2011 Muscle Milk & JJHuddle Division I Power Poll: Final

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2011 Muscle Milk/JJHuddle Ohio HS Football Power Polls

There’s been a revolving door at No. 1 in the Muscle Milk & JJHuddle D-I Power Poll. So far this season three teams have had stays there and ironically, in the final rankings, a new No. 1 takes over for the first time all season. Who is it? 


There’s been a revolving door at No. 1 in the Muscle Milk & JJHuddle D-I Power Poll. So far this season three teams have had stays there and ironically, in the final rankings, a new No. 1 takes over for the first time all season. Who is it?

2011 Muscle
Milk
& JJHuddle Division I Power Poll: Final

1. Colerain (9-1, R4)
The Cardinals wrapped up the Greater Miami Conference title outright with a 50-15 win over Oak Hills. The Cardinals racked up 525 yards of offense, including 450 on the ground. Three Colerain backs (Dustin Smith, 17 carries, 165 yards, TD; Detuan Smith, 13 carries, 105 yards, two TDs; and Curtis Jester, 12 carries, 121 yards, two TDs) all went over 100 yards. Colerain opens postseason play at home against Walnut Hills (8-2).
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2. Whitmer (10-0, R2)
Whitmer outgained Toledo Central Catholic 376-243 in total yards and beat the Irish 38-21 to win the first ever Three Rivers Athletic Conference title. Senior RB Jody Webb led the offense with 146 yards and two TDs on 25 carries. Whitmer hosts Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (8-2) in the regional quarterfinals.
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3. Cincinnati St. Xavier (7-3, R4)
A 65-yard interception return was the only TD in a game the Bombers lost to Louisville (Ky) St. Xavier 7-3. Ouch. St. X opens the postseason against Mason (7-3).
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4. Hilliard Davidson (9-0, R3)
Senior RB Alex Mickley carried the ball 34 times for 129 yards and three TDs as the Wildcats shut out rival Hilliard Darby 21-0. Davidson’s defense held Darby to 30 yards rushing, including minus-10 in the second half. The Wildcats host Olentangy Orange (8-2) in the regional quarterfinals.  
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5. Mentor (9-1, R1)
Unexpected to say the least. After running the table the first nine weeks, the Cardinals dropped a 38-35 decision to Twinsburg (which finished 7-3 and didn’t qualify for the R2 playoffs despite the upset win). Junior QB Mitch Trubisky threw for 271 yards and three TDs and ran for 120 yards and another TD. Mentor opens postseason play against Cleveland JFK (9-1).
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6. Pickerington Central (7-2, R3)
Senior WR/DB Roger Lewis returned two kicks (kickoff and punt) for TDs as the Tigers beat Reynoldsburg 42-14. Pick Central, which has one seven games in a row after losing to Moeller and St. X to open the season, has allowed 42 points since Week 3. The Tigers open the playoffs against Dublin Coffman (8-2).
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7 Cleveland St. Ignatius (8-2,
R1)

The Wildcats turned two third quarter turnovers into TDs and beat their archrival Lakewood St. Edward (20-17) for the fifth time in six years. An estimated 11,000 fans watched as senior QB Eric Williams (completed 16-of-28 attempts for 193 yards and a TD) and Ignatius rallied from a 10-3 halftime deficit. K Tim Shenk added two FGs (29 and 35 yards). The Wildcats host Youngstown Boardman (7-3) in the regional quarterfinals.  
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8. Lakewood St. Edward (7-3, R1)
Despite holding a 10-3 halftime lead, the Eagles lost two third quarter turnovers (both led to TDs) and fell for the fifth time in six years to their archrival St. Ignatius (20-17). St. Edward begins defense of its state championship at Cleveland Heights (9-0).
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9. Middletown (9-1, R4)
The Middies broke open a tied game at halftime (7-7) with three third quarter TDs en route to a 27-14 win over Princeton. Jalin Marshall led the way by running for 232 yards and two TDs on 13 carries. Middletown also forced four turnovers. The Middies host Centerville (7-3) to open the postseason.
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10. Cincinnati Moeller (7-3, R4)
The Crusaders lost 49-14 to nationally-ranked Louisville (Ky) Trinity. Moeller trailed just 14-7 with 18 seconds left in the first half before allowing an 8-yard TD run to close the second quarter. Trinity scored three third quarter TDs to blow the game open. The Crusaders host Sycamore (8-2) in the regional quarterfinals.
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DROPPED OUT: None

BEST OF THE REST: Solon (9-1), GlenOak (9-1), Centerville (7-3), Troy (8-2), Sylvania Southview (9-1), Findlay (9-1), Cleveland Heights (9-0), Gahanna-Lincoln (8-2), Boardman (7-3), Canton McKinley (8-2)

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