Linder's Preseason Football Rankings: Opening Draft

By Jeff Linder

Here is Jeff Linder's first stab at 2010 high school football rankings:

CLASS 4A

1. West Des Moines Dowling (12-1 in 2009)

2. Fort Dodge (7-3)

3. Cedar Falls (8-3)

4. Bettendorf (8-2)

5. West Des Moines Valley (6-5)

6. Iowa City High (14-0)

7. Cedar Rapids Xavier (10-3)

8. Cedar Rapids Washington (9-3)

9. Ankeny (10-2)

10. Linn-Mar (9-2)

CLASS 3A

1. Harlan (14-0)

2. Solon (14-0)

3. Sioux City Heelan (10-2)

4. Williamsburg (8-2)

5. Carroll (12-1)

6. Clear Lake (11-1)

7. Pella (10-4)

8. Decorah (9-3)

9. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (13-1)

10. Grinnell (9-2)

CLASS 2A

1. New Hampton (10-3)

2. Iowa City Regina (10-2)

3. Carroll Kuemper (9-3)

4. Pella Christian (7-3)

5. North Fayette (12-1)

6. South Central Calhoun (merger of Rockwell City-Lytton & Southern Cal)

7. Western Christian (10-2)

8. Davis County (8-3)

9. South Winneshiek (12-2)

10. Osage (11-1)

CLASS 1A

1. Council Bluffs St. Albert (14-0)

2. Hartley HMS (9-2)

3. West Lyon (10-2)

4. Logan-Magnolia (6-4)

5. West Branch (12-1)

6. IKM-Manning (11-2)

7. Eagle Grove (9-2)

8. Prairie Valley (12-1)

9. Hinton (8-3)

10. Woodward-Granger (9-3)

CLASS A

1. Madrid (11-2)

2. Mason City Newman (12-2)

3. Bedford (7-4)

4. LeMars Gehlen (10-2)

5. Avoca AHST (11-1)

6. North Tama (12-1)

7. Elkader Central (9-2)

8. Clay Central-Everly (8-3)

9. BGM (9-2)

10. Akron-Westfield (8-3)

EIGHT-MAN

1. Lenox (13-1)

2. Graettinger-Terril (9-3)

3. Ankeny Christian (9-2)

4. Remsen St. Mary's (9-1)

5. Preston (12-1)

6. Armstrong-Ringsted (13-1)

7. Corwith CWL (8-2)

8. Northeast Hamilton (10-2)

9. Adair Casey (10-3)

10. North Sentral Kossuth (10-1)
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