For fan interest at the high school and college level, it might be hard to top the Bluegrass State.
Among the countless players from North Carolina who have excelled on the high school, college and professional levels are three who have, arguably, had major influences on the game.
What do you do when state championships don't answer the question as to which team is the best? Doug Huff thinks a plus-one model might answer questions in a number of cases.
Pennsylvania and Ohio are neighbors and football powers -- making their first-round Great State Debate matchup even more interesting. Doug Huff lends his expert opinion to the debate.
National high school rankings might not be new, and they might be subjective and subject to debate. But they do add public interest to high school sports and serve as a barometer for team performance.