In this week’s AP poll, Cloudland and Hampton remained inside the top 10 while Elizabethton received votes inside their respective classes to represent Carter County.
The Highlanders remain ranked third in the Class A poll with 104 points. Cloudland, who was off on Friday night, remained one of undefeated teams in the poll. Defending state champion Union City was a unanimous No. 1 with all 14 first place votes, while Nashville Christian School remained ranked second. The first eight spots in the Class A poll remained the same from last week.
In Class 2A, the Bulldogs dropped a spot for the second straight week to No. 9. Hampton, who defeated Mountain East conference foe North Greene on Friday night, recorded 42 total points, including one first place vote. Trinity Christian Academy recorded 12 first place votes to land in the top spot, while Adamsville and Peabody continued to hold down the top three spots.
In Class 4A, the Cyclones recorded 18 points, just 12 behind No. 10 Sullivan South. Elizabethton rolled past Happy Valley on Friday night to move to 5-1 on the season. Knox Fulton was a unanimous No. 1 with all 15 first place votes, while Knoxville Catholic and Crockett County joined the Falcons inside the top three. Greeneville was ranked No. 4 in the poll.
Other Northeast Tennessee schools ranked included Science Hill at No. 6 in Class 6A and Dobyns-Bennett at No. 9 in 6A.