JJHuddle’s Division I Power Poll: Who is No. 1? Glenville? St. X? Coffman?


JJHuddle Power Poll Division I

Last year Cincinnati Elder held the top spot in the JJHuddle Division I Preseason Power Poll. The Panthers aren’t No. 1 this year. In fact, they aren’t in the Top 10. Who is? And who is No. 1? Click here to find out…


1. Glenville
Tarblooders made first state final last year. Is this the year they win it it all? We think so.
Opener: Aug. 28 @ Warren Central (Indiana)

2. Colerain
The Cardinals have a huge chip on their shoulder after seeing a string of 10 straight playoff berths snapped last year. Eight straight wins couldn’t erase opening losses to St. Xavier and Elder. A long run this year will erase last year’s misery.
Opener: Aug. 28 vs Northmont in Skyline Shootout

3. Dublin Coffman
The Shamrocks continue to be one of Central Ohio’s top programs. Can they take the next step – and make the state final?
Opener: 8/27 @ Olentangy Liberty

4. St. Xavier
The Bombers have won two state titles in the last five years. This year they challenge for a third in six.
Opener: 8/29 vs Our Lady of Good Counsel (Maryland) in Skyline Shootout

5. Canton McKinley
The Bulldogs return 14 starters from last year’s regional finalist team. These Dogs have a lethal bite.
Opener: 8/28 vs Gallatin (Tennessee)

6. Centerville
The Elks will have one of the state’s top defenses anchored by three D-I recruits, including arguably the nation’s top defensive lineman in Michael Bennett (Ohio State).
Opener: 8/27 @ Lakota East

7. Pickerington Central
Tigers travel out-of-state for their opener, but senior defensive back Eilar Hardy doesn’t mind Indiana. He’s headed to Notre Dame.
Opener: 8/28 vs Plainfield (Indiana) at Warren Central Classic

8. Wayne
Yeah, the Warriors have celebrated QB Braxton Miller (Ohio State). But they also have a whole lot more.
Opener: 8/29 vs Cincinnati Moeller in Skyline Shootout

9. St. Ignatius
The Wildcats are going for an unprecedented 11th state football championship – all since 1988.
Opener: 8/28 @ Mentor Lake Catholic

10. Massillon Washington
The Tigers, who made last year’s D-I Final Four, are still looking for their first OHSAA Playoff state title. They’ll be in contention again this year.
Opener: 8/26 vs Akron Buchtel


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