Top 30 Rankings — Nov. 8, 2016 (Week 9)

Top 30 Rankings — Nov. 8, 2016 (Week 9)

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.

It was an exciting weekend of competition in the Alamodome and Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Woodlands (TX) competes at the San Antonio Super Regional on Nov. 5, 2016 // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten
Flower Mound retains the top spot in this week's rankings following a decisive victory at San Antonio. It was the first time a group swept captions at the Texas super regional since 2007, when Marcus won over eventual Grand National Champion LD Bell.

After a disappointing placement at their UIL area marching contest, The Woodlands came back to place second in class and second overall at San Antonio. That performance pushes them all the way up to fifth place nationally.

A few other notable adjustments from San Antonio include Ronald Reagan dropping to 13th and LD Bell dropping out of the Top 30 to rest in the Next 10. LD Bell has an incredible show this year, and they've been performing it really well. There were just too many amazing groups at San Antonio this year.

In Indianapolis, there were some crazy differences between prelims and finals results. While we could debate for days about whether the prelims panel or finals panel got it right, we can say for a fact it cemented Avon's position in the top five. They are certainly in contention for the national title next weekend. Homestead and Marian Catholic both received a little boost in the rankings after their Indianapolis performances, and there's a new band in the Top 30: the Centerville Jazz Band.

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