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Football rankings: Carmel, Warren Central roll

Week 3 of the football season was a relative breeze for the teams at the top of our rankings. No. 1 Warren Central and No. 2 Carmel routed their opponents, solidifying their spots. The turnover came in the middle of the Top 10, where the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 teams all lost.

The biggest surprise of the season so far? My vote would probably go to Ben Davis (3-0), which has now climbed all the way to No. 3 in the state.

  1. Warren Central, 3-0 — Defeated Lawrence North, 55-7 (last week: No. 1)

    Dominant once again, with Sr. QB Kyle Faunce tossing four TDs

  2. Carmel, 3-0 — Defeated Center Grove, 42-17 (last week: No. 2)

    Running game is scary right now; 430 yards on the ground (10.8 per carry) this week

  3. Ben Davis, 3-0 — Defeated North Central, 54-21 (last week: No. 6)

    Resurgent Giants get a test on Friday when Warren Central visits

  4. Cathedral, 1-2 — Defeated Centerville, 34-17 (last week: No. 7)

    Talented Irish pick up first win of the season; still a favorite in 4A

  5. Penn, 3-0 — Defeated Marian, 41-21 (last week: NR)

    Kingsmen leap into the Top 10 after three impressive victories

  6. Hamilton SE, 2-1 — Lost to Brownsburg, 38-37 (last week: No. 3)

    Disappointing letdown after big win over Fishers

  7. Fishers, 2-1 — Defeated Westfield, 19-14 (last week: No. 8 )

    QB carousel has been sore spot for Tigers so far

  8. Evansville Reitz, 3-0 — Defeated Evansville Central, 35-34 OT (last week: NR)

    Overtime win allows Panthers to debut in Top 10

  9. Center Grove, 2-1 — Lost to Carmel, 42-17 (last week: No. 4)

    Defense was shredded by Carmel; still time to rebound

  10. Avon, 2-1 — Defeated Harrison, 51-0 (last week: No. 9)

    Hard luck demotion for Orioles and Charles Davis (252 rushing yards this week)

Dropped out: North Central (No. 5), Bishop Luers (No. 10)

Bubble teams: Brownsburg, FW Snider, Columbus East, Homestead, Bishop Dwenger, SB Washington, Bishop Chatard

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