Mishawaka at Valparaiso football

The Vikings defense sacks Mishawaka's quarterback Friday in Valparaiso.

Kale Wilk, The Times

It was a long, hard fall for the Whiting Oilers this week in the Associated Press state rankings.

After getting pushed around by the Griffith Panthers 48-9 in the teams' first meeting since 1997, the Oilers tumbled all the way out of the Class 2A rankings released Tuesday afternoon.

LaPorte saw a similar slide, although it remained ranked at No. 9 in 5A, following its shocking 34-23 loss at the hands of Hobart.

Fortunes moved in the other direction for Valparaiso and Lowell, as each continued to tick up in the state's sportswriters' minds in 6A and 4A, respectively.

Two weeks into the season, those two appear to be pushing away from the Region pack — with Andrean, still unranked, trailing a little behind.

The rankings:

Class 6A

Rank-SchoolRecordTPPvs
1. Indpls Ben Davis (16)2-03381
2. Warren Central (1)1-12602
3. Lawrence Central2-02524
4. Carmel1-12383
5. Center Grove1-12045
6. Ft. Wayne Snider2-01907
7. Valparaiso2-01209
8. Indpls N. Central2-064NR
9. Avon1-1586
10. Lawrence North2-054NR

Others receiving votes: Columbus North 36. Westfield 26. Lafayette Jeff 18. Hamilton Southeastern 6. Penn 4.


Class 5A

Rank-SchoolRcdTPPvs
1. Indpls Roncalli (9)2-03243
2. New Palestine (3)2-03004
3. Indpls Cathedral (5)0-22262
4. Castle2-02147
5. Columbus East1-12041
6. Concord2-01789
7. Zionsville1-11125
8. Bloomington South1-1948
9. LaPorte1-1426
10. Kokomo1-13810

Others receiving votes: Decatur Central 32. Bedford N. Lawrence 26. Elkhart Central 24. Michigan City 22. New Albany 14. Lafayette Harrison 12. Terre Haute North 6. McCutcheon 2.


Class 4A

Rank-SchoolRcdTPPvs
1. NorthWood (11)2-03241
2. Ev. Reitz (6)2-03142
3. Ev. Central2-02384
4. Lowell2-02125
5. Ft. Wayne Dwenger2-01906
6. Lebanon2-013810
7. New Haven2-01228
8. E. Central1-11183
9. Plymouth2-0949
10. Mishawaka1-1407

Others receiving votes: Greenwood 32. Marion 22. E.C. Central 18. Silver Creek 6. Northridge 4. Angola 2. Delta 2.


Class 3A

Rank-SchoolRcdTPPvs
1. W. Lafayette (15)2-03302
2. Gibson Southern2-02684
3. Indpls Ritter2-02305
4. Mishawaka Marian (1)2-02086
5. Indpls Chatard1-11963
6. Ft. Wayne Concordia1-11541
7. Ev. Memorial2-01347
8. Ft. Wayne Luers (1)2-01269
9. Brownstown2-0908
10. Danville2-032NR

Others receiving votes: Andrean 26. Garrett 26. Lawrenceburg 26. Guerin Catholic 14. Heritage Hills 6. Indpls Brebeuf 4.


Class 2A

Rank-SchoolRcdTPPvs
1. Eastbrook (15)2-03361
2. Woodlan (1)2-02942
3. Indpls Scecina (1)2-02683
4. Rensselaer2-02107
5. Ev. Mater Dei1-11944
6. Milan2-01249
7. Southridge1-1945
8. Linton1-1888
9. Tipton2-074NR
10. Triton Central2-062NR

Others receiving votes: Whiting 44. Shenandoah 30. Western Boone 24. N. Posey 24. Mitchell 2. Lapel 2.


Class 1A

Rank-SchoolRcdTPPvs
1. Pioneer (16)2-03381
2. Carroll (Flora)2-02924
3. Monroe Central (1)2-02365
4. Fountain Central2-01767
5. Indpls Lutheran1-11662
6. Churubusco2-01488
7. W. Washington2-0969
8. Lafayette Catholic0-2926
9. Adams Central1-1903
10. Southwood2-08810

Others receiving votes: Eastern Greene 38. Northfield 30. S. Adams 26. Eastside 18. N. Decatur 14. Triton 6. N. Vermillion 4. Sheridan 4. Indpls Arlington 4. Attica 2. Culver 2.

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Matt is a web editor for The Times. He came to the Region after spending the first 10 years of his career with the Longview Daily News, Lincoln Journal Star and Peninsula Daily News. He is a graduate of Arizona State University.