Written by Corbett Smith
Southlake Carroll, Coppell rise in Corbett Smith's AP football ballot
With bye weeks, rain outs and cancellations across the state, a fair bit of the top-ranked teams in the state weren't in action last week (7 of 50 ranked teams had games that were canceled by rain or storms, while eight teams were on bye weeks). Consequently, there's not much movement in my ballot.
Southlake Carroll and Coppell were among the throng of teams at rest: Carroll on its bye week, Coppell getting midway through the first quarter of its Thursday game against Garland, before lightning brought it to a close.
Regardless, those two teams moved up on my 5A ballot, taking advantage of San Antonio Madison's loss to Smithson Valley, and DeSoto's thumping of Cedar Hill.
Class 5A No. 10 Pflugerville Hendrickson and 1A No. 10 Bosqueville are the only new teams to my poll.
Here's my ballot:
Class 5A 1st Place: DeSoto 2nd Place: Allen 3rd Place: Katy 4th Place: Houston Lamar 5th Place: Southlake Carroll 6th Place: Coppell 7th Place: Cibolo Steele 8th Place: Galena Park North Shore 9th Place: Cedar Hill 10th Place: Pflugerville Hendrickson
Class 4A 1st Place: Denton Guyer 2nd Place: Aledo 3rd Place: Texas City 4th Place: Cedar Park 5th Place: Northside Brennan 6th Place: Humble Summer Creek 7th Place: Whitehouse 8th Place: Mesquite Poteet 9th Place: Elgin 10th Place: Ennis
Class 3A 1st Place: Gilmer 2nd Place: Carthage 3rd Place: Argyle 4th Place: Navasota 5th Place: Kilgore 6th Place: Stephenville 7th Place: Graham 8th Place: El Campo 9th Place: Coldspring-Oakhurst 10th Place: West Orange-Stark
Class 2A 1st Place: East Bernard 2nd Place: Newton 3rd Place: Cameron Yoe 4th Place: New Boston 5th Place: Tatum 6th Place: Wall 7th Place: Franklin 8th Place: Hallettsville 9th Place: Hughes Springs 10th Place: White Oak
Class 1A 1st Place: Tenaha 2nd Place: Stamford 3rd Place: Mason 4th Place: Wellington 5th Place: Stratford 6th Place: Muenster 7th Place: Mart 8th Place: Bremond 9th Place: Anson 10th Place: Bosqueville