High school football: Top 25 preseason rankings (24 items)
2013 record: 14-0. 2013 playoffs: Beat Brighton 38-13 in 5A championship
Outlook: The defending 5A state champions return six defensive starters and two offensive starters as they begin the year ranked No. 1 in Utah for the fifth straight year. They went on to win the state title two of the previous four years.
1 of 24. 2. Timpview
Outlook: The T-Birds were an offensive machine last season averaging 40.9 points en route to the 4A state championship. With QB Britain Covey back, expectations are again sky-high.
2 of 24. 3. Brighton
Outlook: The Bengals lost numerous key starters from last year’s runner-up team, but senior Osa Masina is back, and the highly prized recruit is poised for a big year.
3 of 24. 4. Jordan
Outlook: Jordan averaged 37.8 ppg last year but allowed a staggering 34.1 ppg. With seven offensive starters back — including senior Austin Kafentzis — and six defensive starters, the ’Diggers should be better on both sides of the ball in 2014.
4 of 24. 5. East
Outlook: Despite graduating Mr. Football and five first-team all-staters, the Leopards have no shortage of talent, again led by Christian Folau and Lorenzo Manu, both first-teamers as well.
5 of 24. 6. Herriman
Outlook: The Mustangs are a very talented team and could be poised for a breakout season with three returning starters on the offensive line, including top recruit Andre James.