SBLive Power 10 Idaho high school football rankings, Week 10: Mountain View vaults to the top spot as postseason begins

Each week, SBLive Idaho will update its all-classification top-10 high school football rankings.

Here is the Week 10 list, compiled by SBLive Idaho correspondent Brandon Walton:

1. MOUNTAIN VIEW (9-0)

Last week: Defeated Rocky Mountain, 26-6. 

This week: First-round playoff bye.

Quintez Evans (187 yards, three TDs) and the second-ranked Mavericks’ defense (10.5 points per game) carried them to the first overall 5A Southern Idaho Conference title in program history with an emphatic win over Rocky Mountain in the conference championship game.

2. RIGBY (8-1)

Last week: Lost to Madison, 31-28.

This week: First-round playoff bye.

The Trojans saw their 23-game regular season winning streak snapped after blowing a 21-0 first half lead, and having a 50-yard pass from Tiger Adolpho late in the game wiped out by a holding call. But they still claim the East’s No. 1 seed at state.

3. ROCKY MOUNTAIN (7-2)

Last week: Lost to No. 1 Mountain View, 26-6.

This week: First-round playoff bye.

The Grizzlies lost to the same team in a season twice for the first time in 12 years, scored the fewest amount of points in a game since 2017 and suffered their first double-digit league loss in five years. But reigning 5A champions still will host a quarterfinal game.

4. EAGLE (7-2)

Last week: Defeated Kuna, 62-14.

This week: Hosts Borah in the first round Friday night.

The Mustangs earned their fifth consecutive win, and a 14th trip in a row into the postseason on the arm and legs of quarterback Jack Benson, who threw for 175 yards and two touchdowns, while running for another 65 yards and two scores.

5. HIGHLAND (7-2)

Last week: Defeated Idaho Falls, 38-21.

This week: Hosts Skyview in the first round Friday night.

The Rams claimed a share of the 5A High Country Conference title and punched a ticket to the playoffs for the 32nd consecutive season, thanks to 368 yards on the ground and holding the Tigers largely in check.

6. COUER D’ALENE (6-2)

Last week: Defeated Lewiston, 38-7.

This week: First-round playoff bye.

The Vikings rebounded from a shocking 32-27 loss to Post Falls, which put them on the brink of missing the postseason entirely, by winning the 5A Inland Empire League for a fifth consecutive season. They beat Lewiston twice in four days, including in a “Kansas City” tiebreaker playoff.

7. MERIDIAN (6-3)

Last week: Defeated Centennial. 35-0.

This week: Hosts Madison in the first round Friday night.

The Warriors punched a ticket to state with the third shutout of the season, and now enter with their best record since they won it all back in 2007. Better yet, senior quarterback Malakai Martinez finally seems fully healthy, and ready to roll.

8. HOMEDALE (9-0)

Last week: Defeated Frutiland, 35-0.

This week: First-round playoff bye.

With a spot in the playoffs and the 3A Snake River Conference championship already locked up, the Trojans kept rolling by holding the Grizzlies to 203 yards of total offense, and Hayden Kincheloe had another 100-yard game.

9. MINICO (9-0)

Last week: Defeated Twin Falls, 26-19.

This week: Hosts Vallivue in the first round Friday night.

Jafeth Bendele scored all four of the Spartans’ touchdowns to lead them to the first undefeated regular season in a decade, and the first Great Basin Conference championship since 2017 in their first win over a team with a winning record.

10. WEST SIDE (8-0)

Last week: Defeated Malad, 62-18.

This week: First-round playoff bye.

The Pirates won their fourth 2A South East Idaho Conference title in row, and hold the state’s longest winning streak at 30 games after they put up more than 400 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.

(Featured file photo by Vince Miller)

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