Week 4 was a fun one. And for the second time this year, the 406mtsports.com high school football rankings include a pair of new No. 1 ranked teams to begin the week.
Bigfork (4-0) and Richey-Lambert (4-0) are Montana football's new elite after upset victories last Friday night. Bigfork soundly defeated Eureka 37-0 to snap its 23-game winning streak while Richey-Lambert topped Westby-Grenora to end the Thunder's 16-game run. For their efforts, both schools sit atop their respective classifications.
Two weeks ago, both Bozeman and Hamilton jumped to the top spots in the rankings. Now, 8-Man Drummond-Philipsburg (4-0) is the only No. 1 team remaining from the first rankings of the season.
Bozeman (4-0) continues to reign as king in AA, but Billings West (3-1) jumps up from No. 5 to No. 2 after topping Great Falls 28-19 last Friday. Great Falls (3-1) drops one spot to No. 3, while Kalispell Flathead (3-1) reemerges at No. 4 after topping Missoula Sentinel 34-31, knocking the Spartans (2-2) off of this week's list. Billings Senior (3-1) also reappears on the list at No. 5.
No shifts were made in Class A this week and Hamilton (4-0) continues to be ranked No. 1.
In Class B, three of the top four teams lost over the weekend. Along with Bigfork's jump to No. 1, Roundup (3-0) rose to No. 3 from No. 6 after defeating previous No. 3 Colstrip 34-18. Big Timber (3-0) moves from No. 7 to No. 4 after previous No. 4 Townsend (3-1) lost to Manhattan 26-21 for the Tigers' first win of the year. Eureka (3-1) and Colstrip (3-1) both fall to Nos. 5 and 6, respectively, while Columbus (3-1) and Missoula Loyola (3-1) each rise one spot to Nos. 7 and 8. Townsend falls to No. 9 and Huntley Project (3-1) makes its debut at No. 10. Three Forks, ranked No. 10 a week ago, falls off this week.
The 8-Man ranks didn't see many changes with the top five staying the same, headlined by Drummond-Philipsburg. Choteau (3-1) fell from No. 6 to No. 10 after losing to No. 4 Great Falls Central (4-0), which moved Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap (4-0), Charlo (3-1), Centerville (4-0) and Culbertson (4-0) all up one spot each to Nos. 6-9.
With Richey-Lambert jumping to No. 1 in 6-Man, Westby-Grenora (3-1) falls to No. 4. Hot Springs moved up from No. 9 to No. 7, switching with Big Sandy (2-2), which lost to No. 6 Geraldine-Highwood 56-42. Denton-Geyser-Stanford (3-1) makes its season debut in the rankings at No. 10, replacing Noxon, which fell to Hot Springs 64-36.
Check out the full list of rankings below.