Silas Marchan (left) and the rest of Surrey's Holy Cross Crusaders carry honourable mention status into the 2019 B.C. high school football season in September. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Varsity Letters’ Big 5 Football: Breaking down the B.C. preseason rankings at AAA & AA by poll points, plus our honourable mention teams

LANGLEY — We have counted down Varsity Letters’ Big 5 preseason high school football rankings for the Triple- and Double-A tiers in a team-by-team fashion over the past few weeks. 

Today we break down each of the two tiers indicating total poll points and first-place votes garnered as part of our coaches poll.

As well, we give you the next three as honourable mentions, and list every team to receive at least a half poll point.

Five points were given for 1st place, four for second, three for third, two for fourth and one for fifth, with a half-point for each honourable mention.

Parenthesis indicate, left to right home city of school (if applicable), total poll points, first-place votes.

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FOOTBALL

TRIPLE A

1 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (61.0 points), (8 first-place votes)

2 Mt. Douglas Rams (Victoria) (40.5) (4)

3 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (34.0) (1)

4 New Westminster Hyacks (30.0) (0)

5 South Delta Sun Devils (22.5) (1)

Honourable mention — Notre Dame Jugglers (Vancouver) (18.5), Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (14.5), St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (12.5) (1)

Others receiving votes — Kelowna Owls (10.5), Carson Graham Eagles (North Vancouver) (1.0), Abbotsford Panthers (0.5), Belmont Bulldogs (Victoria) (0.5), Centennial Centaurs (Coquitlam) (0.5), Mission Roadrunners (0.5), Rutland VooDoos (Kelowna) (0.5).

DOUBLE A

1 Vernon Panthers (45 points) (7 first-place votes)

2 G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (29.5) (1)

3 John Barsby Bulldogs (Nanaimo) (21.5) (1)

4 Ballenas Whalers (Parksville) (18) (0)

5 Robert Bateman Timberwolves (Abbotsford) (10) (0)

Honourable mention — Windsor Dukes (North Vancouver) (9), Langley Saints (8.5), Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (8.5).

Others receiving votes — College Heights Cougars (Prince George) (4), Clarence Fulton Maroons (Vernon) (2.5), South Kamloops Titans (1.5), Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver) (10), Prince George Polars (1).

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