There will be a clear-cut top team in next week’s Main Street Preps football rankings.

That’s because No. 1 Oakland hosts No. 2 Lipscomb Academy on Thursday night. Both programs were looking for an extra game and decided to use their byes to make the marquee matchup happen.

There were no major changes to the top 10 this week, though Ensworth moved up two spots to No. 9 following a 40-7 victory over Memphis University School.

No. 25 Marshall County (4-1) entered the rankings for the first time this season. Despite losing three-year starting quarterback Bryson Hammons for the season due to an injury, the Tigers have reeled off wins against Columbia, Shelbyville, Creek Wood and Hillwood.

Blackman, previously No. 18, fell off the list after a 45-35 loss to Stewarts Creek. The Blaze have dropped three straight games.

Here is how we ranked the top 25 Midstate teams after Week 5 (last week’s position in parentheses):

1. (1) Oakland 4-0

Week 5: W, 49-7 vs. Siegel, Week 6: vs. Lipscomb Academy

2. (2) Lipscomb Academy 5-0

Week 5: W, 45-7 at FRA, Week 6: at Oakland

3. (3) CPA 5-0

Week 5: W, 49-10 vs. Goodpasture, Week 6: at Cane Ridge

4. (4) Summit 5-0

Week 4: W, 36-0 vs. Centennial, Week 6: vs. Beech

5. (5) Pearl-Cohn 5-0

Week 5: W, 48-0 vs. Lawrence County, Week 6: at Tullahoma

6. (6) Riverdale 5-0

Week 5: W, 33-0 vs. Rockvale, Week 6: at Smyrna

7. (8) MBA 2-3

Week 5: W, 10-7 vs. Father Ryan, Week 6: vs. Brentwood Academy

8. (7) Pope Prep 4-1

Week 5: L, 42-21 at Baylor, Week 6: vs. BGA

9. (11) Ensworth 4-1

Week 5: W, 40-7 vs. MUS, Week 6: at St. Benedict

10. (9) Ravenwood 4-1

Week 5: W, 21-16 at Brentwood, Week 6: at Hendersonville

11. (10) Brentwood Academy 3-2

Week 5: COVID forfeit, Week 6: at MBA

12. (13) Mt. Juliet 5-0

Week 5: W, 44-32 at White County, Week 6: vs. Wilson Central

13. (12) Father Ryan 3-2

Week 5: L, 10-7 at MBA, Week 6: at Bowling Green (Ky.)

14. (14) BGA 3-2

Week 5: W, 45-30 vs. Davidson Academy, Week 6: at Pope Prep

15. (15) Hendersonville 3-1

Week 5: W, 41-7 at Gallatin, Week 6: vs. Ravenwood

16. (16) Beech 3-1

Week 5: W, 40-7 vs. Clarksville, Week 6: at Summit

17. (17) Independence 2-3

Week 5: W, 38-7 vs. Franklin, Week 6: at East Nashville

18. (21) Page 5-0

Week 5: W, 32-15 at Franklin County, Week 6: vs. Giles County

19. (20) Davidson Academy 4-1

Week 5: L, 45-30 at BGA, Week 6: vs. Nashville Christian

20. (19) Brentwood 1-4

Week 5: L, 21-16 vs. Ravenwood, Week 6: vs. Hillsboro

21. (22) Tullahoma 4-0

Week 5: W, 49-10 at Creek Wood, Week 6: vs. Pearl-Cohn

22. (23) Smyrna 4-0

Week 5: W, 42-6 at Antioch, Week 6: vs. Riverdale

23. (24) Station Camp 4-0

Week 5: Bye, Week 6: vs. West Creek

24. (25) East Nashville 4-1

Week 5: W, 58-0 vs. Jackson County, Week 6: vs. Independence

25. (NR) Marshall County 4-1

Week 5: W, 55-0 at Hillwood, Week 6: Bye

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