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It will be a matchup of No. 6 and No. 7 in the Missouri Media Class 1 football rankings this week in Gower, Missouri.

No. 6 Hamilton and No. 7 East Buchanan will square off in a battle of KCI unbeatens Friday, highlights a matchup of ranked teams released in Monday’s polls.

A third KCI team, No. 3 Mid-Buchanan, will welcome in Lathrop. The Dragons received one first-place vote.

In Class 2, Maryville remains at No. 10 after its first win of the year, 36-25 at Chillicothe. Maryville hosts St. Pius X, fifth in Class 3, this week.

Lafayette is the lone other area team in the rankings, receiving votes again in Class 4 after beating Benton. The Irish host Savannah on Friday.

Missouri Media football rankings

Statewide high school football rankings, as compiled by a 10-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parenthesis. Panel is made up of Dion Clisso, PrepsKC; Cody Thorn, The Examiner; Dave Kvidahl, STLHighschoolsports.com; Tom Rackers, Jefferson City News-Tribune; Chris Parker, Ozone Sports; Brandon Zenner, The St. Joseph News-Press; J.B. Connoley, KRES radio; Matt King, The Daily Journal; Jason Peake, SOMOSports.com; Brian Rosener, Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic.

First-place votes in parenthesis.

CLASS 6Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. CBC (5), 2-1, 95, 3

2. Liberty North (4), 2-1, 92, 5

3. Joplin (1), 3-0, 75, 4

4. Raymore-Peculiar, 2-1, 70, 1

5. DeSmet, 1-2, 64, 2

6. Francis Howell, 3-0, 47, 6

7. Nixa, 2-1, 38, 7

8. Lee’s Summit North, 3-0, 26, 8

9. Hazelwood Central, 3-0, 19, T9

10. Park Hill South, 3-0, 12, T9

Also receiving votes: Kirkwood (3-0), 9; Liberty (1-2), 3

CLASS 5

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Jackson (10), 3-0, 100, 1

2. Webb City, 2-1, 87, 2

3. Raytown, 2-0, 80, 3

4. Holt, 3-0, 71, 4

5. Carthage, 3-0, 61, 6

6. North Kansas City, 2-1, 50, 9

7. Lebanon, 3-0, 29, 9

8. Ladue, 3-0, 26, 10

9. Fort Osage, 2-1, 24, 7

10. Jefferson City Helias, 2-1, 12, NR

Dropped out: No. 5 Battle

Also receiving votes: Battle (1-1), 6; Rockwood Summit (3-0), 4

CLASS 4

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Smithville (8), 3-0, 98, 1

2. West Plains (1), 3-0, 86, 2

3. MICDS (1), 3-0, 82, 3

4. Hannibal, 3-0, 74, 4

5. St. Dominic, 3-0, 59, 6

6. Warrensburg, 3-0, 50, 7

7. Union, 3-0, 35, 8

8. McCluer, 2-1, 19, 9

9. Harrisonville, 2-1, 16, 5

10. Vashon, 3-0, 10, NR

Dropped out: No. 10 Grandview

Also receiving votes: Lincoln College Prep (2-0), 7; Nevada (3-0), 6; St. Joseph Lafayette (3-0), 4; Excelsior Springs (2-1), 3; Grandview (1-2), 1

CLASS 3

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Blair Oaks (9), 3-0, 99, 1

2. Odessa (1), 3-0, 90, 3

3. St. Mary’s, 1-1, 79, 2

4. Valle Catholic, 3-0, 63, 5

5. St. Pius X, 3-0, 56, 6

6. Lutheran North, 1-2, 55, 4

7. Cardinal Ritter, 2-1, 44, 7

8. Mexico, 3-0, 26, 8

9. Summit Christian, 3-0, 20, 9

10. Park Hills Central, 2-1, 16, 10

Also receiving votes: Kennett (3-0), 2

CLASS 2

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Lamar (10), 3-0, 100, 1

2. Fair Grove, 3-0, 85, 3

3. Hallsville, 3-0, 76, 4

4. Lutheran St. Charles, 2-1, 70, 6

5. Duchesne, 2-1, 47, 2

6. Jefferson, 3-0, 46, 8

7. Richmond, 3-0, 44, 9

8. Ava, 3-0, 22, NR

9. Butler, 3-0, 21, NR

10. Maryville, 1-2, 20, 10

Dropped out: No. 5 Macon, No. 8 MV-Liberty

Also receiving votes: Bowling Green (3-0), 18; Palmyra (1-2), 1

CLASS 1

Rank, team, Rec., Pts., LW

1. Windsor (9), 3-0, 97, 1

2. Monroe City, 3-0, 85, 2

3. Mid Buchanan (1), 3-0, 80, 3

4. Hayti, 3-0, 65, 4

5. Marionville, 3-0, 61, 5

6. Hamilton-Penney, 3-0, 54, 6

7. East Buchanan, 3-0, 31, 8

8. Harrisburg, 3-0, 26, 10

9. Thayer, 2-1, 21, NR

10. Westran, 2-1, 14, 7

Dropped out: No. 9 Skyline

Also receiving votes: Skyline (1-2), 13; Marceline (2-1), 2; Mark Twain (3-0), 1

Brandon Zenner can be reached at brandon.zenner@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NPNowZenner.

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