If the off-season is any indication to how the Indiana high school football season will be, one word to describe it, motivation. When we take to social media to talk about teams, players, rankings we spark a reaction from our fans (and not so fans) like no other topic in high school sports.

2014 Preseason Top 25 Team Rankings

1. Ben Davis
2. Cathedral
3. Carmel
4. Warren Central
5. Indianapolis Chatard
6. Center Grove
7.  Andrean
8.  Lafayette Central Catholic
9.  Indianapolis Brebeuf
10. Cardinal Ritter
11. Penn
12. Lawrence Central
13. Fort Wayne Snider
14. Pike
15. Columbus East
16. Avon
17. Evansville Reitz
18. Bloomington South
19. Hamilton Southeastern
20. Tri-Central
21. Southport
22. Gibson Southern
23. Concord
24. Bishop Luers
25. Decatur Central

Teams in consideration: Lake Central, Fishers, Whiteland, Columbus North, Bloomington North, Tri-West

6A: Ben Davis is the favorite to win its first title since 2002. QB Kyle Castner and All-American LB Asmar Bilal are just a few pieces on this deep roster of talent. Carmel will push the Giants all the way to the end.

5A: Cathedral, period.

4A: Chatard returns 2 of the top offensive lineman in the Midwest. Expect them to finish business in 2014. Columbus East has to replace several key players, but return INPrep50 RB Markell Jones. Columbus East may have the easier road to Lucas once again, if Chatard stumbles.

3A: All American Josh Barajas and the 59rs are poised to win back-to-back titles. With INPrep50 RB LeVante Bellamy carrying the rock for the Braves, we fully expect to see a rematch between Andrean and Indy Brebeuf.

2A: Ritter loses a Purichia at quarterback and at offensive cordinator. Lafayette Central is the favorite.

1A: Tri-Central, Eastern Hancock or Indy Lutheran could win this one. Tri-Central is the early favorite and we mean early.