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Week 3 WisSports.net Football Coaches Poll

10/13/2020, 2:15pm CDT
By Travis Wilson

Week 3 WisSports.net Football Coaches Poll

Week 2 WisSports.net Football Coaches Poll
Week 1 WisSports.net Football Coaches Poll

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.

Division 1

Muskego continues to be the dominant team in the Division 1 WisSports.net Coaches Poll, with Franklin close behind in second once again. After that, there were quite a few changes. Mukwonago lost to Arrowhead, as the Indians dropped from third to sixth, while the Warhawks of Arrowhead climbed from seventh to fourth. Oak Creek's defeat at the hands of Kenosha Bradford led the Knights to drop to tenth from fifth, while Bradford moves up one spot to ninth.

Division 2

Menomonee Falls is a clear-cut top team in Division 2 after taking down D4 #1-ranked Catholic Memorial in a hastily-arranged game last week. After the Phoenix, things get a bit messy. Brookfield Central moves up to second, despite a pair of losses to begin the year, after shutting out defending champion Brookfield East last week. B'East drops from second to fourth. Hartford, who had been ranked third, also suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of Whitefish Bay, falling to sixth this week. Burlington shoots up from unranked to third in a division featuring a small number of teams and many with blemishes on their records.

Division 3

Whitefish Bay solidified its hold on Division 3 with an impressive win over D2 third-ranked Hartford last week, taking control of the North Shore Conference in the process. Grafton is second, followed by Medford. Rhinelander shoots into the top five this week at the number four spot. Wilmot is eighth, as the Panthers will actually play their first game of the season tonight against Westosha Central.

Division 4

Despite a loss to Division 2 top-ranked Menomonee Falls, the Catholic Memorial Crusaders are still the overwhelming favorite at the top of Division 4. Xavier, Freedom, Wrightstown, and Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Christian round out the top five. This may be the deepest division in the state, evidenced by Saint Croix Central losing for the first time against Ellsworth and the Panthers falling all the way out of the poll after coming in at number five last week. Unbeaten Ellsworth enters this week at number seven.

Division 5

Relative stability at the top of the Division 5 poll, where defending champion Lake Country Lutheran leads the way, followed by Amherst, Stratford, Cumberland, and Lakeside Lutheran. Losses by Cedar Grove-Belgium and Stanley-Boyd drop the teams out this week. Unbeatens Spooner and Southern Door enter the rankings for the first time.

Division 6

Regis continues to be the top-ranked team in Division 6. Despite announcing a two-week pause of football activities earlier this week, Mineral Point stays at number two. Speaking of pauses, third-ranked Darlington returns to action this weekend after two weeks off. Iola-Scandinavia makes a big jump from tenth to sixth this week.

Division 7

Edgar once again leads a division that saw a great amount of stability this week. The top seven spots are unchanged, while Reedsville's win over Division 5-ranked Cedar Grove-Belgium allowed the Panthers to move up a couple spots to eighth this week.

8-Player

No surprises at the top, where Luck holds a dominating position, followed once again by Newman Catholic, Belmont, and Gilman. Auburndale moves into the top five this week, as Shell Lake slides from fifth to eighth after losing a 50-19 decision against Luck. Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah and Mellen move into the rankings this week, as Port Edwards and Northwood/Solon Springs drop out.

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