Bobcats fall out of top 10

For the first time this season, Bell County is out of the top 10 AP rankings in Class 3A. The Bobcats barely missed out on the top 10 receiving 18 points — two shy of No. 10 Union County, who finished with 20 total points.

Bell County opened the year ranked No. 8 in the first poll of the season after defeating Middlesboro and Letcher County Central. Each week the Bobcats climbed the rankings peaking at No. 6 before a 28-6 loss to Whitley County knocked Bell down to No. 10.

Last week, the Bobcats outpaced McCreary Central in a 75-43 victory over the Raiders. The district win wasn’t enough to keep Bell County inside the top 10.

Below is this week’s complete AP rankings:

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Class 1A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Paintsville (8) 5-1 140 1

2. Beechwood (6) 4-1 131 2

3. Hazard – 3-1 113 5

4. Lou. Ky. Country Day – 5-1 107 3

5. Ludlow (1) 5-0 86 6

6. Raceland – 4-2 69 4

7. Russellville – 4-2 49 8

8. Pikeville – 1-3 48 7

9. Bracken Co. – 5-1 23 NR

10. Paris – 4-1 17 NR

Others receiving votes: Lou. Holy Cross 15. Williamsburg 8. Phelps 8. Bishop Brossart 8. Harlan 3.

Class 2A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Danville (8) 6-0 138 2

2. Lou. DeSales (6) 5-0 135 3

3. Mayfield (1) 5-1 111 1

4. Lex. Christian – 6-0 109 4

5. Lou. Christian Academy – 4-1 86 5

6. Somerset – 4-2 72 7

7. Newport Central Catholic – 3-3 65 6

8. Walton-Verona – 4-2 27 10

(tie) Glasgow – 4-2 27 8

10. Owensboro Catholic – 3-3 13 NR

Others receiving votes: Washington Co. 11. Lloyd Memorial 8. Monroe Co. 8. Leslie Co. 6. Metcalfe Co. 4. Prestonsburg 2. Shelby Valley 2. Todd Co. Central 1.

Class 3A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Belfry (9) 4-1 144 1

2. Corbin (5) 4-1 133 2

3. Boyle Co. – 5-1 109 3

4. Lou. Central – 4-2 100 4

5. Elizabethtown – 4-1 92 5

6. Caldwell Co. – 5-1 68 6

7. Casey Co. – 5-0 51 8

8. LaRue Co. (1) 6-0 36 9

9. Lex. Catholic – 3-3 35 7

10. Union Co. – 5-0 20 T10

Others receiving votes: Bell Co. 18. Western Hills 9. Pike Co. Central 8. Lawrence Co. 1. Fleming Co. 1.

Class 4A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Johnson Central (15) 5-0 150 1

2. Wayne Co. – 5-1 133 3

3. Collins – 4-2 103 4

4. Rockcastle Co. – 4-1 93 2

5. Ashland Blazer – 4-2 81 6

6. Allen Co.-Scottsville – 5-1 52 9

7. Logan Co. – 6-0 47 8

8. Mercer Co. – 4-2 42 7

9. Shelby Co. – 4-2 23 5

10. Franklin-Simpson – 3-3 22 NR

Others receiving votes: Knox Central 19. Scott 16. Taylor Co. 13. Madisonville-North Hopkins 9. Franklin Co. 8. John Hardin 6. Bourbon Co. 4. Mason Co. 2. Hopkinsville 1. West Jessamine 1.

Class 5A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Cov. Catholic (14) 6-0 140 1

2. Bowling Green – 4-2 113 2

3. Christian Co. – 5-0 109 3

4. South Warren – 6-0 103 4

5. South Oldham – 4-1 74 5

6. Perry Co. Central – 5-0 58 6

7. Owensboro – 2-3 34 8

8. Anderson Co. – 4-1 32 10

9. Apollo – 5-1 23 NR

10. Madison Southern – 4-2 22 NR

Others receiving votes: Southwestern 21. Lou. Fern Creek 13. Montgomery Co. 8. South Laurel 7. Bullitt Central 5. North Laurel 3. Whitley Co. 3. Highlands 2.

Class 6A

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs

1. Lou. Trinity (14) 6-0 140 1

2. Lou. St. Xavier – 5-0 125 2

3. Lou. Male – 5-1 99 4

4. Simon Kenton – 6-0 91 5

5. Lou. Pleasure Ridge Park – 4-1 82 3

6. Scott Co. – 4-2 73 6

7. Ryle – 4-1 58 7

8. Frederick Douglass – 4-1 34 NR

9. Lou. Butler – 4-2 21 8

10. Lex. Tates Creek – 4-1 19 10

Others receiving votes: Meade Co. 12. Central Hardin 7. Campbell Co. 3. Ohio Co. 3. Lou. DuPont Manual 2. Conner 1.