Timberland is the highest ranked Lowcountry team in the preseason high school football media poll released this week.
The Wolves, who open their season next week against visiting Hanahan, are ranked No. 4 in Class AA. Coach Art Craig's team went 10-3 last year and made the Lower State finals.
In Class AAAA, Summerville is ranked No. 7 and Goose Creek No. 10.
In the AAA poll, Hanahan is No. 9.
1. Dutch Fork; 2. Northwestern; 3. Byrnes; 4. York; 5. South Florence; 6. Boiling Springs; 7. Summerville; 8. North Augusta; 9. Spartanburg; 10. Goose Creek.
Others receiving votes: Greenwood, Spring Valley, Dorman, Sumter, Hillcrest, Stratford, Gaffney, Socastee
1. Myrtle Beach; 2. South Pointe; 3. Hartsville; 4. Wren; 5. Marlboro County; 6. Daniel; 7. Seneca; 8. Midland Valley; 9. Hanahan; 10. Greer.
Others receiving votes: Broome, Belton-Honea Path, Orangeburg-Wilkinson, A.C. Flora, Swansea, Darlington, Crestwood, Union County, North Myrtle Beach, Chapin
1. Dillon; 2. Strom Thurmond; 3. Batesburg-Leesville; 4. Timberland; 5. Fairfield Central; 6. Newberry; 7. Chesnee; 8. Woodruff; T9. Loris; T9. Silver Bluff; 10. Cheraw.
Others receiving votes: Ninety Six, Woodland, Bishop England, Abbeville, Central
1. Christ Church; 2. Lamar; 3. Carvers Bay; 4. Hunter-Kinard-Tyler; 5. Allendale-Fairfax; 6. Hemingway; 7. Williston-Elko; 8. Bamberg-Ehrhardt; 9. Great Falls; 10. Timmonsville.
Others receiving votes: St. Joseph's, Estill, Lakeview, Cross, Lewisville, Southside Christian, Ridge Spring-Monetta
The S.C. Prep Media Football Poll is conducted by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal with voting from Andrew Macke, Greenwood Index-Journal; Bob Castello, Greenville News; Chris Dearing, The State; Ian Guerin, Myrtle Beach Sun News; Kevin Melton, Spartanburg Herald Journal; Lou Bezjak, Florence Morning News; David Shelton, Charleston Post and Courier; Bret McCormick, The Herald (Rock Hill) and Noah Feit, Aiken Standard.