Three weeks into the season, it's safe to wonder: Is it Lowell and Valparaiso, then everyone else?

The two Region football powers are two of just four undefeated teams in the area, after all. And the other two — Bowman Academy and Hanover Central — don't have near the resume Lowell or Valpo have thus far.

Regardless, those are the two teams outsiders seems to be paying attention to most, as both slid up the Associated Press state rankings for the third consecutive week.

The Vikings checked in at No. 6 in Class 6A after another dominant defensive performance against LaPorte, while Lowell received a first-place vote and ascended to No. 3 in 4A following a 19-0 win over Morton.

Also making an appearance in the rankings: Michigan City at No. 10 in 5A.

The rankings:

Class 6A

Rank-SchoolRcdTPPvs
1. Indpls Ben Davis (19)3-04341
2. Warren Central (2)2-13702
3. Lawrence Central (1)3-03383
4. Center Grove2-13185
5. Ft. Wayne Snider3-02706
6. Valparaiso3-01847
7. Carmel1-21384
8. Avon2-11069
9. Columbus North3-076NR
10. Westfield3-070NR

Others receiving votes: Lawrence North 44. Indpls N. Central 36. Homestead 16. Lafayette Jeff 14. Brownsburg 4. Penn 2.


Class 5A

Rank-SchoolRcdTPPvs
1. Indpls Roncalli (18)3-04321
2. New Palestine (1)3-03902
3. Concord3-03046
4. Columbus East2-12885
5. Indpls Cathedral (3)0-32483
6. Castle2-11564
7. Kokomo2-110210
8. Decatur Central2-1100NR
9. Bedford N. Lawrence3-090NR
10. Michigan City2-168NR

Others receiving votes: Terre Haute North 58. Zionsville 48. Lafayette Harrison 44. Bloomington South 28. New Albany 22. Floyd Central 16. LaPorte 14. Plainfield 6. Elkhart Central 6.


Class 4A

Rank-SchoolRcdTPPvs
1. Ev. Reitz (18)3-04262
2. Ev. Central3-03683
3. Lowell (1)3-03264
4. Ft. Wayne Dwenger (1)3-03025
5. NorthWood (1)2-12701
6. New Haven3-02147
7. Plymouth (1)3-01749
8. Greenwood3-0106NR
9. E. Central1-2548
10. Northridge3-034NR

Others receiving votes: Angola 26. Marion 24. Lebanon 20. Franklin Co. 14. Silver Creek 14. Mishawaka 10. E. Noble 8. Shelbyville 8. Jasper 6. Leo 6. Pendleton Hts. 6. Hobart 4.


Class 3A

Rank-SchoolRcdTPPvs
1. W. Lafayette (17)3-04081
2. Gibson Southern (3)3-03462
3. Indpls Ritter3-03143
4. Mishawaka Marian3-02804
5. Ev. Memorial3-01907
6. Danville (1)3-016610
(tie) Indpls Chatard1-21665
8. Brownstown3-01549
9. Ft. Wayne Concordia1-2906
10. Guerin Catholic3-068NR

Others receiving votes: Lawrenceburg 54. Ft. Wayne Luers 42. Heritage Hills 16. Indpls Brebeuf 10. Andrean 2. Sullivan 2. Knox 2.


Class 2A

Rank-SchoolRcdTPPvs
1. Eastbrook (13)3-04001
2. Woodlan (5)3-03702
3. Indpls Scecina (2)3-03263
4. Rensselaer3-02744
5. Ev. Mater Dei (2)2-12565
6. Southridge2-11987
7. Tipton3-01529
8. Linton2-11388
9. Western Boone2-178NR
10. Milan2-1466

Others receiving votes: Mitchell 42. Triton Central 22. Lapel 8.


Class 1A

Rank-SchoolRcdTPPvs
1. Pioneer (21)3-04201
2. Carroll (Flora)3-03462
3. Fountain Central3-02644
3. Monroe Central3-02643
5. Churubusco3-02346
6. Indpls Lutheran2-12285
7. Southwood3-018610
8. Eastern Greene3-0116NR
9. S. Adams3-070NR
10. Lafayette Catholic0-3528

Others receiving votes: Eastside 34. N. Vermillion 13, Triton 16. W. Washington 14. N. Central (Farmersburg) 8. Covenant Christian 8. Attica 8. Northfield 4. Sheridan 4. N. Decatur 2. Adams Central 2.

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