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Actions 2023 high school football power rankings for Sept. 18

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Posted at 6:42 PM, Aug 28, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-18 19:04:22-04

MTN Sports High school football rankings

Sept. 18, 2023


1. Bozeman Gallatin (4-0). Last week: Beat Great Falls CMR 54-6. This week: vs. No. 2 Bozeman

2. Bozeman (4-0). Last week: Beat Great Falls 35-7. This week: at No. 1 Bozeman Gallatin

3. Butte (3-1). Last week: Beat Missoula Big Sky 36-29. This week: at Kalispell Flathead

4. Kalispell Glacier (3-1). Last week: Beat Helena 35-7. This week: at Missoula Hellgate

5. Missoula Sentinel (3-1). Last week: Beat Kalispell Flathead 46-7. This week: vs. Missoula Big Sky

Around Class AA: There's no bigger game on the Class AA schedule this week than No. 1 Bozeman Gallatin hosting No. 2-ranked and crosstown rival Bozeman High. Both teams are 4-0 entering Friday's clash and coming off blowout wins. No. 3 Butte survived a close call with Missoula Big Sky last week, while Missoula Sentinel is back in the rankings at No. 5 following a romp over Kalispell Flathead last Thursday.

To see the updated Class AA standings, click here.


1. Lewistown (4-0). Last week: Beat Lockwood 31-7. This week: vs. Hardin

2. Dillon (3-0). Last week: Beat Frenchtown 46-14. This week: at Whitefish

3. Hamilton (4-0). Last week: Beat Stevensville 41-7. This week: Idle

4. Billings Central (4-0). Last week: Beat Laurel 26-21. This week: at Sidney

5. Corvallis (4-0). Last week: Beat Butte Central 53-0. This week: at Libby

Around Class A: At 4-0, Corvallis makes its deput in the Class A power rankings following a rout of Butte Central last Friday. The Blue Devils, at No. 5, hit the road again this week to take on Libby. Meanwhile, previously winless Whitefish struck down Columbia Falls in OT last week, knocking the Wildcats from the top 5. The Bulldogs have a tall task hosting No. 2 Dillon this week. The top three remained intact, while Billings Central jumped up a spot to No. 4 following a win over rival Laurel.

To see the updated Class A standings, click here.


1. Florence (4-0). Last week: Beat Conrad 77-0. This week: at Whitehall

2. Eureka (4-0). Last week: Beat Fairfield 51-0. This week: vs. No. 3 Missoula Loyola

3. Missoula Loyola (4-0). Last week: Beat Malta 34-20. This week: at No. 2 Eureka

4. Red Lodge (4-0). Last week: Beat Joliet 40-0. This week: at No. 10 Huntley Project

5. Columbus (4-0). Last week: Beat Big Timber 70-12. This week: Idle

6. Manhattan (3-1). Last week: Beat Glasgow 38-14. This week: at Townsend

7. Jefferson (3-1). Last week: Beat Thompson Falls 42-6. This week: at No. 8 Three Forks

8. Three Forks (3-1). Last week: Beat Anaconda 48-7. This week: vs. No. 7 Jefferson

9. Shepherd (3-1). Last week: Beat Wolf Point 36-6. This week: vs. Colstrip

10. Huntley Project (2-2). Last week: Beat Baker 42-28. This week: vs. No. 4 Red Lodge

Around Class B: A big-time matchup looms in Class B this week with No. 2 Eureka set to host No. 3 Missoula Loyola in a Western clash. Both teams enter Friday night 4-0. Meanwhile, No. 7 Jefferson, winner of three in a row after an opening-week loss to No. 1 Florence, travels to No. 8 Three Forks, which has also won three straight. Shepherd and Huntley Project are back in the rankings this week at Nos. 9 and 10. Project squares off with a No. 4-ranked Red Lodge team that has outscored opponents 193-19 through four games.

To see the updated Class B standings, click here.


1. Fairview (4-0). Last week: Beat Poplar 61-12. This week: vs. No. 10 Circle

2. Ennis (4-0). Last week: Beat Simms 57-28. This week: vs. Drummond-Phlipsburg

3. Arlee (4-0). Last week: Beat St. Ignatius 16-0. This week: vs. Superior

4. Valley Christian (4-0). Last week: Beat Superior 38-26. This week: vs. Plains

5.Plentywood (3-0). Last week: Idle. This week: at Culbertson

6. Wibaux (3-1). Last week: Beat Circle 30-28. This week: at Poplar

7. Belt (2-1). Last week: Beat Rocky Boy 76-0. This week: at Shelby

8. Simms (3-1). Last week: Lost to Ennis 57-28. This week: at No. 9. Manhattan Christian

9. Manhattan Christian (3-1). Last week: Beat Drummond-Philipsburg 50-26. This week: vs. No. 8 Simms

10. Circle (3-1). Last week: Lost to Wibaux 30-28. This week: at No. 1 Fairview

Around 8-Man: Ennis, by virtue of a second-half surge that resulted in a 57-28 victory over previous No. 4 Simms, has risen to the No. 2 position in the 8-Man power rankings, one spot behind Fairview, which rolled over Poplar last week. Wibaux, meanwhile, ascended three spots to No. 6 after a 30-28 victory over previous No. 2 Circle. Simms, now No. 8, looks to get back on track against red-hot Manhattan Christian, which is ranked No. 9 this week. Circle, now at No. 10, will make the trek to face top-ranked Fairview.

To see the updated 8-Man standings, click here.


1. Big Sandy (4-0). Last week: Beat Valier 38-14. This week: at Box Elder

2. Froid-Lake (3-0). Last week: Idle. This week: vs. Richey-Lambert

3. Centerville (4-0). Last week: Beat Great Falls Central 54-19. This week: vs. Roy-Winifred

4. Harlowton-Ryegate (4-0). Last week:Beat Roy-Winifred 56-20. This week: at No. 6 D-G-S-G

5. C-J-I (2-1). Last week: Idle. This week: at Valier

6. D-G-S-G (3-1). Last week: Beat Hobson-Moore 44-22. This week: vs. No. 4 Harlowton-Ryegate

7. Hot Springs (3-0). Last week: Beat Lincoln 39-19. This week: vs. Gardiner

8. Shields Valley (4-0). Last week: Beat Reed Point-Rapelje 46-0. This week: at Bridger

9. Custer-Hysham-Melstone (3-1). Last week: Beat Bridger 87-45. This week: vs Fromberg

10. West Yellowstone (3-1). Last week: Beat Noxon 44-28. This week: vs. Lincoln

Around 6-Man: No. 4 Harlowton-Ryegate made a statement last week with a 56-20 home win over previously ranked Roy-Winifred, and the Engineers ran their perfect mark to 4-0. They travel to No. 6 D-G-S-G for another ranked showdown this week. Shields Valley, ranked No. 8 in this week's rankings, shut out Reed Point-Rapelje to also move to 4-0. No. 2 Froid-Lake is coming off a bye and has a 1 p.m. Friday afternoon contest this week vs. Richey-Lambert to accommodate officials' schedules.

To see the updated 6-Man standings, click here.