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With some reshuffling of the Top 10 decks, Heart of Texas teams moved up, down and out following a weekend of surprises among the elite in the state polls

Following the second week of the 2023 Texas high school football season, the Heart of Texas elite teams went through some shuffling among the state’s Top 10 teams in Class 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A.

The defending state champion China Spring Cougars (1-1) dropped two spots to No. 3 in the Class 4A, Division I state rankings after a 63-33 loss to Class 5A, DII top-ranked Melissa, while the Stephenville Yellowjackets (1-1) held at No. 6 with a 14-7 victory over Everman. In Class 4A, DII, the Waco Connally Cadets (2-0) stayed at No. 7 with a 48-40 victory over Waco LaVega.

In Class 3A, DI, the previously eighth-ranked Grandview Zebras (1-1) dropped out of the Top 10 following a disappointing 51-21 loss to Malakoff. And in Class 3A, DII, the Comanche Indians moved up a spot in to No. 9 after crushing Bangs, 70-0.

Class 2A, DI includes the third-ranked Tolar Rattlers (2-0) held firm, and the Crawford Pirates (1-1) dropped two spots after a 43-20 loss to fourth-ranked Centerville; the perennial powerhouse Mart Panthers (2-0) held on to second in Class 2A, DII with a 48-8 victory over Marlin.

In six-man football, the Abbott Panthers (2-0) stayed at No. 2 while the Jonesboro Eagles (1-1) dropped four spots in Class 1A, DI with a 60-14 loss to fourth-ranked Westbrook, and the Oglesby Tigers (2-0) remained the second-ranked team in Class 1A, DII with a dominating 46-0 win over Walnut Springs.

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football has published the state’s most respected Texas high school football rankings for decades, and became the official rankings provider for the Associated Press starting in 2019. The rankings are compiled by the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football staff, and weekly rankings are revealed live on “Texas Football Today” every Monday at 12:15 p.m. at

Check out the complete pre-season state rankings going into Week 1 in all classifications on the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football website: Dave Campbell’s Texas Football – Texas High School Football State Rankings

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