As the season wears on, upsets throw a wrench into playoff scenarios that make the race to the regular finish all the more fun.
Over the weekend, 6-Man saw another No. 1 team fall, and for the second straight week, a new face takes the top spot in the 406mtsports.com high school football rankings.
The Wibaux Longhorns (5-0), the current leaders of the rugged 6-Man East, slide up one spot to No. 1 after Richey-Lambert lost to Geraldine-Highwood on Friday night. The Rivals (4-1), ranked No. 6 a week ago, move up to No. 2 this week. Geraldine-Highwood's lone loss this year came against Wibaux 40-38 to begin the season.
The 6-Man ranks saw a number of changes this week. Richey-Lambert (4-1) dropped to No. 4, which moved Westby-Grenora (4-1) down one spot to No. 5. Hot Springs (4-1) moved up one spot to No. 6 while West Yellowstone (4-1), unranked a week ago, appears at No. 7 after handing White Sulphur Springs (4-1) its first loss of the year. The Hornets fall from No. 5 to No. 9. Big Sandy, ranked No. 9 last week, falls off this week.
Class AA had one change, with Helena (4-1) jumping back to No. 5, replacing Billings Senior (3-2). While Senior only lost on a last-minute touchdown against top-ranked Bozeman (5-0), Helena's Week 2 victory over Senior gives the Bengals the nod over the Broncs in this week's rankings.
Class A also remained fairly similar. Hamilton (5-0) and Billings Central (5-0) remain at the top two spots, while Columbia Falls (3-1) and Frenchtown (5-0) both move up one spot to Nos. 3 and 4 respectively. Laurel (4-1) once again cracks the top five after upsetting Belgrade 29-14 to hand the Panthers (4-1) their first loss of the year. Belgrade falls off the rankings from No. 3 this week.
The top four teams in Class B remained the same with big wins, while Missoula Loyola (4-1) jumped from No. 8 to No. 5 after it throttled Eureka 56-12 on Friday night. The Lions fell to No. 9, while Florence (4-1) once again appears on the rankings at No. 8.
Only one change was made in the 8-Man ranks, as Circle (4-1) replaced Choteau (3-2) at the No. 10 spot. The top nine remained the same.
Check out the full list of rankings below.