Top 30 Rankings — Oct. 17, 2017 (Week 6)

Top 30 Rankings — Oct. 17, 2017 (Week 6)

LD Bell competes at the Renegade Review on Oct. 12, 2017, at Union High School. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten
The last weekend of competition before super regionals begin sure left us feeling like anything could happen in the next few weeks. At various BOA and independent competitions, we saw many upsets and surprising results that have us really excited for what's to come in Indianapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, and San Antonio.

LD Bell edged out Blue Springs at the Renegade Review, in Tulsa, proving that they really are back this season and will certainly be back in finals at the San Antonio Super Regional. But it was very close, with the two groups switching captions and even tying for the music and effect captions in finals.

Back in Texas, Johnson won a decisive victory at the new Midland Regional, beating Bellevue West and Timber Creek. Plus, two earlier BOA regionals practically had rematches this weekend. At the Texas Marching Classic, Ronald Reagan barely edged out Vandegrift after losing to Vandy at the Conroe Regional a week earlier. And at the Plano East competition, Flower Mound edged out Hebron, just a few weeks after losing to them at the Southlake Regional.

The Southeast also participated with its own narrow, unexpected victory. At Winston-Salem, Dobyns-Bennett fell to Fort Mill by only a tenth of a point in finals.

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