The Power Polls…conclude. JJHuddle’s weekly D-II state football rankings close with the release of the FINAL Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Division II 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-II state football rankings close with the release of the FINAL Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Division II 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 II 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. Tiffin Columbian (10-0/AP Poll: 2)
Last Week: The Tornadoes won the Northern Ohio League title outright and finished off the second 10-0 regular season in school history with a 28-6 win over Norwalk. Senior RB Jack Jacoby ran for 205 yards and two TDs on 34 carries. Columbian outgained Norwalk 384-24 in rushing yards.
Up Next: D-II Region 8 Quarterfinal vs Mansfield Senior (8-2)
2. Trotwood-Madison (8-2/AP Poll: 9)
Last Week: The Rams won their fifth straight GWOC North Division title with a 27-3 win over Vandalia-Butler. RBs Ashton Jackson (two) and Isreal Green combined for three rushing TDs and freshman QB Messiah DeWeaver threw a TD pass to senior TE Michael McCray. The Rams held Butler to 128 total yards.
Up Next: D-II Region 8 Quarterfinal @ Mt. Healthy (9-1)
3. Toledo Central Catholic (9-1/AP Poll: 4)
Last Week: The Irish were knocked out and down by Toledo Whitmer in a 42-0 drubbing. Four straight first half turnovers hampered TCC, which gained just 179 total yards, and allowed Whitmer to build a 21-0 halftime lead. Of note, junior QB DeShone Kizer threw his first interception of the season.
Up Next: D-II Region 6 Quarterfinal vs Midview (9-1)
4. Aurora (9-1/AP Poll: 5)
Last Week: Senior QB George Bollas accounted for 357 total yards and four TDs in a 48-20 win over Kenston. Bollas threw for 183 yards and two TDs and ran for 174 yards and two more scores as Aurora won the Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division title.
Up Next: D-II Region 5 Quarterfinal vs New Philadelphia (8-2)
5. Tri-Valley (10-0/AP Poll: 3)
Last Week: Senior RB Austin Jones ran for four TDs as the Scotties capped the first 10-0 regular season in school history with a 56-14 win over Philo.
Up Next: D-II Region 7 Quarterfinal vs New Carlisle Tecumseh (8-2)
6. Cincinnati Turpin (10-0/AP Poll: 1)
Last Week: Senior RB Ryan Millikin ran for a TD and caught two TD passes as the Spartans won the inaugural Eastern Cincinnati Conference title with a 41-10 victory over Walnut Hills.
Up Next: D-II Region 8 Quarterfinal vs Tippecanoe (8-2)
7. New Albany (8-2/AP Poll: NR)
Last Week: The Eagles racked up 422 total yards and won their fourth straight OCC Capital Division title with a 38-14 win over Mount Vernon. Leslie Anoyke ran for 144 yards and two TDs on seven carries.
Up Next: D-II Region 7 Quarterfinal vs Beechcroft (8-1)
8. Zanesville (9-1/AP Poll: 6)
Last Week: QB Thomas Wibbeler threw for 269 yards and four TDs and the Blue Devils scored on six straight first half possessions en route to a 39-6 win over Marietta.
Up Next: D-II Region 7 Quarterfinal vs Canal Winchester (8-2)
9. Columbus Marion-Franklin (9-1/AP Poll: NR)
Last Week: The Red Devils wrapped up a Columbus City League South title with a 43-21 win over Columbus South. M-F scored all 43 of its points in the first half. Senior QB Corry Benson threw for two TDs and ran for another and senior WR Joe Alverson scored two TDs (one on a 75-yard punt return).
Up Next: D-II Region 7 Quarterfinal vs Licking Heights (10-0)
10. Winton Woods (7-3/AP Poll: NR)
Last Week: The Warriors gained only 130 yards but it was enough in a 20-15 win over Glen Este. Winton Woods forced three turnovers.
Up Next: D-II Region 8 Quarterfinal vs Trenton Edgewood (8-2)
DROPPED OUT: No. 8 Mansfield Senior (lost 34-0 to Mansfield Madison)
BEST OF THE REST: Westlake (9-1), New Philadelphia (8-2), Kent Roosevelt (9-1), Avon (9-1/AP Poll: 8), Licking Heights (10-0/AP Poll: 7), Mansfield Madison (9-1), Franklin (9-1), Canal Winchester (8-2), Mansfield Senior (8-2/AP Poll: 10)
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