Five teams maintain No. 1 spot through regular season

Tuesday, November 7th 2006, 5:11 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Five teams have made it from the preseason to the end of the regular season with their Number One rankings intact. Now, it's time to see how they hold up in the playoffs.

Tulsa East Central in Class 5A, Wagoner in 4A, Pawnee in Class A, Morrison in Class B and Shattuck in Class C all went through the regular season undefeated to stay at Number One.

Joining those five in The Associated Press' final high school football rankings of the year are Jenks in Class 6A, Sequoyah-Claremore in 3A and Davis in 2A as top-ranked teams.

The first round of the playoffs is Friday, and there are a handful of meetings between ranked teams throughout the state's four largest classes.

One of the biggest involves 4th-ranked Tulsa Union, the defending 6A champion, hosting #6 Muskogee. Another pits top-ranked Jenks against Broken Arrow; #2 Westmoore against Edmond Santa Fe, and #7 Owasso plays 9th-ranked Stillwater.

All eight defending state champions are back in the playoffs this season, although there will be at least one new titleist after Clinton left Class 4A.