East St. Louis, Columbia top News-Democrat preseason football rankings

August 26, 2013 

Large-School Football Rankings (Class 5A-8A)

Preseason rankings for metro-east teams; voting by area coaches and News-Democrat staff (first-place votes in parentheses; records from 2012):

Rank Team W-L

1. East St. Louis (6) 8-3

2. Edwardsville (1) 10-2

3. O'Fallon 8-3

4. Belleville West 6-4

5. Highland 5-5

Also receiving votes: Belleville East (4-5); Cahokia (4-5); Triad (4-5); Mascoutah (3-6); Alton (2-7); Collinsville (1-8)

Small-School Football Rankings (Class 1A-4A)

Preseason rankings for metro-east teams; voting by area coaches and News-Democrat staff (first-place votes in parentheses; records from 2012):

Rank Team W-L

1. Columbia (4) 9-2

2. Althoff (2) 10-4

3. Mater Dei (1) 6-4

4. Waterloo 5-5

5. Dupo 6-4

Also receiving votes: Civic Memorial (4-5); Nashville (2-7); Central (5-4); Roxana (4-5); Freeburg (4-5); Carlyle (4-5); Red Bud (0-9)

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