Idaho media high school football poll (FINAL, Nov. 3)

Here's the final poll for all six classifications. Two Treasure Valley teams remain atop their respective classifications heading into the state quarterfinals. Capital, which maintained the top spot in the 5A classification for most of the season, slipped to No. 2 in the final poll, despite a perfect season so far. Couer d'Alene, which suffered its only loss against a team from Vancouver, Wash., now tops the rankings. If both Capital and Coeur d'Alene win Friday, they will meet next week at Bronco Stadium in the state semifinals.

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Team (1st) W-L Pts.

1. Coeur d’Alene (5) 8-1 41
2. Capital (4) 9-0 40
3. Rocky Mountain 8-1 27
4. Centennial 7-2 14
5. Eagle 7-2 9
Others receiving votes: Lake City 4.

Team (1st) W-L Pts.

1. Bishop Kelly (8) 9-0 42
2. Blackfoot (1) 7-2 34
3. Shelley 7-2 21
3. Preston 7-2 21
5. Pocatello 8-1 14
Others receiving votes: Skyview 2, Sandpoint 1.

Team (1st) W-L Pts.

1. Fruitland (9) 9-0 45
2. Sugar-Salem 8-1 34
3. Weiser 6-3 23
4. Kimberly 7-2 19
5. South Fremont 6-3 7
Others receiving votes: Snake River 5, Homedale 1, Timberlake 1.

Team (1st) W-L Pts.

1. Malad (8) 9-0 44
2. New Plymouth (1) 8-1 30
2. West Side 8-1 30
4. Kamiah 7-2 10
4. Declo 6-3 10
Others receiving votes: Butte County 8, Nampa Christian 3.

1A Div. I
Team (1st) W-L Pts.

1. Troy (8) 8-0 43
2. Notus (1) 9-0 33
3. Wallace 8-0 25
4. Prairie 7-1 21
5. Hagerman 7-2 13
Others receiving votes: None.

1A Div. II
Team (1st) W-L Pts.

1. Castleford (7) 9-0 43
2. Carey (2) 8-1 32
3. Salmon River 8-1 30
4. Rockland 7-1 17
5. Garden Valley 8-1 13
Others receiving votes: None.

Poll voters
David Bashore, Times-News
Ryan Collingwood, Lewiston Tribune
Jonathan Drew, Magic Valley Sports Talk
Mark High, Morning News
Greg Lee, Spokesman-Review
Michael Lycklama, Post Register
Mark Nelke, Coeur d’Alene Press
John Wustrow, Idaho Press-Tribune
Jesse Zentz, Idaho Statesman


How is Capital second in the rankings with no losses? Who did CdA lose to? The NY Giants?


Capital isn't in a BCS conference.


That comment produced a hearty chuckle. Thankfully high school football has a playoff to determine the champion. Leaving it up to a bunch of Idaho media (me included) would be a pretty poor way to choose a champ.

Good question

It's hard to say. My final vote was like this: 1. Capital, 2. Coeur d'Alene, 3. Rocky Mountain, 4. Eagle, 5. Centennial

I only put Rocky behind Coeur d'Alene because of the head-to-head result. Coeur d'Alene's only loss was against Skyview (Vancouver, Wash.), which sports a 7-2 record in the 4A classification — Washington's largest. Skyview is not ranked in Washington's top 10, published by the Seattle Times.

But Capital is proven...

their turf is blue.

Too bad

It's too bad the two best teams in the state (Coeur d'Alene and Lake City) have no chance at meeting in the state championship game. Go North Idaho!!

Oh Really?

In case you didn't notice, Capital clobbered Lake City 32 to 6 this year.

Who Cares

The nice thing about high school football is that the champion isn't determined by a bunch of agenda-driven sportswriters. Northern and Eastern Idaho sports writers can vote their agenda, but the champion is determined on the field.


That's why we love the playoffs, right? A couple of interesting semifinals in the 5A playoffs will settle a lot this week. No matter what, we should end up with a really good championship game. For those who missed it, Rocky Mountain's game against Eagle last night was incredible — two QBs over 400 yards passing. Can't wait to see what happens in the Rocky-Centennial rematch and the Capital-Coeur d'Alene game.


Love reading this 2010 action. Where is this year?

Nitpick away, it's a recession.


I NEVER hate telling you I was right...I would be dead if I did. Get real.