Several teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa are featured in the third high school football rankings of the season released by the Associated Press on Monday (Sept. 10, 2018).

In all, 11 area squads are rated in the latest survey. Don Bosco (8-player) and Hudson (Class-A) are considered the best teams in their respective classes right now. Both are ranked No. 1 for a third-straight week.

Don Bosco (3-0, 1-0) increased its winning streak -- currently, the longest-active in Iowa -- to 23 games with an 80-6 blowout of Rockford Friday night. Hudson (3-0, 1-0) won its 14th-straight regular season game, blanking Green Mountain-Garwin 35-0. Both games were district openers.

Other rated teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa include: Turkey Valley (No. 7, 8-player), North Tama (No. 5, Class-A), Wapsie Valley (No. 10, Class-A), Dike-New Hartford (No. 2, Class-1A), Waukon (No. 5, Class-2A), La Porte City Union (No. 8, Class-2A), Waverly-Shell Rock (No. 7, Class-3A), Cedar Falls (No. 3, Class-4A) and Marshalltown (No. 10, Class-4A).

Seven area teams received votes this week, but just missed being ranked among the top 10 in the six-class poll. Those teams were: West Delaware, Independence, Crestwood, Sumner-Fredericksburg, Edgewood-Colesburg, East Buchanan 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:

RecordPtsPrv
1. West Des Moines Valley (8)3-0891
2. Bettendorf3-0772
3. Cedar Falls (1)3-0684
3. West Des Moines Dowling2-1685
5. Ankeny Centennial3-0537
6. Iowa City West2-1408
7. Johnston2-1363
8. Waukee2-125NR
9. Indianola3-022NR
10. Marshalltown3-06NR
(tie) Cedar Rapids Prairie2-16NR

Others receiving votes: Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2. Fort Dodge 1. Muscatine 1. Ankeny 1.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (8)3-0891
2. Council Bluffs Lewis Central (1)3-0802
3. Pella3-0624
4. Solon3-0603
5. Sioux City Heelan3-0515
6. Epworth Western Dubuque3-03810
7. Waverly-Shell Rock3-0367
8. Eldridge North Scott2-126T8
9. Sergeant Bluff-Luton2-124T8
10. Harlan2-110NR

Others receiving votes: Manchester West Delaware 8. Clear Creek-Amana 8. Independence 3.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Boyden-Hull-RV (8)3-0891
2. Monroe PCM (1)3-0822
3. Spirit Lake3-0644
4. Van Horne Benton3-058T6
5. Waukon2-140T6
6. Algona3-03510
7. Greene County3-027NR
8. Union, La Porte City2-1263
9. Clear Lake2-1188
10. O-A1BCIG3-016NR

Others receiving votes: State Center West Marshall 12. Mount Vernon 8. Carroll Kuemper 7. Sheldon 4. Sioux Center 4. Cresco Crestwood 2. Estherville-Lincoln Central 1. Camanche 1. Chariton 1.

RecordPtsPrv
1. West Branch (3)3-0822
2. Dike-New Hartford (1)3-0713
3. Van Meter (3)3-0694
4. South Central Calhoun (1)3-0497
5. Hawarden West Sioux (1)2-1395
6. Mediapolis3-0338
7. Wilton3-0329
8. Pella Christian2-13110
9. Bellevue3-025NR
10. Inwood West Lyon2-1231

Others receiving votes: Iowa City Regina 11. Sumner-Fredericksburg 10. Truro Interstate 35 9. Woodward-Granger 5. Cascade 4. Hull Western Christian 1. Troy Mills North Linn 1.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Hudson (7)3-0861
2. A-H-S-T-W, Avoca (2)3-0743
3. Algona Garrigan3-0662
4. Belmond-Klemme3-0474
5. Traer North Tama3-039NR
6. St. Ansgar2-135T6
7. Hinton3-032NR
8. Britt West Hancock2-122NR
9. Riverside Highland3-015NR
10. Packwood Pekin2-1138
(tie) Fairbank Wapsie Valley2-113T6

Others receiving votes: Brooklyn BGM 12. Onawa West Monona 9. Edgewood-Colesburg 8. Winthrop East Buchanan 8. Belle Plaine 7. Grundy Center 3. Akron-Westfield 2. IKM/Manning 2. Sioux Rapids Sioux Central 1. Council Bluffs St. Albert 1.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (8)3-0881
2. New London (1)3-0703
3. Elk Horn-Kimballton Exira3-0644
4. Newell-Fonda3-0622
5. Westside Ar-We-Va3-0465
6. Marengo Iowa Valley4-0427
7. Jackson Junction Turkey Valley3-0358
8. Liberty Center SE Warren4-022NR
9. Fremont Mills, Tabor2-1169
10. East Mills3-09NR

Others receiving votes: Wyoming Midland 8. Northwood-Kensett 8. Central City 7. Lone Tree 6. Glidden-Ralston 6. Stanton 3. HLV, Victor 3.