Nine teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa are featured in the fourth high school football rankings of the season released by the Associated Press on Monday (Sept. 17, 2018).

There is no change at the top of the eight-player or Class-A rankings. For the fourth-straight week, Don Bosco and Hudson are still considered to be the best teams among those featured in the survey. Both squads remain undefeated, but they're coming off of challenging victories Friday night.

Don Bosco (4-0, 2-0) increased the state's longest-active winning streak to 24 games with a 46-34 win over Janesville at Gilbertville. The margin was the smallest for the Dons against an opponent since their 44-34 loss to Central Community of Elkader on Sept. 23, 2016.

Hudson (4-0, 2-0) survived a tough road test, beating No. 5 North Tama, 27-24, in overtime at Traer. It was the 15th-consecutive regular-season win for the Pirates. The setback dropped the Redhawks to No. 6 in this week's poll.

Cedar Falls also prevailed in a match-up of Top-10 teams. The third-ranked Tigers beat No. 2 Bettendorf, 29-23, at the UNI-Dome. Following the win, Cedar Falls moved up one spot and replaced the Bulldogs at No. 2 in recent survey.

Other area teams featured in the this week's survey include: Waverly-Shell Rock (No. 7, Class-3A), Waukon (No. 2, 2A), Dike-New Hartford (No. 3, 1A), Sumner-Fredericksburg (No. 9, 1A) and Turkey Valley (No. 7, 8-player).

Five other teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast received votes in the latest six-class poll, but just missed being ranked among the top 10. Those teams were: Waterloo West, West Delaware, Edgewood-Colesburg, Wapsie Valley and Grundy Center.


The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2018 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Record Pts Prv
1. West Des Moines Valley (8) 4-0 107 1
2. Cedar Falls (2) 4-0 98 3
3. Ankeny Centennial (1) 4-0 88 5
4. Bettendorf 3-1 65 2
5. Johnston 3-1 58 7
5. Iowa City West 3-1 58 6
7. West Des Moines Dowling 2-2 42 4
8. Indianola 4-0 37 9
9. Waukee 2-2 22 8
10. Cedar Rapids Prairie 3-1 18 NR

Others receiving votes: Fort Dodge 10. Ankeny 1. Waterloo West 1.

Record Pts Prv
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (9) 4-0 108 1
2. Council Bluffs Lewis Central (2) 4-0 97 2
3. Solon 4-0 82 4
4. Pella 4-0 79 3
5. Sioux City Heelan 4-0 69 5
6. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 3-1 38 9
7. Waverly-Shell Rock 4-0 35 7
8. Eldridge North Scott 3-1 34 8
9. Clear Creek-Amana 4-0 21 NR
10. Epworth Western Dubuque 3-1 20 6

Others receiving votes: Harlan 14. Manchester West Delaware 4. Adel ADM 4.

Record Pts Prv
1. Monroe PCM (11) 4-0 110 2
2. Spirit Lake 4-0 90 3
3. Boyden-Hull-RV 3-1 84 1
4. Van Horne Benton 4-0 81 4
5. Algona 4-0 58 6
6. Greene County 4-0 56 7
7. Waukon 3-1 46 5
8. Clear Lake 3-1 29 9
9. O-A BCIG 4-0 20 10
10. State Center West Marshall 3-1 18 NR

Others receiving votes: Chariton 8. Sheldon 3. Mount Vernon 1. Centerville 1.

Record Pts Prv
1. West Branch (6) 4-0 95 1
2. Van Meter (2) 4-0 87 3
3. Dike-New Hartford (2) 4-0 83 2
4. South Central Calhoun (1) 4-0 67 4
5. Bellevue 4-0 51 9
6. Mediapolis 4-0 45 6
7. Hawarden West Sioux 3-1 44 5
8. Inwood West Lyon 3-1 28 10
9. Truro Interstate 35 4-0 19 NR
(tie) Sumner-Fredericksburg 4-0 19 NR

Others receiving votes: Wilton 16. Pella Christian 4. Iowa City Regina 2.

Record Pts Prv
1. Hudson (8) 4-0 107 1
2. A-H-S-T-W, Avoca (3) 4-0 88 2
3. Algona Garrigan 4-0 73 3
4. Belmond-Klemme 4-0 68 4
5. Hinton 4-0 44 7
6. Traer North Tama 3-1 36 5
7. Packwood Pekin 3-1 28 T10
8. Riverside Highland 4-0 26 9
9. St. Ansgar 3-1 24 6
10. Britt West Hancock 3-1 19 8

Others receiving votes: Edgewood-Colesburg 16. Brooklyn BGM 10. Fairbank Wapsie Valley 8. Grundy Center 5. Eldon Cardinal 4. Mason City Newman 3. Southwest Valley 1.

Record Pts Prv
1. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (9) 4-0 102 1
2. New London 4-0 83 2
3. Elk Horn-Kimballton Exira (1) 4-0 76 3
4. Westside Ar-We-Va 4-0 57 5
5. Marengo Iowa Valley (1) 5-0 55 6
6. Newell-Fonda 4-0 54 4
7. Jackson Junction Turkey Valley 4-0 46 7
8. Liberty Center SE Warren 5-0 37 8
9. Fremont Mills, Tabor 3-1 18 9
10. East Mills 4-0 15 10

Others receiving votes: Wyoming Midland 6. Northwood-Kensett 5. Central City 4. Kingsley-Pierson 1. Wayland WACO 1.