The latest dual team coaches poll was released Monday, and included among the ranks are four Catawba County teams.
Newton-Conover is the highest ranked tean among those in the 2A ranks, while Foard is the top 3A team.
The Red Devils (15-0), coming off a second tournament win in a row this past weekend at North Iredell, received 166 votes, including two first-place votes.
N-C trailed only Croatan and Piedmont in the poll.
Bandys also received votes in the 2A ranks, but was just outside the top five in sixth place.
Following a victory this weekend at the North Lincoln Duals, the Tigers (12-1) received three first-place votes and 146 overall votes in the 3A ranks. Foard placed second in the poll behind only Orange.
Fellow Northwestern conference team St. Stephens (10-4), which finished 3-2 at the Alleghany Duals on Saturday, ranked fifth in 3A with 60 votes.