The Associated Press high school football polls dropped on Monday. Here is how area teams shape up heading into Week 10.
In Class 6A, perennial power Maryville remains at #2, behind Oakland, with Dobyns-Bennett lurking at #3.
Class 5A continues to be dominated by East Tennessee teams, with West still at #1 and Powell still at #2. Rhea County moved up one spot to #5, South-Doyle moved up one spot to #6 and Central fell four spots to #7 after suffering its second loss of the season last week to rival Halls.
Elizabethton remains perched atop the 4A poll, where Anderson County has been stuck at #8 for several weeks. The Mavericks host 9th-ranked East Hamilton Friday on WQLA with a Region championship likely on the line.
In Class 3A, Alcoa remains at #1 and Loudon moved up one spot to #3. Gatlinburg-Pittman entered the top 10 at #10 and Kingston fell out of the top 10 after losing at home to Alcoa last week. The Yellow Jackets are #11 as the only other 4A team to receive a significant share of votes.
In Class 2A, Meigs County continues to run at #2, and in Class 1A, Coalfield moved up one spot to #2 in the state.