Nearly a dozen teams from the Cedar Valley and northeast Iowa are featured in the first high school football rankings of the season.

In all, 10 area squads are ranked. Seven others received votes, just missing a spot among the top 10 in the six-class poll that the Associated Press released Monday evening.

Defending eight-player state champion Don Bosco (1-0) and Grundy Center (1-0), which played for the Class-A title last year, both debuted at No. 1 in their respective classes. Don Bosco opened the the season with a convincing 78-6 victory over West Central of Maynard Friday night. The Spartans defeated Panora 20-14 in Panorama.

Grundy Center tops a Class A field that appears to be the most-competitive among area teams. Three other northeast Iowa squads are ranked among the top six in the survey: Edgewood-Colesburg (No. 4), South Winneshiek (No. 5) and Wapsie Valley (No. 6).

Gladbrook-Reinbeck joined the Dons in the eight-player survey. The Rebels are ranked 10th in the inaugural 2020 poll.

The other area rated teams are: Cedar Falls (No. 5 in Class 4A), West Delaware (No. 7 in 3A), Waukon (No. 6 in 2A) and Dike-New Hartford (No. 3 in 1A).

The following area teams received top 10 votes: Independence (Class 2A), New Hampton (2A), Sumner-Fredericksburg (1A), MFL-Mar-Mac (A), Waterloo Columbus Catholic (A), AGWSR (8-player) and Janesville (8-player).


The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2020 season with first-place votes in parentheses won-loss record, and total points at right:

RecordPts
1. West Des Moines Dowling (4)1-090
2. West Des Moines Valley (2)1-082
3. Ankeny (4)1-080
4. Southeast Polk1-069
5. Cedar Falls1-055
6. Cedar Rapids Kennedy1-041
7. Urbandale1-034
8. Iowa City West1-027
9. Waukee0-120
10. Cedar Rapids Washington1-013

Others receiving votes: Fort Dodge 11. Dubuque Hempstead 6. Pleasant Valley 5. Des Moines Roosevelt 4. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 3. Des Moines Lincoln 3. Bettendorf 2. Indianola 2. Ankeny Centennial 1. Sioux City East 1. Cedar Rapids Prairie 1.

RecordPts
1. Dallas Center-Grimes (7)1-093
2. Cedar Rapids Xavier (1)1-064
3. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (1)1-061
4. Harlan1-060
(tie) Council Bluffs Lewis Central1-060
6. Washington (1)1-045
7. Manchester West Delaware2-044
8. Eldridge North Scott1-034
9. Pella0-124
10. Davenport Assumption1-019

Others receiving votes: Carlisle 15. Glenwood 11. Grinnell 9. Des Moines Hoover 5. Epworth Western Dubuque 3. Mason City 3.

RecordPts
1. Monroe PCM (6)1-093
2. Williamsburg (2)1-077
3. Clear Lake1-073
4. Inwood West Lyon (2)1-067
5. Solon0-129
(tie) Waukon0-129
7. West Liberty1-018
(tie) Central Lyon-GLR1-018
(tie) Greene County1-018
10. Orange City Unity Christian1-017

Others receiving votes: Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 16. Independence 15. Sioux Center 15. 14, Spirit Lake 13. Estherville-Lincoln Central 11. Des Moines Christian 9. Monticello 6. Mount Vernon 6. New Hampton 6. Tama South Tama 6. State Center West Marshall 3. Algona 3. Maquoketa 2.

RecordPts
1. O-A BCIG (9)1-097
2. South Central Calhoun1-079
3. Dike-New Hartford1-071
(tie) Van Meter (1)1-071
5. West Branch1-059
6. Underwood1-054
7. Hawarden West Sioux1-039
8. Sigourney-Keota1-027
9. Panora Panorama0-112
10. Mount Ayr1-010

Others receiving votes: Osage 6. Treynor 6. Truro Interstate 35 4. Durant 4. Wilton 3. Hull Western Christian 2. 16, Emmetsburg 2. Le Grand East Marshall 1. Sumner-Fredericksburg 1. Pleasantville 1.

RecordPts
1. Grundy Center (4)1-090
2. St. Ansgar (4)1-088
3. Iowa City Regina (2)0-165
4. Edgewood-Colesburg1-056
5. Calmar South Winneshiek1-045
6. Fairbank Wapsie Valley1-040
7. Moville Woodbury Central1-038
8. Lisbon1-032
9. Lake Mills1-019
10. Britt West Hancock0-117

Others receiving votes: Council Bluffs St. Albert 11. Logan-Magnolia 9. Lynnville-Sully 7. Earlham 6. Bellevue 6. Monona MFL-Mar-Mac 6. Neola Tri-Center 5. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 4. Waterloo Columbus 4. Mason City Newman 2. Southwest Valley 1. Akron-Westfield 1. Alburnett 1. Belle Plaine 1.

RecordPts
1. Gilbertville-Don Bosco (9)1-099
2. Audubon (1)1-083
3. Anita CAM1-071
4. Remsen Saint Mary's1-069
5. Fremont Mills, Tabor1-059
6. Newell-Fonda1-037
7. Montezuma1-024
8. Easton Valley1-022
9. Springville1-019
10. Gladbrook-Reinbeck1-018

Others receiving votes: Brooklyn BGM 10. Wayland WACO 10. New London 7. Harris-Lake Park 4. Liberty Center SE Warren 4. Marengo Iowa Valley 3. North English English Valleys 3. Riceville 2. Winfield-Mount Union 2. Ackley AGWSR 1. Coon Rapids-Bayard 1. Janesville 1. Kingsley-Pierson 1.

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