Capital Butte Seth Schneider

Helena Capital's Seth Schneider escapes the tackle of Butte High School's Robin Bagley during second quarter action in Naranche Stadium Thursday night.

Walter Hinick,

The top teams in each class in this rankings continue to have a stranglehold on the first-place spots.

The rest of the rankings? Well, waves are being made and some fresh faces are appearing after Week 3.

Great Falls CMR (2-1) made its debut in this week's rankings, jumping in at No. 3 after its 29-22 win over previous No. 3 Missoula Big Sky. The Rustlers topped Kalispell Glacier in Week 2, making it two weeks in a row with impressive wins. In turn, Big Sky (2-1) dropped to No. 5. Bozeman (3-0) stays put at No. 4 after defeating Glacier by one point at home, while Billings Senior (3-0) and Helena Capital (3-0) retain the top two spots respectively for the third straight week.

The Laurel Locomotives (3-0) also made their first appearance in the rankings this season, debuting at No. 4. Dillon (2-0), Sidney (3-0) and Corvallis (3-0) rank Nos. 1-3 for the second week in a row while Columbia Falls (1-1) falls one spot to No. 5.

Class B was a bit tame with changes this week, as the Nos. 1-7 spots stayed the same, led by Eureka (3-0) for a third straight week. However, Jefferson (3-0) made some moves and moved up from No. 10 to No. 8 after blanking Three Forks 47-0. Townsend (2-0) makes its first appearance this season, coming in at No. 9 while Shelby (1-2), which debuted this season at No. 9 before falling off last week, is back at No. 10 after defeating previous No. 9 Malta.

Ennis (2-1) and Charlo (3-0), the top two teams in 8-Man, stay put, though both teams did not play their Week 3 games until Monday. Madness ensued, as Ennis, the defending 8-Man state champion, was upset at the hands of Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap, 48-28, to shake things up in the 8-Man ranks. Charlo went on to defeat Arlee 56-6. Because the rankings go through Saturday, Ennis will remain at No. 1 this week despite the loss. The Nos. 3-7 teams also stay the same as a week ago. Scobey (3-0) and Lone Peak (3-0) each jump one spot to Nos. 8 and 9, respectively, while Joliet (3-0) makes its debut at No. 10.

Westby-Grenora (3-0) continues to hold the No. 1 6-Man spot after defeating previous No. 2 Richey-Lambert 36-18 on Friday. Richey-Lambert (2-1) drops to No. 4. Wibaux (3-0) moves up one spot to No. 2 while Sunburst (3-0) jumps up a position to No. 3. Nos. 5-9 stay the same while White Sulphur Springs (3-0) makes its season debut at No. 10.

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