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MontanaSports.com high school football polls hold steady as regular season winds down

Posted at 5:00 PM, Oct 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-20 22:01:18-04
Bozeman coach Levi Wesche. (TOM WYLIE/MTN Sports)

With the playoffs starting next week, this is the final edition of the MontanaSports.com high school football polls for Class A, Class B, 8-Man and 6-Man. And last week’s polls might as well have been the final rankings, as nothing changed in those four classifications from week to week.

The only change in this week’s rankings: Billings Senior slides down the Class AA poll. The Broncs, who have won the past two Class AA state championships, were ranked third last week. But after losing 42-21 at Helena Capital on Friday, Senior is now ranked fifth. Helena High and Kalispell Flathead both moved up one place in the rankings.

Undefeated Bozeman, which has clinched the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, still tops the MontanaSports.com Class AA poll. Billings Central, Fairfield, Drummond-Philipsburg and Wibaux are the other No. 1-ranked teams. All four of those teams enter the playoffs with unblemished records after winning their respective conference championships.

The full rankings, which are determined by the MTN Sports team, are below. Teams which also received consideration but ultimately fell just outside our top five are also included. Team records are through Oct. 20 and unofficial.

Class AA

  1. Bozeman (9-0)
  2. Billings West (8-1)
  3. Helena High (7-2)
  4. Kalispell Flathead (7-2)
  5. Billings Senior (6-3)

Class A

  1. Billings Central (9-0)
  2. Hamilton (9-0)
  3. Columbia Falls (7-1)
  4. Dillon (6-2)
  5. Frenchtown (7-2)

Receiving votes: Laurel (7-2).

Class B

  1. Fairfield (8-0)
  2. Roundup (8-0)
  3. Missoula Loyola (8-1)
  4. Bigfork (7-1)
  5. Colstrip (8-1)

Receiving votes: Big Timber (7-1).

8-Man

  1. Drummond-Philipsburg (9-0)
  2. Fairview (9-0)
  3. Shelby (7-0)
  4. Joliet (8-0)
  5. Great Falls Central (7-1)

Receiving votes: Culbertson (8-1).

6-Man

  1. Wibaux (8-0)
  2. Geraldine-Highwood (8-1)
  3. Grass Range-Winnett (10-0)
  4. Richey-Lambert (7-2)
  5. Hot Springs (9-1)

Receiving votes: Roy-Winifred (8-1).