Created: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 5:49 p.m. CDT
Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 8:57 a.m. CDT
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Harvard takes No. 9 spot in 4A; CLC No. 8 in 6A

Unbeaten Harvard cracked The Associated Press Class 4A Top 10 this week for the first time this season.

The Hornets (7-0) were close the last two weeks and vaulted to No. 9 when the statewide poll of sports reporters' votes were released Tuesday. Harvard faces Genoa-Kingston (4-3) Friday in a game that could decide the Big Northern Conference East Division champion. The winner clinches a tie.

Crystal Lake Central (6-1) jumped two spots in the Class 6A poll to No. 8. Cary-Grove (4-3) lost to Jacobs, 36-35, but still was among other teams receiving votes with one.

Marian Central (5-2) lost to Montini, the top-ranked Class 5A team, 40-35, and dropped from No. 9 to among others receiving votes with 15.

Alden-Hebron (5-2) received one vote in Class 1A.

AP State Rankings

Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:

Class 8ASchool  W-L Pts Prv1. Loyola (12) (7-0) 120 12. Bolingbrook (7-0) 108 23. Neuqua Valley (6-1) 90 44. Homewood-Flossmoor (6-1) 87 35. Oak Park-River Forest (6-1) 70 86. Stevenson (5-2) 47 107. Naperville Central (5-2) 37 58. Waubonsie Valley (5-2) 34 69. Barrington (6-1) 29 NR10. Niles Notre Dame   (6-1) 27 NROthers receiving votes: O'Fallon 4, Gurnee Warren 3, Marist 2, Niles West 2.

Class 7ASchool  W-L Pts Prv1. Lake Zurich (5) (7-0) 113 12. Chicago Mt. Carmel (6) (6-1) 108 23. Glenbard West (6-1) 83 44. Edwardsville (1) (7-0) 77 35. Wheaton Warrenville South (7-0) 77 36. Wheaton North (6-1) 50 77. Lincoln-Way East (6-1) 46 68. St. Rita (6-1) 42 99. Glenbard North (6-1) 36 1010. Schaumburg (7-0) 15 NROthers receiving votes: Batavia 14, Benet 9, Belleville West 3, Maine South 3.

Class 6ASchool  W-L Pts Prv1. Rockford Boylan (7) (7-0) 123 12. Rock Island (4) (7-0) 114 23. Crete-Monee (1) (6-1) 107 34. Normal Community (6-1) 77 4(tie) Oak Lawn Richards (1) (6-1) 77 56. Lake Forest (6-1) 70 67. Marmion (6-1) 60 78. Crystal Lake Central (6-1) 31 109. East St. Louis (6-1) 17 NR10. Providence (4-3) 10 NROthers receiving votes: Normal West 7, De La Salle 6, Lincoln Way North 6, Grayslake North 3, Argo 2, DeKalb 2, Quincy 1, Lakes Community 1, Cary-Grove 1.

Class 5ASchool  W-L Pts Prv1. Montini (16) (7-0) 169 12. Kaneland (1) (7-0) 144 23. Sycamore (7-0) 121 34. Springfield SH-Griffin (6-1) 116 45. Joliet Catholic (6-1) 105 56. Washington (7-0) 83 67. Normal University (7-0) 64 78. Highland (7-0) 42 89. Chatham Glenwood (6-1) 31 1010. Lincoln-Way West (6-1) 23 NR  Others receiving votes: Nazareth 16, Marian Central 15, Glenbard South 4, Rich Central 1, Brooks 1.

Class 4ASchool  W-L Pts Prv1. Rochester (14) (7-0) 140 12. Evergreen Park (7-0) 107 33. Columbia (7-0) 104 24. Mahomet-Seymour (7-0) 93 45. Geneseo (6-1) 83 66. Rock Island Alleman (5-2) 71 57. Quincy Notre Dame (6-1) 53 98. Rockford Lutheran (6-1) 47 89. Harvard (7-0) 29 NR10. Rochelle (5-2) 17 7Others receiving votes: Bishop McNamara 7, Payton 5, Plano 4, Breese Mater Dei 3, Jacksonville 2, St. Edward 2, Olney East Richland 2, Phillips 1.

Class 3ASchool  W-L Pts Prv1. Wilmington (9) (7-0) 138 12. Carterville (2) (7-0) 125 23. Mt. Carmel (3) (7-0) 118 44. Williamsville (1) (7-0) 106 35. Winnebago (7-0) 90  66. Stillman Valley (7-0) 79 77. Greenville (7-0) 53 98. Kewanee (6-1) 21 NR9. Tolono Unity (5-2) 17 NR(tie) Aurora Christian (5-2) 17 5Others receiving votes: St. Joseph-Ogden 16, IC Catholic 15, Monticello 11, Decatur St. Teresa 6, Seneca 4, Anna-Jonesboro 3, Erie-Prophetstown 3, Raby 2, Harper 1.

Class 2ASchool  W-L Pts Prv1. Maroa-Forsyth (15) (7-0) 158 12. Mercer County (1) (7-0) 136 23. Rockridge (7-0) 111 44. Eastland-Pearl City (7-0) 104 35. Clifton Central (7-0) 100 56. Sterling Newman (6-1) 72 67. Chester (7-0) 52 78. Cerro Gordo-Bement Co-op (7-0) 51 89. Downs Tri-Valley (7-0) 37 910. BIsmarck-Henning (7-0) 22 10Others receiving votes: Ottawa Marquette 16, Eldorado 6, Carlyle 5, Farmington 4, Fieldcrest 4, Gillespie 1, Auburn 1.

Class 1ASchool  W-L Pts Prv1. Stockton (11) (7-0) 152 12. Casey-Westfield (4) (7-0) 138 23. Camp Point Central (7-0) 125 34. Carrollton (7-0) 105 45. Leo (1) (7-0) 100 56. Stark County (6-1) 80 67. Forreston (6-1) 56 78. Jamaica-Salt Fork (6-1) 50 99. Argenta-Oreana (5-2) 32 NR10. Arthur-Lovington (6-1) 21 NROthers receiving votes: Brown County 8, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 4, Galena 3, Rockford Christian Life 2, Aquin 2, Fisher 1, Alden-Hebron 1.