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Gazette prep football poll features 2A upheaval

Football: North Fayette Valley is unanimous at the top

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The chaos came Friday. And now, the subsequent shuffling follows.

Eight of the top 10 teams in last week’s Class 2A Gazette football rankings suffered Week 2 losses. Four of them have been replaced.

There’s no change at the top, though. North Fayette Valley is now a unanimous No. 1. Union climbed two spots to second.

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley drops just one spot to third after losing to West Lyon, then the next three are poll newcomers — New Hampton, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura and Cascade, which hosts North Fayette Valley in a district opener this week.

All of the top-ranked teams from last week were winners, but there is one shift at No. 1. After wins over Grundy Center and Dike-New Hartford in the first two weeks, defending Class A state champion Gladbrook-Reinbeck climbed two spots to the top in that class. The Rebels received three first-place votes and 50 points, edging Algona Garrigan (48) and Saint Ansgar (46).

West Des Moines Valley continues to hold a slight edge over three-time defending champion West Des Moines Dowling in Class 4A. Like last week, Valley holds a 4-2 edge in first-place votes and 58-56 in points.

Cedar Rapids Washington remains at No. 3. Iowa City West vaults into the 4A poll at No. 5, with Iowa City High at No. 6.

Norwalk, Cedar Rapids Xavier and two-time defending champ Pella are still the top three in 3A. Norwalk recorded 49 points, Xavier 48, Pella 46.

Regina bounced back from a season-opening loss to Cedar Rapids Xavier in emphatic fashion, blanking Solon 34-0 and strengthening its hold in 1A. Pella Christian and Hinton are second and third, with West Lyon climbing five spots to No. 4.

Don Bosco stays at No. 1 in 8-Player. Audubon, Fremont-Mills and Coon Rapids-Bayard are still the top three challengers.

CLASS 4A W-L Pts. Pvs

1. West Des Moines Valley (4) 2-0 58 1

2. West Des Moines Dowling (2) 2-0 56 2

3. Cedar Rapids Washington 2-0 45 3

4. Ankeny Centennial 2-0 38 6

5. Iowa City West 2-0 33 —

6. Iowa City High 2-0 32 10

7. Lewis Central 2-0 29 7

8. Bettendorf 1-1 10 —

9. Cedar Falls 2-0 7 —

(tie) Muscatine 1-1 7 4

Dropped out: Ankeny (5), Pleasant Valley (8), Cedar Rapids Kennedy (9), Johnston (9).

Others receiving votes: Ankeny 5, Pleasant Valley 5, Johnston 3, Waukee 2.

CLASS 3A W-L Pts. Pvs

1. Norwalk (2) 2-0 49 1

2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (1) 2-0 48 2

3. Pella (3) 2-0 46 3

4. Washington 2-0 35 5

5. Creston/Orient-Macksburg 2-0 32 4

6. Glenwood 2-0 28 7

7. Carroll 2-0 25 6

8. West Delaware 2-0 17 —

9. Spirit Lake 2-0 16 —

10. Ballard 2-0 10 —

Dropped out: Sioux City Heelan (8), Dallas Center-Grimes (9), Solon (9).

Others receiving votes: Gilbert 9, Sioux City Heelan 6, Webster City 4, Harlan 3.

CLASS 2A W-L Pts. Pvs

1. North Fayette Valley (6) 2-0 60 1

2. Union 2-0 50 4

3. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 1-1 36 3

4. New Hampton 2-0 34 —

5. Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 2-0 30 —

6. Cascade 2-0 25 —

7. Mount Vernon 0-2 24 2

8. Clarion CGD-CAL 2-0 12 —

9. Dyersville Beckman 1-1 10 8

(tie) Waukon 1-1 10 6

Dropped out: Aplington-Parkersburg (5), Dike-New Hartford (6), Mid-Prairie (8), Carroll Kuemper (10).

Others receiving votes: Carroll Kuemper 8, Monticello 7, Aplington-Parkersburg 6, Mid-Prairie 5, South Central Calhoun 3, West Marshall 3, Williamsburg 3, Sheldon 2, Central Lyon-GLR 1, Southeast Valley 1.

CLASS 1A W-L Pts. Pvs

1. Iowa City Regina (6) 1-1 60 1

2. Pella Christian 2-0 46 3

3. Hinton 2-0 40 4

4. West Lyon 2-0 34 9

5. Denver 2-0 32 5

(tie) Van Meter 2-0 32 7

7. Madrid 2-0 28 6

8. Western Christian 1-1 26 8

9. West Branch 1-1 20 2

10. Wilton 2-0 4 —

Dropped out: Jesup (10).

Others receiving votes: Maquoketa Valley 3, Panorama 2, Interstate 35 1, Missouri Valley 1, Sigourney-Keota 1.

CLASS A W-L Pts. Pvs

1. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (3) 2-0 50 3

2. Algona Garrigan 2-0 48 1

3. Saint Ansgar (2) 2-0 46 2

4. Council Bluffs St. Albert 2-0 35 7

5. Lisbon 2-0 34 8

6. West Sioux (1) 2-0 33 5

7. Lynnville-Sully 2-0 24 10

8. West Hancock 1-1 20 9

9. Mason City Newman 2-0 9 —

10. Belle Plaine 2-0 7 —

Dropped out: Montezuma (4), Akron-Westfield (6)

Others receiving votes: Akron-Westfield 6, Hudson 6, North Linn 5, Montezuma 4, Westwood 3.

8-PLAYER W-L Pts. Pvs

1. Don Bosco (4) 2-0 58 1

2. Audubon 2-0 48 2

3. Fremont-Mills (2) 2-0 47 3

4. Coon Rapids-Bayard 2-0 36 4

5. Lone Tree 2-0 34 7

6. Ruthven GTRA 2-0 29 6

7. Bedford 2-0 25 8

8. Turkey Valley 2-0 19 10

9. Ackley AGWSR 2-0 9 —

(tie) Remsen St. Mary’s 2-0 9 —

Dropped out: Elkader Central (5), Exira-EHK (8).

Others receiving votes: Lenox 6, Midland 4, Springville 4, Harris-Lake Park 2.

l Comments: (319) 368-8857; jeff.linder@thegazette.com

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