JJHuddle’s Division V Power Poll: The Top 10 gets a facelift


JJHuddle Power Poll Division V

Talk about turmoil. Three of the Top 5 teams in last week’s JJHuddle
Division V Power Poll
lost. Talk about turnover. That’s what we have
this week. Click here to see who is gone, who is in and where everyone
is at. This poll was turned upside down this week.




1. Youngstown Ursuline (5-0)
There’s no question who the No. 1 team in D-V is and there’s no question Akise Teague is a star. The senior RB/DB accounted for six TDs (four rushing, one receiving and one on an interception return) in a 53-14 win over Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin. This week Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (2-3) comes to Youngstown. Previous: 1

2. Lima Central Catholic (4-1)
The T-Birds are getting no love from AP voters, but hard to understand why. Their only loss is a season opening setback at D-VI No. 1 Delphos St. John’s. Since then they’ve rattled off four wins by the combined score of 185-13. No Joke. Their latest victim? Delphos Jefferson who they beat 42-0.  Up next is visit from winless Spencerville. Did we mention the T-Birds have a junior QB that’s already been offered by Bowling Green and a senior LB that’s been offered by Air Force? Previous: 6

3. Patrick Henry (5-0)
The Patriots survived an upset bid from Evergreen, winning 22-19 in OT on sophomore Gabe Jones’ QB sneak. Whew is right Patrick Henry faithful. This week the Patriots host Delta (2-3). Previous: 4

4. Kirtland (5-0)
The Hornets jump up five spots with their impressive 34-32 win over then-No. 3 Cuyahoga Heights. The schedule also sets up favorably for Kirtland to run the table from here on out. Of their five remaining opponents only one has a winning record and three haven’t won a game, including this week’s foe Burton Berkshire. Previous: 9

5. Fredericktown (5-0)
The Freddies led Danville 42-0 at halftime and cruised to a 63-0 shutout win. Matt Smith led the charge by rushing for 167 yards and four TDs on 18 carries. A huge game with visiting Johnstown-Monroe (4-1) looms this week. Previous: 7

6. North Union (5-0)
In the last two weeks the Wildcats have outgained the opposition 937-144 in total yards and have outscored them 119-12. The latest verdict? A 49-6 win over Mt. Gilead. North Union is at River Valley (3-2) this week. Previous: 8

7. Anna (3-2)
Do the Rockets deserve to remain in the Top 10 after two straight losses? Ask yourself this if you don’t think so: How many other teams on this list (other than Ursuline) would beat Delphos St. John’s and Marion Local back-to-back. The answer? None. This week Anna gets back in the win column at New Bremen (1-4). Don’t expect the Rockets to drop another regular season game either. Previous: 5

8. West Jefferson (5-0)
The Rough Riders improved to 29-1 in Mid-State League Cardinal Division games over the last five seasons with a 21-7 win over Grandview Heights. QB D.J. Gray led the charge by rushing for two TDs. This week West Jeff hosts Fisher Catholic (0-5). Previous: 10

9. Cuyahoga Heights (4-1)
The Redskins were almost the last team standing in a classic match-up with Kirtland that produced five lead changes and plenty of heroics. Unfortunately for CH, it came out on the short end of a 34-32 decision. This week the Redskins travel to Middlefield Cardinal (3-2). Previous: 3

10. Minford (5-0)
The Falcons took advantage of the absence of Oak Hill senior QB Jesse Slone (out with a rib injury) and snapped the then-No. 2 ranked Oaks 18-game regular season win streak with a 13-0 shutout. Minford RB Mark Slone scored both TDs. This week the Falcons travel to Wheelersburg (3-2). A match-up with current fellow unbeaten Portsmouth West awaits in Week 7. Previous: NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 2 Oak Hill (lost 13-0 to Minford)

KEEP AN EYE ON: Archbold (5-0); Oak Hill (4-1); Coldwater (3-2); Collins Western Reserve (5-0); Defiance Tinora (5-0); West Lafayette Ridgewood (4-0); Ready (3-2); Versailles (4-1); Cincinnati Summit Country Day (5-0); Jeromesville Hillsdale (4-1)






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