Week two of the enlarged football playoff field has arrived, and after an opening night of blowouts, this Friday promises some competitive matchups.
We want to hear from our readers about what you expect to see when this week's results are posted. Our new online poll asks the question in the only way to let you give us one answer - which team is most likely to lose?
What we really want to know is who you think will win and why, both by logging on to www.placersports.com and selecting one of our listed teams as most likely to be knocked out this week and by sharing your comments at the bottom of this story or that poll.
We did not include Del Oro, an underdog as it travels to D-II top seed St. Mary's in Stockton, in our list of choices, but we won't be at all surprised to see the Golden Eagles pull a surprise here. What do you think?
Lincoln, the top seed in Division IV-A, hosts No. 4 Sonora, while Placer, No. 3 in that same bracket, caught a break when seventh-seeded Calaveras upset No. 2 Dixon last week, giving the Hillmen another home game this week. D-II No. 2 Rocklin has moved its game with No. 10 Atwater to the turf at Whitney High.
Those three local teams are all favored to move on, but will one of them fall? What do you think?
The last two teams on our list of choices includes one team that will lose Friday night. D-II No. 5 Granite Bay visits No. 4 Folsom, so one of those teams will win and the other lose. Do you have a sense of which one will fall or is this one too close to call?
Log on to our poll question at www.placersports.com and tell us, and the rest of our readers, what you think.