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 17 states as well as a Watch List for 21 states. We now head to Washington!
Washington has some great Student Sections. It’s pretty evenly matched with maybe one strong contender. Perhaps that will change this fall.
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 Washington, it’s the Mount Si of Snoqualmie Student Section. I know the coaching staff on the Mount Si basketball team, so maybe it’s just me being a homer, but I’ve seen past photos of this Student Section. It’s a solid Student Section that can move up with consistent social media work.
Will Mount Si climb the Mountain of the Rankings? Let’s check out the rankings.
2022 WASHINGTON FOOTBALL STUDENT SECTION TOP 40 PRESEASON RANKINGS
- Eastlake Red Sea of Sammamish (2021: 13)
The Red Sea wasn’t happy with their low ranking. I saw videos and photos after the rankings were posted. This is a solid Student Section, but they need to show consistency on social media to prove to me and everyone in the country that this is the best Student Section in Washington. Otherwise, it’s back to the complaint department.
- Lake Stevens Vikings Castle (2021: 5)
- Bothell Blue Train (2021: 1)
- Bellevue (2021: 6)
- Kamiakin of Kennewick (2021: 2)
- Inglemoor of Kenmore (2021: 7)
- Chiawana Hawk Squad of Pasco (2021: 4)
- Glacier Peak of Snohomish (2021: 3)
- Kennewick (2021: 8)
- Cascade of Everett (2021: 11)
- Richland (2021: 17)
- Mount Si of Snoqualmie (2021: 10)
- O’Dea of Seattle (2021: 9)
- Camas (2021: 15)
- Mercer Island (2021: 16)
- Sedro-Woolley (2021: 18)
- Marysville-Pilchuck (2021: 14)
- Sumner (2021: 31)
- Gig Harbor (2021: 12)
- Northcreek (2021: 19)
- Kamiak of Mukilteo (2021: 20)
- Pasco Dogpound (2021: 24)
- Woodinville (2021: 25)
- Central Kitsap of Silverdale (2021: 29)
- Gonzaga Prep of Spokane (2021: 35)
- Tumwater (2021: 21)
- Issaquah (2021: 22)
- Eastside Catholic of Sammamish (2021: 23)
- Ferndale (2021: 26)
- Puyallup (2021: 27)
- Southridge of Kennewick (2021: 37)
- Seattle Prep (2021: 33)
- Lynden (2021: Not Ranked)
- Yelm (2021: 32)
- Squalicum of Bellingham (2021: 30)
- Skyline of Sammamish (2021: 36)
- North Kitsapd of Poulsbo (2021: 34)
- Lynden Christian (2021: 38)