The John Tyler Lions enjoyed the top spot in the Associated Press Class 4A Top 10 poll for one week before losing to Lancaster on Sept. 7, but after Lancaster's loss and the Lions' sixth-straight win, JT is creeping back toward the top.

The Lions (7-1) are No. 2 in this week's AP rankings, up one spot from last week, after their 59-7 domination of District 16-4A foe Jacksonville last Friday. JT received one first-place vote and is 43 points behind top-ranked Pearland Dawson.

There was no change in this week's 3A poll. Kilgore (7-0) remains No. 4 after a 31-2 victory over Chapel Hill, and Carthage (7-2) stayed ninth following a huge, 49-31 win over Jasper.

In Class 2A, Newton is still No. 3 after a 41-6 win over Anahuac and New Boston (8-0) remained No. 5 after a 58-22 rout Hooks. Hughes Springs (8-0) moved up a spot to No. 9 following its impressive 55-14 win over Elysian Fields. Troup (7-1) dropped from the rankings after a 38-28 loss to White Oak.

Joaquin (8-0), which defeated Beckville 30-19 last week, is still ranked fifth in Class A. Alto (7-1), coming off a 36-12 rout of Grapeland, remains at No. 8.

Class 5A
School Total Points Prv
1. Katy (19) (8-0) 242 1
2. DeSoto (6) (8-0) 221 2
3. Cibolo Steele (8-0) 183 3
4. Coppell (8-0) 152 4
5. Abilene (9-0) 145 5
6. Galena Park North Shore (8-0) 119 6
7. Allen (7-1) 103 7
8. Southlake Carroll (7-1) 84 8
9. Lake Travis (8-1) 45 9
10. Dallas Skyline (7-1) 26 10

Others receiving votes: 11, Smithson Valley 17. 12, Hewitt Midway 14. 13, Mesquite 13. 14, Port Arthur Memorial 5. 14, Euless Trinity 5. 16, Arlington Bowie 1.

Class 4A
School Total Points Prv
1. Pearland Dawson (23) (8-0) 244 1
2. John Tyler (1) (7-1) 201 3
3. Aledo (1) (7-1) 176 4
4. Dayton (9-0) 134 6
5. Dallas Highland Park (7-1) 130 5
6. Nederland (7-1) 105 7
7. Leander (8-1) 104 8
8. Port Lavaca Calhoun (8-0) 63 10
9. Denton Guyer (6-2) 46
10. Lancaster (7-1) 41 2

Others receiving votes: 11, Northside Brennan 35. 12, Humble Summer Creek 24. 12, Whitehouse 24. 14, Cedar Park 13. 15, Georgetown 12. 16, Houston North Forest 5. 17, WF Rider 4. 17, Angleton 4. 17, Ennis 4. 20, Amarillo 3. 21, CC Flour Bluff 1. 21, Fort Bend Marshall 1. 21, Wolfforth Frenship 1.

Class 3A
School Total Points Prv
1. Navasota (21) (8-0) 244 1
2. Abilene Wylie (1) (8-0) 211 2
3. Stephenville (3) (7-1) 193 3
4. Kilgore (7-0) 170 4
5. La Marque (7-1) 148 5
6. West Orange-Stark (8-0) 141 6
7. Shallowater (8-0) 83 7
8. Argyle (7-1) 62 8
9. Carthage (7-2) 41 9
10. El Campo (8-0) 28

Others receiving votes: 11, Gilmer 19. 12, Gatesville 16. 13, Coldspring-Oakhurst 11. 14, Glen Rose 5. 15, Pleasanton 1. 15, Celina 1. 15, Alvarado 1.

Class 2A
School Total Points Prv
1. Refugio (25) (8-0) 250 1
2. Cameron Yoe (8-0) 214 2
3. Newton (8-0) 205 3
4. East Bernard (8-0) 173 4
5. New Boston (8-0) 138 5
6. Centerville (8-0) 126 6
7. Hallettsville (8-0) 87 7
8. Cisco (7-1) 59 8
9. Hughes Springs (8-0) 58 10
10. Lexington (6-2) 21

Others receiving votes: 11, Muleshoe 11. 12, Wall 9. 13, Tatum 4. 13, Pottsboro 4. 13, Godley 4. 16, Nocona 3. 16, Troup 3. 18, Rogers 2. 18, Corsicana Mildred 2. 20, Idalou 1. 20, San Diego 1.

Class 1A
School Total Points Prv
1. Munday (21) (8-0) 246 1
2. Mason (3) (8-0) 221 2
3. Wellington (1) (8-0) 186 3
4. Stamford (8-1) 169 4
5. Joaquin (8-0) 146 5
6. Bosqueville (9-0) 115 6
7. Shiner (7-1) 80 7
8. Alto (7-1) 71 8
9. Burton (7-1) 54 9
10. Stratford (7-1) 35 10

Others receiving votes: 11, D'Hanis 15. 12, Mart 11. 12, Springlake-Earth 11. 13, Ganado 6. 14, Anson 5. 16, Seymour 3. 17, Timpson 1.