Who is the Team Of The Decade for 2016?
Updated: August 30, 2016
Lone Star Gridiron (LSG) has once again come up with the definitive ranking of the top teams over the last decade (2006-2015). In order to be considered a team has to have played (win or lose) in a championship game during that time frame and has been playing varsity ball for at least 10 seasons.
You will notice teams in here that may have had a great run recently and wonder why they are not higher in the list? Remember, this is a ranking of the teams over the previous decade, not previous three years etc.
Katy Remains At the Top
It is no surprise that Katy remained #1. They maintain that ranking for the 4th year in a row. They were #2 in 2010 and 2011 (our first ranking was in 2010) when Southlake Carroll (#15) was the top team. Refugio made into the Top 10 moving up 6 spots to #9. Southlake dropped out of the Top 10 falling 9 spots.
This is your Texas High School Football Team of the Decade Ranking for 2016:
As you can see, this top 10 list is a Who's Who of great Texas high school football programs.
There were 99 schools that made our list this year. Schools that did not get ranked yet because they do not have 10 years in were Manvel (1st year was 2008), Spring DeKaney (1st year was 2008), Northside Brennan (1st year was 2010), Cypress Ranch (1st year was 2010), Frisco Lone Star (1st year was 2010), Richmond George Ranch (1st year was 2012), Mansfield Lake Ridge (1st year was 2012) and Brock (1st year was 2014). Schools that were removed from the list (because they last made a championship game in 2005) were Corpus Christi Calallen, Lewisville Hebron, Big Sandy, Hutto, Gainesville, Omaha Paul Pewitt and Marshall.
Waco La Vega moved up the rankings the most this year. They moved up 27 spots to #54. Next up was Cedar Park who moved up 20 spots to #21. Austin Westlake moved up 16 spots to #41 while West Orange-Stark #23 and East Bernard #46 both moved up 15 spots. On the other end of the rankings, Tatum fell 28 spots to #48, Dallas Highland Park fell 24 spots to #47 and Brenham fell 23 spots to #62.
Anytime you do a chart like this one, you get a lot of opinions that differ and we want to know your take on the list. Who should be moved up on the list, down on the list etc.? Why?
To help you make your case - see the entire list of every team with its ranking, previous rankings, wins/losses, playoff records and playoff breakdowns click LSG Top Teams Of The Decade. (You must be a premium subscriber to access this info)