Top 30 Rankings — Oct. 25, 2016 (Week 7)

Top 30 Rankings — Oct. 25, 2016 (Week 7)

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 St. Louis Super Regional was as intense as we expected. Bentonville did not advance to finals and the elite Oklahoma bands faced some stiff competition.

Bellevue West (NE) performs at the St. Louis Super Regional on Oct. 22, 2016, at the Dome at America's Center. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten.
Broken Arrow's decisive victory shifts them up to the #2 position, which means the two best groups in the nation won't be attending the Grand National Championships. Blue Springs and Owasso also moved up a few spots, while Union move down a few spots.

Two other St. Louis finalists were able to grab spots in the Top 30 this week: Bellevue West, which earned fourth place in finals, and Rosemount, which slipped to seventh place in finals after placing third in prelims. This is the first time Bellevue West has ever appeared in the Top 30.

O'Fallon Township fell out of the Top 30, but rests safely in the Next 10.

In Indiana, Avon and Carmel faced off in state semifinals. Avon earned a much more decisive victory than they did at regionals, beating Carmel by 1.75 points and winning every judge except the visual individual judge. This caused them to move into the top five and sets them up in prime position as we move toward the Indianapolis Super Regional. Homestead narrowly beat Castle by a tenth of a point, causing them to jump to #20 and pushing Castle back a few spots.

Lastly, Performances at the San Jose Regional caused two new California groups to be featured in the Next 10. Clovis West won the regional with the GE caption, and Saratoga placed second with the music and visual captions. The two groups join Ayala, former Grand National finalist, for a total of three California bands in the Next 10.

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