Heading into the second week of the season, the Marching Knights dropped in the Class B rankings of the weekly Indianamarching.com poll.
The Marching Knights tallied 120 votes, good enough to tie with Jasper for fourth in the rankings.
Concord remains on top with 144 votes, while Greenwood was second with 141. Goshen was third with 123 votes.
Floyd Central ranked sixth with 94 votes, followed by Munster (88 votes), DeKalb (83 votes), Plainfield (69 votes) and North Side (58 votes).
Other Class B bands receiving votes included New Castle (44), Northridge (37), Zionsville (32), Bloomington North (21), Elkhart Central (14), Evansville F.J. Reitz (four), Whiteland (four), Greenfield-Central (three) and Evansville North (one).
Clay City tallied one vote in the poll this week, placing the Imperial Regiment in 20th place overall.
Lewis Cass remained on top of the poll with 146 votes, while Forest Park was second at 144.
Other Class D bands receiving votes included North Posey (50), Adams Central (44), Orleans (33), Perry Central (12), Pioneer (12), Clinton Prairie (five), Crawford County (four), Eastside (three) and Morristown (two).
Homestead is still the top band in Class A with 144 votes, while Western is still ranked No. 1 in Class C with 147 votes.
Homestead, Concord, Western and Lewis Cass won their respective class titles in 2011.
The Imperial Regiment will take part in the Spirit of Central Invitational at Lawrence Central High School Saturday.
Clay City is scheduled to compete at 4 p.m.
Other Class D bands competing include Shortridge Magnet (4:13 p.m.), Triton Central (4:26 p.m.), Elwood (4:39 p.m.) and Tri-Central (4:52 p.m.).
Cost to attend the event is $7 for adults and $4 for students.
The gates are scheduled to open at 3 p.m.
Awards for classes D, C and B will take place following the conclusion of Class B competition. Pendleton Heights is the final Class B band to take the field at 7:15 p.m.
The Marching Knights will officially open the 2012 season Saturday when they take part in the Red Pride Invitational in Plainfield. Performance times were not known at press time.