Nearly a dozen teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa are featured in this week's Associated Press high school football rankings, the eighth poll of the season.

Heading into the final games of the regular-season this week, there are 20 teams across Iowa that remain unbeaten. The undefeated squads include Hudson (Class A) and Dike-New Hartford (Class 1A) , which are both ranked No. 1. Cedar Falls, rated No. 2 in Class 4A, is also 8-0.

Hudson clinched a district title last week and earned an automatic playoff berth. Dike-New Hartford and Cedar Falls both play for district championships on the road Friday night.The Wolverines play at unranked Iowa City Regina, while the Tigers face No. 9 Cedar Rapids Prairie.

Other rated teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa include: Waverly-Shell Rock (No. 10, Class 3A), Waukon (No. 4, Class 2A), La Porte City Union (No. 6, Class 2A), North Tama (No. 4, Class A), Edgewood-Colesburg (No. 5, Class A), Wapsie Valley (Class A, No. 7), Don Bosco (No. 4, 8-player) and Turkey Valley (No. 10, 8-Player).

Playoff qualifiers will be determined following Friday night's games. The field will be made up of 16 teams from each of the six classes. This season marks the first time the Rating Percentage Index (RPI) will be used to determine at-large qualifiers and host sites.


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 (10)8-01091
2. Cedar Falls (1)8-0972
3. Ankeny Centennial8-0893
4. Bettendorf7-1704
5. West Des Moines Dowling6-2666
6. Johnston7-1585
7. Iowa City West7-1507
8. Waukee6-2328
9. Cedar Rapids Prairie7-1219
10. Fort Dodge6-213NR

Others receiving votes: None.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (9)8-01081
2. Council Bluffs Lewis Central (2)8-01002
3. Solon8-0873
4. Eldridge North Scott7-1774
5. Sergeant Bluff-Luton7-1685
6. Sioux City Heelan7-1447
7. Pella7-1388
8. Oskaloosa7-1319
9. Epworth Western Dubuque7-12310
10. Waverly-Shell Rock7-111NR

Others receiving votes: Clear Creek-Amana 8. Harlan 5. Decorah 4. Spencer 1.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Monroe PCM (11)8-01101
2. Boyden-Hull-RV7-1972
3. Algona8-0873
4. Waukon7-1804
5. Van Horne Benton7-162T6
6. Union, La Porte City6-247T6
7. Southeast Valley6-222T10
8. Spirit Lake6-2208
9. Greene County7-1179
10. O-A-BCIG7-111NR
(tie) State Center West Marshall7-111NR

Others receiving votes: West Liberty 9. Clear Lake 9. Cresco Crestwood 8. Chariton 8. Williamsburg 3. Mount Vernon 3. Waterloo Columbus 1.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Dike-New Hartford (6)8-01011
2. Van Meter (1)8-0902
3. Bellevue (4)8-0884
4. South Central Calhoun8-0803
5. Hawarden West Sioux7-1705
6. West Branch7-1566
7. Wilton7-1447
8. Truro Interstate 358-0398
9. Mediapolis7-1159
10. Pella Christian6-212NR

Others receiving votes: Inwood West Lyon 7. Treynor 2. Cascade 1.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Hudson (11)8-01101
2. A-H-S-T-W, Avoca8-0972
3. Algona Garrigan8-0873
4. Traer North Tama7-1694
5. Edgewood-Colesburg7-1666
6. Belmond-Klemme7-1635
7. Fairbank Wapsie Valley6-2289
8. Durant6-213NR
9. Britt West Hancock6-212NR
10. Sloan Westwood7-111NR

Others receiving votes: Brooklyn BGM 10. Sioux Rapids Sioux Central 9. Akron-Westfield 7. Packwood Pekin 6. Mason City Newman 5. Riverside Highland 4. Lynnville-Sully 3. Grundy Center 2. Hinton 2. Alta 1.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Westside Ar-We-Va (7)8-01041
2. Northwood-Kensett (3)8-0972
3. Marengo Iowa Valley (1)8-0883
4. Gilbertville-Don Bosco7-1754
5. Fremont Mills, Tabor7-1567
6. Liberty Center SE Warren9-055T5
7. New London7-1468
8. Elk Horn-Kimballton Exira7-1299
9. Wyoming Midland8-11510
10. Jackson Junction Turkey Valley7-113NR

Others receiving votes: HLV, Victor 6. Audubon 5. Newell-Fonda 5. Central City 4. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 3. Stanton 3. West Bend-Mallard 1.