The dust has settled on Week 1 of the prep football season and there is a new team on top of Division 1.

East Anchorage soared to No. 1 in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s weekly rankings following a 44-16 thumping of previous-No. 4 Colony. 

East was No. 3 in the preseason poll, while early favorite West Anchorage lost to Division II No. 1 Soldotna, 46-6, and dropped out of the poll that is voted on by Alaska’s media members. 

South, Service, Chugiak and Wasilla rounded out the Division I rankings. 

Chugiak, which topped Division II Palmer 26-2, travels to Kodiak Friday for the Bears’ home opener. Kickoff is 6 p.m. at Joe Floyd Track and Field. 

Lathrop, Eielson, Barrow and Houston were ranked behind Soldotna in the Division II/III poll. 

Eielson, Barrow and Houston all reside in Division III, Alaska’s smallest classification.  

Division 1 (this week’s opponent)

1. East Anchorage, 1-0 (at Cesar Chavez, Arizona); 

2. South Anchorage, 1-0 (vs. Colony)

3. Service, 1-0 (at Bartlett)

4. Chugiak, 1-0 (at Kodiak)

5. Wasilla, 1-0 (vs. North Pole)

 

Division 2

1. Soldotna, 1-0 (at West Valley)

2. Lathrop, 1-0, (vs. West Anchorage)

3. Eielson, 1-0 (at Kenai)

4. Barrow, 1-0 (idle)

5. Houston, 1-0 (vs. Eagle River)

 

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