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Posted September 10, 2013
Shakeup in Class A rankings

Five in, five out.

That’s the new look of the Class A top 10 in The Gazette’s weekly football rankings.

Half of last week’s ranked teams were defeated and fell out, making way for five new teams. Included in that group is Akron-Westfield (2-0), which debuts at No. 5.

Cedar Rapids Xavier's Brendan Miller runs for a touchdown in the Saints' 44-0 win over Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Friday. The Saints remain No. 1 in the Class 4A poll by The Gazette. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)

There is one minor change at the top of the six classes.

Waukon (2-0), which moved into a first-place tie in Class 2A with Carroll Kuemper (2-0) last week, took sole possession of the No. 1 spot this week after handling Charles City. The Indians have started with two straight shutouts of 3A competition.

Four teams are unanimous No. 1s.

Cedar Rapids Xavier (2-0) received all four votes in Class 4A after blanking Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 44-0, last week. Sioux City Heelan (2-0) defeated its second straight intracity rival last week, and is unanimous in 3A.

Iowa City Regina (2-0) won its 44th straight game in convincing fashion — 38-0 over Solon — and garnered all the first-place votes in 1A, and Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (2-0) is unanimous in Eight Man.

BGM (2-0) remains No. 1 in Class A, just ahead of West Lyon.

Defending 3A champion Decorah (2-0) climbed into a tie for second in that class after handling Marion, 34-7.



Week 2, Sept. 9

(First-place votes in parentheses)

Class 4AW-LPtsLast
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (4)2-0401
2. West Des Moines Dowling2-0362
3. Iowa City West2-0293T
(tie) Urbandale2-0293T
5. Pleasant Valley2-0236
6. West Des Moines Valley1-1185
7. Bettendorf2-0129
(tie) Cedar Falls2-0127
9. Ames2-098
10. Ankeny Centennial2-05
(tie) Waukee1-15

Dropped out: Cedar Rapids Prairie (10).

Others receiving votes: Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2.


Class 3AW-LPtsLast
1. Sioux City Heelan (4)2-0401
2. Decorah2-0294
(tie) Grinnell2-0292
4. Spencer2-0273
5. Harlan2-0246
6. Clear Lake2-0215
7. Pella2-0197
8. Webster City2-0148
9. Williamsburg1-1810
10. Boone2-06

Dropped out: Washington (9).

Others receiving votes: Norwalk 2, Washington 1.


Class 2AW-LPtsLast
1. Waukon (3)2-0391T
2. Carroll Kuemper (1)2-0361T
3. West Marshall2-0314
4. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley2-0285
5. Spirit Lake2-0218
(tie) Union2-0217
7. Albia2-0186
8. Dyersville Beckman1-183
(tie) Mediapolis2-089T
10. New Hampton2-06

Dropped out: Louisa-Muscatine (9).

Others receiving votes: Monroe PCM 3, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 1.


Class 1AW-LPtsLast
1. Iowa City Regina (4)2-0401
2. Council Bluffs St. Albert2-0323
3. Dike-New Hartford2-0312
4. South Winneshiek2-0294
5. Mount Ayr2-0185
6. Sigourney-Keota2-0147T
(tie) Wilton2-0147T
8. Maquoketa Valley2-010
9. West Branch2-0710
10. Aplington-Parkersburg1-166
(tie) Clayton Ridge2-06
(tie) Saint Ansgar2-06

Dropped out: Emmetsburg (7).

Others receiving votes: South O’Brien 3, North Fayette Valley 2, Van Meter 2.


Class AW-LPtsLast
1. BGM (3)2-0391
2. West Lyon (1)2-0372
3. Wapsie Valley2-0313
4. Ackley AGWSR3-0287
5. Akron-Westfield2-018
6. Montezuma2-016
7. Hinton1-194
(tie) Woodward-Granger1-19
9. Avoca AHST2-07
(tie) Belmond-Klemme2-07

Dropped out: Logan-Magnolia (5), Lisbon (6), Madrid (8), Pekin (9), Lynnville-Sully (10).

Others receiving votes: East Mills 5, Logan-Magnolia 5, Lawton-Bronson 3, Lisbon 3, Pekin 2, Westwood 1.


Eight ManW-LPtsLast
1. Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton (4)2-0401
2. Don Bosco3-0322T
3. Newell-Fonda2-0272T
4. Glidden-Ralston2-0264
5. Adair-Casey3-0245
6. West Bend-Mallard3-0209
7. Springville3-0197
8. Murray2-1136
9. Riceville3-05
10. HLV2-14

Dropped out: Marcus MMC (8), Sidney (10).

Others receiving votes: Easton Valley 3, West Harrison 3, Lenox 2, River Valley 1, Sidney 1.

One Response to Shakeup in Class A rankings

  1. Can someone please explain to me how the Jefferson football players get to get out of school early to have practice so they can attend the homecoming parade? How is this helping our test scores in the CRCSD. I always thought it was academics first then athletics in the Cedar Rapids Schools.

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