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The Oklahoman's Class A rankings: Second round sets up big matchups among ranked teams

by Scott Wright Modified: November 18, 2013 at 3:10 pm •  Published: November 18, 2013
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Keegan Macias (48) helped keep Hollis undefeated and ranked second in The Oklahoman's Class A top 10. Photo provided by Cynthia Ewing
Keegan Macias (48) helped keep Hollis undefeated and ranked second in The Oklahoman's Class A top 10. Photo provided by Cynthia Ewing

With all of the top 10 teams winning their first-round playoff matchups, there were no changes to the poll this week. But the bracket is set up for a wild second round of games.

No. 1 Ringling hosts No. 5 Thomas in a meeting of two of Class A’s best defenses. Third-ranked Wynnewood will play host to No. 9 Kiefer. And No. 6 Okeene will try to corral freshman quarterback Matt Harman of No. 10 Cashion.

In classes with only four districts, you expect to see matchups of two ranked opponents in the second round. But to have three in a class with 16 teams still remaining is unusual. The eight games this week in Class A have three meetings of ranked teams, four between a ranked team and an unranked team, and one in which both teams are unranked.

That certainly makes for some interesting football down the stretch. A top-five team will be eliminated this week, while an unranked team is guaranteed to move on. A Cinderella story in the making?

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

Rank, Team, Record (Prev.)
1. Ringling, 9-1 (1)
2. Hollis, 10-0 (2)
3. Wynnewood, 10-1 (3)
4. Minco, 10-1 (4)
5. Thomas, 10-1 (5)
6. Okeene, 10-1 (6)
7. Talihina, 11-0 (7)
8. Morrison, 10-1 (8)
9. Kiefer, 10-1 (9)
10. Cashion, 9-2 (10)
Dropped out: None

– Scott Wright, swright@opubco.com
Twitter: @ScottWrightOK

by Scott Wright
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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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