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December 12, 2012

Tanner ranked No. 4 in Super 25

— In the 11 polls during the 2012 football season, Hoover received every possible first-place vote except for one -- after the second week of play.

Now that the season is over, the Bucs picked up every first-place vote but one in the Alabama Sports Writers Association Super 25 poll.

The ASWA’s second Super 25 postseason poll weighs a team’s final record and their class, but also takes into account its body of work within its own class — specifically, if a team did its best against other schools its size, or those larger classes when it had the opportunity.

At 15-0, there’s no doubt Hoover did that and more – stopping all comers and finishing with a 31-0 shutout of Opelika, which finished ninth in the poll at 10-5 after a surprising playoff run that saw the Bulldogs avenge two regular-season losses in the semifinals and quarterfinals.

State champions from the Alabama High School Athletic Association comprised six of the top seven spots. Spanish Fort, the 5A champion, was second, 4A winner UMS-Wright was third, 2A champ Tanner was fourth, and 3A titlist Madison Academy was fifth. The only other team to crack the winners was 5A runner-up McAdory, which was sixth. Class 1A winner Brantley finished seventh and was the only team other than Hoover to receive a first-place vote.

Two teams from the Alabama Independent Schools Association cracked the top 25 – AA champion Edgewood Academy at No. 19 and AAA winner Tuscaloosa Academy in 22nd place.

Among the Super 25, Class 6A earned eight spots, with classes 5A and 4A grabbing four each. Class 3A had three spots, 2A, 1A and the AISA had two spots each.

 

(First-place  votes, class and final records in parentheses)

1. Hoover (23) (6A; 15-0)..........................599*6A champion

2. Spanish Fort (5A; 14-1)..........................551*5A champion

3. UMS-Wright (4A; 13-2)...........................464*4A champion

4. Tanner (2A; 14-0)..................................442*2A champion

5. Madison Acad. (3A; 13-2)......................414*3A champion

6. McAdory (5A; 14-1)................................406*5A runner-up

7. Brantley (1) (1A; 15-0)............................398*1A champion

8. Carver-Montgomery (6A; 12-2)................*6A semifinalist

9. Opelika (6A; 10-5)..................................389*6A runner-up

10. Clay-Chalkville (6A; 12-2)..................372*6A semifinalist

11. Oneonta (4A; 14-1)...............................350*4A runner-up

12. Muscle Shoals (5A; 13-1)...................315*5A semifinalist

13. St Paul’s (5A; 11-3)............................247*5A semifinalist

14. Auburn (6A; 11-2)..........................227*6A quarterfinalist

15. Washington Co. (2A; 13-2)...................226*2A runner-up

16. Marion Co. (1A; 13-2)...........................182*1A runner-up

17. Fayette Co. (3A; 12-3)..........................176*3A runner-up

18. Vestavia Hills (6A; 10-3).................166*3A quarterfinalist

19. Edgewood Acad. (AISA; 14-0)....148*AISA AA champion

20. Madison Co. (4A; 12-2)......................134*4A semifinalist

21. McGill-Toolen (6A; 11-1).................129*6A second round

22. Tuscaloosa Acad. (AISA; 13-0)........123*AISA champion

23. Spain Park (6A; 10-3).....................120*6A quarterfinalist

24. Dora (4A; 12-2)...................................116*4A semifinalist

25. Lauderdale Co. (3A; 12-2)...................95*3A semifinalist

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