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Updated state football rankings: Sept. 27

By Trevor Squire, SportsEngine, 09/28/17, 11:15AM CDT

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Class 6A's top four teams held their stake in the latest Associated Press state football poll.


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Class 6A

The top four team in Class 6A remain unbeaten and unchanged in the latest Associated Press state football poll. No. 1 Eden Prairie (4-0, 1-0) continued to assert its dominance in a 41-7 win over Wayzata last week. The Eagles have allowed just 6.75 points per game this season.

Second-ranked Minnetonka ran the table in a 27-8 win over Prior Lake where the Skippers (4-0, 2-0) scored in every quarter. Fellow Metro West subdistrict competitor, No. 3 Edina, shut out Eastview 35-0.

St. Michael-Albertville (4-0, 3-0), ranked fourth, notched its first shutout of the season in a 23-0 finish against No. 8 Centennial (3-1, 2-1), which was previously ranked fifth.

The Cougars' loss paved way for No. 5 Lakeville North (3-1, 3-0), No. 6 Maple Grove (3-1, 0-1) and No. 7 Totino-Grace (3-1, 1-1) to climb the rankings after picking up wins last Friday.

East Ridge moved to No. 10 in the poll after the Raptors (3-1, 3-0) upset No. 12 Roseville (3-1, 2-1) 17-16.

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Class 5A

Previously ranked third, No. 9 Mankato West (3-1, 1-1) fell 38-13 to No. 1-4A Winona last Friday, making room for many of Class 5A's best to move up the poll. Top-ranked Elk River (4-0, 3-0) maintained its stake atop the list with a 40-21 win over Chisago Lakes last Friday, along with No. 2 Owatonna (4-0, 2-0) which beat Rochester John Marshall 42-6. 

No. 3 Apple Valley doubled up on Park of Cottage Grove in a 42-21 decision last week. The Eagles (4-0, 2-0) face No. 6 Chaska (4-0, 2-0) after the Hawks bested Orono 26-22. Fourth-ranked Robbinsdale Cooper (4-0, 2-0) shut out Bloomington Kennedy 33-0, while fifth-ranked Mahtomedi (4-0, 2-0) won its closest game of the season in a 28-14 victory over St. Thomas Academy.

No. 7 Moorhead (3-1, 3-0) posted a season-high in points, beating Bemidji 41-21 last week, while No. 8 Northfield (4-0, 2-0) rolled New Prague 24-6.

Tenth-ranked Coon Rapids (4-0, 1-0) cracked the top 10 following its 14-12 upset over Irondale last week.

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Class 4A

Class 4A's top seven teams held their place after last week, with the only major development being Kasson-Mantorville's emergence at No. 10 after the KoMets (4-0, 3-0) routed Plainview-Elgin-Millville 48-15.

Top-ranked Winona (4-0, 2-0) derailed Class 5A power, No. 8-5A Mankato West, in a decisive 38-13 finish. The Winhawks have yet to allow more than 14 points in a game. No. 2 Marshall (4-0, 4-0) continued its dominance in the South Central Red subdistrict, posting a season-high 73 points in a shutout victory over New Ulm. The Tigers haven't surrendered a point through four games this fall and face No. 7 Waseca (4-0, 4-0) on Friday.

Third-ranked Benilde-St.Margaret's posted a 26-0 shutout over Chanhassen, and No. 4 Hutchinson (4-0, 3-0) edged No. 13 Becker (2-2, 1-2) 31-17.

Holy Angels (4-0, 2-0) made a statement in a 60-0 walloping of DeLaSalle to remain at No. 5 in the poll.

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Class 3A

Stewartville (3-1, 2-1) and Holy Family (3-1, 2-1), fell out of the Class 3A top five following the No. 12 Tigers' 14-9 loss to Pine Island and the No. 10 Fire's 26-7 loss to Delano.

This has made room for No. 4 Annandale (4-0, 2-0 ) and No. 5 Perham (4-0, 3-0) to ascend into elite consideration after the Cardinals' 32-22 victory over Litchfield and the Yellowjackets' 65-20 romping of Thief River Falls.

Top-ranked St. Croix Lutheran (4-0, 3-0) had its highest offensive outing of the season in a 51-33 victory against Fridley. No. 2 Pierz (4-0, 3-0) took the second spot in the poll from No. 3 Rochester Lourdes (4-0, 3-0) after the Pioneers' 17-0 shutout of Melrose. The Eagles edged Lake City 46-36. 

The bottom half of the poll had a fallout as three teams sank outside the top 10. Sibley East (4-0, 3-0) moved from No. 9 to No. 6, while No. 7 Spectrum (4-0, 4-0), No. 8 Fairmont (3-1, 3-1) and No. 9 Esko (3-1, 1-0) all broke into the top 10 with wins in Week 4.

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Class 2A

Top-ranked Caledonia (4-0, 3-0) stymied Lewiston-Altura 39-6 last week to remain atop the poll along with the top four teams in Class 2A. No. 2 Barnesville (4-0, 2-0) barreled through Pelican Rapids in a 42-14 victory, while Minneapolis North (4-0, 4-0), ranked third, reached a season-high on offense in a 72-13 win over No. 13-3A Breck. No. 4 Hawley (4-0, 2-0) shut out Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 48-0.

After falling 34-27 to Caledonia in Week 2, No. 5 Triton (3-1, 2-1) has proven its mettle in back-to-back dominant wins, most recently a 60-16 rout of St. Charles that helped the Cobras overtake No. 6 Redwood Valley's rank. The Cardinals (4-0, 3-0) have stayed perfect this fall following their 48-14 demolition of St. James.

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City is making its poll debut at No. 9 after the Falcons (3-1, 2-1) shut out Osakis 14-0. No. 10 Warroad (4-0, 3-0) moved up three spots after the Warriors' 34-14 victory versus Cass Lake-Bena.

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Class 1A

No team in the Class 1A top 10 has lost a game yet this season. Despite those marks, Rushford-Peterson (4-0, 4-0) remains the consensus No. 1 in the poll, and solidified its ranking, posting its third shutout of the season in a 21-0 decision against Wabasha-Kellogg.

Second-ranked Wabasso (4-0, 2-0) had a dominant performance as the Rabbits ran through Springfield in a 54-0 victory last week. Braham (4-0, 3-0), ranked third, defeated Rush City 36-14, while No. 4 Minneota (4-0, 3-0) shut out Yellow Medicine East 39-0. Fifth-ranked Goodhue (4-0, 30) posted a 55-20 victory over Hayfield. No, 6 BOLD upended Class 3A Minnewaska 23-7.

Blooming Prairie, ranked seventh, climbed six places in the poll after the Awesome Blossoms (4-0, 4-0) defense allowed a season-low six points in a 40-6 finish against Winona Cotter. 

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9-Man

Spring Grove (4-0, 3-0) claimed the top spot in the 9-man rankings after a 53-7 win over Randolph last Friday. Formerly No. 1, second-ranked Cromwell-Wright (4-0, 2-0) rolled McGregor 55-8 to stay in consideration as the Cardinals earned three first-place votes.

Third-ranked Houston (4-0, 3-0,) mounted a 38-6 victory over Mabel-Canton, while No. 4 Stephen-Argyle (4-0, 4-0) steamrolled Kittson County Central 41-6. No. 5 Nevis posted its third-straight 40 or more point performance in a 42-16 win versus Northern Freeze.

Four-time defending 9-man champion Grand Meadow (3-1, 2-1) crawled its way back into the top 10 at No. 9 following a 40-8 victory against Lyle-Pacelli.

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