Line play is what makes teams good or bad, never the skill guys. The teams with the best lines win, period. People always want to hype the sexy positions like receivers, and stud RB, but it doesn't matter of your lines suck. Great lines make average and below average skill guys look like all stars.So will Hamilton and Middletown improve? Both have some skill players and good team speed. In both cases I think two of the issues are line play on both sides of the ball. Can the defenses be consistent and special teams not be a big negative? If line play is poor and the defense and special teams aren't improved they stay in bottom 4. If they do improve lock in Oak Hills for 10th with East and Mason dropping to lower tier. Also think the Aves may drop this year. They have had success with really good offense and at times smoke and mirrors, not sure if they will score enough points this year to remain a top tier team.
Look at every successful team, always rock solid lines.