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Prep state football rankings: DeForest, Madison Memorial wind up in a tie for the No. 4 ranking

Prep state football rankings: DeForest, Madison Memorial wind up in a tie for the No. 4 ranking

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Prep football photo: DeForest celebrates touchdown against Waunakee

DeForest's Cole Yocum celebrates his second-quarter touchdown with Adam White (75) and teammates Friday.

Dane County’s only remaining undefeated high school football programs, DeForest and Madison Memorial, wound up in a tie for the No. 4 ranking in this week’s final Associated Press state rankings for large schools.

Both teams wound up 9-0 regular seasons on Friday, with DeForest beating then-No. 4-ranked Waunakee. The Warriors (8-1) fell to No. 9 in this week’s rankings. Badger South Conference co-champion Milton (8-1) earned honorable mention.

Lake Mills moved from a tie for sixth place to sole possession of the No. 6 spot in the rankings for medium-sized schools, and was the only area team mentioned in those rankings. Stratford (9-0), which has not given up any points all season, kept the top spot.

In the small-schools rankings, Racine Lutheran (9-0) kept the No. 1 spot, Bangor (9-0) held on to the No. 2 ranking. Also holding their spots were No. 3 Black Hawk/Warren (Ill.) (9-0) and No. 6 Mineral Point (9-0). Lancaster earned honorable mention.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

WEEKLY STATE RANKINGS

The season’s final Associated Press high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, season record, total 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 enrollments.

LARGE SCHOOLS (900 and larger)

School, W-L, Pts., LW

1, Muskego, (7), 9-0, 78, 1

2, Kimberly, 9-0, 68, 2

3, Bay Port, (1), 9-0, 67, 3

4 (tie), DeForest, 9-0, 49, 8

4 (tie), Madison Memorial, 9-0, 49, 5

6, Fond du Lac, 8-1, 38, 6

7, Hartford, 9-0, 27, 9

8, West De Pere, 9-0, 23, 10

9, Waunakee, 8-1, 14, 4

10, Franklin, 8-1, 10, NR

Others receiving votes: Onalaska 6, Waterford 3, Menomonie 3, Milton 2, Hortonville 2, Menasha 1.

MEDIUM SCHOOLS (301-899)

School, W-L, Pts., LW

1, Stratford, (8), 9-0, 80, 1

2, Freedom, 9-0, 66, 3

3, Amherst, 8-0, 62, 2

4, Racine St. Catherine’s, 8-1, 53, 4

5, New Berlin Eisenhower, 8-1, 42, 5

6, Lake Mills, 8-1, 39, T6

7, Waukesha Catholic Memorial, 7-2, 33, T6

8, Kiel, 9-0, 17, T10

9, Hartland Lake Country Lutheran, 8-1, 14, 9

10, Maple Northwestern, 9-0, 10, T10

Others receiving votes: Medford 8, New Berlin West 4, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 4, Sparta 4, Grafton 3, Plymouth 1.

SMALL SCHOOLS (300 and smaller)

School, W-L, Pts., LW

1, Racine Lutheran, (7), 9-0, 79, 1

2, Bangor, (1), 9-0, 67, 2

3, Black Hawk/Warren (Ill.), 9-0, 60, 3

4, Edgar, 8-1, 55, 4

5, Eau Claire Regis, 9-0, 49, 5

6, Mineral Point, 9-0, 41, 6

7, Hilbert, 9-0, 35, 7

8, Abbotsford, 9-0, 19, T9

9, Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs, 7-2, 13, NR

10, Mondovi, 9-0, 12, T9

Others receiving votes: Oshkosh Lourdes 6, Lancaster 4.

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