Dowling Catholic leads Preseason High School Football America Iowa Top 10

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Seven-time defending 4A state champ Dowling Catholic begins 2020 in a very familiar position…on top of the High School Football America Iowa Top 10 statewide rankings. The Maroons and West Des Moines Valley start this season No. 1 and No. 2, the same spot they finished last year.

Read: 2019 Iowa Top 10

During Week 2 of 2019, Valley beat Dowling 29-22 for the Maroons’ only loss of last season. In the state championship, DC gained revenged with a 21-16 victory over the Tigers. The two will meet again this year in Week 2 on September 4.

Checking-in at No. 3 is Ankeny, which will open the season on Friday against rival Ankeny Centennial that opens No. 6.

Rounding-out the top five are Cedar Rapids’ Kennedy High at No. 4 and Bettendorf at No. 5.

At No. 7 is defending 3A champ Western Dubuque, followed by Cedar Falls at No. 8, Waukee at No. 9 and Lewis Central at No. 10.

High School Football America Iowa Top 10

No. 1 Dowling Catholic

No. 2 West Des Moines Valley

No. 3 Ankeny

No. 4 Kennedy

No. 5 Bettendorf

No. 6 Ankeny Centennial

No. 7 West Dubuque

No. 8 Cedar Falls

No. 9 Waukee

No. 10 Lewis Central

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

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Jeff Fisher
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.