De Leon fourth in Harris ratings, still eighth in AP poll

De Leon remains ranked eighth in 2A by the Associated Press while the Bearcats are fourth in the Harris Ratings in 2A Division I and sixth in the Maxpreps computer among schools in 2A Division I. || The Flash Today/RUSSELL HUFFMAN

Flash Staff Report

(October 24, 2017) — Another week went by with no movement among 2A powers at the top of the Associated Press Texas High School Football Poll, updated Monday.

The Bearcats are No. 8 for the third straight week. They have been there since handing Crawford its first home loss since 2009 in a largely one-sided 38-18 route to begin ‘District 10-A Division I competition and followed that with a 27-14 victory over Hico, a bye week and last Friday’s 56-14 stomping of Hamilton.

De Leon is back home this week and is a big favorite against winless Valley Mills. The Bearcats visit San Saba next Friday then conclude the regular season at home gainst a Goldthwaite squad it shocked with a big comeback on the road last season, catapulting the Bearcats to a state quarterfinal run.


Remember, the AP Poll, with current 2A rankings shown below, is unified for each class and does not rank teams based on which division of the conference they are in for district competition and the playoffs.

Class 2A
Rank School   (#1s) (Rec.) Pts. Prv.
1.     Tenaha   (17) (7-0)  229 1
2.     Mason    (3) (7-0)    215 2
3.     Muenster (7-0)        182 31
4.     Mart        (3) (6-1)   153 4
5.     Albany         (7-0)    146 5
6.     Refugio    (2) (5-1)  137 6
7.     Abernathy      (7-0)  116 7
8.     De Leon        (7-0)  82 8
9.     Bremond        (6-1)  48 9
10.   Milano            (7-0)  37 10
Others receiving votes: San Augustine 13. Wellington 9. Price Carlisle 4. Joaquin 3. 15, Burton 1.

The widely respected Harris Rankings breaks it down by division and ranks De Leon fourth in 2A Division I, while the Maxpreps computer rates the Bearcats sixth.


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