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North Scott's Kade Sandknop (3) runs with the ball after pulling in an interception during Friday's game against Pleasant Valley. The Lancers are 6-1 and ranked eighth this week in sports editor Matt Coss' Associated Press prep football ballot.

Andy Abeyta, QUAD-CITY TIMES

Here is how Quad-City Times sports editor Matt Coss voted in this week's Iowa high school Associated Press football poll.

CLASS 4A

1. Dowling Catholic (7-0, Last week: 1)

Friday: def. C.B. Abe Lincoln 69-6. Next: vs. Ankeny Centennial

2. Iowa City West (7-0, LW: 2)

Friday: def. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 34-20. Next: vs. Linn-Mar

3. West Des Moines Valley (6-1, LW: 3)

Friday: def. Indianola 35-0. Next: at Newton

4. Bettendorf (6-1, LW: 4)

Friday: def. Davenport North 49-0. Next: vs. Iowa City High

5. Johnston (6-1, LW: 5)

Friday: def. Sioux City North 42-6. Next: at Waukee

6. Cedar Falls (6-1, LW: 6)

Friday: def. Waterloo West 38-0. Next: vs. Cedar Rapids Jefferson

7. Waukee (5-2, LW: 7)

Friday: def. Des Moines East 42-7. Next: vs. Johnston

8. North Scott (6-1, LW: 10)

Friday: def. Pleasant Valley 23-14. Next: at Dubuque Senior

9. Cedar Rapids Prairie (6-1, LW: 9)

Friday: def. Linn-Mar 43-19. Next: at Burlington

10. Pleasant Valley (5-2, LW: 8)

Friday: lost to North Scott 23-14. Next: vs. Dubuque Hempstead

Next five (in order): Southeast Polk (4-3); Ankeny Centennial (5-2); Davenport Central (5-2); Urbandale (4-3); Council Bluffs Lewis Central (6-1)

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CLASS 3A

1. Cedar Rapids Xavier (7-0, Last week: 1)

Friday: def. Waverly-Shell Rock 20-14. Next: at Vinton-Shellsburg

2. Dallas Center-Grimes (7-0, LW: 2)

Friday: def. Iowa Falls-Aden 21-0. Next: vs. Boone

3. Pella (6-1, LW: 3)

Friday: def. Norwalk 28-21. Next: at North Polk

4. Solon (7-0, LW: 4)

Friday: def. Mount Pleasant 33-0. Next: vs. West Burlington

5. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (7-0, LW: 5) 

Friday: def. Humboldt 40-7. Next: at Spirit Lake

6. West Delaware (6-1, LW: 8)

Friday: def. Dubuque Wahlert 18-0. Next: at Marion

7. Webster City (6-1, LW: 9)

Friday: def. Perry 42-7. Next: vs. Iowa Falls-Alden

8. Storm Lake (6-1, LW: 10)

Friday: def. Spirit Lake 41-19. Next: vs. Spencer

9. Waverly-Shell Rock (6-1, LW: 7)

Friday: lost to Cedar Rapids Xavier 20-14. Next: vs. South Tama

10. Harlan (6-1, LW: not ranked)

Friday: def. Winterset 7-6. Next: vs. Denison-Schleswig

Next five (in order): Glenwood (6-1); Davenport Assumption (5-2); Norwalk (5-2); Carlisle (6-1); Sioux City Heelan (5-2)

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CLASS 2A 

1. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (6-1, LW: 2)

Friday: def. MOC-Floyd Valley 40-13. Next: at Sioux Center

2. Sioux Center (7-0, LW: 3)

Friday: def. Sheldon 41-40. Next: vs. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley

3. Mount Vernon (6-1, LW: 4)

Friday: def. Mediapolis 43-20. Next: at West Liberty

4. Cascade (7-0, LW: 5)

Friday: def. Dyersville Beckman 35-7. Next: at Waterloo Columbus

5. Waukon (5-1, LW: 6)

Friday: vs. Union, LaPorte City, ppd. to Monday. Next: vs. Oelwein

6. South Central Calhoun (6-1, LW: 7)

Friday: def. Underwood 42-0. Next: at Red Oak

7. Williamsburg (6-1, LW: 1)

Friday: lost to West Liberty 14-9. Next: vs. Northeast

8. PCM, Monroe (6-1, LW: 8)

Friday: def. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 41-8. Next: at Davis County 

9. Clear Lake (6-1, LW: 9)

Friday: def. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 40-6. Next: at Crestwood

10. Sheldon (5-2, LW: 10)

Friday: lost to Sioux Center 41-40. Next: at Pocahontas Area/L-M

Next five (in order): Aplington-Parkersburg (6-1); Union, LaPorte City (5-1); Carroll Kuemper (5-2); West Liberty (5-2); Dike-New Hartford (5-3)

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CLASS 1A

1. West Lyon (7-0, Last week: 1)

Friday: def. Western Christian 55-14. Next: vs. Sibley-Ocheyedan

2. Pella Christian (7-0, LW: 2)

Friday: def. Pleasantville 31-14. Next: vs. Central Decatur

3. Van Meter (7-0, LW: 3)

Friday: def. West Central Valley 52-0. Next: vs. Panorama

4. Iowa City Regina (5-2, LW: 4)

Friday: def. Van Buren 43-6. Next: vs. Columbus Community

5. AHSTW, Avoca (7-0, LW: 6)

Friday: def. OA-BCIG 54-14. Next: vs. Logan-Magnolia

6. Denver (6-1, LW: 7)

Friday: def. MFL MarMac 49-0. Next: at BCLUW

7. West Branch (7-0, LW: 8)

Friday: def. North Cedar 49-7. Next: vs. Tipton

8. Bellevue (6-1, LW: 9)

Friday: def. Clayton Ridge 35-6. Next: vs. Jesup

9. Western Christian (5-2, LW: 5)

Friday: lost to West Lyon 55-14. Next: vs. Unity Christian

10. South Hamilton (6-1, LW: not ranked)

Friday: def. Ogden 41-0. Next: at West Central Valley

Next five (in order): Wilton (6-1); Belmond-Klemme (6-1); Pleasantville (6-1); IKM-Manning (5-2); Hinton (4-3)

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CLASS A

1. West Sioux (7-0, Last week: 3)

Friday: def. Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 58-2. Next: at Woodbury Central

2. Hudson (7-0, LW: 7)

Friday: def. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 5-0. Next: vs. Grand View Christian

3. Wapsie Valley (7-0, LW: 4)

Friday: def. Starmont 34-0. Next: at Postville

4. Southwest Valley (7-0, LW: 10)

Friday: def. Council Bluffs St. Albert 8-7. Next: at Southeast Warren

5. Algona Garrigan (7-0, LW: 5)

Friday: def. Ridge View 26-20 (OT). Next: at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

6. Council Bluffs St. Albert (6-1, LW: 1)

Friday: lost to Southwest Valley 8-7. Next: vs. Oakland Riverside

7. Gladbrook-Reinbeck (6-1, LW: 2)

Friday: lost to Hudson 5-0. Next: vs. Belle Plaine

8. Lynnville-Sully (7-0, LW: 6)

Friday: def. New London 20-14. Next: at Montezuma (Oct. 20)

9. Saint Ansgar (7-0, LW: 8)

Friday: def. Mason City Newman 44-0. Next: at West Hancock

10. East Buchanan (6-1, LW: 9)

Friday: def. Alburnett 7-6. Next: at Edgewood-Colesburg

Next five (in order): Pekin (7-1); West Hancock (5-2); Sioux Central (5-2); Alburnett (5-2); New London (5-1)

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8-PLAYER

1. Don Bosco (7-0, Last week: 1)

Friday: def. West Central 17-0 (forfeit). Next: at Central City

2. Audubon (7-0, LW: 2)

Friday: def. Glidden-Ralston 36-0. Next: vs. Collins-Maxwell

3. Remsen St. Mary's (7-0, LW: 3)

Friday: def. Kingsley-Pierson 57-8. Next: vs. Heartland Christian

4. Tripoli (7-0, LW: 4)

Friday: def. North Iowa (Buffalo Center) 42-0. Next: vs. Dunkerton

5. Newell-Fonda (6-1, LW: 6)

Friday: def. Harris-Lake Park 20-7. Next: at West Bend-Mallard

6. Sidney (7-0, LW: 9)

Friday: def. Woodbine 56-22. Next: vs. Essex

7. Riceville (6-1, LW: 8)

Friday: def. Janesville 22-14. Next: vs. North Iowa (Buffalo Center)

8. Stanton (7-1, LW: 10)

Friday: def. Lenox 56-30. Next: vs. Bedford (Oct. 20)

9. Baxter (6-1, LW: not ranked)

Friday: def. WACO 50-20. Next: vs. Springville

10. Harris-Lake Park (4-2, LW: 5)

Friday: lost to Newell-Fonda 20-7. Next: vs. Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire

Next five (in order): Midland (5-2); HLV Victor (6-2); Lone Tree (7-1); Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (4-2); Fremont-Mills (5-2)

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Prep sports editor, with emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 17 years, the last five at the Quad-City Times.