While a pre-season rank does not win games, nor does it establish a reality of who will win a particular contest on the grid-iron under the Friday night lights. It is only one person's best guess based on an assessment of a previous season's statistics as well as transfers. While both NU and Placer have impact player transfers as well as a buzz swirling around them they also will have a target on their back due to their current highly ranked SacBee status.
Week one will be very tough for Placer as they take to road, where week one for NU will be no cake walk, but they are at home. Check back next week for a breakdown as well as projections of area high school football games.