There’s no class as dominant at the top as Class 3A. Eight teams remain undefeated, as compared to Class 4A adn 6A, which have two apiece, and Class 5A which has only had one unbeaten team remaining since Week 3.
The top teams just keep rolling along, but things are getting interesting in trying to rank the last two spots. There are a lot of solid teams that could make a claim for one of those spots.
Hilldale, with a few solid wins over teams like Stigler, Beggs, Jay and Lincoln Christian, hangs in there at No. 9 this week. Hilldale’s losses are to undefeated Locust Grove and Class 4A Fort Gibson, which has been in and out of the rankings this season.
Berryhill, w hich hasn’t lost since a season-opening defeat to Class 4A Glenpool, moves into the 10th spot this week. The Chiefs’ best win of the season came in Week 7 over Sequoyah-Claremore, and put them in position to jump into the poll with Tuttle’s upset loss to Jones last week.
Lone Grove made a strong case for a spot this week as well, knocking off Purcell. But with its only loss to Marlow, Lone Grove’s overall picture didn’t quite equal Berryhill.
Tuttle and Newcastle, both at 6-2, have played tough schedules and aren’t far outside the top 10. A couple other 7-1 teams, Spiro and Checotah, are still looking for strong victories to boost the resumes.
Rank, Team, Record (Prev.)
1. Blanchard, 8-0 (1)
2. Kingfisher, 8-0 (2)
3. Seminole, 8-0 (3)
4. Victory Christian, 8-0 (4)
5. Cushing, 8-0 (5)
6. Metro Christian, 8-0 (6)
7. Plainview, 8-0 (7)
8. Locust Grove, 8-0 (8)
9. Hilldale, 6-2 (10)
10. Berryhill, 7-1 (NR)
Dropped out: Tuttle, 6-2 (9)