Glacier Bumps Up to Second in Football Rankings

By Beacon Staff

The Wolfpack jumped into the No. 2 spot in the Class AA football rankings, while undefeated Columbia Falls and Bigfork held their ground in their respective Class A and B ranks.

Glacier (6-1) ranks behind only Bozeman (7-0) in the latest Associated Press high school football poll, released Wednesday. The Wolfpack take on third-ranked Helena Capital (6-1) at Legends Stadium this Friday night.

Despite being flawless through six games, Columbia Falls ranks third in Class A behind No. 1 Dillon (6-0) and defending state champs Billings Central (5-1).

Bigfork is among the top three undefeated teams in Class B. The Vikings (6-0) remain third in the latest poll behind defending state champion and No. 1 Missoula Loyola. Baker (6-0) is second.

With the season down to the final weeks, teams are jockeying for playoff positioning.

The Associated Press Top 10 Montana High School Football Poll
Class AA
1. Bozeman (8) 7-0
2. Glacier 6-1
3. Helena Capital 6-1
4. Butte 5-2
5. Helena 6-1
Others receiving votes: Great Falls Russell 8.

Class A
1. Dillon (7) 6-0
2. Billings Central 5-1
3. Columbia Falls (1) 6-0
4. Laurel 5-2
5. Belgrade 5-2
Others receiving votes: Whitefish 7.

Class B
1. Missoula Loyola (7) 5-0
2. Baker (1) 6-0
3. Bigfork 6-0
4. Huntley Project 6-1
5. Forsyth 5-1
6. Glasgow Hinsdale Nashua 5-1
7. Jefferson (Boulder) 6-1
8. Fairfield 4-1
9. Townsend 4-1
10. Deer Lodge 6-1
Others receiving votes: Whitehall/Harrison 3, Manhattan 3, Eureka 2.

Class C 8-Man
1. Ennis (3) 6-0
2. Wibaux (2) 7-0
3. Charlo 6-0
4. Belt 6-1
5. Chester-Joplin-Inverness 6-1
6. Superior 5-2
7. Simms 6-1
8. Victor 5-1
9. Drummond 5-1
10. Broadview-Lavina 5-1
Others receiving votes: White Sulphur Springs 1.

Class C 6-Man
1. Geraldine Highwood (4) 6-0
2. Savage (1) 6-0
3. Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap 6-0
4. Hot Springs 3-1
(tie) Westby-Grenora 5-1
6. Stanford Geyser Denton 5-1
7. Winnett-Grass Range 5-1
8. Alberton-St. Regis 4-1
9. Jordan 4-2
10. North Star 5-1
Others receiving votes: Terry 2.

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