Top 30 Rankings — Oct. 18, 2016 (Week 6)

Top 30 Rankings — Oct. 18, 2016 (Week 6)

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 news coming out of this weekend was the first round of state competitions.

Castle (IN) performs in prelims at the Clarksville Regional on Sept. 24, 2016, at Austin Peay State University. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten.
At Indiana State School Music Association regional competitions, Avon narrowly defeated Carmel, followed closely by Castle. That caused Avon and Castle to move up and Carmel to slide down slightly. Homestead's performance at their regional was as would be expected and didn't have an effect on their ranking.

Additionally, state competitions in Illinois moved O'Fallon Township back into the rankings and caused Marian Catholic to drop a few spots. However, Marian always makes drastic improvements the last few weeks of the season, so by the time the Indianapolis Super Regional and the Grand National Championships come around, they'll certainly be back on top.

In actual Bands of America results, Dobyns-Bennett won the Winston-Salem Regional, again. It was enough to push them up a few spots, but the regionals reputation as a whole is not enough to put more than one group on the Top 30.

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