Why not have some debate and discussion going into Week 11?
This lunch hour, The Enquirer presents its area football power rankings going into the playoffs tonight. I have thrown out the OHSAA divisions on this list.
You can find the official Enquirer area coaches’ polls for each division here.
Agree or disagree with this rankings list?
This is based on opinion regarding playoff teams and their regular-season strength after Week 10. Will the area have multiple teams up in Columbus in December? Might it be a team not on this list at all?
Enquirer power rankings
1. St. Xavier (8-2) – The Bombers play host to Grove City Central Crossing on Saturday night. St. X is ranked No. 5 in the MaxPreps Midwest Rankings.
2. La Salle (9-1) – The Lancers are the top seed in Division II, Region 6 and host Glen Este tonight. La Salle is No. 6 in the Midwest by MaxPreps. Junior RB Jeremy Larkin was named the GCL South co-player of the year.
3. Moeller (7-3) – The two-time reigning Division I state champions have their first meeting with Miamisburg on Saturday.
4. Colerain (7-3) – The Cardinals won their 15th consecutive GMC title and open the postseason with Hilliard Darby on Saturday night.
5. Elder (6-4) – The Panthers and GCL co-player of the year in junior QB Peyton Ramsey have an interesting matchup at Huber Heights Wayne Saturday night.
6. Lakota West (5-5) – The Firebirds have momentum after a win over rival Lakota East. They are the No. 16 seed at No. 1 Centerville Saturday night, but as West coach Larry Cox said earlier this week anything can happen.
7. Lakota East (8-2) – The Thunderhawks had a very good season in the GMC including two shutouts in October. East is at Springboro Saturday night and veteran coach Rick Haynes will have his team ready.
T8. Mount Healthy (10-0) – Mount Healthy completed its regular-season undefeated season since 2005. Look out for QB David Montgomery and RB Hjavier Pitts in tonight’s game against Tecumseh.
T8. Kings (10-0) – Why not us? That’s been the question for the Knights all season and they have answered with a perfect regular season. This squad can go far in Region 6 but needs to get past Northwest tonight first.
9. Clinton-Massie (10-0) – The two-time reigning Division IV state champions continue their dominance in Division IV. The Falcons host Monroe tonight. Alter (10-0) and McNicholas (9-1) figure to be formidable in this bracket too. Don’t forget Wyoming (9-1) and Taylor (9-1) with just one loss each as they play each other.
10. CHCA (10-0) – This may be the best team coach Eric Taylor has had since he arrived on Snider Road. The No. 1 seed Eagles play host to Waynesville Saturday night.