Top 30 Rankings — Sept. 27, 2016 (Week 3)

Top 30 Rankings — Sept. 27, 2016 (Week 3)

This is a set of rankings from an older poll. We keep all our polls online for archival purposes. You might want to view the current Top 30 rankings or read how we determine rankings.

The biggest change this week comes from a rising star in Texas. Following some very significant results at the Austin Regional, Vandegrift jumped fourteen spots to place sixth overall, pushing several groups back one spot.

Franklin (TN) band members perform a trombone feature on Sept. 24, 2016, at the Clarksville Regional. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten
The top two placing groups from Clarksville remain in the Top 30, but North Hardin slips out.

Prospect's performance at Dayton was enough to put them back on the list for the first time since 2014, but with no additional BOA performances this season, it will likely be a short-lived stay on the Top 30.

Two groups make their premiere on the rankings: Vista Ridge and Winston Churchill are ranked in the Top 30 for the first time ever, though both groups have previously been listed in the Next 10.

Some notable additions to the Next 10 this weekend include Bixby and Bentonville. We'll see how Bentonville stacks up against groups like Union and O'Fallon Township at this weekend's Golden Regiment Invitational at Blue Springs High School.

The previous week's rankings are in parenthesis. Read about how we determine rankings.
  1. Tarpon Springs H.S., FL (1)
  2. Broken Arrow H.S., OK (2)
  3. Flower Mound H.S., TX (4)
  4. Hebron H.S., TX (3)
  5. Carmel H.S., IN (5)
  6. Vandegrift H.S., TX (20)
  7. Leander H.S., TX (10)
  8. Avon H.S., IN (7)
  9. Ronald Reagan H.S., TX (8)
  10. Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX (6)
  11. William Mason H.S., OH (9)
  12. Cedar Park H.S., TX (13)
  13. The Woodlands H.S., TX (11)
  14. Marcus H.S., TX (12)
  15. James Bowie H.S., TX (15)
  16. Round Rock H.S., TX (14)
  17. Harrison H.S., GA (16)
  18. Marian Catholic H.S., IL (17)
  19. Blue Springs H.S., MO (18)
  20. LD Bell H.S., TX (19)
  21. Owasso H.S., OK (21)
  22. Castle H.S., IN (29)
  23. Franklin H.S., TN (24)
  24. Union H.S., OK (23)
  25. Homestead H.S., IN (22)
  26. Prospect H.S., IL (unranked)
  27. Vista Ridge H.S., TX (unranked)
  28. Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TX (27)
  29. Keller H.S., TX (25)
  30. Winston Churchill H.S., TX (unranked)
Next 10, in alphabetical order: Ayala (CA), Bellevue West (NE), Bentonville (AR), Bixby (OK), Cedar Ridge (TX), Center Grove (IN), Hendrickson (TX), Lake Central (IN), O'Fallon Township (IL), and Wando (SC).