Brother Martin takes top spot in CCS Rankings while Rummel and Ponchatoula rise

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Rummel vs Brother Martin 2020 regular season
(Photo: Bill Arthurs)

It has been a while.

Brother Martin won its lone state title in football in 1971 under Bob Conlin and the Crusaders last went to a state championship game in 1989.

Now, the Crusaders appear poised to make a serious run at a second state title in 2020.

Brother Martin, which had its game with Holy Cross postponed, moves to the top of the CrescentCitySports.com Division I statewide rankings heading into the final week of the regular season.

Archbishop Rummel, whose only loss was to Brother Martin, moves up to second by virtue of its big win over John Curtis Christian. Catholic of Baton Rouge scored a big win over previously top-ranked Acadiana to jump to third while the Wreckin’ Rams are fourth. Unbeatens Scotlandville and Byrd are fifth and sixth. West Monroe is now seventh with Zachary eighth. John Curtis falls to ninth and Ponchatoula moves into the Top 10 in the tenth spot.

Defending Division II state champion St. Thomas More handled previously unbeaten Carencro to solidify its spot atop the 4A rankings with four-time defending Class 4A state champion Karr second. Carencro is third with Tioga fourth. Warren Easton is fifth with Neville sixth. Vandebilt Catholic is seventh with Cecilia eighth, Plaquemine ninth and Northwood tenth.

De La Salle won easily over Kenner Discovery and remains No. 1 in Class 3A with unbeaten Union Parish second. University High is third with unbeatens Jennings and Lake Charles College Prep fourth and fifth, respectively. Madison Prep scored a big win over Parkview Baptist and is sixth. Unbeaten Church Point is seventh with Sterlington No. 8. E.D. White Catholic is ninth with Donaldsonville at No. 10.

Lafayette Christian is No. 1 in Class 2A with unbeaten Many second. Unbeatens Newman, Episcopal and Mangham occupy the next three spots. Ferriday is sixth with Notre Dame seventh. Loreauville is eighth with Ascension Episcopal ninth and St. Charles Catholic is tenth.

Unbeaten Oak Grove is No. 1 in Class 1A with Ouachita Christian second. Calvary Baptist is an impressive third after a huge win over previously unbeaten Haynesville. Unbeatens Vermilion Catholic and Ascension Catholic are fourth and fifth. Riverside Academy moves up to sixth with Haynesville falling to seventh. Oberlin is eighth with East Iberville ninth and Catholic of Pointe Coupee tenth.

Here are your CrescentCitySports Top 10 rankings heading into the final week of the 2020 regular season:

5A
1) Brother Martin (6-0)
2) Archbishop Rummel (5-1)
3) Catholic (BR) (4-2)
4) Acadiana (5-1)
5) Scotlandville (6-0)
6) Byrd (7-0)
7) West Monroe (4-1)
8) Zachary (4-1)
9) John Curtis Christian (4-3)
10) Ponchatoula (6-1)
Others to watch: Destrehan, Ruston, East St. John, John Ehret, Alexandria, Haughton, Lafayette, Mandeville, Ruston, St. Augustine

4A
1) St. Thomas More (7-0)
2) Karr (6-1)
3) Carencro (5-1)
4) Tioga (6-1)
5) Warren Easton (4-2)
6) Neville (4-2)
7) Vandebilt Catholic (6-1)
8) Cecilia (6-1)
9) Plaquemine (5-2)
10) Northwood (4-2)
Others to watch: Eunice, Salmen, Huntington, Westgate, Assumption, Carver, Minden Bastrop, Belle Chasse, Lakeshore

3A
1) De La Salle (6-0)
2) Union Parish (7-0)
3) University High (6-1)
4) Jennings (6-0)
5) Lake Charles College Prep (5-0)
6) Madison Prep (6-1)
7) Church Point (5-0)
8) Sterlington (3-2)
9) E.D. White Catholic (6-1)
10) Donaldsonville (4-2)
Others to watch: St. James, Archbishop Hannan, McDonogh 35, Green Oaks, Jena, Jewel Sumner, Parkview Baptist, South Beauregard, St. Martinville, Kaplan

2A
1) Lafayette Christian (5-1)
2) Many (6-0)
3) Newman (7-0)
4) Episcopal (7-0)
5) Mangham (7-0)
6) Ferriday (5-1)
7) Notre Dame (6-1)
8) Loreauville (6-0)
9) Ascension Episcopal (6-0)
10) St. Charles Catholic (5-2)
Others to watch: Amite, Kinder, Kentwood, Bunkie, Port Allen, St. Thomas Aquinas, Red River, Dunham, General Trass, South Plaquemines

1A
1) Oak Grove (6-0)
2) Ouachita Christian (5-1)
3) Calvary Baptist (5-2)
4) Vermilion Catholic (6-0)
5) Ascension Catholic (6-0)
6) Riverside Academy (6-1)
7) Haynesville (6-1)
8) Oberlin (5-1)
9) East Iberville (5-1)
10) Catholic (PC) (5-2)
Others to watch: St. Frederick, Cedar Creek, Sacred Heart (VP), Country Day, Grand Lake, Homer, St. Edmund, St. Mary’s, Logansport, West St. John

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