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Week 7 Dallas-area high school football rankings: Top 6A, 5A teams face tough tests

Duncanville and Southlake Carroll both face highly touted teams, while Argyle faces upstart Lake Dallas.

The sixth week of the 2022 high school football season is in the books, which means it’s time for the latest SportsDayHS rankings, as voted on by staff writers and editors.

The top team in their 6A and 5A ballots received 20 points, the second received 19 and so on. The top teams in Class 4A/3A and private schools received 10 points. The totals were tallied, and we ranked each team by its composite score.

Voters: Lia Assimakopoulos, Tommy Magelssen, Shawn McFarland, Greg Riddle, Myah Taylor and Demetrio Teniente.

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RANKINGS

Class 6A

RankTeamPts.RecordPrv.
1Denton Guyer (6)1206-01
2Duncanville1144-02
3Southlake Carroll1085-03
4DeSoto1024-14
5Allen965-15
6TC Byron Nelson905-06
7Highland Park845-07
8Prosper785-18
9Arlington Martin725-19
10Rockwall665-110
11Lewisville604-111
12Waxahachie544-112
13Mansfield485-014
14McKinney405-116
15North Crowley325-017
16Flower Mound Marcus313-215
17Jesuit294-213
18Rockwall-Heath184-219
19Keller125-020
20Wylie East65-0NR

Dropped out: 18. Coppell.

On the rise: Class 6A suits Wylie East, which is 5-0 after moving up during the UIL’s biennial realignment, and ranked in the top 20 for the first this season. Wylie East has only gotten better as District 9-6A play has started, most recently beating last year’s district champs, Garland, 34-7. Wylie East won a combined five games in its previous three seasons.

Keep an eye on: Three games could have massive impacts on the rankings this week: undefeated Southlake Carroll hosts undefeated Keller, No. 3 Duncanville hosts No. 12 Waxahachie (both teams are fresh off byes) and North Crowley hosts Fort Worth Boswell in another matchup of unblemished teams.

Class 5A

RankTeamPts.RecordPrv.
1Argyle (6)1205-01
2Denton Ryan1144-12
3Mansfield Timberview1086-03
4Frisco Reedy1016-05
5Lancaster973-24
6Lovejoy863-26
7South Oak Cliff843-37
8Grapevine824-19
9Midlothian726-010
10Midlothian Heritage654-111
11Colleyville Heritage603-28
12Frisco525-1T12
13Melissa503-2T12
14Forney434-114
15Crandall324-1T15
16Frisco Independence315-016
17McKinney North214-119
18Frisco Lone Star183-217
19Frisco Wakeland112-318
20Frisco Emerson106-020

Also receiving votes: Lake Dallas 3

Dropped out: None.

On the rise: Grapevine earned its second win over a top-10 team with its 44-26 win over Colleyville Heritage, moving up a spot in a congested top eight that has both three undefeated and three multi-loss teams, making it tough to forecast how high it can rise before the postseason.

Keep an eye on: Lake Dallas is one of five 6-0 Class 5A teams in the Dallas area, but remains just outside the top 20. After a dramatic 54-48 overtime win over Frisco Memorial, Lake Dallas faces its toughest test of the season: undefeated No. 1 Argyle. A win would surely vault Lake Dallas high into the rankings, but also into the state-contender conversation. A competitive loss could also cause some pollsters to reconsider a thing or two.

Class 4A/3A

RankTeamPts.RecordPrv.
1Anna (6)605-01
2Celina544-12
3Kaufman484-13
4Aubrey424-24
5Kennedale363-25
6Carter304-16
7Sunnyvale242-38
8Blue Ridge184-110
9Sanger124-29
10Nevada Community63-2NR

Dropped out: 7. Farmersville

On the rise: Nevada Community moved into the top 10 without having to do anything, having just had its bye this past week. But Community has good back-to-back wins over Farmersville and Lincoln, and a one-point loss to Sanger, to satisfy the voters.

Keep an eye on: The District 7-4AI playoff race. Wilmer-Hutchins can all but sew up a spot with a win Thursday over Carrollton Ranchview, making it 3-0 in league play. Meanwhile, the winner of Friday’s Carter-Frisco Panther Creek will also be set up nicely for an eventual postseason berth.

Private

RankTeamPts.RecordPrv.
1Parish Episcopal (6)604-11
2Plano Prestonwood544-23
3Episcopal School of Dallas486-04
4Argyle Liberty Christian425-15
5Fort Worth Christian365-06
6Dallas Christian305-12
7Fort Worth All Saints242-37
8Dallas Covenant185-09
9Fort Worth Lake Country105-010
10Fort Worth Southwest84-28

Dropped out: None

On the rise: D-FW bragging rights were on the line this week, albeit in a TAPPS version, and Fort Worth prevailed: Fort Worth Christian beat Dallas Christian, 35-24, moving into the top five.

Keep an eye on: TAPPS Division I play begins this week, with pollster eyes looking toward Week 11, when Parish Episcopal visits Plano Prestonwood. Those two, ranked 1-2 in our area rankings, are both 4-1 and are the only teams in the five-team district with more than one win. Will they both be 8-1 when they face off in November?

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