Welcome to another season of the WCCO Radio Rally! The season gets going Thursday and Friday nights this week with a full slate of games. Check back each week for our power poll, our games to watch and of course, tune in each Friday night (or select nights through the season) for all the game reports and scores on WCCO Radio.

Each week, WCCO will bring you the Top 10 Metro Area teams from all classes, plus what to expect from the week ahead. Check back for updates all through the season from the WCCO Rally team!

Here is the WCCO High School Football Power Poll for Week #1
1. Eden Prairie: Next vs. Totino-Grace 9/1
2. East Ridge Next: vs. Lakeville North 9/1
3. Wayzata Next: at Blaine 9/1
4. Lakeville North Next: at East Ridge 9/1
5. Maple Grove Next: vs. Osseo 9/1
6. Rosemount Next: at White Bear Lake 9/1
7. Totino-Grace Next: at Eden Prairie 9/1
8. Becker Next: at Hutchinson 9/1
9. Orono Next: at Benilde-St. Margaret’s 9/2
10. Woodbury Next: vs. Eastview 9/2

“The Key Games to Watch”

Osseo at Maple Grove (the defending 6A Champs visit their arch-rival)
Totino-Grace at Eden Prairie (a rematch of an epic 6A quarterfinal last fall)
Lakeville North at East Ridge (two teams with dreams of making a run to US Bank Stadium)
Becker at Hutchinson (The defending 4A champs with a tough opener on the road)
Cretin-Derham Hall at Lakeville South
Chaska at Spring Lake Park

St. Michael-Albertville at Moorhead (Defending 5A Champs open with a big test on the road)
Pierz at Annandale (Defending 3A Champs also on the road in week #1)
St. Francis at Bemidji (tough assignment for the Saints out of the gate)
Orono at Benilde-St. Margaret’s
St. Thomas Academy at Mahtomedi (Great Rivalry Game)
North at Washburn (Mpls. Battle featuring the 1A runner-up Polars)
South St. Paul at North St. Paul (teams had great season a year ago)
Rogers at Sartell-St. Stephen (Rogers with a tough opener on the road)

Don’t forget to listen this Friday night at 8:00 for the WCCO Radio Rally with Steve Thomson and tune in for the High School Sports Rally with Mike Max during the 10 p.m. news on WCCO TV!