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Triton Central slips to No. 12 in state coaches poll

Triton Central’s first loss of the season caused it to fall in the state rankings.

In the most recent Indiana Football Coaches Association poll, Triton Central is ranked 12th in Class 2A.

Fort Wayne Luers (3-0) sits firmly atop the 2A poll with Eastbrook (3-0), Andrean (1-2), Evansville Mater Dei (3-0) and Tipton (3-0) rounding out the top five.

The next five are Heritage Christian (3-0), Eastside (3-0), Lafayette Central Catholic (2-1), Linton-Stockton (3-0) and Rensselaer Central (2-1).

Speedway (3-0), Triton Central (2-1), LaVille (2-1) and North Posey (3-0) are just outside the top 10.

Triton Central lost to Class A, No. Lutheran Friday. The Saints (3-0) stand tall in the Class A poll ahead of South Adams (3-0), Adams Central (2-1), Monroe Central (3-0), Winamac (3-0), Parke Heritage (2-1), Covenant Christian (2-1), North Judson (3-0), Southwood (2-1), Churubusco (2-1) and South Putnam (2-1).

The top of the 3A poll is muddled with Brebeuf (3-0), Gibson Southern (3-0) and West Lafayette (3-0) all receiving first-place votes. The trio are followed by Danville (2-1), Tri-West (3-0), Lawrenceburg (2-1), Western Boone (2-1), Mt. Vernon (Posey) (3-0), Brownstown Central (3-0) and Owen Valley (3-0).

The 4A, 5A and 6A polls have traditional powerhouses on top.

Roncalli (3-0) is No. 1 in 4A followed by Mooresville (3-0), Leo (3-0), East Noble (2-0), Jasper (3-0), East Central (2-1), New Prairie (3-0), Delta (3-0), Chatard (0-3) and Pendleton Heights (3-0).

With Mt. Vernon (Fortville) (2-1) ranked No. 11, a total of three Hoosier Heritage Conference schools are ranked this week.

Unbeaten Cathedral (3-0) leads the 5A poll with Fort Wayne Dwenger (3-0), Valparaiso (3-0), Zionsville (2-1), Bloomington South (3-0), Decatur Central (2-1), Mishawaka (3-0), Fort Wayne Snider (2-1), Whiteland (1-1) and Bloomington North (3-0) all in pursuit.

Center Grove is nationally-ranked and the easy choice as No. 1 in 6A. Westfield (2-1), Carmel (2-1), Merrillville (3-0), Brownsburg (2-1), Warren Central (2-1), Ben Davis (2-1), Hamilton Southeastern (3-0), Chesterton (3-0) and Fishers (3-0) follow the Trojans in the poll.