NOTE: The Deseret Morning News top 25 is now based on voting by 13 prep football writers. Total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote.

1. Bingham (8-1) Class: 5A

Was: 2.Points: 317. Last week: Beat Hunter, 30-7

Outlook: The Miners have returned to their customary perch atop the top 25 rankings. Next up: vs. Copper Hills, Thursday

2. Alta (8-1) Class: 5A

Was: 3. Points: 314. Last week: Beat Taylorsville, 55-7

Outlook: Has only surrendered 28 total points in its past four games. Next up: vs. Jordan, Friday.

3. Layton (8-1) Class: 5A

Was: 5. Points: 283. Last week: Beat Viewmont, 37-17

Outlook: The Region 1 champs make the jump from No. 5 to 3 after convincing win over Viewmont. Next up: at Weber, Friday.

4. Timpview (8-0) Class: 4A

Was: 4. Points: 282. Last week: Bye

Outlook: Would love to end the regular season with one more shutout. Next up: at Provo, Friday.

5. Pine View (9-0) Class: 4A

Was: 6. Points: 256. Last week: Beat Hurricane, 34-3

Outlook: Region title already sewed up, the Panthers can rest their starters this week. Next up: vs. Canyon View, Friday.

6. Jordan (7-2) Class: 5A

Was: 1. Points: 253. Last week: Lost to Skyline, 36-35

Outlook: After struggling against Brighton and then losing to Skyline, the 'Diggers are heading in the wrong direction at the wrong time. Next up: at Alta, Friday.

7. Cottonwood (8-1) Class: 4A

Was: 7. Points: 247. Last week: Beat Granger, 48-14

Outlook: Can clinch share of Region 6 title with a victory. Next up: at Olympus, Thursday.

8. Highland (7-2) Class: 4A

Was: 8. Points: 234. Last week: Beat West, 23-21

Outlook: Dodged a major bullet with improbable rally against West. Next up: at Murray, Thursday.

9. Northridge (7-2) Class: 5A

Was: 9. Points: 221. Last week Beat Davis, 21-20 (OT)

Outlook: Knights can secure a first-round home playoff game with a win Friday. Next up: at Viewmont, Friday.

10. East (7-2) Class: 4A

Was: 10. Points: 219. Last week: Beat Cyprus, 33-14

Outlook: There will be plenty at stake in the much-hyped East-West showdown . Next up: vs. West, Thursday.

11. Pl. Grove (7-2) Class: 5A

Was: 12. Points: 181. Last week: Beat Spanish Fork, 23-20

Outlook: Like last year, the Vikings are quietly putting together a fantastic season. Next up: at American Fork, Friday.

12. American Fork (6-3) Class: 5A

Was: 14. Points: 169. Last week: Beat Lone Peak, 30-20

Outlook: A win Friday ensures Cavemen of Region's top seed. Next up: vs. Pleasant Grove, Friday.

13. Sky View (7-2) Class: 4A

Was: 15. Points: 164. Last week: Beat Mountain Crest, 28-0

Outlook: Dominant defensive performance has Bobcats eyeing Region 5 title. Next up: at Woods Cross, Thursday.

14. Viewmont (6-3) Class: 5A

Was: 11. Points: 145. Last week: Lost to Layton, 37-17

Outlook: Vikes will be hitting the road in the playoffs without a win this weekend. Next up: vs. Northridge, Friday.

15. Skyline (5-4) Class: 5A

Was: —. Points: 130. Last week: Beat Jordan, 36-35

Outlook: The Eagles might be a contender after all. Next up: vs. Brighton, Friday.

16. Davis (5-3) Class: 5A

Was: 13. Points: 122. Last week: Lost to Northridge, 21-20 (OT)

Outlook: Darts will face a tough tough road thanks to missed extra point. Next up: at Syracuse, Friday.

17. Bountiful (7-2) Class: 4A

Was: 19. Points: 113. Last week: Beat Roy, 31-14

Outlook: Braves step out of region play in season finale. Next up: at Tooele, Thursday.

18. Riverton (6-3) Class: 5A

Was: 18. Points: 91. Last week: Beat Kearns, 20-17 (OT)

Outlook: Need to beat Hunter to secure home playoff game. Next up: vs. Hunter, Friday.

19. Mountain View (6-2) Class: 4A

Was: 20. Points: 90. Last week: Beat Payson, 35-14

Outlook: Second place in region up for grabs against Orem. Next up: vs. Orem, Friday.

20. Logan (7-2) Class: 3A

Was: 22. Points: 80. Last week: Beat Ben Lomond, 49-14

Outlook: Continue to crush weak Region 11 foes. Next up: vs. Bear River, Friday.

21. Union (7-2) Class: 3A

Was: 24. Points: 69. Last week: Beat Judge, 40-35

Outlook: Are a win away from an undefeated region season. Next up: at Wasatch, Thursday.

22. West (5-4) Class: 4A

Was: 23. Points: 48. Last week: Lost to Highland, 23-21

Outlook: How will Panthers respond after letting win slip away last week. Next up: at East, Thursday.

23. Dixie (5-3) Class: 4A

Was: —. Points: 41. Last week: Beat Snow Canyon, 26-19

Outlook: Nobody gave Dixie a shot against Snow Canyon, but it won to clinch playoff berth. Next up: vs. Hurricane, Friday.

24. Fremont (5-4) Class: 5A

Was: 25. Points: 24. Last week: Beat Syracuse, 33-20

Outlook: Need to beat Clearfield to keep playoff hopes alive. Next up: vs. Clearfield, Friday.

25. Millard (9-0) Class: 2A

Was: —. Points: 21. Last week: Beat Beaver, 40-0

Outlook: Unbeaten 2A team is back in top 25. Next up: 2A State Tournament, vs. TBA, Oct. 26.

Others receiving votes: Mtn. Crest 19, Park City 16, Judge 13, N. Summit 10, Snow Canyon 8, Orem 8, Juan Diego 6, West Jordan 2.

Dropped out: No. 16 Mtn. Crest, No. 17 Snow Canyon, No. 21 Judge,