Super 25 Poll: Week One

While there were no changes in the top three positions of the Super 25, we saw several teams drop from the top ten and several team drop completely out, giving way to some new faces in the poll recognizing the top teams in the state of South Carolina regardless of classification, the SUPER 25.

Dutch Fork, South Pointe, and Fort Dorchester are exactly who we thought they would be. All three cruised to fairly easy wins over their opponetns. While Independence (NC) is not exactly a powerhouse, Northwestern and Dorman are each good football teams so are solid wins for the Stallions and Patriots respectively.

Spring Valley moved up after pummelling Fort Mill. The Vikings hybrid flex-bone attack was fluid with the play of quarterback Quincy Hill and the defense playe lights out.

Conway jumps into the top ten at NO. 10 after a solid win over Georgetown. It wasn't so much the opponent as it was us getting a look at the talent we already knew this team had. They have at least 12 players starting who will be playing on Saturdays at at least the FCS level.

Also new in the poll is Greer, South Aiken, and BHP.


1 DUTCH FORK SILVER FOXES (5A) 1-0 Blew out Independence (NC)  51-8; will be idle this week and then host Fort Dorchester on Sept 1st
2 SOUTH POINTE STALLIONS (4A) 1-0 Pummelled cross town rival Northwestern (5A)  39-7; will travel to Nation Ford this week.
3 FORT DORCHESTER PATRIOTS (5A) 1-0 Beat previous No. 4 Dorman 35-14 after a 3rd quarter explosion. Host Colleton County next Friday.
4 DILLON WILDCATS (3A) 1-0 Pounded Lumberton (NC) 42-0; host Mullins this Friday.
5 SPRING VALLEY VIKINGS (5A) 1-0 Beat Fort Mill 42-7; will host Lower Richland this Friday.
6 ABBEVILLE PANTHERS (2A) 1-0 Beat rival Ninety Six 54-16; will travel to Woodruff this week.
7 GREENWOOD EAGLES (5A) 1-0 Beat Emerald 38-17 and will travel to Midland Valley this week.
8 BOILING SPRINGS (5A) 0-0 Were idle; will open at Ashley Ridge this Friday
9 SUMTER GAMECOCKS (5A) 1-0 Beat Ridge View 28-21; travel to Crestwood this Friday.
10 CONWAY TIGERS (5A) 1-0 Beat Georgetown 40-8; travel to Wando this week.
11 CHAPMAN PANTHERS (3A) 1-0 Beat Union County 35-20; will travel to Seneca this week
12 T.L. HANNA 1-0 Beat Gaffney 35-33; host Spartanburg this Friday
13 DORMAN CAVALIERS (5A) 0-1 Lost to No. 3 Fort Dorchester 35-14; travel to Northwestern this Friday
14 SUMMERVILLE GREENWAVE (5A) 1-0 Beat Spartanburg 41-40; will travel to Berkeley this week
15 GAFFNEY INDIANS (5A) 0-1 Lost 35-33 to No. 12 T.L. Hanna. Host Union County this week
16 BYRNES REBELS (5A) 1-0 Absolutely destroyed Myrtle Beach 51-0. travel to Greer this week.
17 SPARTANBURG VIKINGS (5A) 0-1 Lost to Summerville 41-40 after failing a 2ptcv for win; travel to No. 12 T.L. Hanna this week
18 HARTSVILLE RED FOXES (4A) 1-0 Beat Lake City 41-6; travel to South Florence this week
19 BROOKLAND-CAYCE BEARCATS (3A) 1-0 Beat Lake Marion 41-0; host Airport this week
20 WHITE KNOLL TIMBERWOLVES (5A) 1-0 Beat Aiken 40-7; host South Aiken this week
21 SOUTH AIKEN THOROUGHBREDS (4A) 1-0 Beat Silver Bluff 41-6; travel to White Knoll this week.
22 BLYTHEWOOD BENGALS (5A) 1-0 Beat Rock Hill  33-14; host Ridge View this week
23 GREER YELLOW JACKETS (4A) 1-0 Beat Westside 42-14; host Byrnes this week.
24 NORTH AUGUSTA YELLOW JACKETS (4A) 1-0 Beat Lakeside (GA) 37-0; host Evans (Ga) this week.
25 BELTON-HONEA PATH BEARS (4A) 1-0 Beat Blue Ridge 42-0; travel to Powdersville this week

About Jim Baxter

Jim Baxter is a former coach and nationally published recruiting analyst with more than three decades in the industry. He founded as one of the first high school sites on the Network, most recently with Yahoo Sports. He is the author of the best selling "The Book On Evaluating Football Players" and is the host of the South Carolina High School Scoreboard Show on 107.5 The Game. He has operated the oldest independently run combine, coached for the Nike Football Combines and Elite 11 since 1999. He has served in the past on the broadcast crew in both radio and TV for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, as well as the North-South All-Star game. He was a member of the coaching staff for the 2015 Max Emfinger All-American game.