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VX Football Rankings 9/24

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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2011 12:43 pm

VX football rankings as of 9/24:

Division I

1. Hamilton (5-0)

2. Brophy (5-0)

3. Desert Vista (5-0)

4. Basha (5-0)

5. Desert Ridge (4-1)

6. Chandler (4-1)

7. Westview (4-1)

8. Boulder Creek (4-1)

9. Pinnacle (5-0)

10. Red Mountain (3-2)

The top-7 spots stay the same as each team won. Mountain Pointe was beaten by Chandler and is now below .500, which dropped it out of the rankings. Boulder Creek and Pinnacle each move up a spot and Red Mountain jumps back in at No. 10 after an impressive victory over Gilbert on Friday. The Mountain Lions will need to work to stay there as they face off with Desert Ridge next week.

Division II

1. Centennial (5-0)

2. Chaparral (5-1)

3. Salpointe (4-1)

4. Ironwood Ridge (5-0)

5. Cienega (5-0)

6. Apollo (4-1)

7. Marco de Niza (3-2)

8. Cesar Chavez (4-1)

9. Deer Valley (5-0)

10. Fairfax (4-1)

Tucson Ironwood Ridge makes the biggest move this week from No. 6 to No. 4 after jumping out to a big lead on Marcos de Niza and then holding on for the win. Centennial and Chaparral stay in the top two spots, and Ironwood Ridge and Centennial will face off in a big-time game next week. Salpointe sticks at No. 3, Cienega at No. 5 and Apollo moves up to No. 6. Marcos de Niza drops a few spots to No. 7, followed by Cesar Chavez, Deer Valley and Fairfax, which all won.

Division III

1. Saguaro (5-0)

2. Sabino (4-1)

3. Williams Field (4-1)

4. Cactus (3-1)

5. Liberty (4-0)

6. Queen Creek (5-0)

7. Thunderbird (3-2)

8. Desert Edge (4-1)

9. Poston Butte (5-0)

10. Arcadia (4-1)

Saguaro once again made it clear about its status as Division III favorites by pounding then-No. 2 Cactus. The Cobras drop to No. 4, but are still within that cluster of teams battling for No. 2 at this juncture. Sabino is the fourth team to move up to No. 2 in the rankings, on the strength of its four-game winning streak. Williams Field moves up a spot to No. 3, while Liberty, Queen Creek, Thunderbird, Desert Edge, Poston Butte and Arcadia all stay pat after victories.

Division IV

1. Blue Ridge (5-0)

2. Snowflake (4-1)

3. Florence (4-1)

4. Coolidge (4-1)

5. Seton Catholic (5-0)

Blue Ridge stays atop the rankings with an easy win over Holbrook. Coolide lost a shootout to Florence to drop two spots to No. 4. Snowflake moves up to No. 2, followed by Florence. Seton Catholic stays at No. 5 by shaking off a slow first half to handle Maricopa.

Division V

1. NW Christian (5-0)

2. Yuma Catholic (4-1)

3. Tonopah Valley (5-0)

4. Thatcher (5-0)

5. St. Johns (3-2)

The top-two remains the same, and Tonopah Valley moves up to No. 3 after blanking Bourgade Catholic. St. Johns lost a close game to Snowflake and drops to No. 5. Thatcher enters the rankings at No. 4 after blowing out another opponent. Tempe Prep has lost two in a row and is out of the rankings.

Division VI

1. Joseph City (4-0)

2. St. David (5-0)

3. Mogollon (4-1)

4. Pima (5-0)

5. Scottsdale Prep (5-0)

The top-4 spots remain the same as St. David, Mogollon and Pima each won while Joseph City plays Saturday. Scottsdale Prep jumps in at No. 5 after defeating Gilbert Christian. Joy Christian had a case after knocking off then-No. 5 Bagdad, and it is right on the bubble.

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[Stats Courtesy of MaxPreps]