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Eagles jump two spots, up to No. 5

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Three weeks complete and there are just three undefeated teams in Class 6A football, Volcano Vista, Hobbs, and Cibola. Coincidently, all three schools are sitting together in the latest New Mexico High School Coaches poll. However, none of them are in the top three.

Cleveland, which was the preseason No. 1 team is back atop the standings. The Storm regained the No. 1 spot after beating Texas’ Amarillo 47-30 on the road.

Centennial, which was No. 1, dropped two spots to No. 3 after losing to La Cueva 28-21 on the final play of the game.

As for La Cueva, the Bears were ranked No. 3 last week and have now moved back into the No. 2 spot, where they started. Cleveland has 191 points while La Cueva has 179 and Centennial has 168.

Despite its perfect record, Volcano Vista remained at No. 4. The Hawks beat No. 10 Carlsbad 32-19 in Carlsbad, but it wasn’t enough to move up. The Hawks pulled in 128 points.

There is a new team in the Top 5 this week, the Hobbs Eagles.

After destroying Roswell, the No. 1 team in Class 5A, the Eagles jumped two spots from No. 7. Hobbs also picked up a ton of points, going from 89 after its Week 3 win to 115 following a 51-7 victory over the Coyotes.

Cibola also moved up two spots, jumping from No. 8 to No. 6. The Cougars got 85 points. Rio Rancho (73 points) fell two spots to No. 7 while Los Lunas (44 points) dropped three spots to No. 8.

Sandia dropped out of the poll in Week 3, but moved back in following its 34-21 win over Albuquerque. The Matadors are ranked No. 9 with 41 points. At No. 10, Las Cruces (27 points) is the only winless team in the poll. The Bulldawgs lost 63-35 to EL Paso’s Eastwood.

Week 4 has a couple of Top 10 matchups this week as No. 1 Cleveland plays No. 10 Las Cruces while No. 2 La Cueva hosts No. 4 Volcano Vista.

In Class 4A, Lovington’s losing streak finally caught up to the polls. The Wildcats (116 points) are 0-3 and after three weeks at No. 1, have fallen to No. 5.

Bloomfield is the new No. 1 in 4A with 158 points while Portales is No. 2 with 131 points. Silver comes in at No. 3 with 126 points and Academy (122) is No. 4.

The Wildcats are the only winless team in the Class 4A poll. Moreover, the Wildcats are the only team with more than one loss in the Class 4A poll.

Taos (69), Moriarty (62), Bernalillo (52), Aztec (50), and Valencia (27) round out the Top 10 in Class 4A.

The Top 5 teams in the Class 2A poll remain the same for the second straight week. Jal, which was finally forced to play a full game, is ranked No. 1 with 108 points while Texico

(94) is No. 2. Eunice remains at No. 3 with 90 points and Santa Rosa still sits at No. 4 with 80 points. Tularosa is fifth with 59 points. Loving (48), Hagerman (43), Escalante (36), Estancia (27), and Capitan (17) make up the bottom half of the Class 2A Top 10.

Fort Sumner/House remains at the top of the 8-man standings for the second straight week, but it is close. Fort Sumner/House has 66 points for the second straight week, but No. 2 Melrose gained one point, going from 61 to 62. Lordsburg is third again with 57 points, a gain of three points. Clayton moved up two spots to No. 4 while Logan fell a spot to No. 5 and Magdalena slipped one spot to No. 6.

In the No. 7 spot for t h e third straight week i s Tatum. The Coyotes lost 10 points though, getting just 22 and Mesilla Valley is creeping up at No. 8 with 21 points. Mesilla Valley was No. 9 last week. Menaul fell to No. 9 with 16 points while Legacy brings in the final spot in the Top 10 for the fourth straight week.

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