1. Shawnee (9-3): QB John Jacobs is the playmaker, but Tristan Wyatt leads a talented offensive line that makes the Wolves go.
2. Lawton MacArthur (10-3): Senior QB Will Collins has the Highlanders firmly in the state championship discussion after throwing for 29 touchdowns last season.
3. McAlester (12-2): QB Dalton Wood guides an offense with an experienced line.
4. Guthrie (14-0): Must replace star RB Kai Callins, but Idae Alexander rushed for 1,200 yards in a secondary role.
5. Carl Albert (9-3): Depth is a concern for the Titans, but talent and coaching are not.
6. Del City (7-4): Junior QB Terry Wilson is primed for a breakout season, and senior WR/CB Davion Freeman returns as a big-play threat.
7. Pryor (8-4): QB Brennon Barth leads an experienced, confident offense.
8. Collinsville (10-3): A tough nondistrict schedule will test a talented yet inexperienced team.
9. Tulsa Kelley (6-5) :Talented dual-threat QB Ryan Martin returns to lead the Comet offense.
10. Deer Creek (6-5): Linebacker Blake Landon led the team in tackles as a sophomore last season.
11. Coweta (4-6): Coweta’s no-huddle scheme and influx of athletes will test opposing defenses under new coach Jay Wilkinson.
12. Ardmore (8-3): The Tigers return a lot of speed on a stout defense led by seniors Jarred Hall (LB), Kevion McGee (CB), and Keyshawn Brown (CB).
13. Duncan (3-6): Coming off a losing season, the Demons’ tradition-rich program is looking to return to success under new coach Craig Benson.
14. McGuinness (7-5): An experienced defense will be the key to the Irish making a deep playoff run.
15. Tulsa East Central (4-7): Tre’von Cherry is being recruited as a defensive back, but his talent under center will lead East Central.
16. Tulsa Edison (4-6): Akylen Mayfield brings serious talent out of the backfield.
17. Tulsa Memorial (6-4): Speed and experience key a solid Charger defense.
18. Altus (3-7): The offense will rely heavily on the running game led by physical senior RB TJ McGill.
19. El Reno (4-6): First-year head coach Wes Brower is looking to rebuild a once strong program coming off four consecutive losing seasons.
20. Skiatook (4-7): Coach Vance Miller returns nine starters on offense and eight on defense.
21. Durant (2-8): OL/DL Blaise Gonges is gaining some Division I recruiting interest.
22. Piedmont (4-6): Traded a 4A district with Anadarko and Clinton for 5A foes Carl Albert and Guthrie.
23. Chickasha (5-6): Former OSU defensive end Jerry Don Bray is taking over his alma mater, replacing Hall of Fame coach Tom Cobble.
24. Noble (4-6): A young team, especially on the lines, will try to grow up fast in Greg George’s first year as coach.
25. Grove (2-8): Grove has work to do, but a strong summer has new coach Mike Loyd feeling optimistic.
26. Tahlequah (1-9): With Will Carlile at quarterback, Tahlequah’s seniors hope to exceed expectations.
27. Southeast (2-8): Coach Chris Vandersypen is beginning to build some continuity in his second season.
28. Western Heights (1-9): Gerard Giles is a playmaker at running back and linebacker.
29. Northwest Classen (3-7): Under new coach Bruce Madden, the Knights will look for their first winning season in over 40 years.
30. Tulsa Hale (0-10): Coach Tony Peters is looking for an uptick in numbers to spark an improved season.
31. Guymon (0-10): The wheels on the bus go round and round for Guymon, which is 250 miles away from its nearest district opponent.
BY SCOTT WRIGHT