1. Crowley (6-0)

PREVIOUS RANK: 1

The Gents had it all working Friday night against a DeRidder team that entered the game 4-1 and looking to play spoiler. Quarterback Pate Broussard threw for more than 300 yards and running back Ty’Von Griffin notched his 15th and 16th rushing touchdowns of the young season. But the real MVP? The Gents’ defense, which outscored DeRidder 14-0 on its own.

2. St. Thomas More (5-1)

PREVIOUS RANK: 2

Beau Chene entered its meeting with St. Thomas More as one of the feel-good stories in the area, but there was nothing to feel good about after the game. STM outgained Beau Chene 379-39 and it was 56-0 at the half of a game it would eventually win 70-0. STM has now won its past two games by a 122-12 margin against teams that are a combined 7-5 this year.

3. Cecilia (5-1)

PREVIOUS RANK: 3

Cecilia’s offensive stars all shined brightly in their win against Abbeville. Raymond Calais went over the 200-yard mark for the fifth time this season, while Landon Roberts and Kenya Dartez hooked up four times for 144 yards and three scores. Roberts fired one more touchdown for good measure. There’s a lot of ways these Bulldogs can hurt you, and they’re rolling right now.

4. Teurlings Catholic (4-2)

PREVIOUS RANK: 4

Teurlings finally got its offense going in a 34-12 win against Northside last week. The Rebels scored four first-half touchdowns before cruising to the easy win against an overmatched Northside squad. In the previous two weeks, the Rebels couldn’t get much going, scoring 14 points in games against Breaux Bridge and Catholic (BR). Quarterback Cole Kelley threw three scores.

5. Carencro (4-2)

PREVIOUS RANK: NR

After two consecutive dispiriting losses, Carencro took out its frustration on a winless Opelousas team in a 68-9 thrashing. Tyriek Campbell ran for three scores on nine carries before being removed at halftime with a 55-0 lead. Next up? A showdown at home against St. Thomas More.

Honorable mention

Acadiana, St. Martinville, Breaux Bridge­

1. Notre Dame (6-0)

PREVIOUS RANK: 1

The weekly game continues: What else can the Pios defense do to impress the Advocate rankers? Notre Dame went on the road to Sacred Heart-Ville Platte, where they put together their third shutout in six games and held SHVP to a grand total of two first downs and 21 yards of total offense (which included minus-21 rushing). Oh, by the way, Notre Dame scored 61 points as well.

2. Ascension Episcopal(6-0)

PREVIOUS RANK: 2

Coach Mike Desormeaux has some guts. Rather than opting to kick a game-tying extra point after quarterback Jake Arceneaux’s touchdown pass to Zach Ronquillo made it 39-38 with 30 seconds remaining against Vermilion Catholic, Desormeaux decided to go for two. The gamble paid off. Arceneaux’s second effort crossed the goal line and the Blue Gators stayed undefeated.

3. Central Catholic (6-0)

PREVIOUS RANK: 4

The Eagles kept flying high with another dominating offensive performance that was driven by the excellence that is running back Stefano Guarisco. Guarisco ran for 283 yards and four scores (outdoing Highland Baptist’s Brontre Griffin, who had 273 yards and four scores), powering Central Catholic to an impressive 64-25 win. Average score in CCMC’s wins: 54-25.

4. Vermilion Catholic (4-2)

PREVIOUS RANK: 3

Vermilion Catholic dropped a tough one on the road to an undefeated Ascension Episcopal team, allowing a touchdown in the final minute. Quarterback Hunter Frith had another big day through the air, throwing for 341 yards and a score, but his three interceptions might’ve been the difference in the game. VC gets to follow up that loss with a trip to Central Catholic this week.

5. Church Point (5-1)

PREVIOUS RANK: 5

The Bears responded from a blowout loss in the best way possible: with their most convincing win of the season. Port Barre came into Church Point with a 4-1 record, but the Bears hammered them 43-6. Next up: a trip out to Pine Prairie.

Honorable mention

Catholic-New Iberia, Eunice, Opelousas Catholic