Iowa high school football rankings: No major changes in Gazette/KGYM poll

Same order, same teams in top 4 in all six classes

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Status quo rules in this week’s Gazette/KGYM state football rankings. In all six classes, the top four teams remain in the same order.

West Des Moines Dowling stays atop the Class 4A poll after scorching Sioux City West, 77-7, Friday night. The Maroons have won the last four big-school state championships.

Iowa City West stayed at No. 2 after handling previously unbeaten Cedar Rapids Prairie, 48-28. West Des Moines Valley and Bettendorf stay at third and fourth, with Johnston and Waukee sharing the No. 5 spot.

In Class 3A, Cedar Rapids Xavier maintains a slim lead on Dallas Center-Grimes for the top slot. The Saints downed Decorah, 21-13, while DCG popped Perry, 42-7. Solon stays at No. 3, then it’s Pella and Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

Williamsburg is still the top team in 2A after outgunning Mediapolis, 55-31. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley is No. 2, followed by Mount Vernon, Cascade and Monroe PCM.

West Lyon edged Van Meter by a 55-54 point count for top billing in 1A. West Lyon handled Alta-Aurelia last week, 45-6, and Van Meter blanked Eagle Grove, 37-0. Iowa City Regina is third, then it’s Pella Christian and Pleasantville.

It’s tight at the top in Class A, too, with Council Bluffs St. Albert holding a 56-55 edge on two-time defending champion Gladbrook-Reinbeck. St. Albert whipped Earlham last week, 46-7, while G-R took care of BGM, 38-13. West Sioux is third, Lynnville-Sully fourth. Hudson and Algona Garrigan are tied for fifth.

Don Bosco remains the leader in 8-Player after accepting a forfeit from Elkader Central. Audubon is second, Remsen St. Mary’s third. St. Mary’s won a 3-vs.-4 showdown over Newell-Fonda last week; the Mustangs did not drop in the rankings. Harris-Lake Park is fifth.

Class 4A

1.

West Des Moines Dowling

5-0, 59 points (5 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 1; beat Sioux City West 77-7
This week: at Des Moines Lincoln
 
2.

Iowa City West

5-0, 53 points (1 first-place vote)

Last week: No. 2; beat No. 9 Cedar Rapids Prairie, 48-28
This week: at Burlington
 
3.

West Des Moines Valley

4-1, 49 points

Last week: No. 3; beat Fort Dodge, 59-14
This week: vs. No. 8 Southeast Polk
 
4.

Bettendorf

4-1, 40 points

Last week: No. 4; beat Muscatine, 58-20
This week: vs. Clinton
 
5.

Johnston

4-1, 31 points

Last week: No. 6; beat Des Moines East, 49-35
This week: vs. Des Moines Roosevelt
 
5.

Waukee

3-2, 31 points

Last week: No. 5; beat Des Moines Roosevelt, 48-13
This week: vs. Sioux City East
 
7.

Cedar Falls

4-1, 29 points

Last week: No. 8; beat Mason City, 52-0
This week: vs. Cedar Rapids Washington
 
8.

Southeast Polk

3-2, 11 points

Last week: No. 10; beat Indianola, 30-22
This week: at No. 3 West Des Moines Valley
 
9.

Pleasant Valley

4-1, 10 points

Last week: NR; beat Western Dubuque, 55-41
This week: at Davenport West
 
10.

Cedar Rapids Prairie

4-1, 6 points

Last week: No. 9; lost to No. 2 Iowa City West, 48-28
This week: vs. Ottumwa
 

Dropped out: Lewis Central (7)

Others receiving votes: Newton 4, Lewis Central 3, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2, Ankeny Centennial 1, North Scott 1

Class 3A

1.

Cedar Rapids Xavier

5-0, 55 points (4 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 1; beat Decorah, 21-13
This week: at Independence
 
2.

Dallas Center-Grimes

5-0, 52 points (1 first-place vote)

Last week: No. 2; beat Perry, 42-7
This week: vs. No. 6 Webster City
 
3.

Solon

5-0, 47 points

Last week: No. 3; beat Oskaloosa, 43-7
This week: vs. Fort Madison
 
4.

Pella

4-1, 42 points

Last week: No. 4; beat Grinnell, 47-0
This week: at Knoxville
 
5.

Sergeant Bluff-Luton

5-0, 35 points (1 first-place vote)

Last week: No. 5; beat Spencer, 35-7
This week: at Algona
 
6.

Webster City

5-0, 23 points

Last week: No. 6; beat Ballard, 37-27
This week: at No. 2 Dallas Center-Grimes
 
7.

Sioux City Heelan

4-1, 20 points

Last week: No. 7; beat LeMars, 38-0
This week: at Spencer
 
8.

Harlan

4-1, 17 points

Last week: No. 8; beat Adel ADM, 55-7
This week: at Carroll
 
9.

Waverly-Shell Rock

5-0, 13 points

Last week: NR; beat Benton Community, 45-7
This week: at Decorah
 
10.

West Delaware

4-1, 9 points

Last week: No. 10; beat DeWitt Central, 55-24
This week: vs. Clear Creek Amana
 

Dropped out: Decorah (9)

Others receiving votes: Boone 6, Norwalk 6, Storm Lake 3, Decorah 1, Glenwood 1

Class 2A

1.

Williamsburg

5-0, 56 points (3 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 1; beat Mediapolis, 55-21
This week: at Mid-Prairie
 
2.

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley

4-1, 51 points (2 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 2; beat Pocahontas Area/L-M, 56-0
This week: at Cherokee
 
3.

Mount Vernon

4-1, 43 points (1 first-place vote)

Last week: No. 3; beat Northeast, 62-8
This week: at Anamosa
 
4.

Cascade

5-0, 40 points

Last week: No. 4; beat Monticello, 34-14
This week: at Oelwein
 
5.

Monroe PCM

4-1, 36 points

Last week: No. 5; beat Central Lee, 55-6
This week: at Chariton
 
6.

Waukon

4-1, 30 points

Last week: No. 6; beat Waterloo Columbus, 51-7
This week: at Monticello
 
7.

Sioux Center

5-0, 27 points

Last week: No. 6; beat Estherville-Lincoln Central, 20-16
This week: at MOC-Floyd Valley
 
8.

Union Community

4-1, 17 points

Last week: No. 8; beat Dyersville Beckman, 41-6
This week: at Waterloo Columbus
 
9.

Carroll Kuemper

4-1, 16 points

Last week: No. 8; beat Underwood, 33-0
This week: at South Central Calhoun
 
10.

Clear Lake

4-1, 5 points

Last week: NR; beat Forest City, 29-0
This week: vs. Hampton-Dumont
 

Dropped out: New Hampton (10)

Others receiving votes: New Hampton 4, South Central Calhoun 4, West Liberty 1

Class 1A

1.

West Lyon

5-0, 55 points (4 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 1; beat Alta-Aurelia, 45-6
This week: at Hinton
 
2.

Van Meter

5-0, 54 points (1 first-place vote)

Last week: No. 2; beat Eagle Grove, 37-0
This week: vs. Manson Northwest Webster
 
3.

Iowa City Regina

3-2, 45 points

Last week: No. 3; beat Highland, 45-7
This week: at No. 10 Wilton
 
4.

Pella Christian

5-0, 43 points (1 first-place vote)

Last week: No. 4; beat Mount Ayr, 56-14
This week: at Woodward Academy
 
5.

Pleasantville

5-0, 33 points

Last week: No. 6; beat Woodward Academy, 50-6
This week: at Mount Ayr
 
6.

Western Christian

4-1, 29 points

Last week: No. 5; beat Hinton, 19-16
This week: vs. Okoboji
 
7.

West Branch

5-0, 23 points

Last week: No. 8; beat No. 7 Bellevue, 45-41
This week: at Durant
 
8.

Avoca AHSTW

5-0, 19 points

Last week: No. 9; beat Treynor, 58-0
This week: vs. IKM-Manning
 
9.

Denver

4-1, 11 points

Last week: No. 10; beat Belmond-Klemme, 14-13
This week: vs. Sumner-Fredericksburg
 
10.

Wilton

5-0, 9 points

Last week: NR; beat Louisa-Muscatine, 46-6
This week: vs. No. 3 Iowa City Regina
 

Dropped out: Bellevue (7)

Others receiving votes: Bellevue 8, IKM-Manning 1

Class A

1.

Council Bluffs St. Albert

5-0, 56 points (4 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 1; beat Earlham, 46-7
This week: at Martensdale-St. Marys
 
2.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck

5-0, 55 points (2 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 2; beat BGM, 38-13
This week: at Grand View Christian
 
3.

West Sioux

5-0, 44 points

Last week: No. 3; beat West Monona, 70-22
This week: vs. No. 9 LeMars Gehlen
 
4.

Lynnville-Sully

5-0, 31 points

Last week: No. 4; beat Winfield-Mount Union, 48-0
This week: vs. No. 10 Pekin
 
5.

Algona Garrigan

5-0, 29 points

Last week: No. 5; beat Marcus MMCRU, 42-7
This week: at South O'Brien
 
5.

Hudson

5-0, 29 points

Last week: No. 6; beat Garwin GMG, 55-0
This week: at BGM
 
7.

Saint Ansgar

5-0, 24 points

Last week: No. 9; beat West For, 46-0
This week: at Grundy Center
 
7.

Wapsie Valley

5-0, 24 points

Last week: No. 7; beat Edgewood-Colesburg, 34-0
This week: vs. Lisbon
 
9.

LeMars Gehlen

5-0, 15 points

Last week: No. 10; beat Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto, 49-21
This week: at No. 3 West Sioux
 
10.

Pekin

6-0, 9 points

Last week: NR; beat Cardinal, 56-6
This week: at No. 4 Lynnville-Sully
 

Dropped out: Lisbon (8)

Others receiving votes: East Buchanan 5, Southwest Valley 5, Lisbon 3, New London 1

8-Player

1.

Don Bosco

5-0, 58 points (4 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 1; beat Elkader Central, 17-0 (forfeit)
This week: vs. Lansing Kee
 
2.

Audubon

5-0, 54 points (1 first-place vote)

Last week: No. 2; beat River Valley, 91-14
This week: vs. Boyer Valley
 
3.

Remsen St. Mary's

5-0, 50 points (1 first-place vote)

Last week: No. 3; beat No. 4 Newell-Fonda, 51-26
This week: vs. No. 6 Ruthven GTRA
 
4.

Newell-Fonda

4-1, 36 points

Last week: No. 4; lost to No. 3 Remsen St. Mary's, 51-26
This week: at Clay Central-Everly
 
5.

Harris-Lake Park

4-1, 34 points

Last week: No. 5; idle
This week: vs. West Bend-Mallard
 
6.

Ruthven GTRA

4-1, 23 points

Last week: No. 7; beat Kingsley-Pierson, 50-28
This week: at No. 3 Remsen St. Mary's
 
7.

Sidney

5-0, 19 points

Last week: No. 8; beat Anita CAM, 94-46
This week: at East Mills
 
8.

Stanton

5-1, 15 points

Last week: No. 8; beat Murray, 66-8
This week: vs. East Union
 
8.

Tripoli

5-0, 15 points

Last week: No. 8; beat West Central, 71-28
This week: at Central City
 
10.

Ar-We-Va

5-1, 8 points

Last week: NR; beat West Harrison, 73-6
This week: vs. River Valley
 

Dropped out: Lone Tree (6)

Others receiving votes: Colo-Nesco 5, Midland 5, Riceville 4, Baxter 3, Lone Tree 1

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