Week 7: TSF Rankings Update

The October stretch run is set to begin and only 11 teams remain perfect and only 20 more have just one loss. That means there is a log jam of teams fighting for playoff berths.

The top teams are racking up quality wins. Those squads have already stamped their marks on what appear to be special years. The clubs that are a notch below the current front runners will have plenty of opportunities to make statements that they belong in the upper echelon.

Fairfield OL Jackson Carman (photo by Sheldon/

Fairfield OL Jackson Carman (photo by Sheldon/

The best league games are still on the schedule across the Tri-State. The last month of the season promises to be eventful and exciting and those are mild adjectives considering the things have happened to this point.

Here is a look at how things are shaping up in this week’s update of the TSF Team Rankings:

Four straight wins have led to St. Xavier ascending up the rankings after an 0-2 start. The Bombers supplanted Elder as the hottest team in the GCL South after a dominating 31-7 drubbing of the Panthers.

Fairfield took advantage of losses by Moeller and Mason and jumped up two spots in the poll. The Indians are on the road the next two weeks at Mason on Friday and then top ranked Colerain the following week.

Springfield is back in the rankings, replacing Beavercreek, who fell to Springboro. The Wildcats are the only team to have beaten the top rated team in the Division I, Region 3 Harbin Ratings, Dublin Coffman.

Shakeups in the poll are sure to happen again this week again. There are many games pitting ranked teams the next two Fridays.


La Salle let it be known why they are the top-ranked team in our rankings. They thumped league rival Moeller, 55-14, in an eye-popping performance. The Lancers have won the last three meetings versus the Crusaders by average margin of 24 points.

Turpin stayed unblemished as their defense paved the way in a huge triumph over Kings. The Spartans and the Knights flip flopped spots in the poll. It was the only movement in the rankings this week.

Five of the top 10 teams have matchups against Division I teams this Friday night. In one of the most intriguing contests Edgewood, whose only loss is to Franklin, travels to unbeaten Columbus DeSales. The Cougars are looking for a signature win. They don’t have a victory over a team with a record over .500.


Cracking this top 10 has not been easy. The ranked teams continue to remain strong. The poll remains unchanged for a second consecutive week.

Four of the top 10 still remain perfect at 6-0. Teams outside of the top 10 have a chance to make some noise this weekend. Madeira, who is knocking on the door of being ranked, welcomes in unbeaten Wyoming. Pesky Purcell tackles top ranked Alter.

There are some very good marquee matchups between top 10 teams in October. This is an important time to stay focused with so many meaningful Harbin points still lying on the table.


An abbreviated schedule and very few meaningful affairs saw no change in the polls from a week ago. Dixie Heights did not fall out of the rankings despite a loss to Cooper.

Things are sure to heat up from here. Ryle will finish with games against Cooper on Friday then Conner, Simon Kenton and Dixie Heights. The class acts in 6A will be vying for supremacy throughout the season’s closing month. The craziness amongst the big schools starts Friday with matchups that also include Dixie Heights hosting Highlands and Conner at Campbell County.

A Class 2A, District 6 battle versus unranked schools has NewCath welcoming in Holy Cross. The victor could see themselves in the polls before the season ends.


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