Missouri High School Football Media Poll – Week 5

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Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis. Panel is made up of Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Sam McDowell, The Kansas City Star; Chris Geinosky, The Liberty Tribune; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Jim Powers, High School Sports Caravan; Larry Thornton, KSDK radio; Danny Jones, The Columbia Tribune; Tom Rackers, Jefferson City News-Tribune; Mike Scott, Ozone Sports; Rance Burger, The Springfield News-Leader; Dave Roberts, The Rolla Daily News; Cody Thorn, The St. Joseph News-Press; J.B Connoley, KRES radio; Chris Pobst, Sikeston Standard-Democrat; Donn Adamson, The Daily Journal.

First-place votes in parenthesis.

CLASS 6
Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW
1. CBC (14), 5-0, 149, 1
2. Francis Howell (1), 5-0, 136, 2
3. Blue Springs South, 5-0, 115, 3
4. Kirkwood, 4-0, 109, 4
5. Jefferson City, 4-1, 88, 5
6. Eureka, 5-0, 77, 7
7. SLUH, 4-1, 50, 9
8. Springfield Kickapoo, 5-0, 41, 10
9. Lee’s Summit North, 4-1, 28, NR
10. Lee’s Summit West, 4-1, 16, 6
Dropped out: No. 8 Rockhurst
Also receiving votes:  Rockhurst (1-4), 10; Raymore-Peculiar (3-2), 6

CLASS 5
Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW
1. Fort Osage (13), 5-0, 147, 1
2. Battle (2), 5-0, 125, 2
3. Staley, 4-1, 121, 3
4. Fort Zumwalt North, 5-0, 110, 4
5. Park Hill, 4-1, 93, 5
6. Nixa, 3-2, 65, 6
7. Pattonville, 4-1, 55, 8
8. Chaminade, 4-1, 44, 7
9. Carthage, 4-1, 27, 9
10. Rockwood Summit, 5-0, 24, 10
Also receiving votes:  Liberty North (3-2), 9; Willard (4-1), 3; Truman (4-1), 2

CLASS 4
Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW
1. Webb City (15), 5-0, 150, 1
2. Carl Junction, 5-0, 131, 2
3. Westminster, 5-0, 122, 3
4. Harrisonville, 5-0, 96, 4
5. Platte County, 5-0, 83, 5
6. Kearney, 4-1, 78, 6
7. West Plains, 5-0, 52, 7
8. Affton, 4-1, 48, 8
9. Hannibal, 5-0, 40, 9
10. Smithville, 4-1, 10, NR ;
Dropped out: No. 10 University City
Also receiving votes: Mexico (4-1), 5; Hillsboro (4-1), 3; Clayton (4-1), 3; Sikeston (5-0), 2; Bolivar (4-1),1; University City (4-1), 1

CLASS 3
Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW
1. John Burroughs (14), 5-0, 149, 1
2. Maryville (1), 5-0, 136, 3
3. Blair Oaks, 5-0, 115, 4
4. Mountain Grove, 5-0, 106, 5
5. Park Hills Central, 5-0, 79, 6
6. Odessa, 5-0, 63, NR
7. Oak Grove, 4-1, 48, 2
8. Monett, 4-1, 47, 7
9. Reeds Spring, 5-0, 35, 8
10. Hogan Prep Academy, 5-0, 25, 9
Dropped out: No. 10 Centralia
Also receiving votes: Centralia (5-0), 22

CLASS 2
Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW
1. Lamar (15), 5-0, 150, 1
2. East Buchanan, 5-0, 134, 2
3. Palmyra, 5-0, 118, 3
4. Lafayette County, 5-0, 98, 4
5. Brookfield, 4-1, 88, 5
6. Malden, 5-0, 80, 7
7. Mt. View-Liberty, 5-0, 58, 8
8. Brentwood, 5-0, 42, 9
9. Cardinal Ritter, 4-1, 33, 10
10. Hermann, 4-1, 14, 6
Also receiving votes:  Lexington (5-0), 4; Trinity (4-1), 3; Lutheran St. Charles (4-1), 2; Tolton Catholic (4-1), 1

CLASS 1
Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW
1. Valle Catholic (15), 5-0, 150, 1
2. Marionville, 5-0, 131, 2
3. Skyline, 5-0, 119, 3
4. Marceline, 4-1, 108, 4
5. Lockwood, 4-0, 81, 5
6. Mark Twain, 5-0, 67, 6
7. Lincoln, 5-0, 60, 7
8. Wellington-Napoleon, 4-1, 47, 8
9. Cass-Midway, 4-1, 33, 10
10. Thayer, 4-1, 17, NR
Dropped out: No. 9 South Shelby
Also receiving votes:  Westran (3-2), 8; Hamilton-Penney (4-1), 2; South Shelby (2-3), 1; Jasper (5-0), 1

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