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New No. 1 team in IFCA Class 3A football poll

There is a new No. 1 team in Class 3A in this week’s Indiana Football Coaches Association state poll.

Chatard’s 38-0 loss to Class 6A, No. 3 Cathedral cost the Trojans the top ranking.

West Lafayette (4-0) takes over atop the 3A poll with Chatard (2-2), with two losses to top-10 ranked opponents, falling to No. 2 this week.

Unbeaten Gibson Southern (4-0) is No. 3 ahead of Tri-West (3-1), Guerin Catholic (3-1), Norwell (4-0), Western Boone (3-1), Hanover Central (4-0), Lawrenceburg (3-1) and Owen Valley (4-0).

The top three teams in last week’s Class 2A poll sit atop the latest poll.

Linton-Stockton (4-0), Andrean (2-2) and Scecina (4-0) are ahead of LaVille (4-0), Eastbrook (3-1), Fort Wayne Luers (2-2), Evansville Mater Dei (2-2), Heritage Christian (3-1), Triton Central (3-1) and Lafayette Central Catholic (2-2).



Triton Central moved up one spot after a dominant win at Monrovia while Evansville Mater Dei fell from No. 4 to No. 7 after suffering a 22-6 loss to Evansville Memorial.

The top five ranked teams in Class A are still unbeaten.

Lutheran (4-0), Adams Central (4-0), Park Tudor (4-0), North Judson (4-0) and North Decatur (4-0) round out the top five. South Adams (3-1) is No. 6 followed by Carroll (Flora) (4-0), Tri (4-0), South Putnam (3-1) and Monroe Central (2-1).

The best team in Class 4A is not unanimous. New Palestine (4-0) continues its grip on the No. 1 ranking but Roncalli (4-0) is receiving several first-place votes while ending up ranked No. 2.



Mooresville (4-0) is No. 3 followed by Kokomo (4-0), East Central (3-1), Northwood (4-0), Brebeuf Jesuit (2-1), New Prairie (4-0), Evansville Reitz (4-0) and Greenfield-Central (3-1), who travel to Shelbyville Friday for a Hoosier Heritage Conference contest.

Whiteland (4-0) is the unanimous No. 1 team in Class 5A ahead of Mishawaka (4-0), Merrillville (3-1), Fort Wayne Snider (3-1), Valparaiso (3-1), Fort Wayne Dwenger (3-1), Franklin (3-1), Castle (3-1), Decatur Central (2-2) and Harrison (West Lafayette) (3-1).

Brownsburg (4-0) held on to the top ranking in Class 6A with a 60-21 win over Avon. Center Grove (3-1) is No. 2 followed by Cathedral (3-1), Hamilton Southeastern (4-0), Ben Davis (2-2), Carmel (2-2), Carroll (Allen) (4-0), Westfield (3-1), Fishers (3-1) and Warren Central (2-2).