The Power Polls…conclude. JJHuddle’s weekly D-I state football rankings close with the release of the FINAL Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Division I Power Poll. There’s a new No. 1…and they get a banner to hang in their school.
The Power Polls…conclude. JJHuddle’s weekly D-I state football rankings close with the release of the FINAL Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Division I Power Poll.
Also, JJHuddle would again like to thank the Ohio National Guard for becoming the presenting sponsor of the 2012 rankings. Look for BOYS BASKETBALL AND GIRLS BASKETBALL POWER POLLS soon!
OHIO NATIONAL GUARD & JJH POWER POLL
DIVISION I FINAL RANKINGS
*NOTE: All Poll Champions will receive a commemorative banner suitable for hanging from the Ohio National Guard for winning their respective ONG JJH Power Poll.
1. Lakewood St. Edward (10-0/AP Poll: 1)
Last Week: The Eagles rallied from a 13-6 hole after three quarters to beat St. Ignatius 20-13 in the 50th meeting of the teams’ “Holy War” rivalry. A crowd of 13,000-plus watched as senior QB Ryan Fallon threw two fourth quarter TD passes, the second to David Dowell following a blocked punt with six minutes left being the difference. Ignatius still holds the series advantage 27-22-1. Wildcats head coach Chuck Kyle was denied his 300th career win. Ignatius RB Tim McVey ran for 191 yards.
Up Next: D-I Region 1 Quarterfinal vs Mayfield (6-4)
2. Cleveland St. Ignatius (9-1/AP Poll: 4)
Last Week: See St. Edward.
Up Next: D-I Region 1 Quarterfinal vs Austintown-Fitch (9-1)
3. Colerain (10-0/AP Poll: 2)
Last Week: Senior QB Alfred Ramsby ran for 290 yards and four TDs on 16 carries in a 48-29 win over Oak Hills. The win wrapped the Cardinals 13th straight Greater Miami Conference championship and second straight outright title.
Up Next: D-I Region 1 Quarterfinal vs Cincinnati St. Xavier (6-4)
4. Toledo Whitmer (10-0/AP Poll: 3)
Last Week: The Panthers won their 28th straight regular season game and fourth straight league title (second in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference) with a convincing 42-0 shutout win over previously unbeaten Toledo Central Catholic. Whitmer held TCC to 179 total yards and forced four first half turnovers. Senior QB Nick Holley ran for 122 yards and two TDs and threw for 1236 yards and two TDs.
Up Next: D-I Region 2 Quarterfinal vs Avon Lake (8-2)
5. Mentor (9-1/AP Poll: 7)
Last Week: Senior RB Nick Delisa produced four TDs and 179 yards on just 11 carries as the Cardinals won the northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division champions with a 41-0 shutout win over Twinsburg.
Up Next: D-I Region 1 Quarterfinal vs Warren Harding (9-1)
6. Cincinnati St. Xavier (6-4/AP Poll: NR)
Last Week: The Bombers beat Louisville St. Xavier 23-9. Junior RB CJ Hilliard ran for 113 yards on 19 carries as St. X churned out 263 yards on the ground compared to just 37 through the air.
Up Next: D-I Region 1 Quarterfinal @ Colerain (10-0)
7. Massillon Washington (9-1/AP Poll: 10)
Last Week: The Tigers snapped a three-game losing streak to archrival canton McKinley with a 37-29 win. Massillon converted three McKinley fumbles into a 24-0 lead. Senior WR Bradley Tonn threw a TD on a fake field goal, caught three passes for 44 yards and a TD and had an interception on defense. Senior QB Kyle Kempt threw for 285 yards and three TDs and RB Ryne Moore ran for 98 yards on 28 carries.
Up Next: D-I Region 1 Quarterfinal vs Macedonia Nordonia (8-2)
8. Warren Harding (9-1/AP Poll: NR)
Last Week: After going 2-8 last year, the Raiders wrapped up a Lake Erie League title by beating Lorain 25-13. Senior RB Leshun Daniels ran for two TDs and QB Jimmy Rumple ran for a TD and threw for one.
Up Next: D-I Region 1 Quarterfinal @ Mentor (9-1)
9. Hilliard Darby (10-0/AP Poll: 6)
Last Week: The Panthers beat rival Hilliard Bradley 42-0 to complete the first 10-0 season in school history. In 2007 Darby was 9-0 heading into Week 10 before a loss to Groveport-Madison. Five different Darby players ran for first half TDs against Bradley.
Up Next: D-I Region 3 Quarterfinal vs Westerville South (8-2)
10. Pickerington North (9-1/AP Poll: NR)
Last Week: The Panthers had three red zone drives fail to yield points, missed a field goal and were stripped of an apparent TD on a muffed punt in a 13-10 loss to Grove City. Pick North shares the OCC Ohio Division title with Pickerington Central. Grudge match this Saturday.
Up Next: D-I Region 3 Quarterfinal vs Pickerington Central (7-2)
DROPPED OUT: No. 5 Dublin Coffman (lost 23-14 to Upper Arlington)
BEST OF THE REST: Austintown-Fitch (9-1/AP Poll: 8), Dublin Coffman (9-1/AP Poll: 9), Springboro (10-0), Willoughby South (10-0/AP Poll: 5), Elder (7-3), Moeller (7-3), GlenOak (8-2), Canton McKinley (7-2), Pickerington Central (7-2), North Royalton (9-1)