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VX Rankings: Sept. 29

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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2012 2:23 pm

VX football rankings as of Sept. 29:

DIVISION I

1. Brophy 5-2

2. Hamilton 4-2

3. Mountain Pointe 5-1

4. Desert Vista 5-1

5. Desert Ridge 5-1

6. Red Mountain 5-1

7. Chandler 4-2

8. Basha 5-1

9. Desert Mountain 6-0

10. Westview 5-1

Brophy returns to the top spot after an impressive second half rally to beat previous No. 1 Mountain Pointe on Friday. Hamilton jumps up to No. 2 by handling Chandler with ease, followed by the Pride. Desert Vista controlled the game throughout in a win over Saguaro, but actually drops one spot because of Brophy and Hamilton’s strong nights. Desert Ridge moves back into the top-5 after dominating Red Mountain, and the Lions drop four spots down to No. 6. Chandler drops a spot, while Basha and Desert Mountain stick in their spots. Pinnacle falls out after losing to Mountain View and is replaced by Westview, which cruised past St. Mary’s.

DIVISION II

1. Ironwood Ridge 6-0

2. Centennial 5-1

3. Salpointe 6-1

4. Marcos de Niza 5-1

5. Cesar Chavez 6-0

6. Chaparral 3-3

7. Horizon 5-1

8. Apollo 5-1

9. Perry 4-2

10. Notre Dame 2-4

Ironwood Ridge takes over the top spot after beating Centennial. The Nighthawks now have wins over Centennial and Marcos de Niza in the past two weeks. The Coyotes drop to No. 2, while the rest of the top-5 remains the same. Chaparral needed a furious rally in the last five minutes to beat Notre Dame and sticks at No. 6. Horizon stays at No. 7, while Apollo and Perry each move up a spot. Notre Dame’s record is ugly, but it has been there at the end against Desert Mountain and Chaparral the past two weeks, so it will stick at No. 10.

DIVISION III

1. Saguaro 4-2

2. Sabino 6-0

3. Queen Creek 6-0

4. Liberty 6-0

5. Desert Edge 6-0

6. Cactus 4-2

7. Williams Field 6-0

8. Thunderbird 3-3

9. Paradise Valley 4-2

10. Sunrise Mountain 5-1

Saguaro couldn’t hang with Desert Vista on Friday night, but it’s doubtful anyone in Division III could do so. The Sabercats will stay at No. 1 despite the loss because they did score points on the Thunder and rallied to within two touchdowns after a digging a deep first-half hole. Sabino and Queen Creek are right on their heels for the top spot. Liberty, Desert Edge and Cactus stay put with wins, while Williams Field moves up a spot after a rout of Higley. Thunderbird drops one place to No. 8 following a close loss to Cactus, while Paradise Valley and Sunrise Mountain remain at the tail end of the top-10.

Division IV

1. Blue Ridge 7-0

2. Show Low 6-0

3. Seton Catholic 5-1

4. Coolidge 5-1

5. Mingus 5-1

Blue Ridge and Show Low remain atop the rankings. Coolidge drops a spot but only lost to Division III Poston Butte because of missed conversions after touchdowns. Seton Catholic takes advantage and moves back up to No. 3, while Mingus holds at No. 5.

Division V

1. NW Christian 6-0

2. Yuma Catholic 5-1

3. Scottsdale Christian 5-1

4. Arizona Lutheran 5-1

5. Tempe Prep 4-2

The top three teams won to remain steady. Tempe Prep won this week but lost last Saturday to Scottsdale Christian, so it moves down one spot. Arizona Lutheran lost its season opener to Phoenix Christian by eight points but has since won five in a row, including a victory over Tempe Prep, so it jumps up to No. 4.

Division VI

1. Pima 6-0

2. Mogollon 5-0

3. Scottsdale Prep 4-0

4. Joseph City 5-1

5. Joy Christian 6-0

Pima, Joseph City and Joy Christian all won to remain in their spots. Mogollon and Scottsdale Prep will face off on Saturday in a big-time matchup, which should shift the rankings for next week.

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