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1. Spanish Fork (14-2) Class: 5A

Was: 1. Last week: 2-0. Outlook: The Dons probably have two or even three pitchers on the team that don't play but could be a No. 1 starter on plenty of other teams. Next up: vs. Pleasant Grove, today.

2. Timpanogos (13-2) Class: 5A

Was: 2. Last week: 2-0. Outlook: Rhett Nelson seems to be getting stronger on the mound as the season wears on. Next up: at Lehi, today.

3. Alta (10-2) Class: 5A

Was: 4. Last week: 3-0. Outlook: The Hawks have all the tools to compete for a region and state title. The question remaining is if the youth and inexperience will be ready as the pressure builds. Next up: at Skyline, today.

4. Riverton (11-2) Class: 5A

Was: 6. Last week: 3-0. Outlook: Perhaps no team has flown under the radar more while having an outstanding season. A different player seems to step up nearly every game for the Silverwolves. Next up: at Hunter, today.

5. Northridge (13-3) Class: 5A

Was: 9. Last week: 2-0. Outlook: The Knights are undefeated in Region 1 and have shown they are the team to beat at this point in the race for a title. Next up: at Syracuse, today.

6. Judge (15-1) Class: 3A

Was: 7. Last week: 3-0. Outlook: The Bulldogs keep rolling up the wins and are proving they are the team to beat for a state title. Next up: at Uintah, Friday.

7. Viewmont (10-5) Class: 5A

Was: 8. Last week: 1-1. Outlook: A loss to Fremont has the Vikings in unfamiliar territory, looking up in the Region 1 standings. Next up: vs. Davis, today.

8. Lone Peak (10-4) Class: 5A

Was: 10. Last week: 2-0. Outlook: The Knights took care of business against Lehi, now can they do it against American Fork? Next up: vs. American Fork, today.

9. American Fork (10-6) Class: 5A

Was: 3. Last week 0-2. Outlook: No time to dwell on it. How will the Cavemen react to last week's sweep from Spanish Fork? Next up: at Lone Peak, today.

10. Pine View (14-3) Class: 4A

Was: 5. Last week: 0-2. Outlook: The Panthers were brought back to the pack with the two losses to Dixie and must regroup quickly. Next up: at Cedar, today.

11. Cyprus (10-4) Class: 4A

Was: 11. Last week: 2-0. Outlook: The biggest game of the year for the Pirates is looming with Cottonwood. Next up: at Cottonwood, Wednesday.

12. Snow Canyon (12-6) Class: 4A

Was: 12. Last week: 2-0. Outlook: The Warriors can't afford another loss against the 3A teams in their region if they want to make the playoffs. Next up: vs. Hurricane, today.

13. Bingham (7-6) Class: 5A

Was: 15. Last week: 3-0. Outlook: Nate Rasmussen and Parker Jenkins are tearing it up in Region 3 play. Next up: at Copper Hills, today.

14. Cottonwood (8-7) Class: 4A

Was: 16. Last week: 2-0. Outlook: Five straight region wins and four of them shutouts have the Colts back in control of the Region 6 race with a big game against Cyprus this week. Next up: vs. Cyprus, Wednesday.

15. Dixie (11-5) Class: 4A

Was: —. Last week: 2-0. Outlook: The Flyers beat down Pine View last week and control their own playoff destiny now. Next up: at Canyon View, today.

16. Mountain View Class: 4A

Was: 17. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: The Bruins should be rested and ready for the second run through the Region 7 schedule. Next up: vs. Provo, today.

17. Orem (10-6) Class: 4A

Was: 18. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: The Tigers have to be careful not to overlook Provo in anticipation of Friday's big game with Mountain View. Next up: vs. Provo, Thursday.

18. Taylorsville (8-5) Class: 5A

Was: . Last week: 3-0. Outlook: The Warriors got their groove back against Skyline with a sweep. Now they need to take care of a slumping Jordan team. Next up: at Jordan, today.

19. Murray (7-6) Class: 4A

Was: 19. Last week: 1-1. Outlook: The Spartans hung tough with Cottonwood but came up short. How will it affect them? Next up: at Olympus, Wednesday.

20. Juan Diego (13-2) Class: 3A

Was: 20. Last week: 2-1. Outlook: The Soaring Eagle had a hiccup in Delta but are still solidly on top of the Region 8 standings. Next up: at Carbon, today.

Dropped out: Jordan (6-6), Pleasant Grove (9-6).