I've seen a couple different posts suggesting that we are somehow biased toward 26-5A and that they are not worthy of the praise they receive over Districts 25 and 28. While both fairly good districts, they do not come close to 26-5A in terms of overall quality.
Consider the following:
First, we'll look at 25-5A's performance against 5A non-district opponents...
In summary, 25-5A was 2-6 against non-district 5A opponents with a combined 24-26 record including 0-6 against 14-5A. In fact, 25-5A didn't beat a single team with a .500 or better winning percentage in non-district play.
Only Bowie and Anderson have a SOS (strength of schedule) ranked in the top half of all 5A teams.
25-5A vs. 14-5A, Record: (0-5), Opponents' Record: (17-13)
L to Westwood (5-1)
L to Stony Point (2-4)
L to Round Rock (4-2)
L to McNeil (4-2)
L to Pflugerville (2-4)
25-5A vs. 3-5A, Record: (1-0), Opponents' Record: (2-4)
W vs Abilene (2-4)
25-5A vs. 13-5A, Record: (1-0), Opponents' Record: (0-7)
W vs Belton (0-7)
25-5A vs. 26-5A, Record: (0-1), Opponents' Record: (5-2)
L to Madison (5-2)
Compare that to 26-5A's non-district performance...
In summary, 26-5A posted a 12-2 5A non-district record against opponents with a combined 45-46 record, including 6-1 overall against 28-5A.
26-5A defeated 7 teams with .500 or better winning percentage, while 25-5A defeated none.
7 of the 9 teams in 26-5A have an SOS ranked in the Top 32 of all 5A teams!
26-5A vs 14-5A, Record: (1-1), Opponents' Record (7-5)
L to Leander (4-2)
W vs Georgetown (3-3)
26-5A vs 15-5A, Record: (1-0), Opponents' Record (3-3)
W vs The Woodlands (3-3)
26-5A vs 16-5A, Record: (1-0), Opponents' Record (1-5)
W vs Spring (1-5)
26-5A vs 25-5A, Record: (1-0), Opponents' Record (5-1)
W vs Seguin (5-1)
26-5A vs 27-5A, Record: (2-0), Opponents' Record (2-12)
W vs Highlands (1-6)
W vs Victoria Mem. (1-6)
26-5A vs 28-5A, Record: (6-1), Opponents' Record (27-20)
W vs Clark (3-3)
W vs Marshall (5-2)
W vs Holmes (1-5)
W vs Marshall (5-2)
W vs Taft (3-4)
W vs O'Connor (5-2)
L vs O'Connor (5-2)
Looking at what each district has done, it would be impossible to argue that 25-5A or 28-5A is even comparable to 26-5A in terms of overall quality. That district is praised because they have earned it with their performance on the field. Despite what some would like to believe, we don't favor certain districts or teams just because we have some vendetta against your district or team. We actually do pay attention to results, and, in this case, the results do not support the conspiracy theorists.