Week 9 football rankings

Posted by Staff Writer Eric Branch:
The top four large-school teams stay in the same spots. Cardinal Newman bumps Healdsburg out of the No. 5 spot after the Cardinals roll over Rancho Cotate and the Greyhounds struggle to beat El Molino. In the small-school rankings, Cloverdale and Fort Bragg switch spots after the Eagles beat the Timberwolves, 31-14.

LARGE SCHOOLS
1. PETALUMA (8-0)

Windsor, Healdsburg stand in way of perfect regular season.
2. CASA GRANDE (7-1)
Gauchos looked impressive in romp over Windsor.
3. MONTGOMERY (6-2)
Vikings stay perfect in NBL thanks to great escape vs. Santa Rosa.
4. WINDSOR (6-2)
Jaguars could create possible three-way tie for league title with win vs. Petaluma.
5. CARDINAL NEWMAN (4-4)
New offense. Different result.

SMALL SCHOOLS
1. MIDDLETOWN (7-1)

Mustangs have three shutouts during 7-game winnining streak.
2. CLOVERDALE (7-1)
Stingy Eagles have allowed 65 points in their seven wins.
3. FORT BRAGG (6-2)
Previously top-ranked Timberwolves tumble another spot after second straight loss.
4. ST. VINCENT (6-2)
Mustangs have outscored past four opponents, 163-13.
5. TOMALES (6-2)
Braves’ pass-to-run ratio: 26 to 349.