Top-ranked Southern Durham, Wake Forest and Middle Creek continue to dominate The News & Observer's high school football rankings.
All three remained undefeated last week with overwhelming victories. Southern Durham, also ranked No. 1 in the AP state 3A poll, trounced Northern Vance 69-0. Wake Forest pounded Broughton 60-20 and Middle Creek beat Apex 52-24.
Orange, Lee County and Chapel Hill also remained unbeaten and hold the Nos. 5, 6 and 7 behind No. 4 Garner, whose only loss was to Middle Creek.
Northwood fell from the undefeated ranks with a 14-7 loss to Orange and slips from No. 9 to No. 10.
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West Johnston, which is home on Friday against Garner, moves into the rankings at No. 13, replacing Johnston County neighbor Clayton, which lost at Harnett Central. Panther Creek replaces East Wake at No. 14.