Glacier Ranked Third in AP Football Poll

By Beacon Staff

The first Associated Press high school football polls were released Wednesday and Northwest Montana is well represented.

Glacier (2-0) is ranked third in Class AA. The Wolfpack’s opponent this Friday, undefeated Bozeman, holds the top spot.

Columbia Falls (2-0) is ranked fourth and Whitefish (2-0) is fifth in the Class A poll. Defending champion Billings Central earned No. 1.

Bigfork (1-0) holds the fifth spot in the Class B rankings. Eureka (2-0) tied for ninth. Defending champion Missoula Loyola garnered the top ranking.

AP Prep Football Poll
The Associated Press Top 10 Montana high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:
Class AA
1. Bozeman (8) 2-0
2. Helena Capital (1) 2-0
3. Glacier 2-0
4. Helena 2-0
5. Butte 1-1
Others receiving votes: Billings Skyview, Great Falls Russell, Billings Senior

Class A
1. Billings Central (4) 1-0
2. Dillon (5) 1-0
3. Belgrade 1-1
4. Columbia Falls 2-0
5. Whitefish 2-0
Others receiving votes: Sidney, Laurel, Butte Central, Anaconda, Polson

Class B
1. Missoula Loyola (3) 0-0
2. Glasgow Hinsdale Nashua 1-0
3. Huntley Project (3) 2-0
4. Fairfield 0-0
5. Bigfork 1-0
6. Baker 1-0
7. Manhattan 1-0
8. Townsend 1-0
9. Malta 0-1
(tie) Eureka 2-0
Others receiving votes: Jefferson (Boulder), Columbus, Colstrip, Deer Lodge, Shelby

Class C 8-Man
1. Ennis (4) 1-0
2. Wibaux (2) 2-0
3. Charlo 2-0
4. Chester-Joplin-Inverness 2-0
5. Belt 2-0
6. Superior 1-1
7. Drummond 2-0
8. Bainville-Culbertson 2-0
9. Broadview-Lavina 1-0
10. Chinook 1-1
Others receiving votes: Fairview, Twin Bridges, Seeley-Swan, Park City, Harlowton/Ryegate

Class C 6-Man
1. Hot Springs 0-1
2. Geraldine-Highwood (3) 1-0
3. Westby-Grenora (1) 1-0
4. Alberton-St. Regis 1-0
5. Stanford-Geyser-Denton 1-0
6. Savage 1-0
7. Custer-Hysham 1-0
8. Lone Peak 1-0
9. Big Sandy 0-1
10. Terry 1-0
Others receiving votes: Reed Point-Rapelje, Roy-Winifred, Lambert-Richey, Grass Range/Winnett

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