Four newcomers are among the 13 teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa that are featured in the latest prep football rankings, released by the Associated Press on Monday (Oct. 10, 2016).

Entering the six-class poll for the first time in several years is East Buchanan of Winthrop, which improved to 5-2 overall with a 58-0 victory at Alburnett Friday night. The Buccaneers made their debut at No. 9 in Class-A, while Crestwood of Cresco jumped into the No. 10 spot in Class-2A. The Cadets are tied with Dike-New Hartford, which returned to the survey after being ranked earlier the season. West Delaware is the area's other newcomer, ranked No. 10 in Class-3A.

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, six teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa remain undefeated. One of them is Waterloo West (7-0), which moved into the Class-4A top five this week following a 21-14 victory over Cedar Falls.

North Fayette Valley (7-0) and La Porte City Union (7-0) continue to lead the Class-2A rankings. They are preparing to play one of the premiere game's in Iowa this week. The TigerHawks and Knights square off Friday night in a showdown that will likely decide the District 4 championship and automatic playoff berth.

The other unbeaten squads are Denver, Gladbrook-Reinbeck and Turkey Valley. Gladbrook-Reinbeck -- the defending Class-A state champions -- has won 17-straight games dating back to last season, currently the second-longest win streak in the state (all classes).


The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2016 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 Valley (16) 7-0 160 1
2. West Des Moines Dowling 6-1 140 2
3. Ankeny Centennial 7-0 131 3
4. Iowa City High 6-1 85 5
5. Waterloo West 7-0 80 7
6. Bettendorf 5-2 72 6
7. Cedar Rapids Washington 6-1 71 8
8. Cedar Rapids Prairie 6-1 61 9
9. Waukee 5-2 37 10
10. Ankeny 4-3 19 NR

Others receiving votes: Council Bluffs Lewis Central 14. Iowa City West 6. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 4.


Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Pella (10) 7-0 152 2
2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (6) 7-0 149 1
3. Creston-Orient-Macksburg 7-0 122 4
4. Carroll 7-0 114 5
5. Storm Lake 7-0 79 7
6. Norwalk 6-1 69 3
7. Solon 6-1 60 8
8. Webster City 6-1 55 10
9. Boone 6-1 30 NR
10. Manchester West Delaware 6-1 18 NR

Others receiving votes: Glenwood 14. Clear Creek-Amana 9. Gilbert 7. Oskaloosa 1. Dallas Center-Grimes 1.


Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. West Union North Fayette (14) 7-0 158 1
2. Union, La Porte City (1) 7-0 140 2
3. Boyden-Hull-RV (1) 7-0 130 3
4. Carroll Kuemper 6-1 78 7
5. Mount Vernon 5-2 75 5
6. Central Lyon-GLR 6-1 70 6
7. Monroe PCM 6-1 64 8
8. New Hampton 6-1 53 9
9. Williamsburg 6-1 45 10
10. (Tie) Cresco Crestwood 5-2 26 NR
10. (Tie) Dike-New Hartford 5-2 26 NR

Others receiving votes: Waukon 12. South Central Calhoun 3.


Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Iowa City Regina (13) 6-1 146 1
2. Pella Christian (2) 7-0 138 2
3. Denver (1) 7-0 114 3
4. Van Meter 7-0 92 4
5. Madrid 7-0 87 5
5. Hull Western Christian 6-1 87 6
7. Hinton 6-1 58 7
8. Bellevue 7-0 39 9
9. Inwood West Lyon 5-2 27 8
10. Wilton 6-1 18 10

Others receiving votes: A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 16. Sigourney-Keota 7. Logan-Magnolia 6.


Class A
Record Pts Prv
1. St. Ansgar (10) 7-0 142 1
2. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (3) 7-0 129 2
3. Council Bluffs St. Albert (3) 7-0 128 3
4. Algona Garrigan 7-0 107 4
5. Hawarden West Sioux 7-0 89 5
6. Lynnville-Sully 7-0 77 6
7. Britt West Hancock 6-1 72 7
8. Lisbon 6-1 20 NR
9. Winthrop East Buchanan 5-2 19 NR
10. Montezuma 5-2 13 NR

Others receiving votes: New London 10. Hudson 10. Sloan Westwood 7. Belle Plaine 5. Akron-Westfield 4. Grundy Center 3.


Class 8-Man
Record Pts Prv
1. Fremont Mills, Tabor (8) 7-0 140 1
2. Audubon (3) 7-0 133 3
3. Jackson Junction Turkey Valley (4) 7-0 127 2
4. Harris-Lake Park (1) 7-0 103 4
5. Lone Tree 7-0 90 5
6. Gilbertville-Don Bosco 6-1 78 7
7. Coon Rapids-Bayard 6-1 56 8
8. Wyoming Midland 6-1 40 9
9. Elkader Central 5-2 18 T10
10. Newell-Fonda 5-2 15 T10

Others receiving votes: Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 13. Bussey Twin Cedars 12. Westside Ar-We-Va 5. Bedford 3. Lenox 2.