Racine Prairie School has split its first six matches of the prep girls season, but still ascended to the top spot in this week's Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Division 4 state poll.
That's because the Hawks' three losses have all come to highly regarded teams: Milwaukee DSHA, ranked first in Division 1; Kettle Moraine, which is expected to contend in the tough Classic 8 Conference; and Kansas City Sion, which is receiving votes in the Missouri Class 2 rankings.
Prairie School also thumped then-No. 2 Lake Country Lutheran co-op 4-1 last week and moved up three spots to replace Ozaukee atop the Division 4 rankings. Ozaukee, which beat the Hawks in last spring's Division 3 state final, slipped to second this week and Lake Country Lutheran fell to No. 3 in the third rankings of the season.
The No. 1 sides remained the same in the three largest divisions: DSHA in Division 1, Waukesha West in Division 2 and Waukesha Catholic Memorial in Division 3.
Brookfield East and Oregon both returned to the Division 2 poll – the Spartans and Panthers were in the preseason rankings, then dropped out last week. This week's polls also feature honorable mention in all four divisions for the first time this season.
Honorable mention: Hartland Arrowhead (2-1-0), Kimberly (3-0-2), Brookfield Central (3-0-0), Muskego (3-0-0), Schofield D.C. Everest (3-1-0).
Honorable mention: Cedarburg (1-1-0), Wauwatosa East (1-2-1), Slinger (3-0-0), Waunakee (2-1-0), Wauwatosa West (2-3-1).
|1||Waukesha Catholic Memorial||5-0-0||1|
Honorable mention: Sheboygan Falls (3-1-1), Ashland (2-0-0), Green Bay Notre Dame (2-3-0), Shorewood (1-0-1), Appleton Fox Valley Lutheran (2-1-0).
|1||Racine Prairie School||3-3-0||4|
|3||Lake Country Lutheran co-op||2-1-0||2|
|4||Racine St. Catherine's||4-1-0||3|
|5||Milwaukee University School||2-1-0||NR|
Honorable mention: Milwaukee University School (1-1-0), Oostburg (1-0-1).
Records through Sunday.