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VX Football Rankings: Sept. 8

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Posted: Saturday, September 8, 2012 2:20 pm | Updated: 3:49 pm, Sat Sep 8, 2012.

Tribune football rankings as of Sept. 8:

Division I

1. Mountain Pointe 3-0

2. Red Mountain 3-0

3. Desert Vista 2-1

4. Brophy 2-2

5. Chandler 3-0

6. Desert Ridge 3-0

7. Basha 3-0

8. Hamilton 1-2

9. Pinnacle 3-0

10. Westview 2-1

Mountain Pointe is the new No. 1 after knocking off second-ranked Desert Vista. The Pride now have early-season victories over the Thunder and Hamilton. Red Mountain moves up to No. 2 after knocking off top-ranked Brophy, followed by the Thunder and Broncos. Chandler drops a spot after a slow start against Mesquite. The bottom of the top-10 stays steady as each team won.

Division II

1. Centennial 3-0

2. Marcos de Niza 3-0

3. Salpointe 3-1

4. Ironwood Ridge 3-0

5. Cesar Chavez 3-0

6. Chaparral 1-2

7. Horizon 3-0

8. Apollo 3-0

9. Perry 2-1

10. Notre Dame 1-2

The top-5 stand pat, while No. 6 Perry drops three spots after getting beaten by Queen Creek. Notre Dame also lost and is on the cusp of dropping out, but the Saints have been beaten by Hamilton and Marcos de Niza, two of the best teams in the state. Chaparral, Apollo and Horizon each move up a small amount. Cienega is knocking on the door.

Division III

1. Cactus 2-1

2. Sabino 3-0

3. Saguaro 2-1

4. Queen Creek 3-0

5. Liberty 3-0

6. Desert Edge 3-0

7. Williams Field 3-0

8. Paradise Valley 2-1

9. Thunderbird 2-1

10. Sunrise Mountain 3-0

The top four spots remain the same, and all looked good doing so this week. Liberty jumps to No. 5 after a strong second half gave it an easy win over Paradise Valley, and Desert Edge jumps up to No. 6. Williams Field drops one spot after a lackluster performance against Campo Verde, and Paradise Valley also dropped with the loss to Liberty. Thunderbird and Sunrise Mountain enter the rankings, while Arcadia and Campo Verde fall out.


Division IV

1. Blue Ridge 3-0

2. Show Low 3-0

3. Coolidge 3-0

4. Seton Catholic 2-1

5. Mingus 2-1

Seton Catholic's loss to Div. V-Tempe Prep knocks the Sentinels down only one spot because Tempe Prep is good, and Seton lost starting QB Ryan Bresnhan early due to injury, was without two offensive lineman, and still almost came back to win. Coolidge moves up to No. 3 and Mingus enters the picture over a couple undefeated schools (Buckeye, Globe) on account of a narrow loss to Blue Ridge followed by consecutive wins against slightly better competition.


Division V

1. NW Christian 3-0

2. Yuma Catholic 2-1

3. Tempe Prep 3-0

4. Scottsdale Christian 2-1

5. St. Johns 2-1

Tempe Prep's win over Seton Catholic might warrant the Knights being pushed up an extra notch to No. 2, but Yuma Catholic also beat a Division IV schools (Estrella Foothills). Tempe Prep's win is more impressive but Yuma Catholic hasn't done anything to warrant being dropped so far, so Tempe Prep and Scottsdale Christian switch spots. The Eagles nearly shook up the rankings moreso but fell short against No. 1 NW Christian.


Division VI

1. Joseph City 3-0

2. Pima 3-0

3. Scottsdale Prep 3-0

4. Joy Christian 3-0

5. Mogollon 3-0

No changes here as everyone won, which still leaves undefeated Mesa Prep (3-0) and Gilbert Christian (3-0) waiting in the wings.

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[Stats Courtesy of MaxPreps]