Top 32 Rankings — Nov. 5, 2019 (Week 8)

Top 32 Rankings — Nov. 5, 2019 (Week 8)

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Ronald Reagan performs in finals at the San Antonio Super Regional on Nov. 2, 2019, at the Alamodome. // Photo by Jeremiah Wooten.
As always, San Antonio confirms some of our opinions, while simultaneously blowing our minds with crazy results that may seem inexplicable. Ronald Reagan, who was already the highest ranking Texas band, slid one spot to the top of the list after a strong victory at the "slaughter regional". Fellow medalists Vandegrift and Vista Ridge also saw considerable jumps, as did surprising finalists Round Rock and Pearland. This is Pearland's first time appearing on the rankings, although they have previously been featured in the Next 10 because of excellent showings at the Houston Regional.

Looking ahead to Grand Nationals, only 12 bands in the Top 32 will be in attendance, which coincidentally happens to be the number of bands that advance to finals. There are more than a few groups thought that could surprise us and slip into finals, which would certainly be notable and deserve some recognition in the final rankings of the season, which will be released the Tuesday following nationals.

The previous week's rankings are in parenthesis. Read about how we determine rankings.
  1. Ronald Reagan H.S., TX (2)
  2. Avon H.S., IN (1)
  3. Vandegrift H.S., TX (6)
  4. Broken Arrow H.S., OK (4)
  5. Carmel H.S., IN (5)
  6. Vista Ridge H.S., TX (13)
  7. Leander H.S., TX (8)
  8. Hebron H.S., TX (7)
  9. Tarpon Springs H.S., FL (9)
  10. Marcus H.S., TX (12)
  11. Blue Springs H.S., MO (10)
  12. Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX (11)
  13. The Woodlands H.S., TX (15)
  14. Flower Mound H.S., TX (3)
  15. Wando H.S., SC (14)
  16. LD Bell H.S., TX (16)
  17. William Mason H.S., OH (20)
  18. Lincoln-Way H.S., IL (17)
  19. Homestead H.S., IN (18)
  20. James Bowie H.S., TX (21)
  21. Keller H.S., TX (22)
  22. Round Rock H.S., TX (unranked)
  23. Haltom H.S., TX (23)
  24. O'Fallon Township H.S., IL (24)
  25. Pearland H.S., TX (unranked)
  26. Cedar Ridge H.S., TX (19)
  27. Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN (27)
  28. Park Vista H.S., FL (28)
  29. Westwood H.S., TX (25)
  30. Lafayette H.S., KY (29)
  31. Ayala H.S., CA (31)
  32. Westlake H.S., TX (Next 10)
First Out: Harrison H.S., GA (First Out)

Next 10, in alphabetical order: Cedar Park (TX), Coppell (TX), Fishers (IN), Lawrence Township (IN), Lockport Township (IL), Rouse (TX), Stephen F. Austin (TX), Union (OK), Vista Murrieta (CA), and Wylie (TX).