Rebels stay No. 1, Alcoa No. 2
Maryville remained No. 1 in the Class 6A rankings as the second Associated Press prep poll for Tennessee was released Monday. Alcoa remained No. 2 in the Class 3A poll behind Christian Academy of Knoxville, and Greenback moved up one spot to No. 4 in the Class 1A rankings.
Maryville (3-0, 1-0 District 4-AAA) survived the visit to Knox West with a 47-33 victory in one of the few Friday games that didn’t get moved to Thursday. The win proved costly with primo back Shawn Prevo suffering a second-quarter shoulder injury, but the Rebels have the bye week to adjust if the junior won’t be able to go Sept. 14 against Heritage (0-3, 0-1).
The loss knocked West out of the top spot in Class 5A as the Knoxville Rebels fell to No. 3 in the Class 5A standings, while Beech moved up from No. 2 to No. 1 and previously No. 4 Mo. West took advantage of Henry County’s loss to move up to No. 2. Lenoir City was the week’s big mover, jumping from No. 7 to No. 4, while Catholic fell to No. 9 with its 34-21 loss to Farragut.
With all three 5A teams ranked again this week and Maryville and No. 9 Bearden ranked in 6A, District 4-AAA sports five ranked teams this week.
In Class 4A winless Greeneville fell one spot to No. 6 in its off week after opening with two ranked teams from the higher classifications. The Greene Devils join Division II McCallie — also 0-2 — as the only winless teams in the polls.
Alcoa stayed firmly behind CAK at No. 2 in Class 3A as the Warriors picked up one first-place vote following their 46-34 win over Stone Memorial. Alcoa shut out Loudon, 31-0.
Grace Christian remained No. 1 in Class 2A following a 13-7 District 3-A win over Rockwood.
Greenback moved up one spot to No. 4 in the 1A poll following its own District 3-A win over Tellico Plains, 48-0.
Grace and Greenback collide at the end of September.
Webb remained No. 6 in the DII poll as Ensworth remains atop the private school voting.