So according to the AP, Youngstown Ursuline isn’t one of the Top 10 D-V teams in Ohio. According to the final Muscle Milk & JJHuddle D-V Power Poll they are. Just how high did the Irish finish and who else is where?
So according to the AP, Youngstown Ursuline isn’t one of the Top 10 D-V teams in Ohio. According to the final Muscle Milk & JJHuddle D-V Power Poll they are. Just how high did they finish and who else is where?
& JJHuddle Division V Power Poll: Final
1. Lima Central Catholic (10-0, R18)
RB Jonathan Washington (17 carries, 128 yards, three TDs) and QB Tyler O’Connor (14-of-19, 239 yards, three TDs) led the TBirds to a 56-14 win over Ada and their second straight Northwest Conference title. LCC hosts Findlay Liberty-Benton (9-1) in the regional quarterfinals.
2. Youngstown Ursuline (4-6, R17)
Despite back-to-back wins over powers Youngstown Mooney and Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, the Irish failed to qualify for the Division V playoffs (finished 10th) and therefore will not have a chance to win four straight state championships. Ursuline’s playoff absence also means that for the first time since 2007 the Irish won’t be in the Division V state final. The Irish’s final record was a reflection of their level of competition. Ursuline suffered defeats to Ohio powers Lakewood St. Edward (defending D-I state champion), Mentor (current D-I No. 1), Mentor Lake Catholic (D-II No. 2) and Steubenville (D-III No. 1). The Irish also lost to Red Lion Christian Academy (Del.) and St. Peter’s Prep (N.J.). Five of Ursuline’s losses were by 13-points or less.
3. Kirtland (10-0, R17)
RB Damon Washington ran for 249 yards and five TDs as the Hornets shut out Newbury 49-0. Kirtland hosts Columbiana (8-2) in the regional quarterfinals.
4. Liberty Center (10-0, R18)
The Tigers won their first football league title since 2001 and claimed the Northwest Ohio Athletic League championship with a 36-29 win over Archbold. LC hosts Carey (8-2) in the regional quarterfinals.
5. Marion Pleasant (10-0, R20)
The Spartans finished unbeaten in the regular season with a 47-6 win over Northmor. Pleasant opens postseason play against Cincinnati Summit Country Day (7-3).
6. Coldwater (7-3, R20)
The Cavaliers fell behind 22-0 at halftime and never bounced back in a 22-6 loss to Minster that denied Coldwater a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title. Regardless, the Cavs are in the playoffs for the 15th straight year (second longest active streak behind Columbus DeSales) and open postseason play at Covington (10-0).
7. Wynford (10-0, R19)
The Royals won their 58th straight regular season game and won the Copper Kettle for the 14th straight season with a win over archrival Bucyrus. Senior QB Zach Chatlain completed 13-of-19 passes for 230 yards and three TDs. Wynford hosts Smithville (8-2) in the regional quarterfinals.
8. Hopewell-Loudon (10-0, R18)
The Chieftains scored 42 points in the second and third quarters en route to a 56-6 win over North Baltimore that wrapped up the outright Midland Athletic League title. H-L hosts Hicksville (8-2) in the regional quarterfinals.
9. Versailles (8-2, R20)
The Tigers pounded St. Henry 55-28 to earn their first playoff berth since 2005. Versailles ended the season with wins over Minster, Anna and St. Henry and open postseason play at West Liberty-Salem (10-0).
10. Nelsonville-York (9-1, R19)
The Buckeyes couldn’t complete the undefeated season – falling to archrival Athens 24-21 in OT. Its was N-Y’s first loss to Athens since 2003. The Buckeyes host Portsmouth West (9-1) in the regional quarterfinals.
DROPPED OUT: None
OF THE REST: Cuyahoga Heights (9-1), Covington (10-0), Grandview Heights (10-0), Monroe Central (9-1), Lucasville Valley (10-0), Patrick Henry (8-2), West Liberty-Salem (10-0), Columbiana Crestview (9-1), Portsmouth West (9-1), Liberty-Benton (9-1), Northwood (9-1), Hicksville (8-2), Ashland Crestview (10-0), Ridgewood (8-2)