Large schools

1. Crowley (9-0)

PREVIOUS RANK: 1

The 28 points Crowley

allowed to Leesville last week was its most since giving up 49 to Cecilia, but the way the offense was going it didn’t matter. Pate Broussard threw for 223 yards and a pair of scores, while Ty’Von Griffin added 173 and four scores on the ground. The Gents are undefeated heading into a Week 10 rivalry game against Rayne, who has struggled this year.

2. Cecilia (8-1)

PREVIOUS RANK: 2

The Bulldogs were the beneficiaries of yet another huge day from superb running back Raymond Calais, as he gashed Breaux Bridge’s excellent defense for 245 yards and a pair of scores. Calais is now 126 yards shy of his second straight 2,000-yard season, and he has run for at least 128 yards in each of his nine games this season. Cecilia can lock up a district title against St. Martinville this week.

3. St. Thomas More (7-2)

PREVIOUS RANK: 4

Following its loss to Teurlings Catholic, St. Thomas More came out determined against an overmatched Opelousas High team. The Cougars hung 56 first-half points on Opelousas before cruising to a 77-0 win. The 77-point outburst was the Cougars highest-scoring game in at least a decade. They’ll wrap up their regular season against a Northside squad that has closed the season strong.

4. Acadiana (6-2)

PREVIOUS RANK: 5

The Wreckin’ Rams had an odd open date on their schedule last week, but will get a chance to win their second district title in the last three years this week against New Iberia. As usual, the Rams are peaking at the absolute right time. Who doubted this team after a slow start? Well, us for one. We dropped the Rams out of our top five. But they now look like a team that could compete for another state championship.

5. Teurlings Catholic (6-3)

PREVIOUS RANK: 3

A pair of crucial interceptions thrown by quarterback Cole Kelley, one of which was returned 87 yards for a touchdown, allowed Carencro to rally for a 33-21 win. Teurlings was outscored 26-7 in the second half. The Rebels should rebound this week against Opelousas High.

Honorable mention

Carencro, St. Martinville, Breaux Bridge

Small schools

1. Notre Dame (9-0)

PREVIOUS RANK: 1

In perhaps the shocker of the week, Notre Dame — gasp! — allowed a touchdown to Jeanerette. It marked the first points the Pios allowed since a September matchup against Opelousas Catholic, ending a string of four straight shutouts. Not that it mattered, Notre Dame still won by a comfortable 49-6 margin and will look to wrap up an undefeated regular season against Catholic-NI this week.

2. Ascension Episcopal (9-0)

PREVIOUS RANK: 2

Ascension Episcopal accomplished a bit of history last week when it earned at least a share of its first district title in school history with a 35-7 win against Lafayette Christian Academy. It sets up the biggest game in school history against Central Catholic this week, with an outright district title and undefeated season on the line.

3. Vermilion Catholic (7-2)

PREVIOUS RANK: 3

He gets a shoutout in these rankings every week, but Hunter Frith truly played out of his mind last week against Centerville. He completed all 11 of his pass attempts for 383 yards and six scores in the Eagles blowout road win. Frith has now thrown for 2,750 yards and 33 touchdowns against seven interceptions this season. He’ll look to top 3,000 against LCA in the regular-season finale.

4. Central Catholic (8-1)

PREVIOUS RANK: 4

All Central Catholic does is put up 50 points a game. The Eagles whipped Gueydan

54-13 last week, marking the seventh time in nine games they’ve scored at least 50. On the season, Central Catholic is averaging 51 points per game. It’ll need to keep that going this week, with a huge matchup against an undefeated Ascension Episcopal team that has allowed just 14 points per game.

5. Eunice (8-1)

PREVIOUS RANK: 5

The Bobcats ran their winning streak to five games with a 35-0 win against Port Barre. It was Eunice’s third shutout win of the season. It’ll look to wrap up an outstanding regular season against a 3-6 Pine Prairie team this week.

Honorable mention

Patterson, Opelousas Catholic, Kaplan