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Familiar Faces Top Week 3 Coaches Poll

By WVCA, 09/14/21, 12:45AM CDT


Turtle Lake overtakes CC for top spot in D4

Division 4 featured the only shakeup at the top, as Turtle Lake joined Appleton North, Luxemburg-Casco, and Howards Grove as No. 1 ranked teams in the WVCA Week 3 Coaches Poll.

Appleton North (16-2) brought home its third straight weekly honor, but the votes have certainly tightened as No. 2 Brookfield Central (15-3) and No. 3 Divine Savior Holy Angels (10-2) both earned multiple first-place votes. No. 4 Germantown (11-2) makes it three straight Greater Metro Conference teams, while No. 5 River Falls (14-0) continues its dominance in northwestern part of the state. 

Similar to the large schools, No. 1 Luxemburg-Casco (17-3) has a pair of teams knocking at the Spartans' top spot. No. 2 Sauk Prairie (20-0) remained unbeaten and overtook league foe and No. 3 Edgewood (13-5) this week as both earned a first-place vote. No. 4 McFarland (14-1) held court while No. 5 Xavier (15-8) leapt back into the top five this week.

Howards Grove (20-2) was a near-unanimous No. 1 again this week in Division 3, with No. 2 Fall Creek (26-1) and No. 3 Lake Country Lutheran (10-3) falling in step right behind the Tigers. No. 4 Waterloo (10-6) and No. 5 Randolph (9-3) rounded out the top five for the third straight week.

The biggest news of the week took place among the small schools, with Turtle Lake (11-2) claiming its first No. 1 ranking of the year. Former top team Catholic Central (11-7) fell to No. 3, behind the aforementioned Lakers and No. 2 Three Lakes (14-3). No. 4 McDonell Central (14-3) held steady, while No. 5 Monticello (12-1) entered the top five for the first time this season. 

View this weeks full poll at the link below.