Friday’s game a top five matchup

BD flips between No. 1 and No. 2 in polls

Ben Davis is ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 and Pike is No. 5 entering Friday’s conference opener.

The Giants are rated No. 1 in the state by the Indiana Football Coaches Association and No. 2 by the AP media poll. Carmel is No. 1 in the AP poll and No. 2 by the coaches. Pike is No. 5 in both polls.

Ben Davis travels to Pike for Friday’s Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference opener while Carmel hosts Center Grove, No. 6 in the coaches poll and No. 7 by the AP. The other top 10 ranked MIC team is Warren Central (No. 3 in both polls). Warren Central plays at North Central Friday while Lawrence North hosts Lawrence Central.