In 2015, yours truly began covering Student Sections in Orange County, California. We expanded to Southern California in 2017 and last year, we added four more states. This past winter, we expanded to 19 states. 

Now, we are going to 40 states. This is still a one-man operation for the most part.

I know that Student Sections have a lot of work to do to get the students to the games to cheer on their classmates and go along with the theme and make sure they don’t cause trouble. These student sections deserve recognition.

We will kick off the Student Section season with Preseason Football Student Section Rankings. REMEMBER, this is a PREVIEW. It is merely a prediction. The real rankings come out in November or December. 

If you feel your student section isn’t ranked high enough or not ranked at all, let us know and we’ll keep a close eye on them.

Every week, we will also have Student Section of the Week for each state. Once you win Student Section of the Week, you can’t win it again, but you still have to battle for the top spot in your state and perhaps the Nation as we will also name a Football Student Section National Champion. 

So far we have previewed the Top 40 Preseason Football Student Section Rankings in 12 states as well as a Watch List for five states. We now head to Arizona!

Arizona is a deep state when it comes to Student Sections! Student Sections ranked 20-25 can easily be a Top 10 in some states! This is a fantastic state for Student Sections!

In each state, we will name one student section to look out for. A student section that doesn’t get talked about a lot by us or others and for Arizona, it’s the Pinnacle Crazies of Phoenix. I’ve heard a lot about the Crazies, but I’ve yet to see them show it off on social media. I feel like this is the year they show off their school spirit. They can definitely take the top spot if they market their Student Section.

Will the Crazies push their way to the top in Arizona? Let’s find out.


  1. Highland of Gilbert (2021 Final Rank: 1)

The word on the street is that Highland is a legit Student Section. They’ve already told me that this going to be a repeat of last season! Highland wants to repeat as State Champs! Insane Student Section that is hungry to be the best!

  1. Brophy Prep Stampede of Phoenix (2021: 4)
  2. Chaparral Birdcage of Scottsdale (2021: 2)
  3. Chandler Blue Crew (2021: 
  4. Saguaro Zoo of Scottsdale (2021: 3)
  5. Basha Bear Den of Chandler (2021: 15)
  6. Casteel Stampede of Queen Creek (2021: 10)
  7. Pinnacle Crazies of Phoenix (2021: 8)
  8. Desert Mountain Wolfden of Scottsdale (2021: 6)
  9. Liberty Uproar of Peoria (2021: 7)
  10. Salpointe Catholic Lancer Legion of Tucson (2021: 9)
  11. Corona del Sol Tribe of Tempe (2021: 18)
  12. Hamilton of Chandler (2021: 11)
  13. Boulder Creek of Anthem (2021: 12)
  14. Desert Edge of Goodyear (2021: 13)
  15. Queen Creek Dawgpound (2021: 16)
  16. Horizon Dawgpound of Scottsdale (2021: 19)
  17. Notre Dame Dawgpound of Scottsdale (2021: 14)
  18. Verrado Viper Pit of Buckeye (2021: 17)
  19. Millennium Jungle of Goodyear (2021: 21)
  20. Williams Field Red Rage of Gilbert (2021: 24)
  21. Cactus of Glendale (2021: 20)
  22. Desert Vista Storm Troopers of Phoenix (2021: 23)
  23. Higley Knightmare of Gilbert (2021: 22)
  24. Perry of Gilbert (2021: 26)
  25. Red Mountain Red Sea of Mesa (2021: 25)
  26. Paradise Valley Red Zone of Phoenix (2021: Not Ranked)
  27. Centennial of Peoria (2021: 27)
  28. Agua Fria of Avondale (2021: 31)
  29. Desert Ridge of Mesa (2021: 28)
  30. Valley Vista of Surprise (2021: 32)
  31. American Leadership Academy of Gilbert (2021: 36)
  32. Cactus Shadows of Scottsdale (2021: 33)
  33. Paradise Honors of Surprise (2021: 35)
  34. O’Connor of Phoenix (2021: 29)
  35. Casa Grande (2021: 30)
  36. Willow Canyon of Surprise (2021: 34)
  37. Arcadia Chaos of Phoenix (2021: 38)
  38. Show Low (2021: 37)
  39. Mountain View of Mesa (2021: NR)