Please note, divisional placement in our poll is based on our Enrollment Projections done earlier this year. Divisional placement in the WIAA playoffs is not determined until after the season and these projections can and will be different than the divisions at the end of the year.
No surprise as Muskego continues to dominate the Division 1 Coaches Poll. Franklin and Mukwonago are next at spots two and three. Marquette got its first action of the season, a convincing win over Wisconsin Lutheran, as the Hilltoppers move up from sixth to fourth. Hudson's loss to Chippewa Falls caused the Raiders to drop from fifth to ninth, with Chippewa Falls entering the rankings at number eight. Oconomowoc drops out this week.
Menomonee Falls continues to sit atop the Division 2 rankings, which saw quite a shakeup this week. Brookfield East is second once again, but teams ranked third through fifth all lost. Waukesha West's loss to Muskego dropped the Wolverines from third to sixth, Homestead fell from fourth to seventh after going down to Hartford, and Hortonville's blowout against D.C. Everest caused the Polar Bears to fall from fifth to tenth. Dropping out of the poll completely were Cedarburg and West De Pere, as Wauwatosa West and Kaukauna move in this week.
Like Division 2, the Division 3 poll saw considerable movement as well. Whitefish Bay remains on top, but former number two Menasha announced a move to the spring after not even playing a game in the fall. Grafton moves up to second this week, while Medford's strong start has the Raiders jumping from eighth to third. Onalaska's loss to D7 top-ranked Edgar didn't cause the Hilltoppers to drop out of the fourth spot, thanks in large part to all the other losses by teams around them in the poll. Baraboo moves into the top five, while Rhinelander is sixth followed by Shawno.
Division four saw relative stability compared to some of the other divisions, with Catholic Memorial again leading the way after topping Brookfield Central. Lake Mills did fall to Mineral Point, and thus drop from second to seventh this week. Xavier slides up to the second spot, followed in the top five by Freedom, Wrightstown, and Saint Croix Central. Little Chute moves in at number ten this week while Berlin drops out.
Lake Country Lutheran is again the top-ranked team in Division 5, as the defending champs are followed by Amherst, Stratford, and Lakeside Lutheran. Bloomer and Chilton had been fifth and sixth, respectively last week, but losses dropped them completely out of the poll. Stanley-Boyd and Brillion, both off to unbeaten starts, enter at the bottom of the top ten.
Regis and Mineral Point are again the top two teams in the WisSports.net Division 6 Coaches Poll, coming off impressive wins over ranked teams. Mondovi, who fell to Regis, falls from third to eight this week, as Lancaster makes a jump from eighth to fifth. Iola-Scandinavia put up huge rushing numbers in a win over Pacelli and enters at number ten, as Cambridge falls out after a loss.
Edgar solidified its hold on the Division 7 top spot by going to D3, fourth-ranked Onalaska and coming away with a win. Lourdes Academy and Potosi/Cassville are right behind. Randolph makes a big jump from eighth to fourth, while Highland moves into the top five as well. Hilbert and Hurley suffered defeats and slid down the polls, with Clear Lake and Rosholt dropping out completely. Blair-Taylor and Reedsville are new this week.
Luck reigns in 8-player once again, followed by Newman Catholic, Belmont, and Gilman. Northwood/Solon Springs, who fell to Luck in Week 2, drops from fifth to tenth, with Shell Lake taking their spot. McDonell Central and Wabeno/Laona are new to this week's poll.
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