A Local Brand Gone National
A Beltway Bonanza
Better talent and more coaches with local connections have turned the Washington area into a recruiting hotbed.
Connecting Colleges and Players
Preview Key:
- League records are from last season; some teams have changed leagues this fall.
- "Returning starters" represents number of starters returning on offense/defense.
Star Ratings
One of the area's elite teams.
Could break into the upper echelon.
Five to seven wins.
About the Section: Conference previews, rankings, story lines and top games were compiled by the following members of the The Post's high school sports staff: Josh Barr, Katie Carrera, Mark Giannotto, Alan Goldenbach, Josh Mackey, Paul Tenorio and Preston Williams. The section was planned by Micah Pollack, copy edited by Ed Guzman and designed by Meredith Bowen.

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