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There weren’t many surprises at the top of the rankings after Week 1. The bottom half however is a jumbled mess with all kinds of teams jockeying for position. There are so many programs with so much more to prove moving forward. The next two weeks of non-conference play are going to be pivotal. Schools who haven’t been in a position to control their own destiny now find themselves in that spot already in this young season.
This is a time of year to get your squad better from week to week. Now with so many critical battles in terms building a resume for the post-season so early in the year, teams have to grow up in a hurry. All 10 contests are precious but the wiggle room for error has just become more intense.
Here are the latest TriStateFootball.com Ohio DI Rankings:
1. Moeller (1-0)
How they fared: Crusaders looked the part of top-rated team in win over Gilman (MD).
Looking Ahead: Grand Rapids Christian comes to town on Saturday as Moeller looks to avoid letdown.
2. Colerain (1-0)
How they fared: So many options on offense leads to Colerain’s win over Pickerington Central.
Looking Ahead: The Cardinals cross the river for a Thursday tilt against Ryle.
3. St. Xavier (1-0)
How they fared: Mental toughness and a will to win over Middletown is a good sign for the Bombers moving forward.
Looking Ahead: St. Xavier travels to Indy on Friday to clash with Cathedral, who is always trouble for the GCL South.
4. Middletown (0-1)
How they fared: A tough loss to St. Xavier showed that Middies can play with anybody.
Looking Ahead: A bounce back win on the road at Springfield is not going to be easy on Friday night.
5. Wayne (1-0)
How they fared: The Warriors are coming of age as win over Winton Woods was the sixth in their last seven games.
Looking Ahead: Wayne can avenge a 2011 loss when Canton McKinley visits Heidkamp Stadium on Saturday.
6. Elder (1-0)
How they fared: The win over Centerville ends school record eight game losing streak.
Looking Ahead: A road tilt at powerhouse Upper Arlington has Elder in a position to rack up more big Harbin points
7. Centerville (0-1)
How they fared: Friday’s loss to Elder leaves the Elks, 1-7 versus GCL South school since 2007.
Looking Ahead: It’s a great opportunity for a quality bounce back victory at home against Springboro.
8. Sycamore (1-0)
How they fared: New faces, same results as Aviators offense soars in 38-7 win versus Anderson.
Looking Ahead: The defense will get their chance to star when a banged up East Central (IN) team visits Bud Acus Field on Friday night.
9. Northmont (1-0)
How they fared: The most impressive thing about the T’bolts win over Princeton was their focus in closing out the game.
Looking Ahead: Northmont will be tested again as they head east to Columbus to face a very good Westerville South squad.
10. Lebanon (1-0)
How they fared: The Warriors upset over rival Kings on the road shows us that they are for real.
Looking Ahead: A trip to Loveland on Friday is going to be a bear. The Tigers will not be easy to take down.
This article has bee produced from various reports provided to the TriStateFootball.com staff. If you are interested in covering your team, please CONTACT US.