East Texas had two teams make their season debuts in this week's Associated Press top 10 polls following impressive Week 5 performances.

Van (5-0) is No. 10 in the latest Class 4A poll after the Vandals blew past previously-unbeaten Paris North Lamar, 45-13, on Friday night. The Vandals have outscored their opposition, 233-55, entering their bye week.

In Class 2A, the Alto Yellow Jackets (4-0) are No. 9 following a stunning 72-21 rout of third-ranked Tenaha over the weekend. Alto, which is also on bye this week, has cumulatively outscored its opponents, 237-83.

John Tyler (3-1) moved up two spots to No. 5 in the Class 5A poll after the Lions' 52-17 defeat of Whitehouse in Friday's District 16-5A opener. JT plays host to Lindale this Friday.

Lufkin (2-2) dropped its second consecutive game -- 38-35 to Nacogdoches -- but remained in the poll at No. 9. The Panthers host Whitehouse this Friday night. Nacogdoches (4-0) is receiving votes.

Gilmer (5-0) remained No. 3 in the 4A rankings after a 58-21 victory over Carthage last Saturday night in Longview. The Buckeyes, who are off this week, have outscored their opponents by a combined score of 283-101.

Gladewater (4-1), Atlanta (5-0) and Tatum (2-2) all received votes in the 4A poll.

There are an East Texas-best three teams in the Class 3A poll. Corrigan-Camden (4-0), which was off last week, moved up one spot to No. 4. Meanwhile, Malakoff (5-0) and Waskom (3-1) held steady at No. 8 and 9, respectively. Corrigan-Camden is at Diboll, Waskom plays at Frankston, and Malakoff is on bye this Friday.

Arp (3-0) received votes.

Tenaha (3-1), which is off this week, dropped out of the top 10 in 2A but is still receiving votes. Shelbyville (4-0) is also receiving votes from state pollsters.

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, Katy 35. 12, Cedar Hill 18. 13, Cypress Fairbanks 10. 14, Hewitt Midway 7. 15, The Woodlands 2. 15, Dallas Jesuit 2. 15, Lake Travis 2. 18, Austin Westlake 1. 18, Amarillo 1.

 

CLASS 5A

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Others receiving votes: 11, Cedar Park 30. 12, CC Flour Bluff 28. 13, Richmond George Ranch 20. 14, Ennis 17. 15, Nacogdoches 16. 16, Lancaster 13. 17, Houston King 12. 18, Cedar Park Vista Ridge 10. 19, Rockwall-Heath 7. 20, Port Neches-Groves 6. 21, EP Del Valle 5. 22, Canyon Randall 4. 23, Lubbock Cooper 2. 23, Mesquite Poteet 2. 25, FW Boswell 1. 25, Crosby 1. 25, Boerne Champion 1.

 

CLASS 4A

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Others receiving votes: 11, Gladewater 19. 12, Atlanta 18. 13, La Vernia 12. 14, Port Isabel 8. 15, Giddings 6. 16, Graham 3. 17, Sour Lake Hardin-Jefferson 2. 17, Celina 2. 17, Sweetwater 2. 20, Tatum 1.

 

CLASS 3A

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Others receiving votes: 11, East Bernard 9. 12, Eastland 5. 12, Shallowater 5. 14, Arp 3. 15, Grandview 2. 16, Spearman 1. 16, Van Alstyne 1. 16, East Chambers 1. 16, Buna 1. 16, Coleman 1.

 

CLASS 2A

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Others receiving votes: 11, Tenaha 17. 12, Iraan 16. 13, Seagraves 13. 14, Abernathy 12. 15, Hamlin 2. 15, Shelbyville 2. 17, Centerville 1.