Top 30 Rankings — Oct. 10, 2017 (Week 5)

Top 30 Rankings — Oct. 10, 2017 (Week 5)

Vandegrift competes at the Austin Regional on Sept. 23, 2017, at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten
Several of the top bands in the nation competed Saturday in Conroe and Dayton, leading to some significant changes in this week's rankings.

In Conroe, several Texas bands had impressive finishes at the Conroe Regional. Vandegrift and Ronald Reagan moved up in the rankings after earning first and second, respectively, at the competition. James Bowie took a huge jump to 14th after beating The Woodlands. Bowie was previously included in the Next 10. Hendrickson continued to slide up the rankings with their sixth-place finish, and Cy-Fair's eighth-place finish earned them a place in the Next 10.

At the Dayton Regional, Carmel narrowly defeated Avon in prelims, while the finals competition was rained out. The two bands split captions with Avon winning music, Carmel winning visual, and a tie between the two in general effect. Those close results kept the two groups close in the rankings at fifth and sixth. It's very exciting to see these two groups continue to push each other and we'll see them compete again at the Indianapolis Super Regional in about two weeks.

Finals at the Jacksonville Regional was also cancelled because of weather, but Nation Ford's victory earned them a spot in the Next 10.

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