New Polls Set Up Titanic Clash

New AP state polls revealed

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    The new AP polls were released on Tuesday.

    The Woodlands' win over one of the nation's top teams, Katy, shook up the Class 5A AP poll that was revealed on Tuesday.

    Katy fell to No. 10, and The Woodlands jumped into the poll at No. 9, but many area teams benefited from Katy's surprising loss.

    Cedar Hill, behind running back Ben Malena, who's still injured, but could return this week, and linebacker Aaron Benson, took over the top spot in the state's largest classification. And who's behind them now? None other than the Longhorns' Week 2 opponent Euless Trinity, who opened its season on Monday in the Kirk Herbstreit Classic at JerryWorld. That sets up a huge matchup between Cedar Hill and Trinity, one which Trinity will have just three days off for -- a little crazy but I guess the opportunity to play at JerryWorld was just too enticing.

    Pretty much everyone in 5A moved up one spot as a result of Katy's loss, as Southlake Carroll moved to No. 4 and Dallas Skyline moved up to fifth. Allen moved up to No. 8.

    In Class 4A, Lake Travis is somehow still managing to get three first-place votes, ahead of the state's No. 1 team, Longview, which beat 5A defending state champion Allen in the season opener. Denton Guyer checks in at No. 3 after a much more impressive win over Stephenville than its blowout-turned-nailbiter against Carrollton Newman Smith on opening night. Aledo and Ennis each moved up a spot to Nos. 7 and 8, respectively.

    In Class 3A, Prosper moved up a spot to No. 8, and Celina dropped three spots to No. 6 after being upset by TAPPS power TCA-Addison.

    Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/award-winning blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. One more day until the NFL begins. Finally.