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Top 25 high school football

NOTE: The Deseret Morning News top 25 is now based on voting by 12 prep football writers. Total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote.

1. Jordan (7-1) Class: 5A

Was: 1. Points: 289. Last week: Beat Brighton, 42-35

Outlook: A repeat performance of last week's narrow win over Brighton could mean trouble for the 'Diggers against Skyline. Next up: vs. Skyline, Friday.

2. Bingham (7-1) Class: 5A

Was: 2. Points: 285. Last week: Beat Riverton, 42-12

Outlook: The Miners are starting to hit their stride at the right time. Next up: at Hunter, Friday.

3. Alta (7-1) Class: 5A

Was: 3. Points: 280. Last week: Beat Hillcrest, 64-7

Outlook: Should have no problem with Taylorsville in preparation for Jordan showdown next week. Next up: at Taylorsville, Friday.

4. Timpview (8-0) Class: 4A

Was: 4. Points: 273. Last week: Beat Springville, 51-7

Outlook: Bring on the playoffs already. Region 7 is too easy for the T-birds. Next up: at Provo, Oct. 19.

5. Layton (7-1) Class: 5A

Was: 5. Points: 248. Last week: Beat Syracuse, 27-3

Outlook: Can clinch a share of the region title with a win over Viewmont. Next up: vs. Viewmont, Friday.

6. Pine View (8-0) Class: 4A

Was: 7. Points: 234. Last week: Beat Dixie, 27-6

Outlook: With region title wrapped up, Pine View won't have to leave Southern Utah until the state semifinals. Next up: at Hurricane, Wednesday.

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

Was: 9. Points: 221. Last week: Beat East, 30-29

Outlook: A 16-point fourth quarter rally has Colts in line for region title. Next up: vs. Granger, Friday.

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

Was: 8. Points: 216. Last week: Beat Cyprus, 47-27

Outlook: Can't look past the Panthers like it did in 2006. Next up: at West, Friday.

9. Northridge (6-2) Class: 5A

Was: 10. Points: 206. Last week Beat Clearfield, 28-7

Outlook: Two more wins clinches Knights a home first-round playoff game. Next up: vs. Davis, Friday.

10. East (6-2) Class: 4A

Was: 6. Points: 193. Last week: Lost to Cottonwood, 30-29

Outlook: Can't dwell on Cottonwood loss too long with gritty Cyprus on the schedule. Next up: at Cyprus, Friday.

11. Viewmont (6-2) Class: 5A

Was: 11. Points: 181. Last week: Beat Weber, 41-0

Outlook: Vikes have what it takes to upset Layton. Next up: at Layton, Friday.

12. Pleasant Grove (6-2) Class: 5A

Was: 14. Points: 157. Last week: Beat Lone Peak, 15-7

Outlook: Last year's 5A semifinalists are off to a 3-0 start in Region 4. Next up: vs. Spanish Fork, Wednesday.

13. Davis (5-3) Class: 5A

Was: 16. Points: 147. Last week: Beat Fremont, 7-6

Outlook: A win over Knights would do wonders for Darts' state tournament seeding. Next up: at Northridge, Friday.

14. American Fork (5-3) Class: 5A

Was: 19. Points: 120. Last week: Beat Lehi, 43-0

Outlook: Emotions will be at a fever pitch in this rivalry game. Next up: at Lone Peak, Wednesday.

15. Sky View (6-2) Class: 4A

Was: 20. Points: 114. Last week: Beat Bountiful, 27-10

Outlook: Cache County bragging rights up for grabs Friday night. Next up: at Mountain Crest, Friday.

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

Was: 17. Points: 98. Last week: Bye

Outlook: Can clinch outright region title with a win. Next up: vs. Sky View, Friday.

17. Snow Canyon (5-2) Class: 4A

Was: 22. Points: 88. Last week: Beat Canyon View, 51-0

Outlook: Need a victory to clinch 4A playoff berth. Next up: at Dixie, Wednesday.

18. Riverton (5-3) Class: 5A

Was: 15. Points: 80. Last week: Lost to Bingham, 42-12

Outlook: Defense was no match for Bingham. Next up: vs. Kearns, Friday.

19. Bountiful (6-2) Class: 4A

Was: 12. Points: 76. Last week: Lost to Sky View, 27-10

Outlook: Since 5-0 start, Braves have lost 2 of 3. Next up: vs. Roy, Friday.

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

Was: 23. Points: 65. Last week: Bye

Outlook: Only two losses this year were to Pine View and Timpview. Next up: at Payson, Wednesday.

21. Judge (6-1) Class: 3A

Was: 13. Points: 60. Last week: Lost to Wasatch, 27-14

Outlook: Couldn't overcome eight turnovers against Wasatch. Next up: at Union, Friday.

22. Logan (6-2) Class: 3A

Was: 21. Points: 59. Last week: Beat Morgan, 17-3

Outlook: Grizzlies are the class of a very weak Region 11. Next up: vs. Ben Lomond, Friday.

23. West (5-3) Class: 4A

Was: —. Points: 43. Last week: Beat Murray, 43-6

Outlook: Faces a brutal schedule the final two weeks of the season. Next up: vs. Highland, Friday.

24. Union (6-2) Class: 3A

Was: —. Points: 35. Last week: Beat Carbon, 42-0

Outlook: Rhen Richard is having himself an MVP season for unheralded Cougars. Next up: vs. Judge, Friday.

25. Fremont (4-4) Class: 5A

Was: 18. Points: 30. Last week: Lost to Davis, 7-6

Outlook: Has tumbled from No. 3 all the way to No. 25. Next up: vs. Syracuse, Friday.

Others receiving votes: Wasatch 22, Millard 21, Skyline 20, Park City 9, Spanish Fork 8, North Summit 8, Roy 3, Cyprus 2, Orem 2,

Dropped out: No. 24 Spanish Fork, No. 25 Cyprus.