Top 30 Rankings — Oct. 4, 2016 (Week 4)

Top 30 Rankings — Oct. 4, 2016 (Week 4)

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.

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Union (OK) hornline members perform in prelims at the Golden Regiment Invitational on Oct. 1, 2016, at Blue Springs High School. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten
Now it's time for this week's rankings.

There aren't very many adjustments this week because most of the results from this weekend were almost exactly what we expected.

Mason had a rather decisive victory in Toledo, Ohio, and the top half of the Conroe Regional placed just like we predicted.

Nation Ford's victory at Jacksonville was enough to push them into the Next 10, but didn't earn them a spot on the Top 30. We'll watch how they perform at Winston-Salem and Atlanta and a good showing there could move them onto the list.

We're looking forward to this weekend's showdown at Plano and can imagine some significant changes to next week's rankings might be in store. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates throughout the competition.

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