Eleven high school football teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa are featured in the final Associated Press rankings of the 2017 season.

According to the poll, defending eight-player state champion Don Bosco is favored to win the title again. The Dons (9-0) enter the playoffs as the top-rated team. They are ranked six spots ahead of No. 7 Tripoli (8-1), the squad Don Bosco beat 78-20 in the regular-season finale Friday night (Oct. 20).

Four area squads are considered contenders for the Class-A championship. Hudson (9-0) is ranked third, one spot in front of No. 4 Wapsie Valley (9-0). Gladbrook-Reinbeck (8-1) sits at No. 7 in the poll, while East Buchanan (8-1) is 10th. Gladbrook-Reinbeck, the two-time defending state titlist, begins its quest for a third-straight championship at Wapsie Valley this week.

Other squads ranked in the survey include Denver (No. 6, Class-1A), Waukon (No. 5, 2A), Aplington-Parkersburg (No. 8, 2A), Waverly-Shell Rock (No. 7, 3A) and Cedar Falls (No. 5, 4A). Denver (9-0) is the only team unbeaten among the group. The rest are 8-1.


The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2017 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Record Pts Prv
1. Iowa City West (10) 9-0 109 1
2. West Des Moines Dowling 8-1 95 T2
3. West Des Moines Valley (1) 8-1 87 T2
4. Bettendorf 8-1 75 4
5. Cedar Falls 8-1 65 5
6. Johnston 8-1 61 6
7. Ankeny Centennial 7-2 31 8
8. Cedar Rapids Prairie 8-1 30 7
9. Eldridge North Scott 8-1 18 9
10. Southeast Polk 6-3 17 NR

Others receiving votes: Council Bluffs Lewis Central 14. Waukee 2. Pleasant Valley 1.

Record Pts Prv
1. Solon (7) 9-0 102 1
2. Dallas Center-Grimes (2) 9-0 99 2
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier (2) 9-0 90 3
4. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 9-0 75 4
5. Pella 8-1 72 5
6. Harlan 8-1 48 6
7. Waverly-Shell Rock 8-1 41 7
8. Glenwood 8-1 29 8
9. Webster City 8-1 28 9
10. Carlisle 8-1 8 10

Others receiving votes: Davenport Assumption 4. Decorah 3. Manchester West Delaware 3. Sioux City Heelan 2. Norwalk 1.

Record Pts Prv
1. Boyden-Hull-RV (8) 8-1 103 1
2. Cascade (1) 9-0 94 2
3. Mount Vernon 8-1 86 3
4. Monroe PCM (2) 8-1 69 5
5. Waukon 8-1 60 7
6. Sioux Center 8-1 54 9
7. South Central Calhoun 8-1 48 8
8. Aplington-Parkersburg 8-1 31 NR
9. Williamsburg 7-2 21 6
10. Clear Lake 7-2 12 4

Others receiving votes: Sheldon 10. New Hampton 10. Union, La Porte City 5. Carroll Kuemper 1. Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 1.

Record Pts Prv
1. Inwood West Lyon (8) 9-0 104 1
2. Van Meter (2) 9-0 95 2
3. Pella Christian 9-0 93 3
4. Iowa City Regina (1) 7-2 81 4
5. West Branch 9-0 62 6
6. Denver 9-0 52 7
7. Bellevue 8-1 38 8
8. Hull Western Christian 7-2 29 9
9. A-H-S-T-W, Avoca 8-1 23 5
10. Jewell South Hamilton 8-1 21 10

Others receiving votes: Pleasantville 4. Wilton 2. Delhi Maquoketa Valley 1.

Record Pts Prv
1. Hawarden West Sioux (7) 9-0 104 1
2. Southwest Valley (1) 9-0 90 3
3. Hudson (2) 9-0 83 2
4. Fairbank Wapsie Valley (1) 9-0 73 4
5. Council Bluffs St. Albert 8-1 57 6
6. Algona Garrigan 9-0 54 5
7. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 8-1 51 7
8. Lynnville-Sully 8-0 46 8
9. St. Ansgar 9-0 30 9
10. Winthrop East Buchanan 8-1 13 10

Others receiving votes: Packwood Pekin 3. Alburnett 1.

Record Pts Prv
1. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (7) 9-0 105 1
2. Remsen Saint Mary's (2) 9-0 97 T2
3. Audubon (2) 9-0 93 T2
4. Newell-Fonda 8-1 72 5
5. Sidney 9-0 60 6
6. Baxter 8-1 42 8
7. Tripoli 8-1 33 4
8. Graettinger-Terril-Ruthven-Ayrshire 6-2 31 9
9. Riceville 8-1 30 7
10. Stanton 8-1 19 10

Others receiving votes: Harris-Lake Park 7. Lone Tree 5. HLV, Victor 4. Wyoming Midland 3. Fremont Mills, Tabor 2. Moravia 2.