Following its third consecutive victory to start the season, Athens jumped from ninth to No. 5 in the ETSN.fm Week 3 East Texas Class 3A Poll.

The top four remained the same, but the poll saw plenty of movement from Nos. 5-10, including Gladewater falling out and Jasper coming close to falling out after both dropped games Friday night.

Atlanta made its first appearance in the poll at No. 9 after beating Center 23-16.

ETSN.fm Week 3 East Texas Class 3A Poll

1. Carthage (3-0) — def. Chapel Hill, 52-22
  • Last week’s rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Nacogdoches

 

2. Gilmer (3-0) — def. Jacksonville, 60-20
  • Last week’s rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Daingerfield

 

3. Kilgore (2-0) — def. Pine Tree, 56-7
  • Last week’s rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Mount Pleasant

 

4. Palestine (3-0) — def. Kaufman, 34-28
  • Last week’s rank: Same
  • This week: at Chapel Hill

 

5. Athens (3-0) — def. Gladewater, 41-7
  • Last week’s rank: No. 9
  • This week: at Rusk

 

6. Chapel Hill (1-2) — lost to Carthage, 52-22
  • Last week’s rank: No. 5
  • This week: vs. Palestine

 

7. Pittsburg (2-1) — lost to New Boston, 29-20
  • Last week’s rank: No. 6
  • This week: at New Boston

 

8. Liberty-Eylau (1-2) — lost to Texas High, 30-8
  • Last week’s rank: Same
  • This week:

 

9. Atlanta (2-1) -- def. Center, 23-16
  • Last week's rank: Unranked
  • This week: at Gladewater

 

10. Jasper (1-2) -- lost to Kirbyville, 23-20
  • Last week's rank: No. 7
  • This week: vs. West Orange-Stark

 

Newcomers: No. 9 Atlanta
Dropped out: Gladewater (No. 10)