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:

RecordPtsPrv
1. Iowa City West (10)9-01091
2. West Des Moines Dowling8-195T2
3. West Des Moines Valley (1)8-187T2
4. Bettendorf8-1754
5. Cedar Falls8-1655
6. Johnston8-1616
7. Ankeny Centennial7-2318
8. Cedar Rapids Prairie8-1307
9. Eldridge North Scott8-1189
10. Southeast Polk6-317NR

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

RecordPtsPrv
1. Solon (7)9-01021
2. Dallas Center-Grimes (2)9-0992
3. Cedar Rapids Xavier (2)9-0903
4. Sergeant Bluff-Luton9-0754
5. Pella8-1725
6. Harlan8-1486
7. Waverly-Shell Rock8-1417
8. Glenwood8-1298
9. Webster City8-1289
10. Carlisle8-1810

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

RecordPtsPrv
1. Boyden-Hull-RV (8)8-11031
2. Cascade (1)9-0942
3. Mount Vernon8-1863
4. Monroe PCM (2)8-1695
5. Waukon8-1607
6. Sioux Center8-1549
7. South Central Calhoun8-1488
8. Aplington-Parkersburg8-131NR
9. Williamsburg7-2216
10. Clear Lake7-2124

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

RecordPtsPrv
1. Inwood West Lyon (8)9-01041
2. Van Meter (2)9-0952
3. Pella Christian9-0933
4. Iowa City Regina (1)7-2814
5. West Branch9-0626
6. Denver9-0527
7. Bellevue8-1388
8. Hull Western Christian7-2299
9. A-H-S-T-W, Avoca8-1235
10. Jewell South Hamilton8-12110

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

RecordPtsPrv
1. Hawarden West Sioux (7)9-01041
2. Southwest Valley (1)9-0903
3. Hudson (2)9-0832
4. Fairbank Wapsie Valley (1)9-0734
5. Council Bluffs St. Albert8-1576
6. Algona Garrigan9-0545
7. Gladbrook-Reinbeck8-1517
8. Lynnville-Sully8-0468
9. St. Ansgar9-0309
10. Winthrop East Buchanan8-11310

Others receiving votes: Packwood Pekin 3. Alburnett 1.

RecordPtsPrv
1. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (7)9-01051
2. Remsen Saint Mary's (2)9-097T2
3. Audubon (2)9-093T2
4. Newell-Fonda8-1725
5. Sidney9-0606
6. Baxter8-1428
7. Tripoli8-1334
8. Graettinger-Terril-Ruthven-Ayrshire6-2319
9. Riceville8-1307
10. Stanton8-11910

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