MVP Fab 5 Football Rankings: Poll Champions Crowned


MVP’s Fab 5 Football Rankings

The regular season is over and so is another season of the MVP Fab 5 Football Rankings. Here’s a look at
the previous winners and this year’s top teams…

The regular season is over and so is another season of the MVP Fab 5 Football Rankings. Here’s a look at
the previous winners and this year’s top teams…

Fab 5 Poll Champions:

Division I
2009: Wayne
2010: Wayne
2011: Centerville

Division II
2009: Trotwood-Madison
2010: Trotwood-Madison
2011: Trotwood-Madison

Division III
2009: Graham
2010: Eaton
2011: Alter

Division IV
2009: Alter
2010: Clinton-Massie
2011: Waynesville

Division V
2009: Coldwater
2010: Lima Central Catholic
2011: Lima Central Catholic

Division VI
2009: Delphos St. John’s
2010: Delphos St. John’s
2011: Delphos St. John’s

FINAL 2009

FINAL 2010

FINAL 2011 FAB 5
RANKINGS (below)

Division I

1. Centerville (7-3)
Since starting 1-3, the Elks have won six straight in decisive fashion.
In wins over Springboro, Fairmont,
Northmont, Wayne, Springfield and Beavercreek, Centerville is averaging
53 points and 473 rushing yards per game. The Elks won the
Greater Western Ohio Conference Central Division title and are a No. 8
seed in the playoffs. They’ll play
at Middletown in the regional quarterfinals.
Previous: 1

2. Troy (8-2)
The Trojans ended the regular season with a 53-6 win over Sidney and now
turn their attention to the region 3 playoffs and a meeting with host
Upper Arlington (8-2).
Previous: 2

3. Wayne (6-4)
The Warriors closed the regular season with a 52-42 win over Fairmont.
Wayne, which racked up 561 total yards, was led by junior QB Javon
Harrison 923 carries, 197 yards, four TDs) and senior RB Jalen Mack (19
carries, 229 yards, two TDs). Looking for next year’s preseason No. 1?
Wayne will be it.
Previous: 4

4. Lebanon (7-3)
The Warriors wrapped the season with a four-game win streak and a share
of the GWOC South title. Lebanon racked up 577 yards of offense and beat
archrival Springboro 46-31 in the season finale. Senior RB Aaron Abbott
closed his career with 351 yards and five TDs on 46 carries against the

Previous: 5

5. Beavercreek (6-4)
Even though Creek closed the regular season with a 63-7 loss to
Centerville, the season was a memorable one. Creek notched just its second winning season in 22 years and
finished with a winning record in the GWOC Central (3-2) for the first
time ever.
Previous: 3


BEST OF THE REST: Fairborn (6-4)

Division II

1. Trotwood-Madison (10-0)
The Rams racked up 533 total yards and forced three turnovers in a 56-15
win over Vandalia Butler. Senior QB Michael Simpson threw for 215 yards
and two TDs and ran for 42 yards and another TD. The Rams open
postseason play against Hamilton Ross (8-2).
Previous: 1

2. Piqua (6-4)
The Indians closed the regular season on a three-game win streak with
victories over Sidney, Butler and Fairborn. Piqua failed to qualify for
the playoffs, finishing 12th in
Region 8.
Previous: 3

3. Franklin (9-1)
The Wildcats won a share of the SWBL Southwest Division title with a
26-7 win over Oakwood and qualified for the playoffs for just the second
time since 1993. Franklin has a tough draw in the first round against
visiting Wapakoneta (9-1).
Previous: 4

4. Tippecanoe (9-1)
The Red Devils came crashing down to earth with a 49-7 loss to
Springfield Shawnee. Tipp must refocus fast as Turpin (7-3) comes
calling in the regional quarterfinals.
Previous: 2

5. Wilmington (7-3)
The Aviators lost for the third time in four weeks with a 21-8 loss to
Piqua. Butler managed just 185 yards in the game and was just 2-of-13 on
third downs. Things don’t get any easier this week with a visit from
undefeated Trotwood-Madison (9-0).
Previous: NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 5 Butler (lost 56-15 to Trotwood)

BEST OF THE REST: Butler (6-4), Bellbrook (5-5),
Tecumseh (6-4)

Division III

1. Alter (10-0)
The Knights ran out to a 17-0 halftime lead and made it stick in a 17-7
win over archrival Chaminade Julienne. Alter forced two turnovers and
junior QB Malik Zaire threw for 50 yards and a TD and ran for 88 and
another score. The Knights face Thurgood Marshall (9-1) in the regional
Previous: 1

2. Springfield Shawnee (10-0)
The Braves racked up 475 yards and allowed just 72 in a 49-7 win over
previously unbeaten Tippecanoe. Senior QB Brad Jarzab threw for 133
yards and two TDs and ran for 148 yards and two TDs. Junior RB Alex
McCrory added 145 yards and three TDs on 27 carries. Shawnee opens
postseason play at home against Cincinnati
Taft (7-3).
Previous: 2

3. Thurgood Marshall (9-1)
The Cougars wrapped up an outright Dayton City League title with a 50-0
win over Ponitz Tech. Marshall followed up its lone loss – to Trotwood-Madison
in the season opener – with back-to-back wins over playoff teams
Chaminade Julienne (21-0) and Columbus Eastmoor (7-6). Since Week 4 the
Cougars have averaged 50.8 points per game. Marshall hosts Alter (10-0)
in the regional quarterfinals at Welcome Stadium.
Previous: 3

4. Dunbar (6-4)
The Wolverines wrapped their season with a victory over rival
Previous: 4

5. Eaton (8-2)
The Eagles failed to make the playoffs but still managed a share of the
SWBL Southwest Division title. Eaton won its final game 57-20 over
Preble Shawnee.
Previous: 5


BEST OF THE REST: Kenton Ridge (8-2), Urbana (8-2)

Division IV

1. Waynesville (10-0)
The Spartans wrapped up their first unbeaten season since 1999 with a
45-7 win over Middletown Madison. Senior QB Luke Creditt threw for 153
yards and two TDs and ran for 75 yards and another TD as the Waynesville
defense forced four turnovers and allowed just 148 yards. The Spartans
host Milton-Union (8-2) in the regional quarterfinals. Waynesville beat
Milton 49-21 in Week 9.
Previous: 1

2. Chaminade Julienne (7-3)
The Eagles lost 17-7 to archrival Kettering Alter. CJ fell behind 17-0
at the half and couldn’t battle back. The Eagles turned the ball over
twice and converted just 3-of-10 third downs. This week CJ opens
postseason play at Williamsport Westfall (8-2).
Previous: 2

3. Clinton-Massie (8-2)
The Falcons beat archrival East Clinton for the 10th straight
time 21-7. EC’s lone TD marked the first time since 2007 that the Astros
scored on Massie. The game however was in doubt until the Falcons
scored two TDs in the final minutes. RB Bayle Wolf led Massie by running
for 112 yards and two TDs on 26 carries. The Falcons open postseason
play against North College Hill
Previous: 3

4. Milton-Union (8-2)
The Bulldogs closed the regular season with a 578-0 win over Northridge
and earned the program’s first playoff berth since 2007. Their reward?
Another trip to Waynesville (10-0), which beat them 49-21 just two weeks
Previous: 4

5. Fenwick (8-2)
The Falcons were shutout of the postseason again despite posting
back-to-back wins over Badin (17-3) and Carroll (20-6) to close the
regular season. What hurt Fenwick? It’s non-conference schedule, which
consisted of teams (Oakwood, Talawanda and Valley View) that went a
combined 2-28.
Previous: 5


BEST OF THE REST: Brookville (7-3), Carlisle (6-4),
East Clinton (7-3)

Division V

1. Lima Central Catholic (10-0)
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.
Previous: 1

2. Coldwater (7-3)
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).
Previous: 2

3. Versailles (8-2)
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).
Previous: 3

4. Covington (10-0)
The Buccs won the Cross County Conference for the 10th time and advanced
to the playoffs for the 12th time in 13 years with a 34-0 win over
Arcanum. Ow they get Coldwater (7-3) in the regional quarterfinals.
Previous: 4

5. West Liberty-Salem (10-0)
The Tigers beat Triad 34-18 to win the Ohio Heritage Conference and
advance to the playoffs for the sixth time in eight years. WLS welcomes
visiting Versailles (8-2) in the regional quarterfinals.
Previous: 5


BEST OF THE REST: Anna (6-4), Dayton Christian
(9-1), Triad (7-3)

Division VI

1. Delphos St. John’s (7-3)
The Blue Jays earned a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title
(with Marion Local) by virtue of a 42-21 win over New Bremen. RB Tyler
Jettinghoff carried the ball 20 times for 124 yards and two TDs. DSJ
begins defense of its state title by hosting Ottawa Hills (7-3) in the
regional quarterfinals.
Previous: 1

2. Marion Local (8-2)
The Flyers earned their share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title
(with Delphos St. John’s) by beating Fort Recovery 39-20. ML opens
postseason play against Lockland (7-3).
Previous: 2

3. Minster (7-3)
The Wildcats beat Coldwater for the first time since 1993 and propelled
themselves into the playoffs with a convincing 22-6 victory. RBs Korey
Schultz (10 carries, 94 yards, TD) and Troy Kauffman (10 carries, 81
yards) nearly went for 100 yards each, while WR Daniel Gusching broke
the program’s single-season receptions record. Junior QB Adam Niemeyer
also completed 14-of-28 passes for 132 yards and a TD to set the
program’s career completions mark. Minster opens postseason play on the
road at No. 6 Springfield Catholic (8-2).
Previous: 3

4. Fort Loramie (9-1)
The Redskins beat rival Lehman Catholic for the first time ever with a
49-0 shutout. Loramie rolled up 586 total yards, including 392 on the
ground. Three Redskin backs (Cory Brandewie, 145 yards; Delaunte
Thornton, 113 yards; and Tyler Zeis, 122 yards) went over 100 yards.
Loramie hosts Cincinnati Country Day (7-3) in the regional
Previous: 4

5. Springfield Catholic (8-2)
Senior QB Brian Kelly threw six first half TD passes as the Irish beat
Cedarville 42-12. Kelly, who played in the first half, completed
18-of-29 passes for 278 yards. SCC hosts No. 3 Minster (7-3) in a
regional quarterfinal.
Previous: 5


BEST OF THE REST: Tri-County North (8-2), Fort
Recovery (4-6)

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