Now that most of the top programs from around the country have hosted tryouts, we will be releasing the 2018 Top Gun 7v7 Pre-Season Rankings. These rankings are based on a combination of 2017 results but more importantly the 2018 rosters.
After feedback from 7v7 coaches and the media that cover these events, Top Gun 7v7 will only include certain events in its 2018 Team Rankings. This year only 4 tournaments per team will be used toward composite rankings. The computer rankings will include all tournament points.
We are excited to introduce the Top Gun 7v7 Pre-Season Top 25.
#1 Tucson Turf (Majors) – National Ranking
#1 in West Coast Conference
#1 in Arizona
2018 Preview – Tucson Turf was an easy pick for the 2018 Top Gun 7v7 Pre-Season ranking. Tucson Turf returns every starter from a 2017 team that won a perfect 5 out of 5 tournaments including the prestigious Pylon National Championship. Tucson Turf will be lead by the 2017 Top Gun 7v7 Quarterback of the Year, Trenton Bourguet.
#2 Team GUTS Red – National Ranking
#1 in Midwest Conference
#1 in Indiana
2018 Preview – Team GUTS is the #2 team in our 2018 Pre-Season rankings and arguably the most talented. Team GUTS won the 2017 IMG National Championship and has one of the best defensive units in the country featuring Jontae Dobson and a host of other teammates from the 2017 6A Indiana High School State Champion team which also finished the seasoned ranking #3 nationally.
#3 Boom Black (Majors) – National Ranking
#2 Midwest Conference
#1 in Illinois
2018 Preview – The 2017 Boom Black team was the most dominant team last year and possibly the most dominant team in the history of 7v7 by featuring two major tournament wins in the same weekend in Orlando Florida last year. The 2018 version of Boom Black has some very big shoes to fill and everyone in the country wants to see if Boom can repeat its dominance in 2018. Boom was the only elite team to travel to two national championship tournaments last year and finished in 2nd place in both.
#4 Hustle Inc (Majors) – National Ranking
#1 in Southeast Conference
#1 in Georgia
2018 Preview – Although Hustle Inc is in its first year as a 7v7 team the program’s founder is not new to the 7v7 landscape. Tony Ballard was the head coach of last year national power house FSS. The Hustle Inc’s roster is absolutely loaded with talent on both sides of the ball and features two elite signal callers who might end up being the #1 quarterback in the their class. Tony has the luxury of having Harrison Bailey (Projected #1 QB in 2020) and Aaaron McLaughlin (Projected #1 QB in 2021).
#5 Heir Football – National Ranking
#1 in Northwest Conference
#1 in Washington
2018 Preview – Nationally ranked Heir Football Academy is led by former Super Bowl Champion Reggie Jones. He brought a lot of talent with him to Heir Football Academy this season and he looks to continue his tradition of national dominance. Reggie established himself as force on the 7v7 circuit last year by traveling to Los Angeles as the head coach of Rise Football and winning the Players of the Future. Reggie also traveled to Florida and finishing in the final 4 at the IMG National Championship. Everyone wants to know if Reggie and Heir Football Academy can remain in the Top Gun 7v7 top 10 now that everyone knows who they are.
#6 Florida Fire – National Ranking
#2 in Southeast Conference
#1 in Florida
2018 Preview – Florida Fire is a national power house every and was TopGun7v7’s pick to win the NFA National Championship last year. Fire was missing some key roster pieces in the championship tournament last year that resulting in a less than normal Fire finish. Fire will be locked in this year and set for a run at the #1 spot.
#7 Mississippi Grind – National Ranking
#3 in Southeast Conference
#1 in Mississippi
2018 Preview – Mississippi Grind feature several nationally ranked prospects including Jarrion Ealy, Dannis Jackson, Brandon Turnage, Diwun Black, Kevin Barnett, Jarrian Jones, Hakeem Vance and Zach Edwards. Mississippi Grind will be a dominate force on the circuit this year.
#8 Premium – National Ranking
#2 in West Coast Conference
#1 in California
2018 Preview – The 2018 Premium roster is loaded from top top bottom included 6 Top 100 players. Premium will feature Kayvon Thibodeauh, Bru McCoy, Kyle Ford, DeGabriel Floyd, Mycah Pittman and Max Williams just to name a few.
#9 Ground Zero – National Ranking
#3 in West Coast Conference
#2 in California
2018 Preview – Ground Zero always does a great job developing young talent. Although you may not know the names on the Ground Zero roster today, by the end of the year they will be recruited by every college in the country. Ground Zero does feature Jeremiah Criddell, Shawn Dollars and Darren Jones.
#10 Team Texas Elite– National Ranking
#1 in Southwest Conference
#1 in Texas
2018 Preview – Team Texas Elite may have the most elite receiver core on the circuit featuring Arjel Henderson, Theo Wease, Trejan Bridges, Zachery Evans, Terrance Gipson and Parker Washington.
#11 Fast Houston – National Ranking
#12 Bootleggers – National Ranking
#13 KT Prep – National Ranking
#14 TMP Elite – National Ranking
#15 True Buzz – National Ranking
#16 FSP – National Ranking
#17 South Florida Express – National Ranking
#18 Mach1 Academy – National Ranking
#19 All American Pride – National Ranking
#20 Goon Squad– National Ranking
#21 Tight Action Sports – National Ranking
#22 Coast Line All Stars – National Ranking
#23 Unsigned Preps – National Ranking
#24 Epic 7 – National Ranking
#25 Team 412 – National Ranking