The Crusaders hope to make an impression across the state.
The Trojans do too.
The march toward state 3-A, 2-A and 1-A girls basketball tournament championships begin this week for several Top of Utah teams with high aspirations.
The Christian Heritage Crusaders are unbeaten at 17-0 this season with few real tests in Region 17 action. But the talent level improves, and the intensity grows as several southern Utah teams and 18-3 Rich joins the action.
Green River (17-3), Panguitch (19-5) and Piute (18-4) could be tough tests for Rob McGill's squad.
Rather than focus on being unbeaten, McGill has pushed his squad to get better with each game.
The Crusaders open play Wednesday against the winner of today's Monument Valley-Liahona game at 1 p.m. at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield.
St. Joseph (12-8) hasn't lost to a 1-A team other than Christian Heritage in 2011, and could be a wild-card in the four-day tournament.
In the 2-A ranks, Layton Christian (7-13) is a young squad, but finished third in Region 14, and will meet Kanab at 9 a.m. on Friday at Snow College.
Opening-round 2-A winners advance to the Feb. 24 quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center.
Morgan's girls squad has won 12 in a row, and at 18-3, would be considered a favorite in the 3-A tournament.
But a year ago, the unbeaten Trojans were 20-0 before dropping their opener to Juab (45-41) on their home floor.
Talented Morgan hosts North Sanpete (4-14) at 7 p.m. on Saturday, and no doubt will turn its full focus on advancing to next week's 3-A tournament at Utah's Huntsman Center.
Bear River (13-7) finished a strong second in Region 11 and would like to get another shot at Morgan in the tournament. The Bears host Region 9's third-place team Saturday. Their side of the bracked also includes Carbon (17-1) and Delta (16-2).
Ben Lomond begins its tournament play this evening at Woods Cross High School. The Scots and Juan Diego meet in a play-in contest at 7 p.m., with the winner advancing to Saturday's opening round.
Morgan seniors Casey Evans, Dallin Schenk and Jared Brooks begin state 3-A tournament action on Friday night at home.
And home has been a good place for the high-octane Morgan attack.
With several players that can score big numbers when the Trojans rev up the fast break, Morgan hopes to dispatch opening-round foe Manti and advance to the 3-A quarterfinals, set for Feb. 24 at the Huntsman Center.
"One step at a time," Schenk said after Friday's regular-season finale. "We know we can play with anyone in 3-A, but we can't overlook anyone no matter what their seed is."
Wasatch (19-2) and Desert Hills (18-3) will be among the favorites in the 3-A tournament.
Bear River (9-12) will play at either Hurricane of Cedar on Friday, with high hopes of advancing to next week's action.
In the 2-A tournament, Layton Christian sits at 6-15, but the Eagles could make some noise in a balanced field. LCA meets Millard (9-10) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, with the winner advancing to next week's quarterfinals at Richefield's Sevier Valley Center.