A pair of East Texas teams climbed into the top 10 in this week's Associated Press Class 4A poll.

Gladewater (4-1) and Atlanta (5-0) debuted at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively, as both get set for their District 6-4A Division II openers this week. Gladewater hosts Tatum, while Atlanta visits Pleasant Grove on Friday night.

Gilmer (5-0) held steady at No. 3, while Van (5-0) moved up one spot to No. 8. Gilmer travels to Melissa in the Buckeyes' 5-4A Division II opener, while Van plays host to Athens to begin 8-4A Division I this week.

In 5A, John Tyler (4-1) remained at No. 5 after its 76-13 rout of Lindale last week. Lufkin (3-2) dropped one spot to No. 10 despite a 52-45 home win over Whitehouse. John Tyler hosts Lufkin on Friday night in a huge District 16-5A battle.

Longview (3-2) is receiving votes.

Everything remained the same for East Texas in the 3A rankings. Corrigan-Camden (5-0), a 64-35 winner over Diboll, is No. 4, Malakoff (5-0), which was off, is No. 8, and Waskom (4-1), which rolled to a 63-35 win over Frankston, is still ninth.

Corrigan-Camden hosts Crockett, Malakoff is home against Palestine Westwood, and Waskom plays host to Arp this Friday night.

Arp (4-0) and Newton (2-3) each received votes.

Alto is the area's lone ranked team in Class 2A, holding steady at No. 9. The Yellow Jackets (4-0) play at Grapeland in the 11-2A Division I opener this Friday night.

Tenaha (3-1) and Shelbyville (4-0) are receiving votes.

Associated Press High School Football Poll

Here is The Associated Press high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and the team’s ranking in last week’s poll:

CLASS 6A

[table id=1006 /]

Others receiving votes: 11, Katy 20. 12, Cedar Hill 14. 12, Cy-Fair 14. 14, Hewitt Midway 8. 15, McAllen 7.16, The Woodlands 4. 17, Lake Travis 2. 18, Amarillo 1.

 

CLASS 5A

[table id=1007 /]

Others receiving votes: 11, Ennis 21. 12, West Mesquite 20. 13, Richmond George Ranch 16. 14, Cedar Park 14. 15, Cedar Park Vista Ridge 12. 16, Houston King 8. 17, EP Del Valle 6. 18, Mesquite Poteet 5. 18, Port Neches-Groves 5. 20, Lancaster 4. 21, Crosby 3. 22, Longview 2. 23, Boerne Champion 1. 23, Rockwall-Heath 1.

 

CLASS 4A

[table id=1008 /]

Others receiving votes: 11, La Vernia 20. 12, Port Isabel 13. 13, Sour Lake Hardin-Jefferson 11. 14, West Orange-Stark 9. 15, Big Spring 6. 16, Sweetwater 5. 17, Celina 4. 18, Andrews 3. 19, Graham 2. 20, El Campo 1.

 

CLASS 3A

[table id=1009 /]

Others receiving votes: 11, Eastland 7. 12, Arp 3. 12, East Bernard 3. 14, Coleman 2. 14, Newton 2. 16, Shallowater 1. 16, Spearman 1. 16, Buna 1. 16, East Chambers 1.

 

CLASS 2A

[table id=1010 /]

Others receiving votes: 11, Iraan 14. 12, Seagraves 13. 13, Abernathy 7. 14, Tenaha 4. 15, Shelbyville 2. 15, Hamlin 2. 17, Centerville 1.