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.
The top seven stay the same this week, with top-ranked Mukwonago set to tangle with third-ranked Muskego in one of the biggest games of the year. At the bottom of the poll, Appleton North, Fond du Lac, and Hudson all drop out after losses. Newcomers this week are Madison Memorial, Sussex Hamilton, and Wausau West.
It was a rough week for ranked Division 2 squads, as four of them went down last week. Waunakee remains atop the division, but Pulaski goes down one spot to fourth after losing to Bay Port. Racine Horlick drops from third to seventh after a loss to Oak Creek, while Slinger dips three spots to ninth after a defeat at the hands of Cedarburg. Sun Prairie West drops out altogether after going down to Milton. Hartford is new to the rankings this week.
Monroe, Rice Lake, and Onalaska continue to hold the top three spots in the Division 3 WisSports.net Football Coaches Poll. Defending champion Pewaukee suffered a second loss this year, to D4 champ Catholic Memorial, and the Pirates fall from fourth to seventh this week. Port Washington drops out of the rankings this week after a loss, with Reedsburg and New Berlin West joining the poll in a tie for tenth.
Catholic Memorial still dominates the Division 4 Coaches Poll, as the Crusaders have now beaten two of last year's champions, D1 Franklin back in Week 1 and D3 Pewaukee in Week 4. The only changes this week were towards the bottom of the poll, where a loss by Lake Mills drops the L-Cats out of the rankings, with unbeaten Two Rivers joining the poll at number ten.
The top six is unchanged this week, with defending champion Aquinas again the top-ranked squad. However, the bottom four teams in last week's rankings all lost, and only Saint Croix Falls, who goes from seventh to eighth, managed to remain in this week's poll. Wittenberg-Birnamwood, Winnebago Lutheran, and Tomahawk all drop out. New to the rankings this week are Southern Door (7th), Lancaster (9th), and University School (10th).
There were no losses by ranked teams in the Division 6 poll last week, though there were a few minor changes in this weeks poll. Saint Mary's Springs remains at the top as a heavy favorite in D6.
The vote between Regis and Edgar for the top spot in the Division 7 Coaches Poll has been razor thin the last several weeks, and this week it was finally time for Edgar to edge out the Ramblers to take over the top position. Elsewhere in the poll, defending champion Reedsville suffered its first loss of the year and falls from fourth to sixth. Hurley, fifth last week, also lost and drops to ninth. That allows Randolph and Black Hawk/Warren (IL) to move into the top five.
There were two ranked teams that went down in 8-player last week, causing a few shakeups. Top-ranked Newman Catholic took down former number four Wabeno/Laona, as the Rebels fall to sixth this week. Luck had been fifth but fell to Phillips, and the Cardinals drop all the way out of this week's rankings. De Soto and Thorp move into the top five, while unbeaten Clayton is new to the rankings this week at the number nine spot.
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