JJHuddle’s Division II Power Poll: A new No. 1, who is it?


JJHuddle Power Poll Division II

Winton Woods’ reign as the No. 1 team in D-II was short-lived. The Warriors fell 38-21 to Elder this past weekend and opened the door for a new No. 1. So who is it? Maple Heights? Trotwood-Madison? Mentor Lake Catholic? Someone else?


1. Mentor Lake Catholic (1-0)
Wow is right. The Cougars opened the season with a 28-21 win over St. Ignatius – yes, THAT St. Igantius. Benedictine is next. Previous: 5

2. Maple Heights (1-0)
The Mustangs scored two TDs in the final minute to pull out a shocking 26-14 come-from-behind win over Nordonia. Stud QB Shaq Washington also left that game with a knee injury in the first quarter, which has been described as a bone bruise. Normandy awaits this week. Previous: 2

3. Trotwood-Madison (1-0)
The Rams showed versatility last week in a 22-10 win over host Mason by scoring on defense (safety), special teams (punt return) and offense (two TD runs). This week there will tons of talent on the field when they host Dunbar. Previous: 4

4. Winton Woods (0-1)
So the Warriors lost 38-21 to Elder in their opener. Remember this: Winton Woods lost to Moeller in last year’s opener before making their run to the state title. Withrow is this week’s opponent. Previous: 1

5. Avon
The Eagles soared with a 21-3 win over Avon Lake. Wellington comes to town this week. Previous: 6

6. Turpin (1-0)
The Spartans beat Loveland 24-6 in the opening game of the Skyline Showdown last Thursday. This week they draw a much tougher assignment with a road trip to D-III No. 2 Wyoming. Points should be plenty. Previous: 7

7. Toledo Central Catholic
Caleb Goings scored three rushing TDs and the Irish held Bowling Green to just 84 total yards in a 30-0 win. This week Bishop Timon-St Jude from New York comes to Toledo. Previous: 8

8. Warren Howland (1-0)
The Tigers rolled Ashtabula Lakeside 45-14 in their opener. Now they get Cortland Lakeview in Week 2. Previous: 9

9. Marion-Franklin (1-0)
The Red Devils proved their not ready to give up the title as the Columbus City League’s strongest team by thrashing then-No. 5 Brookhaven 27-2. Defensively the Devils didn’t allow a first down until the third quarter and they scored on their first three possessions of the game. Dublin Scioto is next on the docket. Previous: NR

10. Ashland (1-0)
The Arrows overwhelmed Willard 49-7 and senior QB Marcus Fuller tied his own school record with five TD passes (all in the first half). Up this week is high-flying Dover. Next week Marion-Franklin awaits. Talk about a tough stretch. Previous: NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 4 Brookhaven (lost 27-2 to Marion-Franklin); No. 9 Toledo St. Francis (lost 36-26 to Sylvania Southview)




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