The web site listed three teams from Region I in their preseason rankings, but not the Wildcats who finished with a 10-2 record last year.
District rival Fort Campbell, who returns 12 starters including Mr. Football candidate Micah Johnson, was the top ranked team in 2A. Russell was ranked second, and defending state champion Belfry was third.
Runner-up Owensboro Catholic was ranked fifth and Glasgow was ranked seventh.
In addition to Fort Campbell, another opponent on the Wildcat schedule has a lofty preseason perch.
Bowling Green was ranked fourth in the preseason 3A poll, behind Boyle County, Highlands, and Harrison County.
Here are the preseason rankings for each class according to Bluegrasspreps.com:
Class A – 1. Beechwood; 2. Newport Central Catholic; 3. Mayfield; 4. Danville; 5. Pikeville; 6. Louisville Holy Cross; 7. Lexington Christian; 8. Lynn Camp; 9. Bardstown; 10. Frankfort.
Class AA – 1. Fort Campbell; 2. Russell; 3. Belfry; 4. Prestonsburg; 5. Owensboro Catholic; 6. Lloyd Memorial; 7. Glasgow; 8. Larue County; 9. Middlesboro; 10. Breathitt County.
Class AAA – 1. Boyle County; 2. Highlands; 3. Harrison County; 4. Bowling Green; 5. Covington Catholic; 6. Lexington Catholic; 7. Ashland Blazer; 8. Bell County; 9. Central; 10. Rockcastle County.
Class AAAA – 1. Saint Xavier; 2. Male; 3. Trinity; 4. Henderson County; 5. DuPont Manual; 6. Madison Central; 7. Scott County; 8. North Hardin; 9. Henry Clay; 10. Warren Central.
Meanwhile, Trigg County earned a little better ranking in the Cats Pause preview that was released last month as part of the football magazine’s preview of the Kentucky Wildcats.
The magazine doesn’t rank the teams as a whole, but did put the Wildcats second in Region I behind only Fort Campbell.
Owensboro Catholic was ranked third, followed by Caldwell County and Glasgow.
Trigg County also three players ranked among the top ten in the region.
Jeff Adams was ranked second, while Taylor McGee was fourth and Jamaal Boyd was seventh.
Fort Campbell also had three players in the top ten, led by Micah Johnson in the top spot. Falcon quarterback Leonard Gordon was eighth, and lineman Orlando Misaalefua tenth.
Other players in the region’s top ten were Adam McBride (#3) and Houston Kamuf (#6) of Owensboro Catholic, Allen Wadlington (#5) of Caldwell County, and Dakota Tyree (#9) of Butler County.
Both the Cats Pause and BluegrassPreps.com had previews of every team in Class 2A, with the BGP previews a little more in-depth.