The latest Minnesota high school football rankings were released Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  There was some movement.

Cannon Falls fell from #1 to #6 in Class 3A while the team that defeated them last week Chatfield is #8 in Class 2A.

Lake City replaced Cannon Falls in the top spot in Class 3A.

Southeast and south central Minnesota teams are in bold in the listings below.

CLASS  6A
1.   Lakeville South 

2.   Shakopee
3.   Eden Prairie
4.   Stillwater
5.   Wayzata
T5.  Maple Grove
7.   Centennial
8.   Minnetonka
9.   Woodbury
10.   Rosemount 
T10. St. Michael-Albertville
Also receiving votes:  Anoka, East Ridge, Prior Lake

Class 5A
1.  Mankato West
2.  Andover
3.  St. Thomas Academy
4.  Moorhead
5.  Chaska
6.  Sauk Rapids
7.  Spring Lake Park
8.  Rochester Mayo   
9.  Rogers
10. Mahtomedi
Also receiving votes:  Robbinsdale Armstrong, Mankato East, Elk River, New Prague, Monticello

Class 4A
1.  Becker
2.  Mound-Westonka
3.  Hutchinson
4.  Stewartville                    
5.  Kasson-Mantorville 
6.  Holy Angels Academy
7.  North Branch
8.  Cold Spring Rocori
9.  Willmar                        
10. Fridley
Also receiving votes:  SMB-Wolfpack, Zimmerman, Richfield, Cloquet, Simley

Class AAA
1.  Lake City 
2.  Fairmont
3.  Litchfield
4.  Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton           
5.  Dassel-Cokato
6.  Cannon Falls 
T6.  Pierz
8.  Providence Academy
9.  Plainview-Elgin-Millville
10. Rockford
Also receiving votes: Aitkin, Waseca, Esko

CLASS  AA
1.  Blooming Prairie
2.  Blue Earth
3.  Pipestone
4.  Minneapolis North
5.  Moose Lake-Willow River
T5.  West Central Area
7.  Kimball
8.  Chatfield 
9.  Eden Valley-Watkins
10. Osakis
Also receiving votes:  St. Agnes, Rush City

CLASS A
1.  Murray County Central
2.  Minneota
3.  BOLD
4.  Ada-Borup/West                     
5.  Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop
6.  Rushford-Peterson   
7.  Mahnomen-Waubun                
8.  Martin County West
9.  Ottertail Central
10. Polk County West                   
Also receiving votes:  Dawson-Boyd, Deer River, New York Mills, Fillmore Central

NINE-MAN
1.  Verndale
2.  Lanesboro
3.  Hancock
4.  Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s
5.  Fertile-Beltrami                    
6.  Mountain Iron-Buhl
7.  Mountain Lake Area
8.  Cherry
9.  Norman County East/UH     
10. Hills-Beaver Creek
Also receiving votes: Nevis, Grand Meadow, Warren-Alvarado-Oslo, Kittson County Central, LeRoy-Ostrander, Badger-Greenbush-Middle River, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross.

The Faribault Falcons were dropped from the Class 4A rankings and Bethlehem Academy Cardinals are no longer in the Class A listings despite suffering just one loss this season.

The Cardinals are at Wabasha-Kellogg while the Falcons have their Tackle Cancer Night at Bruce Smith Field Friday night, October 8, 2021.

The Faribault high school game is on POWER 96 Radio, 95.9 FM.  Available worldwide on the FREE POWER 96 app.

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