KY High School Sports – BluegrassPreps.com Football Rankings for 9-7

Week 3 is in the books. In Class 1A, it’s just a shuffle here, a shuffle there. Beechwood remains atop the rankings, while most every team below them either moves up one or down one. Paintsville bumps out Pikeville for #2 . Russellville keeps the #3 spot and Raceland remains at #4 . Campbellsville trades with Fairview for #6 . Paris, Hazard and Bethlehem stay at #8 , #9 and #1 0 .

Class 2A sees the top 3 remain the same with Mayfield #1 , DeSales #2 and Christian Academy-Louisville at #3 . Owensboro Catholic moves up to#4 , bumping Murray to #5 . Danville and Newport Central Catholic trade spots at #6 & #7 respectively. Lexington Christian Academy is the big mover this week, jumping from #1 0 to #8 in this week’s rankings, and Somerset drops out, making way for Monroe County to enter.

In Class 3A, the top three remain the same, with Boyle County still the consensus #1 , with Belfry at #2 . Lexington Catholic hangs on to #3 . From there, it gets interesting. Central moves up to #4 , as Paducah Tilghman drops to #6 after the loss to 2A #1 Mayfield last week. Caldwell cruises up to #5 after handling 6A North Hardin. Corbin slips to #7 , while Elizabethtown, Russell and Bell County hang on to the #8 , #9 and #1 0 spots.

While the top 5 remain the same in this week’s Class 4A rankings, Scott zooms up to #6 this week from #9 last week; Hopkinsville, last week’s #1 0 shoots all the way to #7 this week. North Oldham, last week’s #6 , drops completely out, opening the door for Shelby County at #1 0 this week.

Maybe the most intersting rankings this week are 5A. Bowling Green hangs in at #1 despite being manhandled by 6A St. Xavier last week. Highlands, however, slips from #2 to #4 after their loss to 6A Scott County. Pulaski County is now at #2 , leapfrogging both Owensboro (this week’s #3 ) and Highlands. The bottom half remains the same, except Covington Catholic’s drop out of the top 10, after Bullitt Central has a strong performance against Southern to enter at #1 0 .

Huge tests of our rankings coming up in Class 6A this week. Still a #1 , #2 of Trinity and Male. This week will let us know if our team has it right! Still at #3 , Scott County tests their mettle by traveling to Cincinnati Elder (OH). Manual hangs on to #4 . Lafayette, last week’s 5 drops completely out of the top 10 after losing to #1Trinity last week. St. Xavier skips over Simon Kenton to claim the #5 spot, and Simon Kenton hangs on to #6 . Cooper drops out of the top 10 after being shut out by Bryan Station. Ryle bumps up to #8 this week, followed by Pleasure Ridge Park at #9 , and Central Hardin enters at #1 0 .

Class 1A
1. Beechwood at Ironton (OH)
2. Paintsville vs. Ridgeview (VA)
3. Pikeville vs. 3A Sheldon Clark
4. Russellville vs. 4A Logan County
5. Raceland vs. 4A Greenup County
6. Campbellsville vs. 3A LaRue County
7. Fairview at Madeira (OH)
8. Paris vs. Pineville
9. Hazard vs. 2A Somerset
10. Bethlehem — OPEN

Class 2A
1. Mayfield vs. 6A McCracken County
2. DeSales vs. 1A Louisville Holy Cross (at Fairdale)
3. Christian Academy-Louisville vs. 5A Oldham County
4. Owensboro Catholic vs. South Spencer (IN)
5. Murray vs. 4A #7 Hopkinsville
6. Newport Central Catholic at 3A #2 Belfry
7. Danville at 3A #7 Corbin
8. Lexington Christian Academy at 3A Estill County
9. Lloyd Memorial vs. 4A Holmes
10. Monroe County vs. 5A Barren County

Class 3A
1. Boyle County vs. 5A #5 Anderson County
2. Belfry vs. 2A #6 Newport Central Catholic
3. Lexington Catholic vs. 5A #5 Covington Catholic
4. Central vs. 6A #5 St. Xavier
5. Caldwell County at 1A Crittenden County
6. Paducah Tilghman at 5A Graves County
7. Corbin vs. 2A #7 Danville
8. Elizabethtown vs. 6A North Hardin
9. Russell vs. 4A #3 Ashland
10. Bell County vs. 4A Wayne County

Class 4A
1. Johnson Central — OPEN
2. South Warren vs. 6A #1 0 Central Hardin
3. Ashland at 3A #9 Russell
4. Franklin County at 1A Frankfort
5. John Hardin at 6A #9 Pleasure Ridge Park
6. Scott vs. 6A Conner
7. Hopkinsville at 2A #5 Murray
8. Bourbon County vs. 5A Madison Southern
9. Collins — OPEN
10. Shelby County at 5A North Bullitt

Class 5A
1. Bowling Green vs. #3 Owensboro
2. Pulaski County vs. 4A Russell County
3. Owensboro at #1 Bowling Green
4. Highlands vs. 6A #8 Ryle
5. Anderson County at 3A #1 Boyle County
6. Southwestern vs. 4A Mercer County
7. North Laurel at 4A Mason County
8. Fern Creek at 6A Butler
9. Christian County vs. 3A Fort Campbell
10. Bullitt Central vs. 6A Jeffersontown

Class 6A
1. Trinity at #2 Male
2. Male vs. #1 Trinity
3. Scott County at Cincinnati Elder (OH)
4. Manual — OPEN
5. St. Xavier at 3A #4 Central
6. Simon Kenton vs. 5A Dixie Heights
7. Bryan Station vs. Madison Central
8. Ryle at 5A #4 Highlands
9. Pleasure Ridge Park vs. 4A #5 John Hardin
10. Central Hardin at 4A #2 South Warren

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