The South Dakota preseason high school football poll is out. See who made the cut.

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Brandon Valley, Pierre, Madison and Winner lead the 11-man football classes in the preseason South Dakota Prep Media Football Poll. The Lynx are the only non-defending champions to take the top spot in the poll, as the Governors, Bulldogs and Warriors start their title defense at No. 1 in the polls.

In 9-man, the newly-promoted from 9A Howard leads 9AA, while Canistota and defending 9B champion Dell Rapids St. Mary lead 9A and 9B, respectively — making five of the seven preseason No. 1 teams defending state champions.

This week is the first week of games for classes 11B through 9B.

The preseason South Dakota Prep Media Football Poll is listed below, ranking the top-five teams and total points received. First-place votes are listed in parentheses.

Class 11AAA

1. Brandon Valley (5) 69

2. Harrisburg (7) 60

3. Jefferson (3) 45

4. O’Gorman 32

5. Lincoln (2) 26

Receiving votes: Washington (1) 23, Roosevelt 15.

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Brandon Valley's Lucas Slack runs the ball, trying to keep himself in-bounds in the class 11AAA football championship on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.
Brandon Valley's Lucas Slack runs the ball, trying to keep himself in-bounds in the class 11AAA football championship on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.

Class 11AA

1. Pierre (18) 90

2. Tea Area 62

3. Yankton 52

4. Brookings 45

5. Mitchell 7

Receiving votes: Watertown 6, Aberdeen Central 5, Sturgis 2, Spearfish 1.

Class 11A

1. Madison (11) 62

2. West Central (1) 54

3. Canton (4) 52

4. Dell Rapids (2) 50

5. Dakota Valley 13

Receiving votes: Milbank 11, Beresford 10, Lennox 10, Sioux Falls Christian 5, Vermillion 3.

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Madison Bulldogs RB Trey Smith (5) drives his way into the endzone against the Milbank Bulldogs Friday at the Dakota Dome. Madison won 31-0.
Madison Bulldogs RB Trey Smith (5) drives his way into the endzone against the Milbank Bulldogs Friday at the Dakota Dome. Madison won 31-0.

Class 11B

1. Winner (18) 90

2. Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 66

3. Elk Point-Jefferson 40

4. Sioux Valley 20

5. St. Thomas More 16

Receiving votes: Aberdeen Roncalli 12, Tri-Valley 12, Mount Vernon/Plankinton 9, McCook Central/Montrose 3, Hot Springs 2.

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Class 9AA

1. Howard (11) 80

T-2. Wall (2) 51

T-2. Platte-Geddes (4) 51

4. Hanson (1) 40

5. Hamlin 17

Receiving votes: Parkston 15, Bon Homme 10, Ipswich 4, Florence-Henry 1.

Class 9A

1. Canistota (14) 83

2. Gregory (1) 40

3. Harding County/Bison (1) 37

4. Wolsey-Wessington (1) 34

5. Warner (1) 32

Receiving votes: Castlewood 26, Chester Area 15, Timber Lake 1, Lyman 1, Colman-Egan 1.

Dell Rapids St mary's players celebrate their 9A State Championship Thursday at the Dakota Dome.  Dell Rapids won 44-42 over Potter County.
Dell Rapids St mary's players celebrate their 9A State Championship Thursday at the Dakota Dome. Dell Rapids won 44-42 over Potter County.

Class 9B

1. Dell Rapids St. Mary (7) 71

2. Herreid/Selby Area (7) 67

3. Avon (3) 50

4. De Smet (1) 35

5. Hitchcock-Tulare 19

Receiving votes: Faulkton Area 14, Lemmon/McIntosh 6, Potter County 5, Sully Buttes 2, Kadoka Area 1.

This article originally appeared on Sioux Falls Argus Leader: South Dakota high school football poll: Brandon Valley tops '11AAA'