Week 8 High School Football Power Ratings
The latest LHSAA high school football power rankings are out.
Many Acadiana area schools look to be in good shape, following the completion of week 8 of their respective schedules, with now only 2 weeks remaining in the regular season.
Keep in mind, 32 teams qualify for the playoffs in each of the Non-Select divisions, while the Select divisions will feature a different numbers of teams in their respective brackets.
We'll begin with the Non-Select Division.
In Class 5A, Acadiana, following their first loss of the season last week, is at #3 in this week's power ratings.
Comeaux is currently the only other local school in the top 32, at #30, and looks to be in good shape for a potential playoff spot.
Sitting just outside of the top 32, with a little a ground to make up, is New Iberia at #34, while Lafayette High is at #47.
View the this week's complete Class 5A power ratings, here.
In Class 4A, Rayne is the highest rated local team this week, at #10, with Cecilia (#18), Carencro(#19), Westgate (#23), Opelousas (#29), Breaux Bridge (#31), and St. Martinville (#32) also in the top 32.
Outside of the top 32 are Beau Chene (#35) and Northside (#42) needing to make up precious ground.
View this week's complete Class 4A power ratings, here.
In Class 3A, Church Point is the highest rated local team this week, at #4, but a number of other Acadiana area schools are in the top 32, including Kaplan (#10), Northwest (#11), Iota (#16), North Vermilion (#20), Crowley (#21), and Eunice (#25).
Currently outside of the top 32 are Pine Prairie (#34), Erath (#37), Abbeville (#38), Mamou (#45), and Port Barre (#48).
View this week's complete Class 3A ratings, here.
In Class 2A, Loreauville is the highest rated local team this week, at #23, with Jeanerette right behind, at #27.
Outside of the top 32 this week are Ville Platte (#34), Franklin (#38), and Delcambre (#40).
View this week's complete Class 2A ratings, here.
Wrapping up the Non-Select divisions, we go to Class 1A, where North Central (#26) and Gueydan (#27) are fighting for seeding in the state playoffs.
View this week's complete Class 1A ratings, here.
Now, we move we move on to the Select divisions.
In Division I, there are no local teams, but view this week's ratings, here.
In Division II, St. Thomas More, at #4, is the highest rated local team this week, while Teurlings checks in at #7.
View this week's complete Division II ratings, here.
In Division III, Notre Dame tops the ratings this week, with Catholic-New Iberia #3, and Ascension Episcopal at #6.
View this week's complete Division III ratings, here.
Finally, in Division IV, where 16 teams make the playoffs, Vermilion Catholic is the top-rated team this week, with Opelousas Catholic at #4, St. Edmund at #6, Lafayette Christian at #7, and Sacred Heart of Ville Platte at #8.
Outside of the top 16 are Hanson Memorial (#17), Highland Baptist (#18), and Westminster Christian (#22).
View this week's complete Division IV ratings, here.