JJHuddle’s Division I Power Poll: Top 3 remain same; Moeller, Elder enter fray


JJHuddle Power Poll Division I

Several Big School programs in Ohio made TV appearances this past weekend and several more – including some of the same – are scheduled to make more appearances this weekend. All told FIVE teams from JJHuddle’s latest D-I Power Poll will be on TV this weekend.


1. Glenville (1-0)
The Tarblooders survived a test from Indiana’s reigning big school state champion Warren Central 28-21. Now they get a crack at one of Florida’s best teams on Monday when they face William T. Dwyer (Fla.) in the Herbstreit Classic at Ohio Stadium. Previous: 1

2. Colerain (1-0)
Paced by Tyler Williams who rushed for three TDs and threw for another, the Cardinals beat Northmont 35-6 in the Skyline Showdown. Colerain’s triple-option attack had 433 total yards, including 384 on the ground. A showdown with Elder awaits in Week 2. Previous: 2

3. Dublin Coffman (1-0)
The Rocks got rolling by beating Olentangy Liberty 24-10. Now they head to Ohio Stadium on Sunday to tackle Westerville South who is licking its wounds after losing to Groveport-Madison. Previous: 3

4. Canton McKinley (1-0)
The Bulldogs had little trouble in a 32-14 win over Gallatin (Tenn.). Things will get ratcheted up a bit with a contest against Wayne and OSU QB recruit Braxton Miller looming Sunday in the Herbstreit Classic at Ohio Stadium. Previous: 5

5. Centerville (1-0)
The Elks built a 28-0 halftime lead and cruised past Lakota East 42-6. Now they get Mason – fresh off a loss to Trotwood-Madison – before the showdown everyone wants to see with Alter. Previous: 6

6. Pickerington Central (1-0)
The Tigers pitched a shutout against Plainfield (Ind.). Now things get interesting with a meeting with Oscar Smith (Va.) in the Herbstreit Classic. Smith has won three straight D-VI Eastern Region titles in Virginia and pundits have tabbed the Tigers as capable of bringing home their second Virginia state title in three years this season. Previous: 7

7. Cincinnati Moeller (1-0)
The Crusaders dug out of a 28-14 halftime deficit against Wayne to capture a 35-28 victory on Tucker Skove’s fifth TD of the game with five seconds left. Hamilton is next on the docket. Previous: NR

8. Cincinnati Elder (1-0)
The Panthers, who got a huge game from Ben Coffaro (357 all-purpose yards), had their way with then D-II No. 1 Winton Woods, beating the Warriors 38-21. Next up? Colerain. Previous: NR

9. Cincinnati St. Xavier (0-1)
Defense is not a problem for the Bombers. Offense however needs some improvement after a 21-6 loss to nationally-ranked Good Counsel (Md.). Indianapolis Cathedral is up next. Previous: 4

10. Wayne (0-1)
The Warriors looked like state title contenders in the first half of their game with Cincinnati Moeller. But after building a 28-14 lead, Wayne lacked execution in the second half and lost 35-28 on a 1-yard TD run with five seconds left. Tough loss. But this is a tough team. Good thing because this week’s game is tough too: Canton McKinley on Sunday at Ohio Stadium. Previous: 8

DROPPED OUT: No 9 Cleveland St. Ignatius (lost 28-21 to Mentor Lake Catholic); No. 10 Massillon Washington (lost to Akron Buchtel 29-13)





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