Iowa High School Football Rankings – Class-By-Class Breakdown
Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or you just like to see who’s playing well, the Iowa high school football rankings are a great way to keep up with the latest information. In this article, you’ll learn about the Class-by-class breakdown of the rankings and find out how they were ranked.
Associated Press released their latest Iowa high school football rankings on Monday. The survey was compiled after the end of the regular season. Of the 15 rated teams, nearly half are in the top five of their class. There is some wiggle room for the top-ranked team. The rest of the field is comprised of 77 teams in class 2A, 74 in class 3A and 81 in class 4A. The top five teams in each class are all in Iowa.
As of this week, the Iowa City Liberty football program’s nine-game season is in the rearview mirror. The Lightning allowed 514 rushing yards in a 56-28 loss to Carlisle. They are now in the Class 3A playoffs. They will square off against the winner of Saturday’s West Hancock and Sioux Center game.
The Eagles boast the state’s only three-headed monster. They have a 5-0 record. Their quarterback, Drew Kluender, has thrown for 1,597 yards and 17 touchdowns. Their other offensive weapons include a bevy of defenders. The Eagles are also among the most efficient rushers in the state. The o-line has the best balance of speed and agility in the state.
The Eagles are ranked in the top five of their class. The top five teams include the likes of Waverly-Shell Rock, Independence, Cedar Rapids Washington and Waukon. The Eagles are also among the largest schools in Iowa. Several of the state’s biggest schools compete in class 2A. The state’s smallest class is Davenport Assumption, which plays in Class 1.
The top five classes are the Class 3A, Class 3A, Class 2A, Class 4A and Class 1A. The top five teams in each class have the best records in the state. The top five teams in each class also have the highest average enrollments. The top five teams in each class play in the state’s biggest football playoffs. The top five teams in each class will go on to play for the state championship next month. The winners of the playoffs will be named state champions and be awarded a trophy. The state championship will be contested at Iowa State University’s Kinnick Stadium.
Spirit Lake is unbeaten
Despite a loss to Southeast Valley, the Spirit Lake Indians are still unbeaten in Iowa high school football rankings. They will host MOC Floyd Valley next week, improving to 7-0.
In a Week 2 win over Estherville-Lincoln Central, the Indians scored 42 points in the first half. Quarterback Paul Brown ran for three touchdowns and passed for another. He also intercepted a pass. During the quarter, his receivers also caught a total of 205 yards.
The Indians are also unbeaten in District 2 at 5-0. They will play a big Class 2-A, District 2 matchup against No. 13 OABCIG this week. The Indians will be trying to climb the list.
The Indians have a strong defense, which allows only 22.5 ppg. They also have four receivers who have over 100 yards in receptions.
The Indians have four rushing touchdowns and 23 total TDs on the season. The defense has eight total tackles for loss and six sacks. The defense also allowed West Siux to gain only 200 yards in the game.
Corey Meschede scored on a 25 yard run in the second quarter. Logan Backhaus ran for a 66 yard touchdown run in the first half. He also found Dallas Poock for a 25 yard score. During the second half, Dallas Poock added a 57 yard run and Houston Hawkins ran for a 6 yard touchdown run.
The Indians also racked up six sacks and eight total tackles for loss in the game. The defense also scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Their final score was a 37 yard touchdown pass from Brad Backhaus to Brock Tvedte.
Spirit Lake was ranked No. 5 in Iowa high school football rankings this week. They are also the top team in Class 2A. They are expected to win the state title. Their defense is smothering.
The Indians will have a chance to climb this list when they travel to No. 13 OABCIG this week. They have a chance to win this district as well. They will face Lewis Central in the final week of district play. They can seal the district title with a win over Winterset next week.
Wapsie Valley and Marshalltown both fell out of the top-10
Despite their impressive season, both Wapsie Valley (Fairbank) and Marshalltown were removed from the top 10 Iowa high school football rankings. The Vikings lost to West Hancock in an away playoff game, while the Spartans were eliminated from the playoffs.
Marshalltown defeated Class A rival Ames 35-0 in Week 5 of the high school football season. The Tigers are now ranked 10th in the AP poll. It was the first time the Marshalltown football team has made the AP poll. It also tied with Cedar Rapids Prairie for the last spot in the poll.
Wapsie Valley (Fairbank) lost in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs to West Hancock, 16-9. The Spartans’ loss came on the road in a game they were favored to win. They moved on to the round of 16. The Eagles will play Wapsie Valley (7-2) in the next round of the playoffs.
The OABCIG Falcons won back-to-back state championships in Class 1A this year. Cooper DeJean led the team to the title, rushing for 1,235 yards and averaging 9.4 yards per carry. He also averaged 26.2 yards on punt returns.
Cooper DeJean will play for the University of Iowa next year. He is also on the Register’s all-state team. He is one of seven quarterbacks on the list. Defensive back Jesse Ertz was also named to the list.
Cooper DeJean is a two-time state champion in Class 1A. He led the OABCIG Falcons to back-to-back state championships in 2019. DeJean is one of the top return men in the state. He averaged 26.2 yards on punt returns and 37.8 yards on kickoff returns this season.
Cooper DeJean is a University of Iowa commit who led the OABCIG Falcons to the Class 1A state championships in back-to-back years. The Falcons’ offense was a potent one, averaging more than 57 points a game. The Falcons’ defense was also strong, holding the opposition to 41.5 points per game.
Marshalltown quarterback Blake Gimbel is another one of the top quarterbacks in Iowa. He threw for 3,979 yards and kicked 51 extra points. He also made the Elite team as a kicker. He also plans to play at Missouri. He was named to the Elite team along with Valley offensive lineman Jake Campos.
Other iowa high school football rankings
Several of the top Iowa high school football rankings have shifted. For instance, Cedar Rapids Prairie has replaced Southeast Polk in the 5-A RPI rankings. The Hawks have won five straight games.
The Hawks enter the postseason as the 10th-ranked team in the state. They’re playing Davenport West in the first round. Davenport West beat Dubuque Senior 28-10.
Cedar Rapids Prairie enters the playoffs with a 6-2 record. The Hawks defeated Carroll Kuemper last week. Cedar Rapids Prairie has beaten six teams by a combined score of 142-21.
The Hawks are defending four-A champions. They’ve beaten Ankeny and Cedar Falls, but lost to Waverly-Shell Rock and Cedar Falls. They also have a potential playoff opponent in Waukee Northwest. Several other teams in the area have entered the playoff picture as well.
The Wolves have a tough road ahead. They will play their regular season finale against Urbandale. But they are 12th in the 5-A RPI rankings. The Jaguars, on the other hand, are 14th. They’ve lost three of their five games.
Other Iowa high school football rankings consider all classifications. They also consider the state’s top players. For instance, MaxPreps has a large number of teams. They strive to make their results as accurate as possible. They also have game recaps, game highlights, photo galleries and more. You can see all of this information at SBLive Iowa.
Several of the top Iowa high school football teams are ranked in the latest AP Top 10 Iowa rankings. The top 10 teams in Iowa are listed below. Several other Iowa teams are listed in the AP Top 10 Iowa rankings.
The IHSAA playoff picture is starting to clear up. There are four teams in each class that will advance to the semifinals in Cedar Falls. In the end, six teams missed the top 10 in the six-class poll.
Class 2A record schools include Waukon, Wapsie Valley, West Lyon, South Central Calhoun and Unity Christian. In Class 1A, record schools include Dyersville Beckman, Sigourney-Keota, Durant and Van Meter. In Class 3A, record schools include Dallas Center-Grimes, Decorah, West Des Moines Valley and Webster City. In Class 4A, record schools include Fort Madison and Creston.