CYPRESS — With scrimmages beginning as early as this Friday, the Associated Press released its preseason poll yesterday.
The AP showed the reigning state champion Cy-Fair football team some respect, and put the Bobcats in the No. 6 slot for all of Texas.

Conference 6A (First-place votes are in parentheses):
1. Allen (21)
2. Lake Travis (3)
3. Katy
4. Austin Westlake
5. Converse Judson
6. Cypress Fairbanks
7. Longview
8. Galena Park North Shore
9. Duncanville
10. Southlake Carroll

Others receiving votes: Waco Midway, 19; Spring Westfield, 16; Klein Collins, 16; DeSoto, 13; Euless Trinity, 7; Cibolo Steele, 5; The Woodlands, 4; Smithson Valley, 3; Denton Guyer, 3; Humble Atascocita, 2; San Angelo Central, 2.