• John Macon Gillespie

2018 Preseason Rankings Announced

Photo courtesy of Keith Warren

On Tuesday night the SES Mississippi preseason rankings were announced. That includes the overall top 10, plus the class rankings for both the MHSAA and MAIS. Remember, these are just preseason rankings based on returning talent. The rankings are updated weekly throughout the season.

Overall Top 10

1. Starkville Yellowjackets (6A)

2. Tupelo Golden Wave (6A)

3. Meridian Wildcats (6A)

4. Horn Lake Eagles (6A)

5. Noxubee County Tigers (4A)

6. Brandon Bulldogs (6A)

7. Northwest Rankin Cougars (6A)

8. Oak Grove Warriors (6A)

9. Hattiesburg Tigers (5A)

10. Jefferson Davis County Jaguars (3A)

MHSAA Class Rankings


1. Starkville Yellowjackets

2. Tupelo Golden Wave

3. Meridian Wildcats

4. Horn Lake Eagles

5. Brandon Bulldogs


1. Hattiesburg Tigers

2. Laurel Tornadoes

3. West Point Green Wave

4. Brookhaven Panthers

5. Olive Branch Conquistadors


1. Noxubee County Tigers

2. Louisville Wildcats

3. East Central Hornets

4. Pontotoc Warriors

5. Poplarville Hornets


1. Jefferson Davis County Jaguars

2. North Panola Cougars

3. Charleston Tigers

4. Choctaw County Chargers

5. Hazlehurst Indians


1. Taylorsville Tartars

2. Philadelphia Tornadoes

3. Collins Tigers

4. Calhoun City Wildcats

5. Pelahatchie Chiefs


1. Simmons Blue Devils

2. Nanih Waiya Warriors

3. Lumberton Panthers

4. Stringer Red Devils

5. Okolona Chieftains

MAIS Class Rankings

Class AAAA

1. Jackson Prep Patriots

2. Lamar Raiders

3. Jackson Academy Raiders

Class AAA

1. Starkville Academy Volunteers

2. Indianola Academy Colonels

3. Columbia Academy Cougars

Class AA

1. Greenville St. Joe Fighting Irish

2. Centreville Academy Tigers

3. Brookhaven Academy Cougars

Class A

1. West Memphis Christian Black Knights

2. Tunica Academy Blue Devils

3. Deer Creek Warriors

Class 8-man

1. Briarfield Academy Rebels

2. Manchester Academy Mavericks

3. Humphreys Academy Rebels

Now head to the SES Forum and let the debate begin!

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