Unlike last week's Associated Press state 3A poll when there were absolutely no changes from the prior week, this week's looks a lot different and has a few familiar faces noticeably absent from the top 10.
There are three new teams in the Class 3A poll, and the one area team is Argyle. It's the first time the Eagles have cracked the top 10 in Class 3A and it's well deserved after they physically dominated the Class 3A Division I defending state champion Prosper Eagles on Friday night in a 17-14 win.
Another mild upset led to a new face in the Class 4A poll as Lake Dallas cracked the poll for the first time in school history after beating Denton Ryan on Thursday night in a bit of a shocker behind QB James Frankln's monstrous game. Lake Dallas is at No. 10 this week and faces an even bigger challenge on Friday when it hosts No. 2 Denton Guyer. Denton Ryan didn't slip too far in the pecking order, just two slots out of the top 10. Highland Park jumped a spot to No. 6 after their narrow escape from the jaws of upset against Richardson Pearce, and Guyer remains No. 2 with two first-place votes behind two-time defending state champion Lake Travis.
In the state's biggest classification, 5A, the poll pretty much stood firm, with Cedar Hill and Dallas Skyline locking down the top two spots, respectively. Allen moved up a spot to No. 6 after easily handling McKinney Boyd and Southlake Carroll remained No. 10 after defeating Coppell. My dark horse pick for a state championship, Tyler John Tyler, finally broke into the poll in Week 6 at No. 9 after a domination of formerly unbeaten Mesquite Horn.