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Author: Jeff Linder | January 23, 2014 | 1 comment

 This is how Jeff Linder's ballot for The Gazette's 2014 preseason football poll might look, plus projections for the 2014 playoff field. CLASS 4ATop 10 2013 W-L 2013 Postseason1. Waukee 10-2 4A quarterfinalist2. West Des Moines Dowling 14-0 4A champion3. Bettendorf 10-3 4A semifinalist4. West Des Moines Valley 10-3 4A semifinalist5. Cedar Rapids Washington 6-4 4A qualifier6. Johnston 5-5 4A ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 21, 2013 | No comments

Cedar Rapids Xavier is inching back up the Gazette football poll in Class 4A.The Saints (7-1) moved into a third-place tie after blanking Cedar Falls, 14-0, last week at Saints Field.West Des Moines Dowling remains No. 1 at 8-0. Pleasant Valley (8-0) is second, followed ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 14, 2013 | No comments

 Iowa City High has moved in. Iowa City West has moved down.The Little Hawks' 14-7 triumph over West on Friday caused a slight shakeup in the Class 4A rankings in The Gazette's football poll this week.Only three unbeatens remain in 4A -- top-rated West Des ...

Author: Jeff Linder | October 7, 2013 | No comments

 Goodbye, perfect season. And farewell, No. 1.Cedar Rapids Xavier's six-week ride atop the Class 4A rankings came to an end Monday, three days after the Saints suffered a shocking 26-10 loss to Cedar Rapids Washington at Saints Field.Xavier (5-1) slid four spots to No. 5 ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 30, 2013 | No comments

 We've reached a consensus in our Class 1A football ballots. Unanimity. Harmony.The four pollsters in The Gazette's football rankings have the same 10 teams on their respective ballots. Different orders, mind you, but the same teams.Of course, it starts with Iowa City Regina, winner of ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 23, 2013 | No comments

 It's looking more likely by the week that the east side of the state will have three unbeaten Class 4A teams at the end of the regular season.Cedar Rapids Xavier and Pleasant Valley improved to 4-0 with convincing wins last week, while Iowa City West ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 16, 2013 | No comments

 BGM is the big scorer. Cedar Rapids Xavier and Waukon are the big stoppers.And Iowa City Regina has the big streak that just keeps growing.The No. 1 teams in all six classes remain the same -- Xavier in Class 4A, Sioux City Heelan in 3A, ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 10, 2013 | 1 comment

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. ...

Author: Jeff Linder | August 21, 2013 | 2 comments

 Three consecutive state championships. A win streak of 42 straight games. And a lot coming back.Yeah, you could say Iowa City Regina was an easy choice for No. 1. Unanimous, even.The Regals join Cedar Rapids Xavier and BGM as top-ranked area teams in The Gazette's ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 26, 2012 | No comments

The following are 2013 preseason state football rankings, along with league predictions for each district, provided by Jeff Linder of The Gazette/KCRG:CLASS 4ATop 10 2012 W-L 2012 Postseason1. Cedar Rapids Xavier 13-1 4A runner-up2. West Des Moines Dowling 9-3 4A quarterfinalist3. Urbandale 7-3 4A qualifier4. West Des Moines Valley 9-3 4A quarterfinalist5. Southeast Polk 10-3 4A semifinalist6. ...

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