Middleton vs Verona Big Eight Conference football game

Verona's Adam Bekx (4) hands the ball off to Jackson Acker in the second quarter of a Big Eight Conference football game against Middleton at Middleton High School in Middleton, Wis., Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. AMBER ARNOLD, STATE JOURNAL

The Waunakee football team remained third-ranked among large schools in The Associated Press weekly high school football rankings. 

Verona was No. 6 and Madison Memorial No. 7 in the Large Schools division. DeForest earned honorable-mention recognition among area teams.

Muskego stayed No. 1.

Lodi climbed into the No. 9 spot in the Medium Division, with Columbus joining the top 10 in a tie for 10th. Lake Mills earned honorable-mention recognition.

Evansville/Albany received honorable-mention recognition among region teams. 

Waukesha Catholic Memorial was top-ranked.

Among the small schools, Racine Lutheran was top-ranked, followed by Black Hawk. 

Mineral Point was sixth and Johnson Creek eighth among region teams.

Lancaster was ninth.




The Associated Press high school football poll (including first-place votes in parentheses), as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers. Teams are arranged in three divisions of equal size, based on enrollment.

LARGE DIVISION (900 and larger)

Rank, school*W-L*Pts*LW

1, Muskego (7)*3-0*79*1

2, Kimberly (1)*3-0*78*2

3, Waunakee*3-0*72*3

4, Bay Port (1)*3-0*61*4

5, Mequon Homestead*3-0*50*6

6, Verona*3-0*44*7

7, Madison Memorial*3-0*34*8

8 (tie), Fond du Lac*2-1*20*5

8 (tie), Brookfield East*3-0*20*9

10, Menomonie*3-0*12*10

Others receiving votes: Waterford 7; West De Pere 4; DeForest 3; Brookfield Central 3; Franklin 2; Holmen 2; Menomonee Falls 2; Onalaska 1; Menasha 1.

MEDIUM DIVISION (301 to 899)

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Rank, school*W-L*Pts*LW

1, Waukesha Catholic Memorial (8)*3-0*89*1

2, Racine St. Catherine's (1)*3-0*75*2

3, New Berlin Eisenhower*3-0*68*3

4, St. Croix Central*3-0*55*4

5, Stratford*3-0*52*5

6, Wrightstown*3-0*46*6

7, Amherst*3-0*30*9

8, Freedom*3-0*26*8

9, Lodi*3-0*10*NR

10 (tie), Sparta*3-0*9*NR

10 (tie), Grafton*2-1*9*7

10 (tie), Columbus*3-0*9*NR

Others receiving votes: Hartland Lake Country Lutheran 8; Lake Mills 4; Evansville/Albany 2; Cedar Grove-Belgium 2; Kiel 1.

SMALL SCHOOLS (300 and smaller)

Rank, school*W-L*Pts*LW

1, Racine Lutheran (9)*3-0*90*1

2, Black Hawk*3-0*74*2

3, Edgar*3-0*70*3

4, Bangor*3-0*58*4

5, Eau Claire Regis*3-0*55*5

6, Mineral Point*3-0*47*6

7, Hilbert*3-0*34*7

8, Johnson Creek*3-0*31*8

9, Lancaster*3-0*25*9

10, Abbotsford*3-0*6*NR

Others receiving votes: Fond du Lac St. Mary's Springs 3; Benton/Scales Mound 1; Cambria-Friesland 1.


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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.