With the regular season winding down in a few weeks, the cream of the high school crop has risen and as a result the Associated Press high school polls have become relatively predictable, as Monday's new polls revealed.
Nowhere was that more noticeable than in the Class 5A poll, where the top-10 teams stayed in their respective spots from the previous week, without any change. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is represented by four schools in the top 10, as Cedar Hill remains in the top spot and Dallas Skyline still sits at No. 2. Allen still checks in at No. 6 and Southlake Carroll remains in the tenth spot after defeating Flower Mound Marcus on Friday. Carroll and Allen are two of three one-loss teams in the top 10. The others have perfect marks.
In the Class 4A poll, spots 1-9 remained the same and Corpus Christi Calallen checked in at No. 10 after Lake Dallas dropped from the poll following its 28-21 loss to No. 2 Denton Guyer. Aside from Guyer, the area has two ranked teams in No. 4 Waxahachie and No. 6 Highland Park. Guyer is receiving 2 of the 25 first-place votes and Lake Travis has the remaining ones. Highland Park is one of four one-loss teams along with Longview, Schertz Steele and Waco Midway.
The Class 3A poll was in the same boat as the 4A one, as 1-9 stayed true while No. 10 was a new face in La Grange. The only DFW representative in the poll is No. 7 Argyle.
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