Take down the Kingsmen, and you're going to turn some heads.

That's exactly what the Valparaiso Vikings did this past week as they vaulted into the AP state rankings Tuesday at No. 9 in Class 6A following their shocking upset of mighty Penn 12-7 in Week 1. The last time this happened — well, the last time Valpo beat Penn, anyway — was way back in 2010 when iPads were a new thing.

Three other Region teams maintained their place in the state rankings, with LaPorte moving up one spot to No. 6 in 5A, Lowell holding steady at No. 5 in 4A and Whiting standing pat at No. 6 in 2A.

A couple of other teams to keep an eye on: Andrean is just two spots back of the 3A top 10, while Michigan City is just outside the 5A top 10 despite struggling to put away Griffith last week.

The rankings:

Class 6A

Rank-SchoolRecordTPPvs
1. Indpls Ben Davis (15)1-04222
2. Warren Central (5)1-04003
3. Carmel (1)0-13001
4. Lawrence Central (1)1-02826
5. Center Grove0-12384
6. Avon1-02327
7. Ft. Wayne Snider1-01668
8. Hamilton Southeastern1-01289
9. Valparaiso1-064NR
10. Brownsburg1-054NR

Others receiving votes: Westfield 46. Penn 36. 13, Lafayette Jeff 12. Columbus North 12. Lawrence North 8. Indpls N. Central 8. Warsaw 8. Ft. Wayne Northrop 4.


Class 5A

Rank-SchoolRcdTPPvs
1. Columbus East (15)1-04242
2. Indpls Cathedral (7)0-13801
3. Indpls Roncalli1-03564
4. New Palestine1-02865
5. Zionsville1-02646
6. LaPorte1-02047
7. Castle1-0118NR
8. Bloomington South0-11083
9. Concord1-0106NR
10. Kokomo0-1329

Others receiving votes: Michigan City 28. Decatur Central 26. McCutcheon 22. New Albany 18. Lafayette Harrison 16. Elkhart Central 12. Whiteland 12. Bedford N. Lawrence 4. Greenfield 2. Seymour 2.


Class 4A

Rank-SchoolRecordTPPvs
1. NorthWood (17)1-04281
2. Ev. Reitz (3)1-03862
3. E. Central (1)1-02883
4. Ev. Central1-02724
5. Lowell1-02565
6. Ft. Wayne Dwenger1-02346
7. Mishawaka (1)1-02107
8. New Haven1-01469
9. Plymouth1-046NR
10. Lebanon1-042NR

Others receiving votes: Greenwood 36. Marion 24. Leo 18. Jasper 10. E. Noble 8. New Prairie 4. Silver Creek 4. Mississinewa 2. E. Chicago 2. Culver Academy 2. Delta 2.


Class 3A

Rank-SchoolRecordTPPvs
1. Ft. Wayne Concordia (13)1-03921
2. W. Lafayette (6)1-03882
3. Indpls Chatard (3)1-03283
4. Gibson Southern1-02664
5. Indpls Ritter1-02406
6. Mishawaka Marian1-01788
7. Ev. Memorial1-01727
8. Brownstown1-01129
9. Ft. Wayne Luers1-098NR
10. Lawrenceburg0-1765

Others receiving votes: Garrett 58. Andrean 26. Danville 20. Guerin Catholic 18. Indpls Brebeuf 16. Glenn 14. Greencastle 8. Heritage Hills 4. Tri-West 4. Fairfield 2.


Class 2A

Rank-SchoolRecordTPPvs
1. Eastbrook (15)1-04182
2. Woodlan (1)1-03543
3. Indpls Scecina (2)1-03224
4. Ev. Mater Dei (2)0-12721
5. Southridge (2)1-02567
6. Whiting1-02446
7. Rensselaer1-01528
8. Linton0-11345
9. Milan1-01209
10. Western Boone1-058NR

Others receiving votes: Tipton 46. Triton Central 18. Shenandoah 10. N. Posey 6. Bremen 6. Heritage Christian 2. Lapel 2.


Class 1A

Rank-SchoolRecordTPPvs
1. Pioneer (22)1-04401
2. Indpls Lutheran1-03723
3. Adams Central1-03164
4. Carroll (Flora)1-02625
5. Monroe Central1-02266
6. Lafayette Catholic0-12242
7. Fountain Central1-01807
8. Churubusco1-098T10
9. W. Washington1-0949
10. Southwood1-058NR

Others receiving votes: Eastern Greene 54. S. Adams 26. Northfield 16. Sheridan 16. N. Miami 12. N. Decatur 6. Covenant Christian 4. Indpls Arlington 4. LaVille 4. Southern Wells 4. N. Central (Farmersburg) 2. N. Vermillion 2.

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