Eden Prairie completed the 2017 regular season undefeated after the Eagles' 35-10 win over Edina last week. The Eagles (8-0, 4-0) clinched the Metro West subdistrict title outright and remained atop the final Class 6A Associated Press poll with the win.
Second-ranked Minnetonka (7-1, 3-1) lost to the Eagles in Week 7, but bounced back, bludgeoning Burnsville 42-8 to reclaim the No. 2 spot. St. Michael-Albertville (7-1, 5-1), ranked third, rolled Osseo 35-6 for its third consecutive win to close the regular season.
Centennial picked up a 27-7 victory over East Ridge in Week 8 as the Cougars (7-1, 5-1), ranked fourth, have only fallen to St. Michael-Albertville this season. Edina (6-2, 2-2) slid from No. 2 to No. 5 following the Hornets' loss to Eden Prairie.
Ranked the top team in Class 5A, Chaska (8-0, 4-0) concluded its first perfect season since 2013 with a 21-16 win against Robbinsdale Armstrong last Wednesday. Robbinsdale Cooper (8-0, 4-0), ranked second, claimed the Suburban Gold subdistrict title outright following a 41-34 victory over Irondale.
Defending Class 5A champion, No. 3 Elk River (7-1, 6-1), rose a spot in the poll after posting a season-high in points as the Elks ran roughshod over Cambridge-Isanti 71-21. Northfield (8-0, 5-0), ranked fourth, fell a spot despite shutting out Rochester Century 14-0 last week to complete the regular season unbeaten.
Fifth-ranked Apple Valley (7-1, 4-0) beat Henry Sibley 42-14 to maintain the No. 5 spot.
The top seven teams in Class 4A all completed unbeaten regular seasons which should make for a competitive postseason.
Top-ranked Winona (8-0, 5-0), which was last year's runner-up in Class 4A, put the finishing touches on a perfect regular season in its 40-21 throttling of Austin last week. The Winhawks' nemesis, defending champion and second-ranked Benilde-St. Margaret's (8-0, 5-0), also capped an unbeaten schedule with its 55-14 rout of Bloomington Jefferson.
Ranked third, Marshall (8-0, 8-0) posted a season-high in points scored with its 76-34 win over Jordan. Fourth-ranked Rocori (8-0, 6-0) stopped a two-point conversion to hang onto its 28-26 victory over Willmar, while No. 5 Cloquet (8-0, 7-0) defeated Hermantown 42-6.
St. Croix Lutheran maintained its stake atop the Class 3A poll as the Crusaders (8-0, 5-0) dealt Minneapolis Henry a 48-33 defeat, while second-ranked Pierz (8-0, 7-0) shut out Rockford 50-0.
Third-ranked Glencoe-Silver Lake (7-1, 5-1) edged Litchfield 28-14, and fourth-ranked Fairmont (7-1, 6-1) beat New Ulm 42-7. Esko (7-1, 5-0), ranked fifth, claimed its seventh win of the season by defeating Mora by a field goal in a 41-38 finish.
Ranked No. 6, Two Harbors (7-1, 4-0) moved ahead two places in the poll after its 54-8 demolition of Eveleth-Gilbert.
Defending Class 2A champion and top-ranked Caledonia (8-0, 7-0) closed its 2017 regular season campaign with a 40-6 win versus St. Charles last Wednesday. Second-ranked Minneapolis North (8-0, 6-0), which won last year's Class 1A title before opting up, shut out Concordia Academy 34-
No. 3 Hawley (8-0, 6-0) claimed a shutout in a 44-0 decision against Pelican Rapids, while fourth-ranked Triton (7-1, 6-1) also stymied Zumbrota-Mazeppa 42-0. Triton's only loss of the season was by a touchdown to Caledonia 34-27.
Fifth-ranked Redwood Valley (7-1, 6-1) posted its second-straight 40 or more point outing in a 42-7 drubbing of Martin County West.
Wabasso claims the No. 1 spot in the Class 1A rankings after the Rabbits (8-0, 6-0) rolled Adrian 55-12. Second-ranked and former No. 1 Goodhue (8-0, 7-0) capped its regular season with a 43-14 victory over Southland.
Ranked third, Braham (8-0, 7-0) pushed aside Mesabi East 38-20, while No. 4 BOLD (8-0, 7-0) steamrolled Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 56-16. Fifth-ranked Ottertail Central (8-0, 6-0) trounced West Central Area 43-14.
Minneota (8-0, 6-0), ranked sixth, finished its regular season with a 48-14 win over Lac qui Parle Valley. No. 7 Ada Borup/Norman County West (8-0, 4-0) posted its second-straight game with over 50 points in its 51-6 demolition of Pine River-Backus.
Sixth-ranked Nevis (7-1, 7-1) knocked off former No. 3 Stephen-Argyle (7-1, 7-1) 42-20 last week, making room for other teams to climb up the 9-Man poll.
Top-ranked Spring Grove (8-0, 7-0) held its place in the poll following its 49-14 victory over LeRoy-Ostrander. Cromwell-Wright (8-0, 6-0), ranked second, routed Wrenshall 39-8.
Verndale (8-0, 8-0) overtook the No. 3 spot in the poll after its 56-6 romping of Wheaton-Herman-Norcross, while No. 4 Cleveland/Immanuel Lutheran (7-1, 7-0) and No. 5 Houston (7-0, 6-1) both climbed a single spot following wins last week.
Seventh-ranked Red Rock Central (8-0, 8-0) rounds out the last of 9-Man's unbeaten teams after the Falcons' 35-0 shutout of Renville County West.
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