Indiana Football Coaches Association releases preseason rankings

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With the 2017 season set to kick-off next week in the Hoosier State, the Indiana Football Coaches Association has released its preseason rankings for all classifications.

Carmel, ranked No. 17 in the High School Football America Top 100, starts the season ranked No. 1 in Class 6A.  The Greyhounds are followed by Ben Davis, ranked No. 2, Warren Central at No. 3 and Center Grove at No. 4.

Behind Carmel in our national rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm is Warren Central at No. 20, followed by Center Grove at No. 48 and Ben Davis at No. 50.

Below are the rankings for each classification:

Class 6A

  1. Carmel (8)  – 97
  2. Ben Davis (1) – 82
  3. Warren Central (1) – 79
  4. Center Grove – 67
  5. Penn – 66
  6. Lawrence Central – 45
  7. Avon – 28.5
  8. Fort Wayne Snider – 27
  9. Hamilton Southeastern – 23
  10. Fishers – 15

Others receiving votes: Westfield (6), Noblesville (4.5), Columbus North (3), Valparaiso (3)

Class 5A

  1. Cathedral (8) – 96
  2. Columbus East – 91
  3. Bloomington South – 78
  4. Roncalli – 59
  5. New Palestine – 54
  6. LaPorte – 38
  7. Zionsville  – 34
  8. Decatur Central  – 30.5
  9. Concord – 17
  10. Whiteland – 13

Others receiving votes: Kokomo (12), Castle (6), Lafayette Harrison (2.5)

Class 4A

  1. NorthWood (6) – 94
  2. Evansville Reitz  – 90
  3. Evansville Central – 71
  4. East Central – 60
  5. Fort Wayne Dwenger – 52
  6. Lowell – 43
  7. Mishawaka – 37
  8. East Noble – 31
  9. New Haven – 20
  10. Mississinewa – 16

Others receiving votes: New Prairie (10), Hobart (8), Lebanon (8), Plymouth (4), East Chicago Central (3)

Class 3A

  1. Fort Wayne Concordia (8) – 96
  2. Lawrenceburg – 71
  3. West Lafayette (1) – 59
  4. Bishop Chatard – 54
  5. Gibson Southern – 41
  6. Cardinal Ritter (1) – 39
  7. Evansville Memorial – 35
  8. Mishawaka Marian – 33
  9. Garrett – 23
  10. Brownstown Central – 18

Others receiving votes: Fort Wayne Luers (17), Guerin Catholic (13), Brebeuf Jesuit (12), Tri-West (10)

Class 2A

  1. Eastbrook (8) – 97
  2. Evansville Mater Dei (1) – 80
  3. Woodlan (1) – 65
  4. Scecina – 58
  5. Whiting – 44
  6. Linton-Stockton – 41
  7. Milan – 28
  8. Rensselaer Central – 27
  9. Western Boone – 21
  10. Southridge – 18

Others receiving votes: Triton Central (14), Bremen (11), Lapel (8), Tipton (8), Shenandoah (7), Eastern Hancock (6)

Class A

  1. Pioneer (10) – 100
  2. Lafayette Central Catholic – 85
  3. Adams Central – 67
  4. Lutheran – 64
  5. Carroll (Flora) – 51
  6. Monroe Central – 36
  7. Fountain Central – 31
  8. West Washington – 17
  9. Sheridan – 15
  10. North Central (Farmersburg) – 13

Others receiving votes: Churubusco (12), Southwood (12), Northfield (7), Eastern Greene (6), LaVille (6), Hagerstown (5), North White (5)

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