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Trio of new top-ranked teams in Indiana Football Coaches Association state poll

There are three new No. 1 teams in the Indiana Football Coaches Association state poll.

Brownsburg (Class 6A), Whiteland (5A) and Linton-Stockton (2A) all rose to the top spot in their respective polls after the previous No. 1 suffered their first losses of the season.

With a 52-27 win over Monrovia Friday, Linton-Stockton moved to 3-0 this season and vaulted to No. 1 from No. 3 in the poll after Evansville Mater Dei and Eastbrook were defeated.

Andrean (1-2) moved from No. 4 to No. 2 with Indianapolis Scecina (3-0) also rising two spots. Evansville Mater Dei (2-1), Eastbrook (2-1), Lafayette Central Catholic (2-1), LaVille (3-0), Fort Wayne Luers (1-2), Heritage Christian (2-1) and Triton Central (2-1) round out the top 10 this week.



Triton Central dropped three spots after its 54-41 loss Friday to Class A, No. 1 Indianapolis Lutheran.

Lutheran (3-0) maintained its top ranking in Class A. Adams Central (3-0) is No. 2 followed by South Adams (3-0), Park Tudor (3-0), North Judson (3-0), North Decatur (3-0), Carroll (Flora) (3-0), Tri (3-0), Monroe Central (2-1) and South Putnam (2-1).

Despite taking its first loss of the season Friday to Class 4A, No. 2 Roncalli (17-14), Chatard (2-1) is again the top-ranked team in Class 3A. West Lafayette (3-0) is No. 2 ahead of Gibson Southern (3-0), Western Boone (3-0), Guerin Catholic (3-0), Tri-West (2-1), Norwell (3-0), Hanover Central (3-0), Lawrenceburg (2-1) and Mishawaka Marian (1-2).

Delta (3-0) defeated Shelbyville, 42-7, Friday and moved from No. 12 to No. 11 in this week’s poll.

New Palestine (3-0) remained the No. 1 team in Class 4A but Roncalli (3-0) also received votes as the top team in the class.

Mooresville (3-0) is No. 3 followed by Kokomo (3-0), East Central (2-1), Northwood (3-0), Brebeuf Jesuit (1-1), New Prairie (3-0), Mt. Vernon (1-2) and Martinsville (3-0).

For the first time in program history, Whiteland (3-0) is ranked No. 1 in the Class 5A poll. Whiteland’s 28-7 win over 5A No. 5 Decatur Central, combined with Merrillville’s 48-40 loss to Crown Point, was enough to push the Warriors to the No. 1 ranking.

Mishawaka (3-0) moved up to No. 2 ahead of Merrillville (2-1) and Fort Wayne Snider (2-1). Franklin (3-0) is No. 5 ahead of Valparaiso (2-1), Fort Wayne Dwenger (2-1), Decatur Central (1-2), Castle (2-1) and Harrison (West Lafayette (2-1).

Center Grove’s 30-game win streak was snapped by Louisville Trinity, 29-28 in two overtimes Friday, and cost the Trojans the top ranking in Class 6A.

Brownsburg (3-0) ascended to No. 1 with Center Grove (2-1), Cathedral (2-1), Ben Davis (2-1), Hamilton Southeastern (3-0), Carmel (1-2), Warren Central (2-1), Carroll (Allen) (3-0), Penn (2-1) and Westfield (2-1) rounding out the top 10.