Gilmer opened 2012 with an impressive 31-17 win against Atlanta, while Carthage fell at home 34-30 in an upset loss to Jacksonville to push the Buckeyes to the No. 1 spot in the ETSN.fm Week 1 3A poll.

Gilmer (1-0) travels to Plano Prestonwood Christian Academy, which routed Henderson 56-21, on Friday. That loss dropped Henderson (0-1) from fourth to sixth in this week's poll.

Carthage's loss sent the Bulldogs (0-1), ETSN.fm's preseason No. 1 team in 3A, to third behind Gilmer and new No. 2 Kilgore (1-0), which blew out Marshall 42-0 in the season opener. Palestine lost its season opener 24-23 in overtime to ranked foe Waco La Vega, but the Wildcats moved from sixth to fourth with the impressive showing.

Poll newcomer Gladewater (1-0) handled Daingerfield 31-14 on the road to spring from unranked to No. 5 in the Week 1 poll. Chapel Hill, the previous No. 5 team, fell to No. 7 after its 31-14 loss at Lindale.

Atlanta's loss to Gilmer, the third consecutive season-opening win against the Rabbits for the Buckeyes, sent Atlanta tumbling outside the Week 1 poll, but the final three spots remained the same: No. 8 Van (def. Pine Tree 41-28), No. 9 Jasper (def. Liberty 49-13), and No. 10 Rusk (def. Terrell, 47-6).

ETSN Week 1 3A Top 10

1. Gilmer (1-0) -- def. Atlanta, 31-17

  • Preseason rank: No. 2
  • This week: at Plano Prestonwood Christian Academy

2. Kilgore (1-0) -- def. Marshall, 42-0

  • Preseason rank: No. 3
  • This week: vs. Sweeny (6 p.m. Saturday, Crockett)

3. Carthage (0-1) -- lost to Jacksonville, 34-30

  • Preseason rank: No. 3
  • This week: vs. Lindale

4. Palestine (0-1) -- lost to Waco La Vega, 24-23 (OT)

  • Preseason rank: No. 6
  • This week: at Jacksonville

5. Gladewater (1-0) -- def. Daingerfield, 31-14

  • Preseason rank: --
  • This week: vs. Pittsburg

6. Henderson (0-1) -- lost to Plano Prestonwood Christian, 56-21

  • Preseason rank: No. 4
  • This week: at Nacogdoches

7. Chapel Hill (0-1) -- lost to Lindale, 31-14

  • Preseason rank: No. 5
  • This week: vs. Whitehouse (at TMF Rose Stadium, Tyler)

8. Van (1-0) -- def. Pine Tree, 41-28

  • Preseason rank: Same
  • This week: at Hallsville

9. Jasper (1-0) -- def. Liberty, 49-13

  • Preseason rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Orangefield

10. Rusk (1-0) -- def. Terrell, 47-6

  • Preseason rank: Same
  • This week: vs. Crockett

Newcomers: No. 5 Gladewater
Dropped out: No. 7 Atlanta (lost to Gilmer, 31-17)