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The Oklahoman's Class 4A rankings: Clinton, Woodward the big movers this week

by Scott Wright Modified: November 18, 2013 at 11:10 am •  Published: November 18, 2013

Both Clinton and Woodward have been in the top five at different points this season, and they’re both back there again this week.

Clinton moved up to No. 4 after surviving a scare against Harrah, and Woodward jumped back up to No. 5 following its 49-7 rout of Ada. Losses by Sallisaw and Cascia Hall opened spots in the top five. Catoosa also made a big jump back into the poll. Having been ranked as high as No. 5, Catoosa re-enters at No. 8 after thumping Cascia Hall.

Throughout the ranking process this week, the goal was not to automatically rank all eight remaining teams in the large classes as the top eight teams in the poll. It just kind of happened naturally, since the teams moving into the top eight generally did something worthy of a move up, and all were deserving of such a move.

If this one went to 11, Harrah would be the No. 11 team in the poll. Such a tough ending to the season for the Panthers — and not just the Clinton loss last week. At 6-5 overall, Harrah lost five games by seven points or less. The Panthers lost their last four games, all by a TD or less, and all four were decided in the final minute — if not the final play. Just an incredibly tough ending to imagine, but a very solid season for Harrah in coach Phil Webb’s first season.

Here’s The Oklahoman’s final Class 4A top 10 until after the season:

Rank, Team, Record (Prev.)
1. Anadarko, 11-0 (1)
2. Wagoner, 11-0 (2)
3. Douglass, 10-1 (3)
4. Clinton, 8-3 (6)
5. Woodward, 8-3 (7)
6. Poteau, 10-1 (8)
7. Oologah, 8-3 (9)
8. Catoosa, 8-3 (NR)
9. Sallisaw, 8-3 (4)
10. Cascia Hall, 9-2 (5)
Dropped out: Ada, 7-4 (10)

– Scott Wright,
Twitter: @ScottWrightOK

by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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