The following is Houston media high school football poll for Week 2. There is a new No. 1 in the Class 6A and 5A polls while there is a shake-up in the back end of the private school rankings.
1. North Shore – 1-0 (119 points, five first-place vote, new No. 1)
2. Westfield – 1-0 (108)
3. Cy-Fair – 1-0 (106, one first-place vote)
4. Katy – 0-1 (104)
5. Klein Collins – 1-0 (100)
6. Atascocita – 1-0 (78)
7. Klein Oak – 1-0 (74, biggest jump: 9)
8. Cy Ranch – 1-0 (70)
9. Pearland – 1-0 (60)
10. The Woodlands – 0-1 (51)
11. Ridge Point – 1-0 (48)
12. Clear Springs – 0-1 (47)
13. Hastings – 1-0 (46)
14. Lamar – 0-1 (45)
15. Spring – 1-0 (41)
16. Langham Creek – 0-1 (40, biggest drop: 10)
17. Dickinson – 1-0 (25, newly ranked)
18. Travis – 1-0, (24, newly ranked)
19. Klein – 1-0 (16, newly ranked)
20. (tie) Cinco Ranch – 0-1 (10), Strake Jesuit – 1-0 (10, newly ranked)
Receiving votes: Dawson (8), Cypress Falls (7), C.E. King (3), Clear Brook (2), Kingwood (2), Katy Taylor (2), Tomball Memorial (2)
Dropped from previous rankings: Kingwood, Katy Taylor, Clear Lake
1. Manvel – 1-0 (58 point, four first-place votes, new No. 1)
2. FB Marshall – 1-0 (54, two first-place vote)
3. Angleton – 1-0 (46)
4. Magnolia West – 1-0 (35)
5. Crosby – 1-0 (34, biggest jump: 2)
6. Foster – 0-1 (31, biggest drop: 3)
7. Friendswood – 1-0 (30)
8. Shadow Creek – 1-0 (17, newly ranked)
9. Austin – 1-0 (9, newly ranked)
10. Magnolia – 1-0 (6, newly ranked)
Receiving votes: Galveston Ball (3), Huntsville (1), Hightower (1)
Dropped from previous rankings: Porter, Hightower, Tomball
Fab Four 4A
Needville (1-0), Stafford (1-0), El Campo (1-0), Sweeny (1-0)
Honorable Mentions: Sealy, Bellville, Bay City, Columbia
Top Three 3A
East Bernard (1-0), Van Vleck (1-0), Hitchcock (1-0)
Honorable Mention: Hempstead
1. St. Pius X – 1-0 (20 points, four first-place votes)
2. Episcopal – 2-0 (16, moved up one spot)
3. Second Baptist – 1-0 (9, newly-ranked)
4. St. Thomas 0-1 – (6, newly ranked)
5. St. John’s – 1-0 (5, newly ranked)
Receiving votes: Kinkaid (3), Lutheran South (1)
Dropped from rankings: Kinkaid, Cypress Christian, The Woodlands Legacy
The highest individual ranking across all six ballots breaks any tie as long as the tied teams show up on all the same amount of ballots. If not the case, the tiebreaker goes to the team that shows up on more ballots. If a tie cannot be broken, teams will share ranking.
Meet the voters
Bert Brocker, Texan Live
Brocker is the owner of Texan Live, a streaming service for high school sports in Texas.
Texan Live has partnerships with Chron.com, Fox Sports Southwest and the University Interscholastic League, covering various sports throughout the regular and postseason. Bert grew up in Palacios and attended high school in Iowa. He also attended Dana College in Blair, Neb. Bert votes on the 6A and 5A poll.
Adam Coleman, HS sports coordinator for the Houston Chronicle
Adam Coleman joined the Houston Chronicle in April 2016 to cover Rice University and high school sports. He exclusively covers the prep scene now.
He previously worked for the Big Spring Herald and Houston Community Newspapers and has also covered Houston high school, college and pro sports as a freelance writer.
Coleman is a graduate of Westside High School and Texas Tech. He votes on the Class 6A, Class 5A and private school poll, while also collaborating on the Fab Four 4A and Top Three 3A.
Jason McDaniel, HS sports freelancer
Jason got his start covering Houston-area high school football with the Wingspan student newspaper at Cypress Falls (Class of 1995). He’s followed the sport closely since graduating from the University of Texas in 2003, spending five years in the Rio Grande Valley before returning to his hometown to write for the Houston Chronicle in 2008. He currently resides in Atascocita.
Jack Marrion, sports reporter for Houston Community Newspapers
Jack covers a large subsection of Houston that includes Katy ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Houston ISD and a handful of teams in TAPPS and SPC. He votes on the 6A, 5A and private school polls while contributing to the Fab Four 4A and Top Three 3A. Jack is originally from St. Louis and attended the University of Missouri.
Jon Poorman, sports editor for the Conroe Courier
Jon has been covering Montgomery County high school sports for The Courier daily newspaper since 2013 and became sports editor of the publication in 2016. Jon and his team at The Courier — including assistant sports editor Rob Tate and reporter Justin Maskulinski — cover a wide territory in the North Houston area with 14 UIL schools and six private schools. Jon is a Missouri State University graduate and a proud Kansas City, Mo., native. He votes on the 6A, 5A and private school polls.
Lone Star Christian Sports Network
Both Jon Walk from Spring and the Lone Star Christian Sports Network team he’s a part of – with Dan Morgan and David Fuller – have been championing the coverage of Texas private and parochial high school athletics since the early to mid-1990s. LSCSN contributes to the private school poll. You can follow LSCSN’s work through its Twitter feed @LSCSN and its website, LSCSN.com.
Matt Malatesta, owner and chief content officer
Josh Koch, Houston managing editor
Vype Media has been covering high school sports over the past decade. The monthly magazine, which can be found at Academy, HEB and Timewise convenience stores among other places, has outlets in Southeast Texas and now the Hill Country. Matt is a graduate of LSU, while Josh graduated from Texas Tech University. The pair collaborates on one ballot each in the 6A and 5A poll that represents Vype Media.