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NOTE: The Deseret Morning News top 25 is now based on voting by 14 prep football writers. Total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote.

1. Jordan (6-1) Class: 5A

Was: 1. Points: 340. Last week: Beat Taylorsville, 42-15

Outlook: No reason to think 'Diggers won't continue to take care of business this Friday. Next up: vs. Brighton, Friday.

2. Bingham (6-1) Class: 5A

Was: 3. Points: 330. Last week: Beat Kearns, 40-6

Outlook: Big win vaults defending champs into second. Next up: vs. Riverton, Thursday.

3. Alta (6-1) Class: 5A

Was: 2. Points: 323. Last week: Beat Brighton, 24-7

Outlook: For those keeping track, Hawks' showdown with No. 1 Jordan is only 16 days away. Next up: at Hillcrest, Friday.

4. Timpview (7-0) Class: 4A

Was: 4. Points: 321. Last week: Beat Orem, 49-7

Outlook: So much for Orem posing a serious threat to the T-Birds. Next up: at Springville, Thursday.

5. Layton (6-1) Class: 5A

Was: 6. Points: 291. Last week: Beat Clearfield, 32-0

Outlook: After this week, Lancers will face Viewmont with chance to clinch at least a share of Reg. 1 title. Next up: at Syracuse, Friday.

6. East (6-1) Class: 4A

Was: 7. Points: 279. Last week: Beat Olympus, 34-3

Outlook: East can take huge step toward Region 6 title with a win over the Colts. Next up: vs. Cottonwood, Friday.

7. Pine View (7-0) Class: 4A

Was: 8. Points: 256. Last week: Beat Cedar, 34-29

Outlook: Crosstown tilt in St. George this week should be a dandy. Next up: vs. Dixie, Thursday.

8. Highland (5-2) Class: 4A

Was: 12. Points: 243. Last week: Beat Cottonwood, 17-14

Outlook: Rams vaulted themselves back into Region 6 contention. Can they now get help from team they just beat? Next up: vs. Cyprus, Friday.

9. Cottonwood (6-1) Class: 4A

Was: 5. Points: 226. Last week Lost to Highland, 17-14

Outlook: Colts don't have any time to lick wounds from close loss. Next up: at East, Friday.

10. Northridge (5-2) Class: 5A

Was: 11. Points: 209. Last week: Beat Syracuse, 35-7

Outlook: Must not look ahead to upcoming dates with Davis and Viewmont. Next up: at Clearfield, Friday.

11. Viewmont (5-2) Class: 5A

Was: 9. Points: 185. Last week: Lost to Davis, 3-0

Outlook: Vikes' offense has mustered just seven points in last two games. Next up: vs. Weber, Friday.

12. Bountiful (6-1) Class: 4A

Was: 14. Points: 178. Last week: Beat Woods Cross, 24-7

Outlook: Huge test in Smithfield awaits this week. Next up: at Sky View, Friday.

13. Judge (6-0) Class: 3A

Was: 13. Points: 175. Last week: Beat Park City, 21-14

Outlook: Survived first big test in Region 10 quest — two more huge examinations await. Next up: vs. Wasatch, Friday.

14. Pleasant Grove (5-2) Class: 5A

Was: 16. Points: 161. Last week: Beat Timpanogos, 24-21

Outlook: Held pass-happy T-Wolves to just three TDs. Next up: vs. Lone Peak, Friday.

15. Riverton (5-2) Class: 5A

Was: 15. Points: 159. Last week: Beat West Jordan, 21-14

Outlook: Got a critical win last week; faring well this week against rival Bingham would be huge bonus. Next up: at Bingham, Thursday.

16. Davis (4-3) Class: 5A

Was: 22. Points: 131. Last week: Beat Viewmont, 3-0

Outlook: You can be certain Davis fans will remind their rival about the score "3-0" for some time. Next up: at vs. Fremont, Friday.

17. Mountain Crest (4-3) Class: 4A

Was: 20. Points: 101. Last week: Beat Box Elder, 27-26

Outlook: Has a break before date with rival. Next up: vs. Sky View, Oct. 12

18. Fremont (4-3) Class: 5A

Was: 18. Points: 92. Last week: Beat Weber, 37-7

Outlook: Will Wolves finally break through against a quality Reg. 1 opponent this week? Next up: at Davis, Friday.

19. American Fork (4-3) Class: 5A

Was: 10. Points: 83. Last week: Lost to Spanish Fork, 22-16

Outlook: Late comeback against the Dons wasn't enough to save Am.F from defeat. Next up: vs. Lehi, Friday.

20. Sky View (5-2) Class: 4A

Was: 21. Points: 77. Last week: Beat Highland, Idaho, 43-8

Outlook: Registered lopsided win over quality north-of-the-border opponent. Next up: vs. Bountiful, Friday.

21. Logan (5-2) Class: 3A

Was: 23. Points: 70. Last week: Beat Ogden, 42-0

Outlook: Next stiff test will probably not come until the postseason. Next up: at Morgan, Friday.

22. Snow Canyon (4-2) Class: 4A

Was: 19. Points: 68. Last week: Beat Hurricane, 49-29

Outlook: Must take care of business against Canyon View before huge clash with Dixie the following week. Next up: at Canyon View, Friday.

23. Mountain View (5-2) Class: 4A

Was: —. Points: 62. Last week: Beat Springville, 55-14

Outlook: Aside from humbling loss to Timpview, Bruins have been flawless in Region 7. Next up: at Payson, Oct. 10.

24. Spanish Fork (4-3) Class: 5A

Was: —. Points: 33. Last week: Beat American Fork, 22-16

Outlook: Big win vaulted Spanish Fork into rankings, but can it stay here? Next up: vs. Timpanogos, Friday.

24. Cyprus (5-2) Class: 4A

Was: 17. Points: 33. Last week: Lost to West, 14-7

Outlook: Next two weeks will be tough for Pirates. Next up: at Highland, Friday.

Others receiving votes: West 27, Millard 22, Union 21, North Summit 14, Lone Peak 10, Park City 10, Dixie 10, Juan Diego 7, Copper Hills 4, West Jordan 3, Skyline 3, North Sanpete 1.

Dropped out: No. 24 Millard, No. 25 Park City.