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.
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.