week 4 rankings...not a lot of change

ronsss

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Class 5A​

1. Southeast Polk (3-0), beat Waukee Northwest 42-21

2. Pleasant Valley (3-0), beat Linn-Mar 14-7 (OT)

3. Dowling Catholic (2-1), beat #4 Ankeny 17-10

4. Ankeny (2-1), lost to #3 Dowling Catholic 17-10

5. Cedar Rapids Kennedy (3-0), beat 4A-#9 Cedar Rapids Washington 27-6

6. Sioux City East (3-0), beat LeMars 52-17

7. Johnston (2-1), beat Dallas Center-Grimes 44-21

8. Cedar Rapids Prairie (2-1), beat #10 Cedar Falls 24-7

9. Iowa City High (2-1), beat Ames 55-19

10. Cedar Falls (2-1), lost to #8 Cedar Rapids Prairie 24-7

Dropped Out: West Des Moines Valley, Ames

Class 4A​

1. Lewis Central (3-0), beat Norwalk 49-27

2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (3-0), beat Dubuque Wahlert 40-7

3. Waverly-Shell Rock (3-0), beat Webster City 28-0

4. North Scott (3-0), beat Davenport Assumption 31-14

5. Bondurant-Farrar (3-0), beat Gilbert 48-7

6. Indianola (3-0), beat Pella 33-19

7. Spencer (2-1), beat Bishop Heelan 31-7

8. Clear Creek Amana (2-1), beat Washington 31-6

9. Cedar Rapids Washington (2-1), lost to 5A-#5 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 27-6

10. Carlisle (2-1), beat Knoxville 49-0

Dropped Out: Norwalk, Iowa City Liberty, Webster City

Class 3A​

1. Harlan (2-1), beat Sergeant Bluff-Luton 42-14

2. Humboldt (3-0), beat Estherville Lincoln Central 17-0

3. MOC-Floyd Valley (3-0), beat Storm Lake 41-0

4. Central DeWitt (3-0), beat Clinton 37-14

5. ADM (3-0), beat #10 North Polk 29-20

6. Hampton-Dumont-CAL (3-0), beat Southeast Valley 13-6

7. Mount Vernon (3-0), beat Tipton 42-0

8. Nevada (2-1), beat Roland-Story 49-26

9. Algona (3-0), beat Garner Hayfield Ventura 34-7

10. North Polk (2-1), lost to #5 ADM 29-20

Dropped Out: Benton

Class 2A​

1. Williamsburg (3-0), beat Solon 38-25

2. Central Lyon (3-0), beat 1A-#2 West Sioux 44-6

3. OABCIG (3-0), beat East Sac County 54-7

4. New Hampton (3-0), beat Oelwein 47-0

5. West Marshall (3-0), beat South Hamilton 41-6

6. West Lyon (2-1), beat Sioux Center 17-0

7. Spirit Lake (3-0), beat Western Christian 35-20

8. Red Oak (3-0), beat Nodaway Valley 36-0

9. Pocahontas Area (3-0), beat Sioux Central 12-6 (OT)

10. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows (3-0), beat Forest City 28-6

Dropped Out: Dubuque Wahlert

Class 1A​

1. Van Meter (2-1), beat Winterset 42-17

2. West Sioux (2-1), lost to 2A-#2 Central Lyon 44-6

3. Beckman Catholic (3-0), beat Monticello 28-14

4. West Branch (3-0), beat Maquoketa Valley 59-0

5. Dike-New Hartford (2-1), beat Clear Lake 28-20

6. Pella Christian (3-0), beat PCM 28-7

7. Underwood (3-0), beat St. Albert 57-7

8. Aplington-Parkersburg (3-0), beat Jesup 72-19

9. Durant (3-0), beat Northeast 23-22

10. Kuemper Catholic (3-0), beat Greene County 35-0

Dropped Out: Western Christian

Class A​

1. West Hancock (3-0), beat Lake Mills 60-6

2. Grundy Center (3-0), beat Wapsie Valley 20-7

3. Woodbury Central (3-0), beat IKM-Manning 40-0

4. Lynnville-Sully (3-0), beat East Marshall 49-7

5. Mount Ayr (3-0), beat Riverside 41-15

6. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (2-1), beat South O’Brien 22-6

7. Alburnett (3-0), beat Lisbon 14-0

8. North Linn (2-1), beat Bellevue 48-13

9. East Buchanan (2-1), beat Starmont 38-0

10. AHSTW (3-0), beat Southwest Valley 28-0

Dropped Out: Westwood

8-Player​

1. Don Bosco (3-0), beat Collins-Maxwell 86-12

2. Newell-Fonda (3-0), beat River Valley 48-6

3. Remsen St. Mary’s (3-0), beat Siouxland Christian 73-0

4. WACO (4-0), beat English Valleys 49-0

5. Easton Valley (2-1), beat Midland 50-6

6. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (3-0), beat Dunkerton 60-6

7. Baxter (3-0), beat Woodward Academy

8. Lenox (3-0), beat Bedford 38-27

9. Central City (3-0), beat Edgewood-Colesburg 38-12

10. West Harrison (3-0), beat CAM 29-22

Dropped Out: Bedford

Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and high school sports for the Des Moines Register. Follow him on Twitter at
 

Prancing Ponies

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In my opinion the Register is the worst of the 4 rankings. I think AP, Gazette and Radio Iowa are all better rankings.
 
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DSM took down their rankings?? Was just there Monday but is no longer anywhere to be found on their high school sports page.
 

KidSilverhair

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Here's the weekly compilations of the Register, Gazette, Radio Iowa, and AP. Enjoy!

Everybody agrees on the top 5 in 5A, except for the exact order.

5A
DM Register​
CR Gazette​
Radio Iowa​
AP​
1Southeast PolkSoutheast PolkSoutheast PolkSoutheast Polk
2Pleasant ValleyDowling CatholicPleasant ValleyPleasant Valley
3Dowling CatholicPleasant ValleyDowling CatholicDowling Catholic
4AnkenyAnkenyCR KennedyCR Kennedy
5CR KennedyCR KennedyAnkenyAnkeny
6Sioux City EastT6: Iowa City HighIowa City HighJohnston
7JohnstonT6: JohnstonSioux City EastUrbandale
8CR PrairieT8: CR PrairieJohnstonSioux City East
9Iowa City HighT8: Sioux City EastCR PrairieCR Prairie
10Cedar FallsUrbandaleUrbandaleIowa City High
 
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KidSilverhair

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Class 4A ... Xavier plays at North Scott Friday, that oughta be good. Some love for 3-0 Newton!

4A
DM Register​
CR Gazette​
Radio Iowa​
AP​
1Lewis CentralLewis CentralLewis CentralLewis Central
2CR XavierWaverly-Shell RockCR XavierCR Xavier
3Waverly-Shell RockT3: CR XavierWaverly-Shell RockNorth Scott
4North ScottT3: IndianolaIndianolaWaverly-Shell Rock
5Bondurant-FarrarBondurant-FarrarNorth ScottIndianola
6IndianolaNorth ScottBondurant-FarrarBondurant-Farrar
7SpencerT7: CarlisleCarlisleCarlisle
8Clear Creek AmanaT7: NorwalkNorwalkNewton
9CR WashingtonCR WashingtonIowa City LibertyIowa City Liberty
10CarlisleT10: Iowa City LibertySpencerNorwalk
T10: Newton
 

KidSilverhair

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Class 3A

3A
DM Register​
CR Gazette​
Radio Iowa​
AP​
1HarlanHarlanHarlanT1: ADM
2HumboldtHumboldtHumboldtT1: Humboldt
3MOC-Floyd ValleyADMMount VernonHarlan
4Central DeWittMount VernonADMMount Vernon
5ADMNorth PolkCentral DeWittAlgona
6Hampton-Dumont-CALCrestonMOC-Floyd ValleyNorth Polk
7Mount VernonAlgonaNorth PolkMOC-Floyd Valley
8NevadaT8: Central DeWittNevadaCentral DeWitt
9AlgonaT8: IndependenceHampton-Dumont-CALHampton-Dumont-CAL
10North PolkHampton-Dumont-CALAlgonaIndependence
 

KidSilverhair

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Class 2A ... the Gazette doesn't believe in Williamsburg, lol

2A
DM Register​
CR Gazette​
Radio Iowa​
AP​
1WilliamsburgCentral Lyon GLRWilliamsburgWilliamsburg
2Central Lyon GLROABCIGCentral Lyon GLRCentral Lyon GLR
3OABCIGWilliamsburgOABCIGOABCIG
4New HamptonWest MarshallWest MarshallWest Marshall
5West MarshallSpirit LakeNorth Fayette ValleySpirit Lake
6West LyonNew HamptonSpirit LakeNorth Fayette Valley
7Spirit LakeNorth Fayette ValleyDubuque WahlertNew Hampton
8Red OakDubuque WahlertNew HamptonWest Lyon
9Pocahontas AreaClarion Goldfield DowsRed OakDubuque Wahlert
10Clarion Goldfield DowsSoutheast ValleyWest LyonT10: Red Oak
T10: Pocahontas Area
T10: Clarion Goldfield Dows
 

KidSilverhair

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Class 1A

Van Meter gets back up after that Williamsburg loss ... well, except for the Gazette (since they don't have Williamsburg at 1 in 2A, I guess they're counting that loss more against VM, ha ha).

1A
DM Register​
CR Gazette​
Radio Iowa​
AP​
1Van MeterDyersville BeckmanVan MeterVan Meter
2West SiouxT2: Pella ChristianDyersville BeckmanPella Christian
3Dyersville BeckmanT2: West SiouxUnderwoodWest Sioux
4West BranchVan MeterPella ChristianWest Branch
5Dike-New HartfordWest BranchWest BranchDyersville Beckman
6Pella ChristianUnderwoodWest SiouxT6: Underwood
7UnderwoodAplington-ParkersburgDike-New HartfordT6: Dike-New Hartford
8Aplington-ParkersburgDike-New HartfordAplington-ParkersburgDurant
9DurantKuemper CatholicIowa City ReginaAplington-Parkersburg
10Kuemper CatholicDurantWestern ChristianKuemper Catholic
 
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KidSilverhair

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Class A

Everybody's got the same teams in their top 4.

A
DM Register​
CR Gazette​
Radio Iowa​
AP​
1West HancockWest HancockWest HancockWest Hancock
2Grundy CenterT2: Grundy CenterLynnville-SullyGrundy Center
3Woodbury CentralT2: Woodbury CentralGrundy CenterWoodbury Central
4Lynnville-SullyLynnville-SullyWoodbury CentralLynnville-Sully
5Mount AyrHMSHMSMount Ayr
6HMSMount AyrMount AyrAlburnett
7AlburnettAlburnettAlburnettAHSTW
8North LinnAHSTWNorth LinnT8: North Linn
9East BuchananLe Mars GehlenEast BuchananT8: Saint Ansgar
10AHSTWNorth LinnSaint AnsgarHMS
 
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KidSilverhair

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8-Player

8-Player
DM Register​
CR Gazette​
Radio Iowa​
AP​
1Don BoscoRemsen St. Mary'sRemsen St. Mary'sRemsen St. Mary's
2Newell-FondaT2: Don BoscoWACOWACO
3Remsen St. Mary'sT2: WACODon BoscoDon Bosco
4WACONewell-FondaEaston ValleyNewell-Fonda
5Easton ValleyLenoxNewell-FondaEaston Valley
6Gladbrook-ReinbeckEaston ValleyGladbrook-ReinbeckGladbrook-Reinbeck
7BaxterGladbrook-ReinbeckLenoxCentral City
8LenoxGTRABaxterLenox
9Central CityWest HarrisonGTRAWest Harrison
10West HarrisonWest Bend-MallardTripoliT10: Baxter
T10: CAM
 

troutstamp1

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In my opinion the Register is the worst of the 4 rankings. I think AP, Gazette and Radio Iowa are all better rankings.
The Gazzette is worthless for rankings, they do 0 research. They have their homer favorites in all classes but honestly they have no idea about the quality of teams and the competition of who those teams play. It is basically 3 guys opinion, I think some of the other polls are better because they get coaches imput.
 

Prancing Ponies

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The Gazzette is worthless for rankings, they do 0 research. They have their homer favorites in all classes but honestly they have no idea about the quality of teams and the competition of who those teams play. It is basically 3 guys opinion, I think some of the other polls are better because they get coaches imput.
I saw at the bottom of the Register article, it is just 1 guy who does their ranking. Not sure how many vote on the AP but 1 guy I like that contributes to that, is Matt Coss. He seems tuned in to high school sports pretty well. Granted, he is in the far eastern part of the state, but I think he does a good job with high school sports.
 
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KidSilverhair

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The Gazzette is worthless for rankings, they do 0 research. They have their homer favorites in all classes but honestly they have no idea about the quality of teams and the competition of who those teams play. It is basically 3 guys opinion, I think some of the other polls are better because they get coaches imput.
It’s okay to be critical of the Gazette rankings (I know they have 6 guys who vote, but I have no idea how much attention each of them pays), but it’s kind of funny to accuse them of “homer favorites.”

They‘re the only ones who don’t have hometown Xavier at 2 in 4A, putting Waverly-Shell Rock above them and having the Saints tied with Indianola (which is as low as 6 on other polls). They’re the only ones who don’t have Williamsburg on top in 2A, which is certainly a credible choice given Central Lyon and OABCIG in that class, but the Raiders trounced a Regina team that’s now getting some votes and ended Van Meter’s long win streak - and to the point, the Gazette considers Williamsburg in their reading area. They also have North Linn lower than everybody else does in A.

I have no problem with hating on the Gazette, but I wouldn’t say “homerism“ is much of an issue with their rankings.
 

Grabngo

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Being in the Des Moines metro, am quite jealous of the coverage the Gazette gives to preps sports. Appears they have multiple people out on Friday nights at various locations. Meanwhile, The Register has cut resources down to basically just one person but try to maintain statewide coverage.



Register’s “statewide” coverage usually ends up limited to the westside of the metro from the Valley Stadium press box.
 

SpinningBird

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Southeast Polk
10​
10​
10​
10​
40​
2​
Pleasant Valley
9​
8​
9​
9​
35​
3​
Dowling Catholic
8​
9​
8​
8​
33​
4​
Ankeny
7​
7​
6​
6​
26​
4​
CR Kennedy
6​
6​
7​
7​
26​
6​
Johnston
4​
4.5​
3​
5​
16.5​
7​
Sioux City East
5​
2.5​
4​
3​
14.5​
8​
Iowa City High
2​
4.5​
5​
1​
12.5​
9​
CR Prairie
3​
2.5​
2​
2​
9.5​
10​
Urbandale
0​
1​
1​
4​
6​
OthersCedar Falls
1​
0​
0​
0​
1​
55​
55​
55​
55​

Composite rankings for 5A, again this is the most accurate because it has the most data points.
 

PNation

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I understand part of the reasoning why it doesn't happen. But it would be nice if all 4 of these polls combined themselves into a "media" poll.

It would also be nice if more people voted in the AP and Radio Iowa polls.
 

rc1963

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Being in the Des Moines metro, am quite jealous of the coverage the Gazette gives to preps sports. Appears they have multiple people out on Friday nights at various locations. Meanwhile, The Register has cut resources down to basically just one person but try to maintain statewide coverage.



Register’s “statewide” coverage usually ends up limited to the westside of the metro from the Valley Stadium press box.
If only you could watch FNL now - They've been moving it around 9.2, 9.3 which I guess is ok if you have a cable system, but for those streaming it can be difficult to find. When you have such a good product, why hide it?
 
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Reasoned

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Not being familiar with the west coast of IA, but just how good is SC East….#7 good for 5A?
 

Prancing Ponies

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I was wondering if any district race is going to be competative other than District 4 and 5. Others may have a couple teams but I find those 2 districts as the most intriguing in 1A. Also wondering if either one of those districts will get to be a #1 seed in a pod come playoff time?
 
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I think you are spot on for the depth of 1a in district 4 and 5. I think you can add district 3 to that conversation also.
 

ronsss

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Not being familiar with the west coast of IA, but just how good is SC East….#7 good for 5A?
looks like they are a fairly good passing team...can they contend with the remainder of the state,s elite....personally..i would say no....see how they do friday night against sargent bluff..if they dominate them...then i might change my mind
 

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