Missouri High School Football Media Poll – Week 9

by Jeff Fisher

With the regular season finished, here’s the final Missouri High School Football Media Poll.

Webb City, which is currently ranked #24 in our High School Football America Public School Top 25, finished #1 in 4A.  Fort Osage, which is close to entering our Public School Top 25, finishes #1 in 5A.  The playoffs begin this weekend.

Missouri Media football rankings

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; Earl Austin, The St. Louis American; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Jim Powers, High School Sports Caravan ; Rus Baer, freelance writer; 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; Kevin Foedinger, KRES radio; Chris Pobst, Sikeston Standard-Democrat; Donn Adamson, The Daily Journal.

This will be the final rankings until after the state championships

CLASS 6

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

  1. Hazelwood Central (10), 9-0, 144, 1
  2. Rockhurst (5), 8-1, 140, 2
  3. Francis Howell, 8-0, 114, 3
  4. CBC, 9-0, 106, 4
  5. Blue Springs, 6-3, 81, 6
  6. Raymore-Peculiar, 7-2, 79, 8
  7. Eureka, 7-1, 63, 7
  8. Kirkwood, 7-1, 45, 5
  9. Fort Zumwalt West, 6-3, 26, 10
  10. Lee’s Summit West, 6-3, 19, 9

Dropped out:

Also receiving votes: SLUH (6-2), 6; Blue Springs South (4-5), 2

CLASS 5

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

  1. Fort Osage (15), 150, 9-0, 1
  2. Webster Groves, 6-1, 126, 2
  3. Staley, 7-2, 118, 3
  4. Winnetonka, 7-2, 100, 4
  5. Willard, 8-1, 85, 5
  6. Park Hill, 9-0, 81, 6
  7. Liberty North, 6-3, 59, 8
  8. Jackson, 8-1, 53, 7
  9. Fort Zumwalt North, 8-1, 23, 10
  10. Ladue, 8-1, 15, 9

Also receiving votes: Parkway Central (6-2), 7; McCluer North (6-3), 5

CLASS 4

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

  1. Webb City (15), 9-0, 150, 1
  2. Helias, 8-1, 131, 2
  3. Carl Junction, 9-0, 116, 3
  4. Kearney, 8-1, 112, 4
  5. Affton, 9-0, 81, 6
  6. Westminster, 8-1, 66, 7
  7. Miller Career, 8-1, 53, 5
  8. Cape Central, 7-2, 43, 9
  9. Platte County, 8-1, 37, 10
  10. St. Charles West, 7-2, 20, NR

Dropped out: No. 8 Hannibal

Also receiving votes: Hannibal (7-2), 6; Smithville (7-2), 6; Harrisonville (8-1), 3; West Plains (7-2), 1

CLASS 3

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

  1. Maryville (15), 9-0, 150, 1
  2. California, 9-0, 135, 2
  3. Park Hills Central, 9-0, 115, 3
  4. John Burroughs, 8-1, 109, 4
  5. Mountain Grove, 8-1, 76, 5
  6. O’Hara, 8-1, 73, 6
  7. Ava, 8-1, 56, 7
  8. Blair Oaks, 7-2, 48, 8
  9. Monett, 7-2, 44, 9
  10. Oak Grove, 7-2, 15, NR

Dropped out: No. 10 Reeds Spring

Also receiving votes: Reeds Spring (8-1), 4

CLASS 2

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

  1. Lamar (14), 8-1, 149, 1
  2. Strafford (1), 9-0, 136, 2
  3. South Callaway, 9-0, 103, 3
  4. East Buchanan, 9-0, 93, 4
  5. Mt. View-Liberty, 8-1, 90, 5
  6. Lutheran North, 8-1, 83, 6
  7. Lafayette County, 9-0, 69, 7
  8. Malden, 9-0, 48, 8
  9. Brookfield, 9-0, 39, 9
  10. Brentwood, 9-0, 15, 10

Also receiving votes: None

CLASS 1

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

  1. Valle Catholic (15), 9-0, 150, 1
  2. Cass-Midway, 8-0, 130, 2
  3. Westran, 8-1, 125, 3
  4. Osceola, 8-1, 91, 4
  5. Marceline, 7-2, 82, 6
  6. Hamilton-Penney, 7-2, 70, 5
  7. Jasper, 8-1, 61, 10
  8. Miller, 8-1, 52, 8
  9. Milan, 9-0, 25, NR
  10. Lockwood, 8-1, 197

Dropped out: No. 9 West Platte

Also receiving votes: South Shelby (7-2), 14; West Platte (6-3), 6

About the Author

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.