A dozen high school football teams from the Cedar Valley and Northeast Iowa are featured in the latest high school football poll released by the Associated Press on Monday (Sept. 21, 2015).

One of the newcomers is Denver, which joined the top-10 in Class-1A following Friday's 21-7 win over third-ranked Gladbrook-Reinbeck. The Cyclones (3-1) made their debut at No. 6 this week and earned one first-place vote. The Rebels (2-2) dropped six spots to No. 9 after being upset by Denver.

Another area team that fell in the poll was Cedar Falls. The Tigers (3-1) dropped from fourth to No. 10 in Class-4A after Friday night's 56-49 triple-overtime loss at Urbandale.

Another big win for Independence has resulted in a higher ranking the Mustangs. Independence climbed three spots to No. 7 in Class-3A following a 14-7 win at Waverly-Shell Rock last week. The Mustangs are off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 1973.

Hudson moved up one spot in Class-1A, while Dike-New Hartford stayed at No. 2 in the same survey.

Also holding the same positions they had last week were: West Delaware (Class-3A), Waukon (2A), North Fayette Valley (2A), Don Bosco (8-Player), Central Community (8-Player) and Janesville (8-Player).


The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2015 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class-4A
Record Pts Prv
1. West Des Moines Dowling (14) 3-0 158 T2
2. Bettendorf (2) 4-0 143 T2
3. West Des Moines Valley 3-1 123 1
4. Fort Dodge 4-0 102 5
5. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 4-0 94 6
6. Ankeny 3-1 65 8
7. Cedar Rapids Washington 3-1 54 10
8. Muscatine 4-0 40 9
9. Waukee 2-2 29 NR
10. Cedar Falls 3-1 25 4

Others receiving votes: 11, Urbandale 16. 12, Johnston 14. 13, Council Bluffs Lewis Central 8. 14, Sioux City East 5. 15, Pleasant Valley 2. 15, Council Bluffs Jefferson 2.

Class-3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Pella (14) 4-0 158 1
2. Manchester West Delaware (2) 4-0 140 2
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier 4-0 129 3
4. Sioux City Heelan 4-0 110 4
5. Webster City 4-0 86 7
6. Dallas Center-Grimes 3-1 68 9
7. Independence 4-0 55 10
8. Harlan 3-1 40 5
9. Norwalk 3-1 37 6
10. Davenport Assumption 2-2 16 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Glenwood 11. 11, Solon 11. 13, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 6. 14, Chariton 5. 14, Boyden-Hull-RV 5. 16, Washington 3.

Class-2A
Record Pts Prv
1. Albia (13) 4-0 157 1
2. Spirit Lake (3) 4-0 141 2
3. South Tama 4-0 130 3
4. Waukon 4-0 104 4
5. Anamosa 4-0 91 5
6. Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 4-0 55 T7
7. West Union North Fayette 3-1 50 T7
8. Wellman Mid-Prairie 4-0 43 10
9. Baxter CMB 4-0 36 9
10. Williamsburg 3-1 28 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Donnellson Central Lee 20. 12, Clear Lake 9. 13, Cherokee 6. 14, Central Lyon-GLR 4. 15, West Burlington-Notre Dame 2. 15, Mount Vernon 2. 17, Aplington-Parkersburg 1. 17, Shenandoah 1.

Class-1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Iowa City Regina (16) 4-0 160 1
2. Dike-New Hartford 4-0 134 2
3. Hinton 4-0 118 4
4. West Branch 4-0 115 3
5. Madrid 4-0 89 5
6. Underwood 4-0 77 7
7. Panora Panorama 4-0 67 6
8. Inwood West Lyon 3-1 33 9
9. Hudson 4-0 29 10
10. Hull Western Christian 3-1 17 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Avoca AHST 9. 11, St. Ansgar 9. 13, Alburnett 6. 14, Calmar South Winneshiek 3. 14, Pella Christian 3. 14, Van Meter 3. 14, South Central Calhoun 3. 18, IKM/Manning 2. 18, Ridge View 2. 20, Sumner-Fredericksburg 1.

Class-A
Record Pts Prv
1. Brooklyn BGM (8) 4-0 144 2
2. Algona Garrigan (4) 4-0 133 4
3. Belmond-Klemme (1) 4-0 120 5
4. Logan-Magnolia (2) 3-1 92 10
5. Hawarden West Sioux 4-0 90 9
6. Denver (1) 3-1 79 NR
7. Audubon 3-1 62 1
8. Pleasantville 4-0 56 NR
9. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 2-2 31 3
10. Britt West Hancock 3-1 24 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Winfield-Mount Union 23. 12, Akron-Westfield 10. 13, Paullina South O'Brien 5. 13, Colfax-Mingo 5. 15, Bedford 3. 16, Earlham 1. 16, Mount Ayr 1. 16, Packwood Pekin 1.

8-PLAYER CLASS
Record Pts Prv
1. Fremont Mills, Tabor (2) 4-0 136 2
2. Newell-Fonda (9) 4-0 129 1
3. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (2) 3-0 115 3
4. Glidden-Ralston (2) 4-0 108 4
5. Marcus MMC (1) 4-0 92 5
6. HLV, Victor 5-0 69 6
7. Elkader Central Community 4-0 48 7
8. Elk Horn-Kimballton-Exira 4-0 46 NR
(tie) Janesville 4-0 46 8
10. Lenox 4-0 30 NR

Others receiving votes: 11, Colo-NESCO 22. 12, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 19. 13, Harris-Lake Park 8. 14, East Mills 6. 15, Northwood-Kensett 4. 16, Coon Rapids-Bayard 2.