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Who’s No. 1?

I know, my colleagues know, and I bet most of you have a pretty good idea who the No. 1 team will be in our preseason football poll. It will be printed in our Sept. 4 special Prep Football Preview Section that will appear in all of our East Bay papers. However, just like we started during last year’s basketball season, our loyal Prep Corner readers will get a sneak preview. While the voting for our preseason poll is complete, nothing builds up excitement like a little anticipation so I’m going to make you wait around until Tuesday, Sept. 2. Then throughout the season, make sure to check out Prep Corner every Monday night when I will post the poll for you to get a sneak preview and leave your comments. Speaking of comments, let’s get them rolling? The No. 1 spot is pretty obvious, but who do you think will be No. 2, or 3 or 4 or 15? Speaking of which, we have dropped this year’s poll from 20 teams back down to 15. That’s what we do for other sports and that’s what we always did before the merger of ANG and the Contra Costa Times and it’s been decided we should return to that. Let’s start the discussion.

Jimmy Durkin

Jimmy Durkin is a sports writer for the Bay Area News Group.