JJHuddle’s Division I Power Poll: There’s a new No. 1 and three new teams in the poll


JJHuddle Power Poll Division I

After two weeks it’s evident Colerain is rolling. The Cardinals assume the top spot from Glenville in this week’s JJHuddle Division I Power Poll after beating Elder 44-12. As for Glenville, their still undefeated but what was that? Three new teams enter the fray as well.


1. Colerain (2-0)
The Cardinals have earned this spot after impressive wins over Northmont (35-6) and now Elder (44-12). Last Friday, Colerain improved to 54-0 on its home field (nicknamed “The Cage”) since 1999 by pounding the Panthers with a running attack that churned out 448 yards. Last year’s 0-2 start is long forgotten. This week Colerain hits the road for a game at DuPont Manuel (Ky.). Previous: 2

2. Glenville (2-0)
Last week we said the Tarblooders survived, so this week I don’t know what you call it. And neither did the refs at Ohio Stadium. A win is a win, but this one might have an asterisk by it – Glenville 26, William T. Dwyer (Fla.) 22. Glenville remains unbeaten, but not No. 1 in the Power Poll. Kudos to the Tarblooders for a remarkable second half comeback. Previous: 1

3. Canton McKinley (2-0)
The Bulldogs had little trouble with a Braxton Miller-less Wayne team in the Herbstreit Classic, winning 26-0. A meeting with Lake awaits this week. Previous: 4

4. Centerville (2-0)
The Elks have allowed 13 points this season but will be tested this week by a visiting Alter team that’s looking for its third straight D-IV state title. These two neighborhood rivals haven’t met since 1967. Watch out. Previous: 5

5. Pickerington Central (2-0)
The Tigers impressed in front of a national audience with a 36-20 win over Oscar Smith (Va.) in the Herbstreit Classic. The victory solidifies this program as Central Ohio’s top big school team – for now. The Tigers have an off week this Friday before facing rival Lancaster on Sept. 17. Previous: 6

6. Cincinnati Moeller (2-0)
Tucker Skove added two more TDs (has seven on the season) as the Crusaders rolled past Hamilton 29-7. Moeller had 420 yards of offense. Defensively the Crusaders forced five turnovers. This week Moeller heads up I-75 to square off with Clayton Northmont. Previous: 7

7. Solon (2-0)
After two wins at home to start the season, the Comets hit the road for a stiff test at Mentor. Thus far this season though Solon has been dominant, beating Shaker Heights and Worthington Kilbourne a combined 77-13. Previous: NR

8. Hilliard Davidson (2-0)
Alex Mickley rushed for two more TDs (has six on the season) and J.D. Detmer booted three field goals in the Wildcats 37-3 dismantling of Brookhaven. The defending state champs keep humming along. This week Davidson hosts D-II power Toledo St. Francis. Previous: NR

9. Cincinnati St. Xavier (1-1)
The Bombers looked like they were going to fall to 0-2 before scoring the winning TD with nine seconds left in a 28-24 win over Indianapolis Cathedral. This week the Bombers get defending Kentucky 6A state champ Louisville St. Xavier. At least the game is in Cincy. Previous: 9

10. Lakewood St. Edward (2-0)
The Eagles beat Mentor 35-28 in Week 1 before rolling Penn Hills (Pa.) 65-25 last week. Now they get their toughest test to date with a road game at D-III No. 4 Youngstown Mooney. Previous: NR

No. 3 Dublin Coffman (lost 31-21 to Westerville South); No. 8 Cincinnati Elder (lost 44-12 to Colerain); No. 10 Wayne (lost 26-0 to Canton McKinley)

Middletown (2-0), Cincinnati LaSalle (2-0)




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