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People’s Choice Top 25: Preseason

Coming off a 10-1 season and bringing back eight starters on defense, Buchanan has convinced the people they are the team to beat. The Bears were named the No. 1 team in the Valley in the preseason People’s Choice Top 25 poll.

The Bear defense is led by linebacker Christian Parra and will be one of the best in the Valley. But offensively, the Bears will be breaking in a lot of new players in key positions like quarterback, running back and at least one of the wide receivers.

But the people have spoken and chose the Bears as their No. 1 to start the season.

Not all the experts agree.

ESPN 1430’s Nick Papagni’s Pag Meter has the Bears ranked No. 7 in the Valley and fourth in the TRAC.

A total of 398 voters participated in the initial people’s choice rankings of the 2010 season.

Others included in the rankings

Clovis West, despite its 5-6 record last year, was voted No. 2, followed by defending Division I Valley Champion Bullard, Central and Bakersfield, to round out the top 5.

Clovis North with its first year of seniors made the top 10 at No. 10.

Representing the small towns in the top 25 are No. 12 Sanger, No. 15 Kingsburg (if they really count as small town schools), No. 21 Dinuba, No. 23 Taft and No. 24 Corcoran.

Just missed out

Mount Whitney, Chowchilla, Hanford and Tehachapi were all within five votes of debuting in the Top 25. C’mon folks, you have to get your constituents out.

CentralValleyFootball.com People’s Choice Top 25 Poll
Preseason – Aug. 24, 2010
1. Buchanan (28%, 112 Votes)
2. Clovis West (26%, 104 Votes)
3. Bullard (25%, 100 Votes)
4. Central (25%, 99 Votes)
5. Bakersfield (23%, 91 Votes)
6. Centennial (23%, 90 Votes)
7. Clovis East (22%, 87 Votes)
8. Frontier (17%, 66 Votes)
9. Liberty-Bakersfield (15%, 60 Votes)
10. Clovis North (14%, 56 Votes)
11. Edison (13%, 51 Votes)
t12. El Diamante (11%, 45 Votes)
t12. Sanger (11%, 45 Votes)
14. San Joaquin Memorial (11%, 44 Votes)
15. Kingsburg (10%, 38 Votes)
16. Washington Union (9%, 37 Votes)
17. Stockdale (9%, 36 Votes)
18. Tulare Union (8%, 31 Votes)
19. Clovis (7%, 29 Votes)
20. Redwood (7%, 26 Votes)
t21. Dinuba (6%, 22 Votes)
t21. Garces (6%, 22 Votes)
23. Taft (5%, 21 Votes)
t24. Corcoran (5%, 19 Votes)
t24. Hoover (5%, 19 Votes)

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