Northstar Football News has revised and updated the team rankings from Class 6A to 9-Man after the third week of games in the 2017 regular season.
The favorites to make it to U.S. Bank Stadium for Prep Bowl XXXVI are starting to emerge. Eden Prairie is still the top-ranked team in Class 6A, but Minnetonka asserted itself as a contender with a hard-fought, 28-21 win over Maple Grove.
The top-five teams in Class AAAAA and AAAA all improved their respective records to 3-0, highlighted by Owatonna's 70-point outburst against Austin and Winona's 41-14 drubbing of New Prague. The No. 1 (AAAA) Winhawks host Class AAAAA's third-ranked team, Mankato West, in a showdown on Friday.
St. Croix Lutheran (AAA), Caledonia (AA), BOLD (A) and Spring Grove (9-Man) remained the No. 1 teams at the smallest four levels for the second-straight week.