The Washington Warriors, Kennedy Cougars and Xavier Saints have cracked the top-10 in the preseason football rankings by the Des Moines Register.
Washington is ranked No. 6 in Class 4A, Kennedy is ranked No. 9 in Class 4A and Xavier is ranked No. 8 in Class 3A.
The Warriors finished 13-1 last season and played for the Class 4A title. The Cougars were 3-8 last year and made the second round of the playoffs. The Saints went 9-4 and reached the semifinals of the Class 3A playoffs.
West Des Moines Valley is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A and Pella is ranked No. 1 in Class 3A.
Xavier place-kicker Dallas Klein and Kennedy linebacker Shaun Beyer were named to the All-Iowa Preseason Team by the Register.
1. West Des Moines Valley, 2. Cedar Falls, 3. Ames, 4. Bettendorf, 5. Dowling, 6. Washington, 7. Fort Dodge, 8. Waukee, 9. Kennedy, 10. Urbandale.
1. Pella, 2. West Delaware, 3. Norwalk, 4. Dallas Center-Grimes, 5. Webster City, 6. Harlan, 7. Waverly-Shell Rock, 8. Xavier, 9. Solon, 10. Sioux City Heelan.