Prep football: Waunakee, Monona Grove make Top 10 of Associated Press’ large-school state rankings

October 3, 2018

The Waunakee football team (7-0) hung on to its No. 2 ranking in this week’s Associated Press state large-school rankings.

Coach Pat Rice’s Warriors, the defending WIAA Division 2 state champions, stand behind the unanimous No. 1 pick, Fond du Lac (7-0).

Monona Grove (7-0) is ranked eighth this week, and Sun Prairie (6-1) received honorable mention in the large-schools rankings.

Among medium-sized schools, Lodi (7-0) held on to the No. 1 state ranking, earning five of a possible 10 first-place votes. Mount Horeb/Barneveld (6-1) and Barneveld (7-0) were tied for ninth place.

Johnson Creek (7-0) climbed one spot to No. 8 in this week’s small-school rankings. Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs (7-0) was a unanimous No. 1 pick.

Also among small schools, Black Hawk was tied for fifth and Bangor fell seven spots to No. 9 after suffering its first loss. Pecatonica/Argyle, Fennimore and Fall River earned honorable mention.




The Associated Press high school football poll, including first-place votes in parentheses, season record, total points and last week’s ranking, as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers, Teams are arranged in three divisions of equal size, based on current enrollment.

LARGE SCHOOLS (900 and larger enrollment)

Rank, school*W-L*Pts.*LW

1, Fond du Lac (10)*7-0*100*1

2, Waunakee*7-0*88*2

3, Kimberly*6-1*79*3

4, Muskego*7-0*69*4

5, Franklin*7-0*58*5

6, Milwaukee Marquette*7-0*45*T7

7, Bay Port*7-0*40*6

8, Monona Grove*7-0*29*T7

9, Mequon Homestead*7-0*19*10

10, Brookfield Central*6-1*14*9

Others receiving votes: River Falls 3, Marshfield 2, Hudson 1, Slinger 1, Sun Prairie 1, Neenah 1.

MEDIUM SCHOOLS (301-899 enrollment)

Rank, school*W-L*Pts.*LW

1, Lodi (5)*7-0*91*1

2, New Berlin Eisenhower (4)*7-0*87*2

3, St, Croix Central*7-0*81*3

4, Waukesha Catholic Memorial (1)*6-1*76*4

5, Racine St. Catherine’s*7-0*54*5

6, Amherst*6-1*41*6

7, West De Pere*7-0*39*7

8, Little Chute*7-0*30*8

9 (tie), Mount Horeb/Barneveld*6-1*19*9

9 (tie), McFarland*7-0*19*10

Others receiving votes: Greendale Martin Luther 4, New Berlin West 3, Green Bay Notre Dame 2, Spencer/Marshfield Columbus 2, Omro 1, Maple Northwestern 1.

SMALL SCHOOLS (300 and smaller enrollment)

Rank, school*W-L*Pts.*LW

1, Fond du Lac Springs(10)*7-0*100*1

2, Edgar*7-0*83*3

3, Lake Country Lutheran*7-0*79*4

4, Iola-Scandinavia*7-0*60*5

5 (tie), Black Hawk*6-0*50*6

5 (tie), Eau Claire Regis*7-0*50*7

7, Grantsburg*7-0*36*8

8, Johnson Creek*7-0*32*9

9, Bangor*6-1*27*2

10, Hilbert*7-0*13*T10

Others receiving votes: Pecatonica/Argyle 8, Fennimore 4, Stratford 4, Fall River 3, Pittsville 1.

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