matchup: Cushing at Jones
After ending the season with consecutive district losses, Cushing goes on the road to play a Jones team getting hot at the right time.
Road warrior: Tuttle
Bethany earned a home playoff game with an upset over Cushing, but the Bronchos will likely be playing the underdog role again against Tuttle in the first round.
The favorite: Millwood
The top-ranked Falcons have been considered the team to beat all season. With athletes like Alfonzo McMillian and Larry Lambeth around quarterback Cameron Batson, few teams can match that talent and athleticism.
Team to watch: Meeker
The Bulldogs have favorable matchups until possibly the quarterfinals, when they could meet Millwood, where an upset is certainly a possibility and would clear a path to Stillwater.
Road warrior: OCS
Oklahoma Christian School opens in Chisholm on Friday after winning two straight games to end the regular season. The Saints are led by junior Luke Frankfurt, who has scored six touchdowns during that span.
Player to watch: Blake Summers, Davis
The dual-threat quarterback missed a few games with an injury, but returned last week just in time for the playoffs with a dominant performance against Tishomingo.
The favorite: Ringling
The Blue Devils haven't allowed more than seven points since their season-opening 34-28 loss to Davis. But challengers like Thomas, Morrison, Okeene or Cashion could change that.
Team to watch: Hollis
The Tigers passed every test this season with relative ease, routing both Thomas and Apache. Possible quarterfinal matchups with either Wynnewood or Kiefer and a semifinal matchup possibility with Minco or Apache loom.
Toughest road: Okeene
A No. 1 seed, the Whippets face a possible rematch with Cashion in the second round before possibly facing undefeated Talihina in the quarterfinals and then defending champion Ringling in the semifinals.
Player to watch: Jacob Overton, Minco
The do-it-all senior has rushed for 24 touchdowns, while throwing one and catching one. He's a versatile weapon for the Bulldogs in a favorable side of the bracket.
The favorite: Laverne
Top-ranked Laverne is riding a 24-game winning streak. No opponent has come with 20 points of the Tigers this season.
Team to watch: Rejoice Christian
Eagles have scored at least 45 points in every game this season with seven shutouts.
Toughest road: Wetumka
If No. 2 Wetumka can win a potential second-round matchup with Pond Creek-Hunter (9-1), they'd likely have undefeated Alex in the semifinals.
Potential second-round showdown: Fox at Rejoice Christian
Fox dual-threat quarterback Taylor Townsend would present a challenging matchup for a stout Rejoice Christian defense.
The favorite: Cherokee
The Chiefs overtook the No. 1 spot in The Oklahoman's rankings a few weeks ago and have outscored their eight opponents 387-0. Yes, zero.
Dark horse: Shattuck
Knocked off previously third-ranked Sharon-Mutual for the district title as the Indians continued their climb toward the top. Could it end with another state title?
Toughest road: Sharon-Mutual
A Week 10 upset loss to Shattuck has them opening against Mountain View-Gotebo for the opener. With a win, the Trojans would get either Thackerville or Deer Creek-Lamont in the second round, and most likely, defending champ Tipton in the semifinals.
Road warrior: Timberlake
The 6-4 record is more a reflection of the challenging schedule the Tigers played. A first-round win at Arkoma is a definite possibility.