1. Scarborough: A solid mix of returning impact players and a talented group of younger players will enable the Red Storm to make a run at a second consecutive Class A state title.

 

2. Greely: The Rangers appear to have experience and ability to play a possession game, which will make it difficult for opponents to score.

 

3. Brunswick: A well-balanced approach at both ends of the field should keep the Dragons in contention in Eastern Class A.

 

4. Sanford: Led by one of the SMAA’s top players in Taylor Littlefield, the Redskins now have the experience to challenge the league’s top teams.

 

5. York: With seven starters back in the lineup, the Wildcats could make their fourth trip to the Western Class A final in five seasons.

 

6. Gorham: A solid group of seniors provides the nucleus that will keep the Rams in the hunt in Western Class A.

 

7. Falmouth: The defense is new, but a strong contingent of midfielders should carry the defending state champion deeply into the Western Class B tournament.

 

8. Thornton Academy: A solid defense and a balanced attack could put the Trojans on track for their second trip to the Western Class A final in three seasons.

 

9. Cheverus: The young Stags have enough experience at both ends of the field to make a run for the top spot in Western Class A.

 

10. Morse: The solid one-two scoring punch of senior strikers Tori Field and Katie Henrickson will help the Shipbuilders make the move into Eastern Class B.