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Posted October 25, 2009
Linder's final AP football ballot

Here is my final football ballot to be sent shortly to the Associated Press. Not many upsets in Week 9, so not much change. The final poll will be released around 4 p.m. Monday.

CLASS 4A

1. Iowa City High (9-0)

2. West Des Moines Dowling (9-0)

3. Ankeny (8-1)

4. Marshalltown (9-0)

5. Clinton (9-0)

6. Bettendorf (8-1)

7. Linn-Mar (8-1)

8. Cedar Rapids Xavier (7-2)

9. Cedar Rapids Washington (7-2)

10. Urbandale (7-2)

CLASS 3A

1. Harlan (9-0)

2. Carroll (9-0)

3. Clear Lake (9-0)

4. Sioux City Heelan (8-1)

5. Marion (9-0)

6. Centerville (9-0)

7. Williamsburg (8-1)

8. Grinnell (8-1)

9. Ballard (8-1)

10. New Hampton (7-2)

CLASS 2A

1. Solon (9-0)

2. North Fayette (9-0)

3. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (9-0)

4. Osage (9-0)

5. IKM-Manning (8-1)

6. Baxter CMB (8-1)

7. Western Christian (8-1)

8. Carroll Kuemper (7-2)

9. Iowa City Regina (8-1)

10. Cascade (8-1)

CLASS 1A

1. Emmetsburg (9-0)

2. Council Bluffs St. Albert (9-0)

3. West Branch (9-0)

4. Prairie Valley (9-0)

5. West Lyon (8-1)

6. Hartley HMS (8-1)

7. Turkey Valley (8-1)

8. South Winneshiek (8-1)

9. Clayton Ridge (8-1)

10. Hinton (7-2)

CLASS A

1. North Tama (9-0)

2. Avoca AHST (9-0)

3. Southern Cal (8-1)

4. Madrid (8-1)

5. LeMars Gehlen (8-1)

6. Wapsie Valley (8-1)

7. Cedar Falls NU High (9-0)

8. Mason City Newman (8-1)

9. Elkader Central (8-1)

10. BGM (8-1)

EIGHT-MAN

1. Lenox (9-0)

2. North Sentral Kossuth (9-0)

3. Stanton (9-0)

4. Armstrong-Ringsted (8-1)

5. Tri-County (9-0)

6. Remsen St. Mary’s (9-0)

7. Preston (9-0)

8. West Central (8-1)

9. Ankeny Christian (8-1)

10. Corwith CWL (7-1)

6 Responses to Linder's final AP football ballot

  1. Sir, how can you have Clinton rate #5? I am not saying #1 but #5? Have you ever seen them play? It will be interesting to see how your thoughts play out.

    Good luck.

    Bob

  2. Since the rankings are not based on the play-off bracketing, how about giving us your final 8 (or even a final 4). The West should be asy since the top 4 West teams you have ranked are all in their own bracket. Clinton and City High should be 2 of the 4 on the East side given the brackets. So are you ready to pick a potential Bettendorf v Wash winner and maybe a Xavier v Linn-Mar winner? Or do you think there will be some other upsets along the way?

  3. Since you’re holding a gun to my head ….

    Final 8: Dowling, Valley, Ankeny, Marshalltown, Clinton, Xavier, Washington, City High.

    Final 4: Dowling, Ankeny, Xavier, City High.

    Championship: Dowling over City High.

  4. Anybody know how the officials are assigned for the games? Is there any kind of merit system? or “neutral conference” consideration?

  5. Does anyone know if the Linn-Mar/Burlington game will be broadcast on a radio station on Wednesday night?

  6. From what i’ve heard from the other side of the state, Dowling won’t be pushed until the finals. I hope City High makes it to the finals. Last year I thought that Wash was our best shot at beating Valley, when they got upset in the semi’s I knew CF would get worked over. I have the same feeling this year if City High gets upset, no other team will be able to step in and beat Dowling. Xavier would be able to compete with their defense and dicipline, but talent would favor Dowling big.

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