The top spots in the latest Associated Press Class 5A poll belong to East Texas. John Tyler is the No. 1 team in 5A, followed by District 16-5A mate Lufkin at No. 2.

John Tyler (2-0) delivering a solid performance last Friday night in handing rival Longview -- the preseason No. 3 team in 5A -- a 41-25 victory at Lobo Stadium. The Lions, who play crosstown rival Tyler Lee this week, were last ranked No. 1 in the 4A poll back in 2012, but only for a week.

Meanwhile, Lufkin (2-0) is on the heels of a 43-19 victory over Class 6A Tyler Lee, which it dominated in the second half. The Panthers will face the state of Louisiana's top-ranked team in 3A -- River Ridge John Curtis -- Saturday afternoon in Shreveport as part of the annual Battle on the Border at Independence Stadium.

Whitehouse (2-0) received votes in the 5A poll, as did Longview despite beginning the season 0-2 for the first time since 1963.

In Class 4A, Gilmer (2-0) is up two spots to No. 5 after its 68-20 thrashing of Pine Tree last Friday night. Defending 3A Division I champion Carthage (1-1) remained ninth after its 22-13 defeat of Lindale. Gilmer travels to Tatum this week, while Carthage hosts Nacogdoches.

Gladewater (2-0), Tatum (1-0) and Van (2-0) all received votes.

Corrigan-Camden (2-0) is ranked No. 5 in the Class 3A poll following its 64-12 rout of Groveton. Waskom dropped one spot to No. 8 despite a 63-12 victory over Paul Pewitt last Friday. Malakoff (2-0), a 39-12 winner over Daingerfield, entered the poll at No. 10.

Corrigan-Camden plays at Trinity this week, Waskom hosts Hughes Springs, and Malakoff plays at Kerens.

White Oak (2-0), Arp (2-0), New Boston (1-1) and Newton (1-1) received votes in 3A.

In Class 2A, Tenaha (2-0) remained at No. 3 following a 21-15 road victory at Bullard Brook Hill. The Tigers host Shelbyville on Friday night.

Alto (2-0) and West Sabine (2-0) both received 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

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Others receiving votes: 11, SA Northside Brennan 22. 12, Dallas Skyline 18. 13, Amarillo 9. 14, Hewitt Midway 8. 15, Port Arthur Memorial 2. 16, Galena Park North Shore 1. 16, Abilene 1. 16, Austin Westlake 1.

 

CLASS 5A

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Others receiving votes: 11, West Mesquite 20. 12, Austin Vandegrift 19. 13, Ennis 16. 14, Richmond George Ranch 15. 15, Whitehouse 7. 15, CC Flour Bluff 7. 15, Richmond Foster 7. 18, Mesquite Poteet 5. 19, Longview 4. 20, Dallas South Oak Cliff 3. 21, Canyon Randall 2. 21, Fort Bend Ridge Point 2. 23, WF Rider 1. 23, Canyon 1. 23, Mission Sharyland 1.

 

CLASS 4A

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Others receiving votes: 11, La Marque 23. 12, La Grange 18. 13, Gladewater 16. 14, Fairfield 9. 15, Tatum 8. 16, Big Spring 7. 17, El Campo 6. 18, Port Isabel 3. 19, Van 2. 20, Sanger 1.

 

CLASS 3A

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Others receiving votes: 11, White Oak 20. 12, Arp 15. 13, Sonora 12. 14, Gunter 10. 15, Eastland 8. 16, Grandview 7. 17, Denver City 4. 18, Blanco 3. 18, New Boston 3. 18, Jarrell 3. 21, Spearman 1. 21, Shallowater 1. 21, Newton 1. 21, Hallettsville 1. 21, East Bernard 1.

 

CLASS 2A

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Others receiving votes: 11, Falls City 14. 11, Stratford 14. 13, Iraan 12. 14, Seagraves 9. 15, Muenster 5. 15, Alto 5. 17, Hamlin 3. 17, Stamford 3. 19, West Sabine 1. 19, Charlotte 1.