Bulldogs ranked No. 2

Ignoring that Butte High beat Great Falls Russell by three touchdowns in the first game of the season, Montana voters selected CMR as the No. 1 team in Class AA football in the latest Associated Press Power Poll.

The poll, which was released Wednesday afternoon, has Butte High ranked No. 2, followed by Billings West, Helena High and Kalispell Glacier.

CMR and Butte High are the only 6-1 teams in the Class AA. Butte High beat CMR 41-20 Aug. 24 in Butte. That game was the first game of the season for both teams. Butte High’s lone loss came the next week as the Bulldogs fell 55-48 at Billings Skyview. CMR won its last six games, including a 34-27 Sept. 28 home win over Skyview.

CMR, which was No. 1 last week, received seven first-place votes and 124 points. Butte High took home six first-place votes and 123 total points.

Billings Central is the unanimous No. 1 team in the Class A. Defending state champion Dillon is No. 2.

Manhattan is still the top team in Class B, while Fairview stayed in the top spot in Class C 8-Man. Hot Springs is No. 1 in Class C 6-Man

Class AA

1. Great Falls Russell (7)6-11241
2. Butte High (6)6-11233
3. Billings West5-2915
4. Helena5-2892
5. Kalispell Glacier5-2814

Others receiving votes: Helena Capital 12.

Class A

1. Billings Central (13)7-01301
2. Dillon4-1114T2
3. Polson6-01014
4. Laurel6-191T2
5. Livingston5-1725

Others receiving votes: Hardin 6, Anaconda 6.

Class B

1. Manhattan (9)6-01261
2. Malta (4)6-01212
3. Red Lodge6-01033
4. Missoula Loyola6-0874
5. Bigfork6-0815
6. Florence6-0666
7. Fairfield5-1498
8. Forsyth5-1389
9. Roundup5-1237
10. Townsend4-21210

Others receiving votes: Choteau 6, Columbus 2, Glasgow/Hinsdale/Nashua 1.

Class C 8-Man

1. Fairview (9)7-01071
2. Chester-Joplin-Inverness (2)7-01012
3. Broadview-Lavina6-0883
4. Ennis6-1675
5. Chinook6-1556
6. Wibaux6-1537
7. Superior6-1469
8. Drummond6-1438
9. Charlo6-1264
10. Great Falls Central6-11810

Others receiving votes: White Sulphur Springs 1.

Class C 6-Man

1. Hot Springs (11)6-01101
2. Westby-Grenora5-1944
3. Geraldine Highwood5-1905
4. Big Sandy5-1726
5. Hysham5-1588
6. Valier5-1502
7. Custer-Melstone4-1419
8. Alberton5-1393
9. Reed Point-Rapelje4-22210
10. Bridger4-2197

Others receiving votes: Lone Peak 5, Augusta 2, Lima 2, Savage 1.


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  • Dave Dunmire
    October 10, 2012, 3:34 pm

    I still don’t understand the logic behind this, It’s not like BHS squeaked out a 1-point win vs CMR. That game was over at halftime. All they need to do is win out, though, the Dogs hold the tie-breaker.

  • Blake
    October 11, 2012, 7:50 am

    It’s why I stopped voting. For one I never watched half of the teams. Next, most voters only vote by records. Third, sports writers are morons.


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