Two weeks of the high school football season have passed and southeast Minnesota is once well-represented in this week's state rankings.

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The #1 teams this week include Wheaton/Herman-Norcross (9-Man), Minneota (Class A) Chatfield (Class AA), Cannon Falls (Class AAA), Hutchinson (Class AAAA), Mankato Wester (Class AAAAA), and Lakeville South (Class AAAAA).

A total of 12 teams in southeast Minnesota cracked the rankings in their respective classes this week. See the full rankings from the Associated Press below:

9-Man Minnesota State Football Rankings

Lanesboro, Spring Grove, and Mabel-Canton all cracked the Top 10 while LeRoy-Ostrander and Grand Meadow each received votes this week. Lanesboro ended up at #2, Spring Grove at #6, and Mabel-Canton came in at #10.

1. Wheaton/Herman Norcross (2) 49
2. Lanesboro (2) 42
3. Mountain Iron-Buhl 36
4. Fertile-Beltrami (1) 35
5. Hills-Beaver Creek 28
6. Spring Grove 26
7. Verndale 24
8. Red Rock Central 24
9. Kittson Central 21
10. Mabel-Canton (1) 21

Others receiving votes: LeRoy-Ostrander (1) 14, Renville Co. West 13, Cherry 9, Nevis 8, Grand Meadow 6, Win-E-Mac 2

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Class A Minnesota State Football Rankings

Two teams from Section 1 cracked the Top 10 this week as Fillmore Central (#7) and Randolph (Tied for #9) made the rankings. Kenyon-Wanamingo received votes this week.

1. Minneota (2) 64
2. Mayer Lutheran (5) 63
3. BOLD 37
4. New York Mills 33
5. Lester Prairie 29
6. Mahnomen-Waubun 28
7. Fillmore Central 24
8. Murray Co. Central 23
9. (tie) Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sun. 22
9. (tie) Randolph 22

Others receiving votes: Deer River 15, Ottertail Central 8, Lakeview 7, Kenyon-Wanamingo 6, Red Lake County 4, Martin County West 2.

Class AA Minnesota State Football Rankings

The defending Class AA State champion Chatfield Gophers came in at #1 this week, while Caledonia came in at #3 (and received two first-place votes). Chatfield and Caledonia were the only teams out of Section 1 this week to receive votes in the state rankings.

1. Chatfield (5) 67
2. Minneapolis North 59
3. Caledonia (2) 54
4. Barnesville 43
5. Pipestone Are 36
6. Jackson Co. Central 26
7. Eden Valley-Watkins 25
8. Blue Earth Area 18
9. Royalton 14
10. Kimball Area 12

Others receiving votes: Wadena-Deer Creek 9, Concordia Academy 6, Norwood Young America 5, Osakis 5, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 4, Hinckley-Finlayson 3, West Central Area-Ashby 3, Maple River 2, Pelican Rapids 2.

Class AAA Minnesota State Football Rankings

Section 1 representative Cannon Falls is #1 this week, while fellow Section 1 team Plainview-Elgin-Millville came in at #6. The Bombers topped the Bulldogs this past week 24-18.

1. Cannon Falls (5) 65
2. (tie) Esko (2) 48
2. (tie) Pierz 48
4. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 35
5. Watertown-Mayer 32
6. Plainview-Elgin-Millville 26
7. Milaca 24
8. Two Harbors 20
9. Aitkin 18
10. Belle Plaine 13

Other receiving votes: Perham 12, Tri-City United 12, Dassel-Dokato 11, Minneapolis Henry 9, St. Croix Lutheran 5, Fairmont 3, Zimmerman 3, Waseca 2

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Class AAAA Minnesota State Football Rankings

Defending Class AAAA champion Hutchinson is at #1 this week, while Section 1 teams Stewartville (#3) and Byron (#4) cracked the Top 10. Defending Section 1AAAA Champion Kasson-Mantorville received votes this week.

1. Hutchinson (7) 70
2. Rocori 56
3. Stewartville 40
4. Byron 36
5. Simley 34
6. Holy Angels 30
7. Mound Westonka 22
8. Princeton 19
9. Marshall 17
10. Cloquet 12

Others receiving votes: North Branch 11, Detroit Lakes 9, Grand Rapids 7, Minneapolis South 7, Kasson-Mantorville 6, Becker 5, Jordan 4

Class AAAAA Minnesota State Football Rankings

Rochester Mayo is the lone Section 1 team to receive votes this week. The defending Class AAAAA Champion Mankato West is at #1 this week, while fellow Section 2 team Chanhassen is at #6.

1. Mankato West (5) 68
2. St. Thomas Academy (2) 64
3. Elk River 52
4. Mahtomedi 46
5. Spring Lake Park 39
6. Chanhassen 34
7. Rochester Mayo 27
8. Rob. Armstrong 21
9. (tie) Sauk Rapids-Rice 7
9 (tie) St. Paul Humboldt/Harding 7

Others receiving votes: Chaska 5, St. Francis 5, Tartan 4, Andover 2, Rogers 2, Bloomington Kennedy 1, Waconia 1

Class AAAAAA Minnesota State Football Rankings

Defending Class AAAAAA State Champion Lakeville South is #1 in the polls this week. Maple Grove, who Lakeville knocked off in the final a year ago is tied for #2 with Eden Praire.

1. Lakeville South (6) 60
2. (tie) Eden Prairie 50
2. (tie) Maple Grove 50
4. Prior Lake 40
5. Stillwater 33
6. Minnetonka 29
7. Woodbury 25
8. Rosemount 18
9. Shakopee 17
10. Forest Lake 7

Others receiving vote: Centennial 1, Champlin Park 1

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