Last week the Max Preps Idaho high school football poll ranked Rocky Mountain #1 and Mountain View #2 in 5A high school football so when Mountain View won the game 20-19 I figured Max Preps would award the mavericks with the top spot.

Instead Max Preps, a national high school web site, tabbed Hillcrest of Idaho Falls #1 followed by Mountain View. Worse yet, they dropped Rocky Mountain all the way to 6th!

Hillcrest and Mountain View are both 4-0 and maybe because the Mavericks have some injury issues right now Hillcrest may well be the better choice for number one.

Meantime, Post Falls is 3rd and Rigby 4th, each of the top four teams now 4-0. Madison is number 5 with Eagle at #7 and Capital is 10th.

In the 4A poll Max Preps came up with another surprise. Skyview was tops last week but despite a win and a 4-0 record, the Hawks dropped to 2nd place behind Bishop Kelly. The Knights beat Mountain Home 49-0 but that was somewhat expected. Meantime, Emmett which was #3 last week and lost to Middleton remains number three.

Friday night on 630 we'll broadcast a big time 4A game as #3 Emmett hosts #2 Skyview at 7pm. By the way, Ridgevue is 5th this week and Vallivue #6. That means five of the top six teams in 4A are from the Treasure Valley.

Again all of this according to Max Preps the national web site for high school sports.


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