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Iowa high school football rankings: Dike-New Hartford takes over atop Class 1A

Xavier is a unanimous No. 1 in 3A

Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Kyle Moeder (left) pulls in a pass against Iowa City Regina’s Alec Wick for a 56-yard touchdown reception in the Saints’ 44-7 win Friday at Regina. The Saints are a unanimous No. 1 in this week’s Gazette/KGYM high-school football poll. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Kyle Moeder (left) pulls in a pass against Iowa City Regina’s Alec Wick for a 56-yard touchdown reception in the Saints’ 44-7 win Friday at Regina. The Saints are a unanimous No. 1 in this week’s Gazette/KGYM high-school football poll. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

In a 1-vs.-1 battle last week, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley was The One.

As a result, there’s a new No. 1 in Class 1A in this week’s Gazette/KGYM high-school football poll.

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, the top-rated team in 2A, handled former 1A No. 1 West Sioux, 42-16, in the season-opening game for both teams Friday night.

Dike-New Hartford takes over the 1A top spot in the only changing of the guard in this week’s ratings.

West Des Moines Dowling (Class 4A), Cedar Rapids Xavier (3A), BH-RV (2A), Hudson (Class A) and Don Bosco (8-Player) retain their perches. Xavier and Don Bosco are unanimous No. 1s.

Dowling, the five-time defending 4A state champion, rolled to a 48-14 win Friday over Waukee. The rest of the 4A top five remains in place — Johnston, West Des Moines Valley, Bettendorf and Cedar Falls. Dowling hosts Valley this week.

Xavier whipped 1A power Iowa City Regina, 44-7, and strengthened its hold atop 3A. Lewis Central, which handled former No. 3 Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 42-14, remains second, then it’s Pella, Solon and West Delaware.

BH-RV maintains a comfortable lead over No. 2 Monroe PCM in 2A. PCM was impressive in its own right, downing Newton, 50-10. Union Community, Clear Lake and Sioux Center round out the top five.

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Class 1A features the closest race at the top this week, with four teams receiving at least one first-place vote. Dike-New Hartford earned two of them after a weather-shortened 21-0 win over Denver, and tallied 51 points. The Wolverines are followed by West Branch (47) and West Sioux (46). Pella Christian and Cascade are fourth and fifth.

Hudson continues as the top team in Class A after winning at Jesup, 46-8. Saint Ansgar and Algona Garrigan flip-flop at 2 and 3, then it’s Avoca AHSTW and Lynnville-Sully.

Don Bosco gave former No. 3 Gladbrook-Reinbeck a rude welcome to 8-player football, piling up 30 first-quarter points in a 50-6 win at Gilbertville. Exira-EHK climbs three notches to No. 2 in a class that features four new ranked teams. Ar-We-Va, New London and Audubon complete the top five.

Class 4A

1.

West Des Moines Dowling

1-0, 58 points (4 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 1 | Beat No. 10 Waukee, 48-14
This week: vs. No. 3 West Des Moines Valley
 
2.

Johnston

1-0, 50 points (2 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 2. | Beat Urbandale, 34-14
This week: vs. Ankeny
 
3.

West Des Moines Valley

1-0, 46 points (3 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 3 | Beat No. 8 Southeast Polk, 21-7
This week: at No. 1 West Des Moines Dowling
 
4.

Bettendorf

1-0, 39 points

Last week: No. 4 | Beat No. 10 Pleasant Valley, 20-0
This week: vs. No. 6 Iowa City West
 
5.

Cedar Falls

1-0, 38 points

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Last week: No. 5 | Beat Ames, 31-0
This week: vs. Iowa City High
 
6.

Cedar Rapids Prairie

1-0, 30 points

Last week: No. 6 | Beat Cedar Rapids Washington, 41-6
This week: vs. Pleasant Valley
 
6.

Iowa City West

1-0, 30 points

Last week: No. 7 | Beat 3A No. 4 North Scott, 28-7
This week: at No. 4 Bettendorf
 
8.

Ankeny Centennial

1-0, 17 points

Last week: No. 9 | Beat Ankeny, 20-0
This week: vs. Urbandale
 
9.

Cedar Rapids Kennedy

1-0, 9 points

Last week: NR | Beat Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 34-0
This week: vs. Linn-Mar
 
10.

Southeast Polk

0-1, 6 points

Last week: No. 8 | Lost to No. 3 West Des Moines Valley, 21-7
This week: vs. Waukee
 

Dropped out: Pleasant Valley (10), Waukee (10)

Others receiving votes: Indianola 5, Fort Dodge 1, Waukee 1

Class 3A

1.

Cedar Rapids Xavier

1-0, 60 points (6 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 1 | Beat 1A No. 3 Iowa City Regina, 44-7
This week: vs. Decorah
 
2.

Lewis Central

1-0, 51 points

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Last week: No. 2 | Beat No. 3 Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 42-14
This week: at Carlisle
 
3.

Pella

1-0, 39 points

Last week: No. 5 | Beat Dallas Center-Grimes, 28-0
This week: vs. Mount Pleasant
 
4.

Solon

1-0, 38 points

Last week: No. 5 | Beat 2A No. 5 Mount Vernon, 34-14
This week: at West Liberty
 
5.

West Delaware

1-0, 33 points

Last week: No. 7 | Beat Dubuque Wahlert, 56-20
This week: at Marion
 
6.

North Scott

0-1, 25 points

Last week: No. 4 | Lost to 4A No. 7 Iowa City West, 28-7
This week: vs. Davenport Central
 
7.

Harlan

1-0, 22 points

Last week: No. 9 | Beat Denison-Schleswig, 49-7
This week: vs. No. 8 Sergeant Bluff-Luton
 
8.

Sergeant Bluff-Luton

0-1, 21 points

Last week: No. 3 | Lost to No. 2 Lewis Central, 42-14
This week: at No. 7 Harlan
 
9.

Waverly-Shell Rock

1-0, 20 points

Last week: No. 8 | Beat North Fayette Valley, 35-21
This week: at 2A No. 4 Clear Lake
 
10.

Sioux City Heelan

1-0, 11 points

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Last week: NR | Beat Sioux City East, 44-0
This week: at Glenwood
 

Dropped out: Glenwood (10)

Others receiving votes: Western Dubuque 7, Glenwood 2, Marion 1

Class 2A

1.

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley

1-0, 59 points (5 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 1 | Beat 1A No. 1 West Sioux, 42-16
This week: at Western Christian
 
2.

Monroe PCM

1-0, 51 points (1 first-place vote)

Last week: No. 2 | Beat Newton, 50-10
This week: at No. 6 West Marshall
 
3.

Union Community

1-0, 46 points

Last week: No. 4 | Beat Dyersville Beckman, 26-13
This week: at North Fayette Valley
 
4.

Clear Lake

1-0, 39 points

Last week: No. 5 | Beat Osage, 55-40
This week: vs. 3A No. 9 Waverly-Shell Rock
 
5.

Sioux Center

1-0, 32 points

Last week: No. 5 | Beat Le Mars, 27-20
This week: at 1A No. 8 West Lyon
 
6.

West Marshall

1-0, 26 points

Last week: No. 10 | Beat No. 3 Williamsburg, 27-14
This week: vs. No. 2 Monroe PCM
 
7.

Mount Vernon

0-1, 14 points

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Last week: No. 5 | Lost to 3A No. 5 Solon, 34-14
This week: vs. Center Point-Urbana
 
8.

Williamsburg

0-1, 13 points

Last week: No. 3 | Lost to No. 10 West Marshall, 27-14
This week: vs. Western Dubuque
 
9.

Spirit Lake

1-0, 10 points

Last week: NR | Beat Spencer, 27-13
This week: vs. Forest City
 
10.

Carroll Kuemper

1-0, 9 points

Last week: No. 7 | Beat A No. 7 Council Bluffs St. Albert, 27-12
This week: vs. South Central Calhoun
 

Dropped out: Waukon (8)

Others receiving votes: Centerville 6, Sheldon 6, Southeast Valley 6, Algona 5, Garner GHV 5, Roland-Story 3, Benton Community 1, Waukon 1

Class 1A

1.

Dike-New Hartford

1-0, 51 points (2 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 2 | Beat Denver, 21-0
This week: vs. No. 10 Aplington-Parkersburg
 
2.

West Branch

1-0, 47 points

Last week: No. 4 | Beat West Liberty, 32-6
This week: at Wapello
 
3.

West Sioux

0-1, 46 points

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Last week: No. 1 | Lost to 2A No. 1 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, 42-16
This week: vs. Central Lyon/George-Little Rock
 
4.

Pella Christian

1-0, 35 points (2 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 5 | Beat Oskaloosa, 51-33
This week: at Van Meter
 
5.

Cascade

1-0, 28 points (1 first-place vote)

Last week: No. 6 | Beat Monticello, 39-34
This week: at Benton Community
 
6.

Iowa City Regina

0-1, 27 points

Last week: No. 3 | Lost to 3A No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier, 44-7
This week: at Anamosa
 
7.

Bellevue

1-0, 21 points

Last week: No. 8 | Beat Edgewood-Colesburg, 42-20
This week: vs. Camanche
 
8.

West Lyon

1-0, 20 points (1 first-place vote)

Last week: No. 9 | Beat Central Lyon/George-Little Rock, 27-18
This week: vs. 2A No. 5 Sioux Center
 
9.

Wilton

1-0, 19 points

Last week: No. 6 | Beat Durant, 27-13
This week: vs. Northeast
 
10.

Aplington-Parkersburg

1-0, 14 points

Last week: No. 10 | Beat New Hampton, 13-12
This week: at No. 1 Dike-New Hartford
 

Dropped out: none

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Others receiving votes: Van Meter 7, Western Christian 6, Interstate 35 5, South Central Calhoun 4

Class A

1.

Hudson

1-0, 58 points (5 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 1 | Beat Jesup, 46-8
This week: at Waterloo Columbus
 
2.

Saint Ansgar

1-0, 47 points

Last week: No. 3 | Beat West Fork, 53-21
This week: vs. Osage
 
3.

Algona Garrigan

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

Last week: No. 2 | Beat Emmetsburg, 14-12
This week: vs. Mason City Newman
 
4.

Avoca AHSTW

1-0, 37 points

Last week: No. 5 | Beat Underwood, 47-14
This week: vs. Shenandoah
 
5.

Lynnville-Sully

1-0, 30 points

Last week: No. 6 | Beat Pleasantville, 24-0
This week: vs. Sigourney-Keota
 
6.

Alburnett

1-0, 25 points

Last week: NR | Beat Vinton-Shellsburg, 49-7
This week: vs. Highland
 
7.

Belmond-Klemme

1-0, 23 points

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Last week: No. 8 | Beat Eagle Grove, 61-6
This week: at Nashua-Plainfield
 
8.

East Buchanan

1-0, 10 points

Last week: NR | Beat Maquoketa Valley, 42-8
This week: vs. Clayton Ridge
 
9.

Sioux Central

1-0, 9 points

Last week: No. 10 | Beat Pocahontas Area, 25-7
This week: vs. Graettinger GTRA
 
9.

Wapsie Valley

1-0, 9 points

Last week: NR | Beat Clayton Ridge, 28-8
This week: vs. Denver
 

Dropped out: West Hancock (4), Council Bluffs St. Albert (7), Belle Plaine (8)

Others receiving votes: Southwest Valley 8, Hinton 6, Mason City Newman 6, West Hancock 6, Pekin 4, Council Bluffs St. Albert 1

8-Player

1.

Don Bosco

1-0, 60 points (6 first-place votes)

Last week: No. 1 | Beat No. 3 Gladbrook-Reinbeck, 50-6
This week: at Baxter
 
2.

Exira-EHK

1-0, 37 points

Last week: No. 5 | Beat No. 2 Fremont-Mills, 45-27
This week: at Sidney
 
3.

Ar-We-Va

1-0, 35 points

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Last week: No. 3 | Beat Boyer Valley, 41-0
This week: at Woodbine
 
4.

New London

1-0, 24 points

Last week: No. 8 | Beat HLV, 51-16
This week: at Moravia
 
5.

Audubon

1-0, 23 points

Last week: NR | Beat No. 9 Remsen St. Mary's, 58-26
This week: at No. 9 Fremont-Mills
 
6.

Iowa Valley

2-0, 21 points

Week 0: No. 9 | Beat Collins-Maxwell, 62-16
Last week: No. 9 | Beat WACO, 46-32
This week: at Lone Tree
 
7.

Midland

2-0, 19 points

Week 0: NR | Beat No. 5 Lone Tree, 50-47
Last week: NR | Beat Meskwaki, 68-0
This week: at Dunkerton
 
7.

Newell-Fonda

1-0, 19 points

Last week: NR | Beat Collins-Maxwell, 53-14
This week: vs. Coon Rapids-Bayard
 
9.

Fremont-Mills

0-1, 18 points

Last week: No. 2 | Lost to No. 5 Exira-EHK, 45-27
This week: vs. No. 5 Audubon
 
10.

Harris-Lake Park

1-0, 13 points

Last week: NR | Beat North Iowa, 34-12
This week: vs. Northwood-Kensett
 

Dropped out: Gladbrook-Reinbeck (3), Lone Tree (5), Stanton (5), Remsen St. Mary's (9)

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Others receiving votes: Stanton 12, Moravia 11, Southeast Warren 10, Sidney 7, Anita CAM 6, Kingsley-Pierson 5, Tripoli 5, East Mills 2, Lone Tree 2, Murray 1

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