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Football: Summit leapfrogs Page in 5A poll; Ravenwood, BGA and Brentwood Academy hold steady

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The Class 5A Williamson County-area football teams Summit and Page showed the most movement in the latest Associated Press High School Football Top 10 poll for each classification. Battle Ground Academy stayed cemented in the top spot in Division II-AA and both Ravenwood and Brentwood Academy held strong at No. 3, respectively in 6A and DII-AAA.

The Spartans defeated Franklin 28-14 in Week 4 to improve their program-best start to 4-0 this season. Summit jumped from No. 8 last week to No. 6 this week and also leap-frogged Region 5-5A rival Page, which tumbled from No. 4 to No. 9. The Patriots (3-1) suffered a 24-14 home loss to Lipscomb Academy on Friday.

BGA moved to 4-0 Friday with a 35-16 win against Franklin-Simpson, a defending Class 4A state champion in Kentucky. The Wildcats garnered 18 first-place votes, up from last week’s 14.

In Class 6A, Ravenwood (4-0) battled past Pulaski Academy 61-47 on Friday in an Arkansas vs. Tennessee football showdown. The Raptors earned two first place votes staying steady at No. 3 for the second week in a row. Rival Brentwood (3-1), which fell on the road at Class 5A Henry County in Week 4 and faces the Raptors this week, slipped two spots to No. 7 in the 6A poll.

In DII-AAA, Brentwood Academy (3-1) bounced back from a setback against McCallie in Week 3 by rallying to top Whitehaven Friday 17-14. Whitehaven entered the contest with the No. 4 ranking in 6A where they stayed despite the loss to the four-time defending champions.

Nolensville (No. 5 in 4A) moved up one place despite the idle week.

The Associated Press' Top 10 teams in each of Tennessee's six Division I non-financial aid classifications and in the combined Division II financial aid classifications as selected by Tennessee AP-member sportswriters and broadcasters. With first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 16, total points based on 10 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 10th-place vote:

Class 6A

Record Pts Prv

1. Oakland (17) 4-0 188 1

2. Maryville 4-0 165 2

3. Ravenwood (2) 4-0 157 3

4. Whitehaven 3-1 121 4

5. Bradley Central 3-1 100 7

6. Kingsport Dobyns Bennett 3-0 79 8

7. Brentwood 3-1 71 5

8. Cordova 3-1 59 10

9. Houston 4-0 34 NR

10. Riverdale 3-1 32 6

Others receiving 12 or more points: Wilson Central 16.

Class 5A

Record Pts Prv

1. Knoxville Central (16) 4-0 180 1

2. Beech (1) 4-0 160 2

3. Powell (1) 4-0 142 3

4. Kirby 3-0 98 6

5. David Crockett 3-0 94 5

6. Summit 4-0 76 8

7. Henry County 2-2 59 9

8. Knoxville West 4-0 55 10

9. Page 3-1 46 4

10. South Doyle 3-1 42 7

Others receiving 12 or more points: Gallatin (1) 36.

Class 4A

Record Pts Prv

1. Greeneville (12) 3-1 176 1

2. Haywood County (5) 3-1 151 3

3. Elizabethton (1) 3-0 128 4

4. Anderson County (1) 3-1 123 5

5. Nolensville 3-0 106 6

6. Hardin County 3-1 78 9

7. Springfield 3-1 72 8

8. Dyersburg 3-1 60 2

9. Marshall County 3-1 43 7

10. Livingston Academy 4-0 38 NR

Others receiving 12 or more points: Creek Wood 12.

Class 3A

Record Pts Prv

1. Alcoa (12) 3-1 178 1

2. Covington (5) 4-0 162 2

3. Pearl-Cohn (1) 4-0 137 4

(tie) Red Bank (1) 4-0 137 3

5. East Nashville 4-0 110 6

6. Gatlinburg-Pittman 4-0 81 7

7. Loudon 4-0 67 8

8. Upperman 3-1 48 5

(tie) Westview 4-0 48 9

10. South Gibson 4-0 28 10

Others receiving 12 or more points: none.

Class 2A

Record Pts Prv

1. Peabody (18) 4-0 188 1

2. Meigs County (2) 4-0 164 2

3. Lewis County 3-0 139 4

4. Watertown 3-1 104 6

5. Tyner Academy 2-1 85 3

6. Trousdale County 2-1 83 7

7. Forrest 4-0 62 9

8. Fairley 3-1 57 5

9. Oneida 3-1 55 8

10. South Greene 4-0 28 NR

Others receiving 12 or more points: Union City 20. Houston County 12.

Class 1A

Record Pts Prv

1. South Pittsburg (14) 4-0 175 1

2. Huntingdon (3) 4-0 163 2

3. Lake County (1) 4-0 145 3

4. Freedom Prep 4-0 115 4

5. Greenfield 4-0 97 7

6. Greenback 2-2 69 6

7. Cornersville 2-2 49 T9

8. Coalfield 3-1 45 T9

9. Fayetteville 4-0 41 NR

10. Mt. Pleasant 2-1 32 5

Others receiving 12 or more points: Clay County 22. Monterey 17. Moore County 13.

Division II-A

Record Pts Prv

1. University-Jackson (14) 3-0 172 1

2. Friendship Christian (3) 3-1 158 2

3. Fayette Academy (1) 3-1 147 3

4. Nashville Christian School 3-0 135 4

5. Rosemark Academy 3-1 60 5

Others receiving 12 or more points: DCA 36.

Division II-AA

Record Pts Prv

1. Battle Ground Academy (18) 4-0 180 1

2. ECS 3-1 148 2

3. Notre Dame 2-1 130 3

4. Boyd Buchanan 3-0 123 5

5. Lipscomb Academy 3-1 47 NR

Others receiving 12 or more points: Lausanne Collegiate 44. CAK 36.

Division II-AAA

Record Pts Prv

1. McCallie (15) 4-0 177 1

2. MUS (3) 4-0 152 2

3. Brentwood Academy 3-1 140 3

4. Ensworth 4-0 124 4

5. Knoxville Catholic 2-1 72 5

Others receiving 12 or more points: Baylor 30. Briarcrest 25.

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All Associated Press members in Tennessee are eligible to participate in the high school football poll. Those who voted for this week's poll are: The Daily Post-Athenian, Athens; Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga; The Leaf-Chronicle , Clarksville; Cleveland Daily Banner, Cleveland; The Daily Herald , Columbia; Herald-Citizen, Cookeville; The Tennessean, Nashville; State Gazette, Dyersburg; The Williamson Herald, Franklin; The Jackson Sun, Jackson; Johnson City Press, Johnson City; Times News, Kingsport; The Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville; Marshall County Tribune (Lewisburg); The Daily Times, Maryville; The Commercial Appeal, Memphis; The Paris Post-Intelligencer; WCMT, Martin.

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