Four-time defending Class 5A champion Dutch Fork and undefeated AC Flora each concluded the regular season ranked at the top of their respective classifications.
Dutch Fork received all nine first-place votes in the SC Prep Football Media poll. The Silver Foxes will begin their quest for a state-record fifth state title at home Friday against Summerville.
Ridge View finished tenth in Class 5A and will travel to fifth ranked TL Hanna for its first ever playoff game in the classification.
The Falcons earned five of the nine first-place votes to remain atop Class 4A for the third straight week. They will open at Memorial Stadium against Travelers Rest.
PREP FOOTBALL MEDIA POLL
1. Dutch Fork (9)
2. Fort Dorchester
5. TL Hanna
8. Carolina Forest
9. JF Byrnes
10. Ridge View
Receiving votes: Hillcrest, River Bluff, West Ashley, Boiling Springs, Goose Creek, Spring Valley
1. AC Flora (5)
2. North Myrtle Beach (4)
5. South Pointe
6. (tie) Catawba Ridge and Myrtle Beach
10. North Augusta
Others receiving votes: Beaufort May River, West Florence
1. Dillon (6)
2. Chapman (3)
10. Lake City
Receiving votes: Fairfield-Central, Powdersville, Woodruff, Union County, Chester
1. Abbeville (9)
2. Gray Collegiate
4. North Central
8. (tie) Marion and Andrews
Others receiving votes: Pelion, St. Joseph’s, Saluda, Christ Church