Back after a week’s absence – thanks Sandy! – not much has changed in the top six of the Rhode Island high school football media poll.
Although the order has switched around a bit, La Salle, Hendricken, Cranston East and Portsmouth remain the top four in the state. La Salle remains undefeated, while the other three have traded wins and losses against one another.
Barrington High goes up against one of the top four tonight. Portsmouth, ranked No. 4, comes to Victory Field to tangle with the Eagles. Barrington is ranked at No. 8 with a 3-4 record in the division and 4-6 overall. Portsmouth is 5-2 in the division and 8-2 overall.
Behind the top four in Division I lurk the best two teams – so far – in Division II, Johnston and Cumberland. After the top six is where the ballot gets jumbled, with a mixture of mediocre Division I programs, good Division II programs and great Division III programs.
The full poll:
|Rank||Team||Points||Last Poll||Patch #|
|1||La Salle (14)||280||1||1|
Dropped from the poll: No. 20 Warwick Vets.
Also receiving votes: Moses Brown (15), Hope (13), North Smithfield (7), South Kingstown (7), Narragansett (2) and North Providence (1).
The Rhode Island Sports Media football poll is voted on by 14 local media members who regularly cover Rhode Island high school football. The poll is administrated and compiled by Eric Rueb of Southern Rhode Island Newspapers. Patch’s ballot is cast by Stephen Greenwell, the local editor of the South Kingstown and Narragansett site.