Six area teams climbed closer to the top of their respective classes in this week's Associated Press Iowa high school football rankings, the fourth poll of the 2019 season released by the news organization on Monday.

Cedar Falls (Class 4A, No. 2), Waterloo Columbus Catholic (2A, No. 5), North Tama (A, No. 3) and Grundy Center (A, No. 5) all jumped one spot following victories Friday night, while Independence (3A, No. 7) moved up two spots. They are among the 13 teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa featured in the six-class survey.

Don Bosco (8-player) and Waukon (2A) kept their No. 1 rankings from last week. Dike-New Hartford (1A, No. 2), Wapsie Valley (A, No. 8), MFL-Mar-Mac (A, No. 9) and Turkey Valley (8P, No. 3) also held their positions.

The were only two changes involving area teams in this week's poll. Marshalltown cracked the top-10 for the first time in Class 4A, appearing at No. 10. In Class A, Edgewood-Colesburg fell from No. 2 to No. 7 after suffering its first loss of the season.

Besides the 13 ranked teams, Janesville and Waterloo West received votes in the most recent survey. The Wildcats and Wahawks, however, just missed being rated for the first time this season.


The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2019 season with first-place votes in parentheses, win-loss record, and total points:

RecordPtsPrv
1. West Des Moines Valley (8)4-0891
2. Cedar Falls (2)4-0803
3. West Des Moines Dowling3-1724
4. Fort Dodge4-0506
5. Ankeny Centennial3-1462
6. Bettendorf3-1455
(tie) Southeast Polk3-1457
8. Cedar Rapids Kennedy3-1368
9. Ankeny2-21510
10. Marshalltown4-05NR

Others receiving votes: Dubuque Senior 4. Des Moines Roosevelt 3. Davenport North 2. Waterloo West 2. Johnston 1.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Epworth Western Dubuque (5)4-0841
2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (3)4-0832
3. Solon4-0694
4. Council Bluffs Lewis Central (1)4-0685
5. Eldridge North Scott3-1393
6. Washington3-0376
7. Independence4-0329
8. Sergeant Bluff-Luton4-0268
9. Norwalk3-12010
10. Dallas Center-Grimes3-112NR

Others receiving votes: Keokuk 8. Carlisle 7. Harlan 4. Knoxville 2. Davenport Assumption 2. Glenwood 1. Mount Pleasant 1.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Waukon (8)4-0891
2. Clear Lake (1)4-0762
3. Algona4-0673
4. Green County4-0615
5. Waterloo Columbus4-0526
6. Des Moines Christian4-0437
7. Van Horne Benton4-0368
8. Spirit Lake3-1274
9. O-A-BCIG4-021T9
10. Monticello4-08NR

Others receiving votes: Southeast Valley 7. Monroe PCM 6. Letts Louisa-Muscatine 1. Camanche 1.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Hawarden West Sioux (8)4-0891
2. Dike-New Hartford4-0752
3. Van Meter4-0603
4. Inwood West Lyon (1)4-0565
5. West Branch4-0544
6. South Central Calhoun4-0516
7. Treynor4-0397
8. Hull Western Christian4-0289
9. Underwood4-02010
10. Troy Mills North Linn4-06NR

Others receiving votes: Sigourney-Keota 5. Iowa City Regina 5. AC-GC 2. Mount Ayr 2. Panora Panorama 2.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Britt West Hancock (9)4-0901
2. St. Ansgar4-0763
3. Traer North Tama4-0634
4. Sloan Westwood4-0535
5. Grundy Center4-0496
6. Brooklyn BGM4-0367
7. Edgewood-Colesburg3-1312
8. Fairbank Wapsie Valley3-1308
9. Monona MFL-Mar-Mac4-0269
10. Paullina South O'Brien4-02410

Others receiving votes: Earlham 5. Eldon Cardinal 4. Neola Tri-Center 4. Algona Garrigan 4.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Gilbertville Don Bosco (8)4-0811
2. Remsen St. Mary's (1)4-0772
3. Jackson Junction Turkey Valley4-0744
4. Montezuma4-0485
5. Coon Rapids-Bayard4-0446
6. Lenox5-0397
7. Audubon4-1388
8. Easton Valley4-026NR
9. Harris-Lake Park4-025NR
10. Anita CAM4-02010

Others receiving votes: New London 13. Janesville 3. Springville 3. Newell-Fonda 2. HLV, Victor 1. Woodbine 1.