The John Tyler Lions are ranked No. 8 in the initial Class 5A Associated Press state high school football poll released today.
Aledo tops the 5A poll, followed by JT's fellow District 16-5A mate Ennis. Lion rival Longview is No. 3.
Allen leads the 6A poll.
In 4A, three East Texas teams are ranked -- No. 4 Carthage and Gilmer and Kilgore are tied for eighth. No. 8. Stephenville is atop 4A.Cisco is No. 1 in 3A. Waskom is fourth, while New Boston is seventh and Daingerfield and Franklin are tied for eighth.
In 2A, Refugio is first and Tenaha is third.
Class 1A is six-man and is not included in the poll.