Top 32 Rankings — Sept. 28, 2021 (Week 3)

Top 32 Rankings — Sept. 28, 2021 (Week 3)

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Vandegrift performs at the 2021 Austin Regional. // Photo courtsey of Vandegrift Band photographers.
What a crazy weekend of band! We witnessed some incredible BOA contests in Austin, Clarksville, Columbus, and Conroe, and an indepdendent event in Owasso. You can read our detailed analysis of Castle's impressive performance and The Woodlands win at the first of two Houston regionals. Or you can dig into all of the recaps and scores on our results tab.

Last week, we didn't see many changes in the rankings because nothing too surprising happened. That did not hold true this week. The Woodlands slid all the way up to fourth place after their strong victory in Houston. This was the band's first regional championship since their 2013 national championship season. And if you're an active participant on our forums, you're probably aware the hype train is already gaining speed, even though it's not about trains.

In Austin, Vandegrift took the top spot, followed by Claudia Taylor Johnson, but it was Leander ISD band Rouse who really stood out. After making finals at a BOA event for the first time in 2019, the band finished third in finals. Rouse is also going to the Texas Marching Classic and Waco Regional, so they'll have plenty of opportunities to show that this placement wasn't a fluke and they deserve to be potentially even higher in the rankings.

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

Next 10, in alphabetical order: American Fork (UT), Franklin (TN), Jenks (OK), Klein Oak (TX), Lawrence Township (IN), Pearland (TX), Seven Lakes (TX), Union (OK), Westwood (TX), and Wylie East (TX).