Division 2/3 football poll sees West Valley drop while Eielson and Lathrop rise

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Now that week one of the High School Football season is in the books, the Alaska Sports Broadcasters Network has released their updated polls heading into week 2.
And these polls have created quite the stir in the Alaska Sports World.
We'll start off with the rankings that affects our Interior teams the most, the Combined Division 2 and 3 poll.
To the surprise of many, Palmer is the #1 ranked team in the combined poll.
The Moose are fresh off of a 31-8 victory over a division 1 school, the new Juneau Football team, which is made up of the Former Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears and Thunder Mountain Falcons.
The Eielson Ravens also moved up after defeating a team one division higher.
After defeating the North Pole Patriots 55-34, the Dirty Birds are now ranked second.
They will host another Division 2 school, the West Valley Wolfpack, on Friday night.
In third are the defending Division 3 state champion Barrow Whalers, who defeated Nikiski 40-7.
The Lathrop Malemutes have moved up to #4 after their dominant 49-21 win over Kenai Central.
The Malemutes were unranked last week.
And despite defeating a Division 1 school, the West Valley Wolfpack slid down to #5 in the Combined Poll.
They defeated Service 40-35 with a last second touchdown.
They were ranked #2 in the preseason poll.
You may have noticed a pretty big name omitted from the Poll.
The Soldotna Stars were left out of the Top 5 for the first time since 2012.
The stars lost for the first time in 59 games to the West Anchorage Eagles on Friday night.
They were listed as receiving votes this week along with Eagle River and Kodiak.
The Division 1 Poll saw little change, just more of a shakeup as to where teams were ranked.
The East Anchorage Thunderbirds have taken the #1 spot after dominating Chugiak 47-0.
The Bartlett Golden Bears dropped one spot to #2 after defeating Baldwin High School down in Maui 74-55.
West is still at #3 after snapping Soldotna's winning streak on Friday night with a last-second touchdown.
Colony, who also used a last-minute score to defeat South Anchorage 27-26 is ranked fourth while Dimond took the #5 overall spot after rallying from behind to defeat Wasilla 35-21.
No other teams were listed as receiving votes in this week's Poll.