SALT LAKE CITY — Heading into the state tournament, the top teams in the 5A classification should be rather familiar.

There is Viewmont (10-1-4), the top-ranked, defense-heavy four-time state champion.

Also Brighton (14-1-0), the perennial power out of Region 7, with six state titles all-time.

There’s Alta (12-3-1), arguably the best boys soccer program in the state, with eight titles all-time, including the last two.

Wasatch (12-1-2) and Olympus (12-2-2), meanwhile, round out the top five.

With just two titles between them, the Wasps and Titans aren’t exactly on the level with Viewmont, Brighton or Alta historically, but when it comes to this year’s tournament they are all equal.

In fact, there is no singular title favorite heading into the state tournament, which kicks off Tuesday across the state.

“You have to take it one game at a time. Every playoff game will be tough.”

Brighton head coach Brett Rosen

It has just been that kind of year for 5A boys soccer.

Each of the five aforementioned teams, six when you include the Skyridge Falcons (10-2-4), lost no more than two games this season.

The Vikings (Region 5), Bengals (Region 7), Wasps (Region 8) and Titans (Region 6) were all region champions, with the Hawks and Falcons only a …read more

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