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Top 25 high school football

NOTE: The Deseret Morning News top 25 is now based on voting by 13 prep football writers. Total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote.

1. Alta (9-1) Class: 5A

Was: 2. Points: 315. Last week: Beat Jordan, 35-12

Outlook: Big win over Jordan vaults Hawks to No. 1. Next up: vs. Kearns, Friday.

2. Bingham (9-1) Class: 5A

Was: 1. Points: 314. Last week: Beat Copper Hills, 55-14

Outlook: The real season begins this weekend for the defending champion Miners. Next up: vs. Fremont or Clearfield, TBA

3. Timpview (9-0) Class: 4A

Was: 4. Points: 304. Last week: Beat Provo, 63-0

Outlook: T-Birds are huge favorites to claim the 4A title. Next up: vs. Roy, Friday.

4. Layton (9-1) Class: 5A

Was: 3. Points: 285. Last week: Beat Weber, 35-0

Outlook: Might be the only 5A team that can contend with Alta and Bingham. Next up: vs. Spanish Fork or Lone Peak, TBA

5. Pine View (10-0) Class: 4A

Was: 5. Points: 263. Last week: Beat Canyon View, 54-6

Outlook: Football fans in St. George know how good the Panthers are, but will the rest of the state find out soon as well? Next up: vs. Cyprus, Saturday.

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

Was: 8. Points: 250. Last week: Beat Murray, 38-3

Outlook: Claimed Region 6's No. 1 seed, thanks to a coin flip. Next up: vs. Bonneville, Friday.

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

Was: 7. Points: 244. Last week: Beat Olympus 18-10

Outlook: Coin flip didn't go the Colts' way, and now they have a brutal playoff draw. Next up: vs. Dixie, Saturday.

8. Northridge (8-2) Class: 5A

Was: 9. Points: 233. Last week: Beat Viewmont, 30-12

Outlook: Have quietly put together a fantastic season in Region 1. Next up: vs. Timpanogos, Friday.

9. East (8-2) Class: 4A

Was: 10. Points: 230. Last week Beat West 18-7

Outlook: Have a favorable draw in its quest to advance to the state semifinals again. Next up: vs. Mountain View, Friday.

10. American Fork (7-3) Class: 5A

Was: 12. Points: 202. Last week: Beat Pleasant Grove, 34-14

Outlook: A.F. defense is tearing it up as of late, and just in time. Next up: vs. Viewmont, Friday.

11. Jordan (7-3) Class: 5A

Was: 6. Points: 181. Last week: Lost to Alta, 35-12

Outlook: Skidding into playoffs with two straight losses. Next up: at Hunter, Friday.

12. Sky View (8-2) Class: 4A

Was: 13. Points: 175. Last week: Beat Woods Cross, 22-12

Outlook: Region 5 champs face a tough first-round game. Next up: vs. West, Friday.

13. Skyline (6-4) Class: 5A

Was: 15. Points: 171. Last week: Beat Brighton, 35-19

Outlook: Winners of 4-of-5, the Eagles are back on track. Next up: vs. Riverton, Friday.

14. Davis (6-4) Class: 5A

Was: 16. Points: 147. Last week: Beat Syracuse, 14-6

Outlook: Struggled to beat Syracuse, which isn't a good sign with playoffs getting under way. Next up: at Pleasant Grove, Friday.

15. Pleasant Grove (7-3) Class: 5A

Was: 11. Points: 137. Last week: Lost to American Fork, 34-14

Outlook: Will be hard-pressed to make a repeat visit to Rice-Eccles Stadium. Next up: vs. Davis, Friday.

16. Bountiful (8-2) Class: 4A

Was: 17. Points: 122. Last week: Beat Tooele, 34-21

Outlook: Might be the sleeper team of the 4A playoffs. Next up: at Orem, Friday.

17. Logan (8-2) Class: 3A

Was: 20. Points: 74. Last week: Beat Bear River, 43-0

Outlook: Region 11 was so bad, the Grizzlies haven't been tested in six weeks. Next up: vs. Park City, Friday.

18. Viewmont (6-4) Class: 5A

Was: 14. Points: 84. Last week: Lost to Northridge, 30-12

Outlook: Defense is good enough to compete with A.F. Next up: at American Fork, Friday.

19. Dixie (6-3) Class: 4A

Was: 23. Points: 66. Last week: Beat Hurricane, 20-13

Outlook: Nate Carter might be facing his toughest defense of the year. Next up: at Cottonwood, Saturday.

20. Orem (6-4) Class: 4A

Was: —. Points: 52. Last week: Beat Mountain View, 35-28

Outlook: Big victory over Bruins clinched home playoff game. Next up: vs. Bountiful, Friday.

21. Fremont (6-4) Class: 5A

Was: 24. Points: 51. Last week: Beat Clearfield, 49-21

Outlook: 'Wolves hope revival wasn't a fluke. Next up: vs. Clearfield, play-in game, today.

22. Mtn. Crest (5-4) Class: 4A

Was: —. Points: 37. Last week: Beat Roy, 28-9

Outlook: Riding on the shoulders of a freshman. Next up: vs. Payson or Springville, TBA

23. Judge (7-2) Class: 3A

Was: —. Points: 34. Last week: Beat Uintah, 63-13

Outlook: Despite two losses, still one of the most feared teams in 3A. Next up: at Morgan, Friday.

24. Mountain View (6-3) Class: 4A

Was: 19. Points: 27. Last week: Lost to Orem, 35-28

Outlook: Loss to Orem creates brutal first-round game. Next up: at East, Friday.

25. Hunter (3-7) Class: 5A

Was: —. Points: 26. Last week: Beat Riverton, 23-0

Outlook: Don't be deceived by record, Wolverines are playing great. Next up: vs. Jordan, Friday.

Others receiving votes: Millard 23, Wasatch 22, Park City 22, West 18, Timpanogos 17, Union 16, Riverton 14, North Summit 13, Juan Diego 8, Kearns 6, Cedar 5, Cyprus 4, West Jordan 3.

Dropped out: No. 18 Riverton, No. 22 West, No. 25 Millard.