The door was left open as perennial powers atop the rankings fell in Week 1. The margin of error for the big boys just got slimmer. That is good news for fresh faces and newcomers to the post-season pool. High pressure affairs will dot the schedule for the next several weeks. During that time you can bet there will be more question arising than answers revealed.
Here are the latest TriStateFootball.com Ohio DII-III Rankings:
1. Trotwood-Madison (0-1)
How they fared: The Rams were just overmatched by University School (FL), 33-14, on Sunday.
Looking Ahead: This squad is still a front runner to win another title and will begin that quest against Dunbar on Friday.
2. Turpin (1-0)
How they fared: The win at Withrow was quietly one of the most impressive things to come out of Week 1.
Looking Ahead: A spunky Wyoming team awaits the Spartans on Friday night at Bob Lewis Stadium.
3. Alter (1-0)
How they fared: Five touchdown passes by Knights in win over rival Fairmont shows a diversity we haven’t seen before.
Looking Ahead: The Knights head west to Indy to face Guerin Catholic on Friday.
4. Kings (0-1)
How they fared: Big plays led to Kings demise in loss to Lebanon expect that to be corrected this week.
Looking Ahead: Piqua pays a visit to Kings Stadium as the Knights look to redeem themselves.
5. Northwest (1-0)
How they fared: The Knights just had a tune up as they flexed their muscled whipping up on Finneytown.
Looking Ahead: Northwest will look to polish their act once more at Amelia, Friday before hosting power, Tecumseh.
6. Winton Woods (0-1)
How they fared: A loss to Wayne isn’t the worst thing in the world.
Looking Lakota East will be a huge hurdle to overcome on Friday but Winton Woods has the talent to do it.
7. Franklin (1-0)
How they fared: Carlisle gave the Wildcats all they could handle but senior leadership prevailed.
Looking Ahead: Franklin will host West Carrollton this week.
8. Wilmington (1-0)
How they fared: The first of three “should win” games is in the books as the Canes defeated Washington Courthouse.
Looking Ahead: Another Clinton County non-conference foe, Miami Trace, is up next for Wilmington.
9. Mount Healthy (1-0)
How they fared: Defense is the name of the Owls game as they routed Division IV, North College Hill, 44-0.
Looking Ahead: Friday’s Fenwick matchup presents a quality foe in the trenches on both sides of the ball for Mount Healthy.
10. Anderson (0-1)
How they fared: The young Redskins defense got scalped in a 38-7 loss to Sycamore.
Looking Ahead: An angry and experienced Withrow team cannot be overlooked this weekend
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