Big shake-up in High School Football America Iowa Top 10 after Week 1

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As we always say, preseason rankings are fun, but they don’t mean anything until the teams hit the field and High School Football America’s proprietary algorithm takes over analyzing what is happening on the field.

Four of the teams in the Preseson High School Football America Iowa Top 10 tasted defeated in Week 1 of the season, which shakes-up our first in-season statewide ranking.

The top four teams all opened with victories, but after that, the Top 10 looks very different this week with three new teams entering the rankings.

Southeast Polk breaks into the Top 10 after knocking-off preseason No. 9 Waukee 21-10. Cedar Rapids Xavier debuts in the state rankings at No. 8 after beating defending 3A champ Western Dubuque 38-21, which tumbles from No. 7 to No. 10, The third new team is Iowa City West at No. 9

High School Football America Iowa Top 10

No. 1 Dowling Catholic (1-0), LW: #1

No. 2 West Des Moines Valley (1-0), LW: #2

No. 3 Ankeny (1-0), LW: #3

No. 4 Kennedy (1-0), LW: #4

No. 5 Cedar Falls (1-0), LW: #8

No. 6 Southeast Polk (1-0), LW: NR

No. 7 Lewis Central (1-0), LW: #10

No. 8 Xavier (1-0), LW: NR

No. 9 Iowa City West (1-0), LW: NR

No. 10 West Dubuque (0-1), LW: #7

Dropped-out: No. 5 Bettendorf, No. 6 Ankeny Centennial, No. 9 Waukee

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.