Prep football rankings: Waunakee, Sun Prairie hold firm at No. 3 and No. 4 among large schools

October 3, 2017 GMT

Waunakee and Sun Prairie held on to their positions in this week’s Associated Press state rankings for large schools.

Waunakee (7-0) drew one first-place vote and totaled 69 points to stand in third place in the rankings, behind No. 1 Kimberly and No. 2 Franklin. Kimberly and Franklin will likely play in Division 1 in the WIAA playoffs, and Waunakee is expected to play in Division 2.

Sun Prairie (7-0) held firm at No. 4 in the large-school rankings.

Monona Grove (7-0), last year’s Division 2 state runner-up, moved up one place to No. 8 this week. The Silver Eagles meet undefeated Stoughton, which earned honorable mention, in a Badger South Conference showdown on Friday.

Middleton also earned honorable mention among large schools.

In the medium-schools division, Lodi (7-0) held on to the No. 1 ranking for a second consecutive week. Mount Horeb/Barneveld moved up one position to No. 6, Lake Mills held firm at No. 9 and Rock Valley Conference leader Clinton earned honorable mention.

In the small-schools division, Bangor held on to the no. 3 ranking, Black Hawk held firm at No. 5 and Markesan at No. 10. Fall River and Horicon/Hustisford earned honorable mention.



The Associated Press high school football poll, including first-place votes in parentheses, record, poll points and last week’s ranking, as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers. Teams are arranged in three divisions of equal size, based on current enrollment.

LARGE SCHOOLS (Enrollment 901 and larger)

Rank, school;W-L;Pts;LW

1, Kimberly (8);7-0;89;1

2, Franklin;7-0;76;2

3, Waunakee (1);7-0;69;3

4, Sun Prairie;7-0;61;4

5, Brookfield Central;7-0;54;5

6, Fond du Lac;6-1;49;6

7, Waukesha West;7-0;33;7

8, Monona Grove;7-0;24;9

9, Menomonie;7-0;16;10

10, Bay Port;7-0;10;NR

Others receiving votes: Racine Horlick 8, Brookfield East 3, Stoughton 2, Middleton 1.

MEDIUM SCHOOLS (Enrollment 301-900)

Rank, school;W-L;Pts;LW

1, Lodi (6);7-0;86;1

2, Green Bay Notre Dame;6-1;73;3

3, Waukesha Catholic Memorial (1);6-1;69;4

4, Amherst (1);6-1;63;5

5, Racine St. Catherine’s (1);7-0;57;6

6, Mount Horeb/Barneveld;6-1;41;7

7, St. Croix Central;6-1;33;2

8, Kewaskum;7-0;26;8

9, Lake Mills;6-1;16;9

10, Osceola;7-0;13;NR

Others receiving votes: Berlin 6, Rice Lake 4, Clinton 3, Spencer/Marshfield Columbus 3, West De Pere 2.

SMALL SCHOOLS (Enrollment 300 and smaller)

Rank, school;W-L;Pts;LW

1, Fond du Lac Springs (9);7-0;90;1

2, Edgar;7-0;78;2

3, Bangor;7-0;72;3

4, Stanley-Boyd;7-0;58;4

5, Black Hawk;7-0;54;5

6, Grantsburg;7-0;42;6

7, Wild Rose;7-0;33;7

8, Lake Country Lutheran;7-0;25;8

9, Iola-Scandinavia;6-1;20;9

10, Markesan;6-1;14;10

Others receiving votes: Fall River 6, Abbotsford 2, Horicon/Hustisford 1.