The Top 10 teams in the JJHuddle Division II Power Poll went 10-0 last weekend. No one lost and no one moved places. Afte this week we won't be able to say the same thing. Someone IS going to lose Friday.
JJHUDDLE'S DIVISION II POWER POLL WEEK 3
1. Mentor Lake Catholic (2-0) Talk about titanic games, the Cougars find themselves in one this week. MLC travels to D-V No. 1 Youngstown Ursuline on Friday in arguably the state’s biggest game this weekend. Previous: 1
2. Maple Heights (2-0) The Mustangs rolled Normandy 54-7 with Devonte Ransom running for 191 yards and three TDs. Maple Heights is at Valley Forge this week. Previous: 2
3. Trotwood-Madison (2-0) The Rams survived an upset bid by Dayton Dunbar by scoring the winning TD on a 1-yard run with 60 seconds left. More consistent QB and OL play is a must for Trotwood as the season progresses. Winless Beavercreek won’t be as athletic as Dunbar but creates other problems in the looming Week 3 match-up. Previous: 3
4. Winton Woods (1-1) After their opening loss to Elder, the Warriors rebounded to beat Withrow 49-35. Fairfield comes to town in Week 3. Previous: 4
5. Avon (2-0) The Eagles have outscored the opposition 63-3 this year. The latest victim? Wellington (42-0). Up next is Lorain. Previous: 5
6. Turpin (2-0) The Spartans notched a huge 35-20 win over then D-III No. 2 Cincinnati Wyoming last Friday. Expect another high-scoring affair this week when Eric Martin, Will Stocker and Co. welcome Indian Hill to town. Previous: 6
7. Toledo Central Catholic (2-0) The Irish beat Bishop Timon (N.Y.) 56-6 in Week 2 and have now outscored the opposition 86-6. This week they get a road test at Indiana Big School stalwart Mishawaka Penn. Previous: 7
8. Warren Howland (2-0) The Tigers gave up 14 points for the second straight week but they scored 35 in a win over Cortland Lakeview. Sophomore RB Deveon Smith was a big part of the win with 294 yards and two TDs on 38 carries. This week Howland gets a visit from rival Warren Harding. Previous: 8
9. Marion-Franklin (2-0) The Red Devils took advantage of two return TDs (one on a punt and one on an interception) to overcome 13 penalties and Dublin Scioto 20-6. This week Marion-Franklin travels to No. 10 Ashland in an intriguing D-II match-up with statewide implications. Previous: 9
10. Ashland (2-0) The Arrows outlasted then D-III No. 9 Dover 41-37 thanks in part to a record-setting performance from senior WR/KR Chris Thomas who tied a school record with six TDs. This week No. 9 Marion-Franklin comes to town. Expect the scoreboard to be active again. Previous: 10
DROPPED OUT: None.
KEEP ANY EYE ON: Dayton Carroll (2-0); Walsh Jesuit (2-0); Olentangy (2-0); New Albany (2-0); Aurora (2-0)