2014 Texas AP High School Football Rankings – Week 5

DeSoto has closed the gap on #1 Allen in the latest Texas Associated Press High School Football Rankings.  Photograph courtesy of Rita Bell Photography.

DeSoto has closed the gap on #1 Allen in the latest Texas Associated Press High School Football Rankings.
Photograph courtesy of Rita Bell Photography.

by Jeff Fisher

Allen, the #1 team in the nation in the latest High School Football America Top 25, lost a little bit of its lead over DeSoto in the latest Texas Associated Press High School Football Rankings. Allen’s Week 4 18-point lead has shrunk to ten points with DeSoto also picking-up four first place votes.  DeSoto is currently ranked #5 in our national rankings.

Here is The Associated Press high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and the team’s ranking in last week’s poll:

Class 6A
School Total Points Prv
1. Allen (17) (5-0) 242 1
2. DeSoto (8) (5-0) 232 2
3. Southlake Carroll (4-0) 160 4
4. Euless Trinity (5-0) 152 3
5. Pearland (5-0) 131 5
6. Manvel (4-0) 113 6
7. Dallas Skyline (4-0) 88 8
8. Cibolo Steele (4-1) 86 7
9. Denton Guyer (3-1) 47 9
10. SA Northside Brennan (5-0) 46 NR
Others receiving votes: 11, Katy 35. 12, Cedar Hill 18. 13, Cypress Fairbanks 10. 14, Hewitt Midway 7. 15, The Woodlands 2. 15, Dallas Jesuit 2. 15, Lake Travis 2. 18, Austin Westlake 1. 18, Amarillo 1.

Class 5A
School Total Points Prv
1. Aledo (17) (3-1) 240 1
2. Fort Bend Elkins (6) (4-0) 196 4
3. Temple (1) (3-1) 166 5
4. Mansfield Timberview (1) (4-1) 150 6
5. Tyler (3-1) 130 7
6. West Mesquite (4-0) 115 9
7. Richmond Foster (5-0) 85 10
8. Georgetown (4-1) 50 3
9. Lufkin (2-2) 37 2
10. Fort Bend Ridge Point (4-0) 31 NR
Others receiving votes: 11, Cedar Park 30. 12, CC Flour Bluff 28. 13, Richmond George Ranch 20. 14, Ennis 17. 15, Nacogdoches 16. 16, Lancaster 13. 17, Houston King 12. 18, Cedar Park Vista Ridge 10. 19, Rockwall-Heath 7. 20, Port Neches-Groves 6. 21, EP Del Valle 5. 22, Canyon Randall 4. 23, Lubbock Cooper 2. 23, Mesquite Poteet 2. 25, FW Boswell 1. 25, Crosby 1. 25, Boerne Champion 1.

Class 4A
School Total Points Prv
1. Navasota (19) (5-0) 242 1
2. Argyle (2) (5-0) 217 2
3. Gilmer (2) (5-0) 205 3
4. Kennedale (1) (5-0) 149 5
5. Stephenville (1) (4-1) 125 6
6. La Grange (5-0) 120 7
7. West Orange-Stark (4-1) 95 4
8. Big Spring (4-0) 64 10
9. La Marque (4-1) 63 9
10. Van (5-0) 22 NR
Others receiving votes: 11, Gladewater 19. 12, Atlanta 18. 13, La Vernia 12. 14, Port Isabel 8. 15, Giddings 6. 16, Graham 3. 17, Sour Lake Hardin-Jefferson 2. 17, Celina 2. 17, Sweetwater 2. 20, Tatum 1.

Class 3A
School Total Points Prv
1. Cisco (23) (4-0) 246 1
2. Franklin (4-0) 218 2
3. Rockdale (4-0) 181 3
4. Corrigan-Camden (2) (4-0) 152 5
5. Wall (4-1) 151 4
6. Kirbyville (4-0) 118 6
7. Teague (5-0) 107 7
8. Malakoff (5-0) 91 8
9. Waskom (3-1) 64 9
10. Blanco (5-0) 18 NR
Others receiving votes: 11, East Bernard 9. 12, Eastland 5. 12, Shallowater 5. 14, Arp 3. 15, Grandview 2. 16, Spearman 1. 16, Van Alstyne 1. 16, East Chambers 1. 16, Buna 1. 16, Coleman 1.

Class 2A
School Total Points Prv
1. Refugio (19) (4-0) 242 1
2. Mart (6) (5-0) 229 2
3. Canadian (5-0) 173 4
4. Bremond (5-0) 158 5
5. Albany (4-0) 123 6
6. Mason (5-0) 116 8
7. Shiner (5-0) 109 7
8. Crawford (5-0) 67 9
9. Alto (4-0) 62 NR
10. Stratford (3-1) 33 10
Others receiving votes: 11, Tenaha 17. 12, Iraan 16. 13, Seagraves 13. 14, Abernathy 12. 15, Hamlin 2. 15, Shelbyville 2. 17, Centerville 1.

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About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.