Talk about stacked…the Muscle Milk and JJHuddle Division III Power Poll is just that. This is arguably Ohio’s deepest division (behind D-I). See how the Week 3 rankings look.
The Power Polls…are back. JJHuddle’s immensely popular
rankings continue today with the release of the latest Division III poll.
Also this year, JJHuddle is proud to announce that Muscle Milk has
become a co-sponsor of the rankings.
New polls will be unveiled on site every
Tuesday-Wednesday during the season.
2011 Muscle Milk
& JJHuddle Division III Power Poll: Week 3
1. Marlington (2-0)
Senior RB Alden Hill and junior RB Dymonte Thomas each went over 100 yards and scored two TDs as the Dukes beat Akron Garfield 42-6. This week Marlington travels to No. 9 Poland (1-1).
2. Steubenville (2-0)
Big Red rallied from a 6-0 halftime deficit to beat visiting Buchtel 22-6 win. Senior RB JoJo Pierro led the way with 138 yards and two TDs on 17 carries. This week Steubenville hosts Bishop Ryan (0-0) from Canada.
3. Kettering Alter (2-0)
The Knights handled Cleveland East Tech 49-14. Six different players scored as Alter built a 42-0 halftime lead. This week the Knights head north for a lengthy trip to Napoleon (1-1).
4. Akron SVSM (2-0)
Led by senior QB Kevin Besser (completed 14-of-18 passes for 322 yards and three TDs) and senior RB Matt Matuska (ran for 169 yards and four TDs on 13 carries), the Irish survived Walsh Jesuit 48-46. SVSM led 28-3 in the second quarter. This week SVSM hosts St. John’s (DC) College Prep (0-1).
5. Youngstown Mooney (2-0)
The Cardinals notched another big win over a D-I team with a 27-20 decision over visiting Boardman. This week Mooney faces its third straight D-I opponent in defending D-I state champion and D-I No. 1 St. Edward (2-0).
6. Columbus DeSales (1-1)
The Stallions, led by senior RB Warren Ball who rushed for 77 yards and six TDs, beat Brookhaven 48-12. This week DeSales travels to New Albany (1-1).
7. Springfield Shawnee (2-0)
The Braves outgained host West Carrollton 514-147 in total yards en route to a 42-14 win. Shawnee rushed for 448 yards. Junior RB Drew Young led the way with a career-high three TD runs. This week Shawnee hosts Urbana (2-0) in its home opener.
8. Mentor Lake Catholic (2-0)
The Cougars enter the Power Poll following a 21-14 win over then No. 8 Ravenna. Junior QB Mark Baniewicz completed 8-of-14 passes for 104 yards and ran for a team-high 71 yards. His 32-yard TD pass to Zach Hawkins with less than three minutes left was the game winner. Things get ratcheted up even more this week with a visit from D-V No. 1 Youngstown Ursuline (0-2) looming.
9. Poland Seminary (1-1)
The Bulldogs led 3-0 midway through the second quarter and hung tough but couldn’t get past D-I No. 3 Austintown-Fitch. The Falcons finally prevailed 21-3. This week things don’t get any easier with No. 1 Marlington (2-0) coming to town.
10. Watterson (1-1)
The defending state champions enter the Power Poll on the heels of a 42-14 win over visiting Columbus Beechcroft. The eagles racked up 322 total yards and got a lift from QB Andy Elberson who threw for two TD passes and ran for another. This week Watterson travels to Walsh Jesuit (1-1).
DROPPED OUT: No. 8 Ravenna (lost 21-14 to Mentor Lake Catholic), No. 10 Akron Hoban (lost 21-14 to Benedictine)
BEST OF THE REST: Chagrin Falls (2-0), Dover (2-0), Cincinnati Taft (1-1), Eaton (2-0), Logan Elm (2-0), Jonathan Alder (2-0), Benedictine (2-0), Ravenna (1-1), Thornville Sheridan (2-0), Bellevue (2-0)