The main challengers standing in the way of Davis' third straight title are American Fork (14-2), the top-seeded program from Region 4 situated on the opposite side of the bracket, and Fremont (13-1-1).
The 4A classification is much more open. Alta is the top-ranked program after finishing the regular season with an overall record of 14-2, but Skyline (14-1), the defending champions, as well as Bonneville (15-2), Woods Cross (16-2-1) and Springville (12-2-1) all have legitimate title aspirations.
The Hawks certainly have the toughest road. If the bracket plays out with the top seeds all winning, Alta, after facing Salem Hills in the first round, would have to play Woods Cross, Springville and either Skyline or Bonneville in the state championship.
Joining Davis and Skyline in pursuit of repeating, Logan has its eyes set on another title. The Grizzlies (11-3-1) finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the 3A classification, but fell in overtime against Juan Diego (10-5-1) in the final game of the year. Sometimes, however, losing the last game before the postseason can serve as a reawakening.
The bracket is cruel in the 3A classification this year, though, as Logan will likely face Stansbury (11-4-1) — which finished second in its region but was ranked No. 2 in 3A — in the quarterfinals.
Snow Canyon (9-6), Park City (10-6) and the Soaring Eagle could each make some playoff noise, as well.
Unlike the higher classifications, 2A very likely will crown a new champion, although it's not completely far-fetched to imagine Millard (9-4) making a run in its defense. That being said, Rowland Hall (13-1) has been the best team all season, and Waterford (11-2-1) and Parowan (11-3) haven't been too far behind.
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