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Class 1A
Only two weeks into the season and a pecking order is already shaping up. Everyone knew Beechwood and Hazard would be in the picture, and following a pair of quality wins over 5A Harlan County and 2A Lloyd Memorial they have confirmed that appointment. The mystery is starting to unravel as to who may be able to challenge them. Kentucky Country Day and Paintsville have both opened the season in an impressive manner and have a chance to cement their contender status with tough games. Louisville Holy Cross has probably been the most pleasant surprise and they have a chance to make a statement against one of 2A's best in DeSales.

1. Beechwood at 2A #10 Somerset
2. Hazard vs. 5A Letcher County Central
3. Paintsville vs. Hurricane (WV)
4. Kentucky Country Day at 2A Washington County
5. Williamsburg at 2A Leslie County
6. Raceland at 3A West Carter
7. Louisville Holy Cross at 2A #3 DeSales
8. Russellville at 2A Butler County
9. Frankfort vs. North College Hill (OH)
10. Pikeville -- OPEN


Class 2A
Defending Champion Christian Academy- Louisville takes the top spot after a pair of head turning victories that has confirmed, that despite graduation losses, the Centurions are still the team to beat. Danville has looked equally impressive and will now take on cross-town rival Boyle County in hopes of regaining the Alpha status. Four other teams in the Top 10 square off with ranked foes with Owensboro Catholic potentially being the team most in need of positive momentum after a pair of disappointing results to open the season.

1. Christian Academy-Louisville at 6A Central Hardin
2. Danville vs. 3A #5 Boyle County
3. DeSales vs. 1A #7 Louisville Holy Cross
4. Mayfield at 3A #8 Paducah Tilghman
5. Lexington Christian Academy at Vincennes-Lincoln (IN)
6. Newport Central Catholic at 6A Campbell County
7. Owensboro Catholic at 5A #5 Owensboro
8. Glasgow vs. 3A Fort Campbell
9. Walton-Verona vs. 4A Holmes
10. Somerset vs. 1A #1 Beechwood


Class 3A
Corbin had two games against elite out of state competition, one a hard fought victory, the other a painful loss where a large lead was squandered. This is the catalyst for Corbin to overtake Belfry as the new top ranked team following their ultra impressive win over Alcoa, TN. The Redhounds cannot rest on their laurels as 5A Pulaski County comes calling. The top of Class 3A in general has a measuring stick weekend approaching as five of the nine teams playing will face ranked foes and two others face 6A competition.

1. Corbin vs. 5A #10 Pulaski County
2. Belfry at 6A Bryan Station
3. Elizabethtown vs. 6A North Hardin
4. Central vs. 5A #4 Fern Creek
5. Boyle County at 2A #2 Danville
6. Lexington Catholic vs. 6A #7 Lafayette
7. Caldwell County at 4A Hopkinsville
8. Paducah Tilghman vs. 2A #4 Mayfield
9. Russell at Ironton (OH)
10. Western Hills -- OPEN


Class 4A
If there was ever any doubt, Johnson Central and Wayne County served notice as to why most people list them as the two favorites in Class 4A, with ultra impressive wins over Capital, WV and Pulaski County respectively. The story line of the week will be how 4A squares up against 5A and 6A as seven of the ten teams will step up in class. The headliners of the week will be Franklin-Simpson drawing a 5A South Warren team that has been a bit of a pleasant surprise as well as Collins getting their stiffest test thus far against a 6A Ballard team hungry for their first win.

1. Johnson Central at 6A Henry Clay
2. Wayne County at Warren East
3. Collins at 6A Ballard
4. Franklin-Simpson at 5A #8 South Warren
5. Mercer County at 5A Anderson County
6. Shelby County vs. 6A Meade County
7. Rockcastle County vs. 5A Whitley County
8. Ashland vs. George Washington (WV)
9. Greenup County at 3A Fleming County
10. Bourbon County at 5A Madison Southern


Class 5A
The champ goes down! The champ goes down! Class 5A witnessed an uncommon sight as Bowling Green took an "L" to a very good 6A Pleasure Ridge Park squad and now appear to be human. The road doesn't get easier for the Purples as they must now turn around and square up against powerhouse St. Xavier. Covington Catholic takes the top spot by way of an ultra impressive blowout of 3A Lexington Catholic; the Colonels should have an easy go of it this week against 6A Cooper. In honor of the Season Finale of "Game of Thrones", some 5A teams will look to use chaos as a ladder this week. Fern Creek, Highlands, and Pulaski County all have opportunities to serve notice if they can pull out wins against highly regarded foes.

1. Covington Catholic vs. 6A Cooper
2. Bowling Green vs. 6A #2 Saint Xavier
3. Christian County at 6A Henderson County
4. Fern Creek at 3A #4 Central
5. Owensboro vs. 2A #7 Owensboro Catholic
6. Southwestern vs. 6A Madison Central at Madison Southern
7. South Oldham -- OPEN
8. South Warren vs. 4A #4 Franklin-Simpson
9. Highlands at 6A #4 Scott County
10. Pulaski County at 3A #1 Corbin


Class 6A
In a week where top teams falling to 2nd is a common sight, Trinity had to scratch and claw to avoid a similar fate before winning a gun fight with Warren Central (IN). The Rocks continue their slate of top tier out of state competition with perhaps the best of the lot, Moeller (OH). The Tigers of St. Xavier have started hot and can improve their aspirations against Bowling Green. In Northern Kentucky, we may get to see the premier match-up of the regular season as Simon Kenton and Conner collide. Speaking of regional rivalries, Scott County took care of Lafayette and exacted some revenge. Lafayette has an opportunity to bounce back as they defend their Fayette County pride against Lexington Catholic.

1. Trinity vs. Moeller (OH)
2. Saint Xavier at 5A #2 Bowling Green
3. Male vs. 5A Doss
4. Scott County vs. 5A #9 Highlands
5. Pleasure Ridge Park at Eastern
6. Simon Kenton at #10 Conner
7. Lafayette at 3A #6 Lexington Catholic
8. Manual -- OPEN
9. Butler vs 4A Western
10. Conner vs. #6 Simon Kenton