Kilgore kept the No. 1 ranking, but Gilmer slid into the second spot following the teams' respective District 16-3A-opening victories.

Kilgore (4-0, 1-0) pounded Spring Hill 41-0, while Gilmer (4-1, 1-0) came back to beat Gladewater 21-13 to move up from third to second. Carthage (3-2) lost to Whitehouse 29-27 to drop the Bulldogs from second to third. Henderson (3-2, 1-0) held it No. 4 ranking with a 24-6 win against Chapel Hill.

Center, Palestine, Bullard, Jasper, and Van each moved up one spot.

The Roughriders improved to 5-0 with a 43-30 road win against Tatum to jump from sixth to fifth, while Palestine (3-2) crushed Athens 49-0 to move from seventh to sixth.

Bullard (4-0) had a bye, but moved from eighth to seventh entering this week's big District 16-3A home game against No. 1 Kilgore. Jasper (3-1) was also off, but got a bump in the poll from ninth to eighth going into a non-district matchup against Bridge City.

Van (4-1) beat Liberty-Eylau 34-27 to move from No. 10 to No. 9. Canton (4-1), making its first appearance in the ETSN.fm weekly 3A poll, concluded a successful non-district run with a 62-38 victory against Wills Point.

Rusk's 42-21 loss to Brownsboro knocked the previously unbeaten Eagles from No. 5 out of this week's poll.

ETSN.fm Week 5 3A Top 10

1. Kilgore (4-0, 1-0) -- def. Spring Hill, 41-0
Last week's rank: Same
This week: at Bullard

2. Gilmer (4-1, 1-0) -- def. Gladewater, 21-13
Last week's rank: No. 3
This week: vs. Chapel Hill

3. Carthage (3-2) -- lost to Whitehouse, 29-27
Last week's rank: No. 2
This week: at Rusk

4. Henderson (3-2, 1-0) -- def. Chapel Hill, 24-6
Last week's rank: Same
This week: idle

5. Center (5-0) -- def. Tatum, 43-30
Last week's rank: No. 6
This week: vs. Corrigan-Camden

6. Palestine (3-2) -- def. Athens, 49-0
Last week's rank: No. 7
This week: at Pittsburg

7. Bullard (4-0) -- idle
Last week's rank: No. 8
This week: vs. Kilgore

8. Jasper (3-1) -- idle
Last week's rank: No. 9
This week: vs. Bridge City

9. Van (4-1) -- def. Liberty-Eylau, 34-27
Last week's rank: No. 10
This week: idle

10. Canton (4-1) -- def. Wills Point, 62-38
Last week's rank: --
This week: idle

Newcomers: No. 10 Canton
Dropped out: No. 5 Rusk (lost to Brownsboro, 42-21)