WSN FB Coaches Poll Week 3: State's top teams reside in Milwaukee area


For the third straight week, the Milwaukee area is well-represented in the WisSports.net Coaches Poll. Five of the state's eight divisions, including the largest five, have a southeastern Wisconsin school in the top spot.

Division 1 continues to be led by Muskego, the defending state champions and winners of 31 games in a row. Franklin checks in at #2, followed by Marquette at #3. Arrowhead, fresh off of a win over #6 Mukwonago, is at #4, while Kenosha Bradford and Oak Creek round out the poll at #9 and #10.

Menomonee Falls is a clear #1 in D2, after a dominating victory over D4's top squad Catholic Memorial. Brookfield Central moves up to #2, after suffering one-score losses to Menomonee Falls and Catholic Memorial to open the season; the Lancers scored a 14-0 shutout of the defending D2 state champs, intra-city rival #4 Brookfield East, last Friday in 97.3 The Game's IRONJOC Game of the Week. Burlington is at #3, while Waukesha West slides in at #5 ahead of their showdown Friday with D1 #6 Mukwonago in 97.3 The Game's IRONJOC Game of the Week. Hartford is ranked #6 this week, followed by Wauwatosa West at #8, Waterford at #9, and Cedarburg at #10.

Whitefish Bay holds down the top spot in D3, ahead of #2 Grafton. Pewaukee is also ranked #10. Division 4's top team continues to be Catholic Memorial, despite a loss to D2 #1 Menomonee Falls on Friday. After a wild win last week, Kohler/Sheboygan Lutheran/Kohler Christian is ranked #5 in D4. Defending D5 state champion Lake Country Lutheran is ranked #1 again in D5, while Racine Lutheran checks in at #8 in D6. No area ranked teams are in D7, and the closest 8-player football squad ranked to the area is Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, at #9.

Travis Wilson wrote about the changes in this week's poll at WisSports.net, which you can read by clicking here. You can also see all eight poll results at WisSports.net by clicking here.