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Preseason football poll has a surprise No. 1

With many Nevada football teams opening their seasons this week, there is a lot of buzz about who should be the top team in the region.

Even though McQueen is the defending state champion, Reed has garnered the top spot in the preseason Sierra Nevada Sports Media Poll. Truckee is the highest-rated program from the Lake Tahoe area, earning a No. 8 rating.

Here is how the pollsters voted for in the top 10, which takes into consideration all four Nevada classifications.

Northern Region Top Ten

(First place votes are in parentheses)

Football

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Team Pts 2008

1. Reed (5) 59 3

2. Hug 46 4

3. McQueen (1) 45 1

4. Douglas 39 7

5. Damonte Ranch 31 5

6. Reno 29 9

7. Manogue 25 2

8. Truckee 20 6

9. Spanish Springs 16 10

10. Galena 11 NR

Others receiving votes: Carson 7, Fernley 3.