The top teams have really begun to separate themselves from the pack. October is the time to rise to a new level, one that gets is the time to rise to a new level, one that gets you into the post-season.
At least two teams currently ranked in our Top 10 will not make the playoffs. That makes every win even more precious from here on out.
Here are the latest TriStateFootball.com Ohio DI Rankings:
1. Colerain (6-0)
How they fared: The Cardinals posted their third shutout of the year blanking Mason, 35-0.
Looking Ahead: Middletown (2-4, 1-2) heads to Cardinal Stadium looking to turn things around.
2. St. Xavier (4-2)
How they fared: The Bombers made it two straight with a quality road win at Elder.
Looking Ahead: St. X can wrap up their first GCL South championship since 2009 and 22nd overall at LaSalle on Friday night
3. Moeller (5-1)
How they fared: The Crusaders are back on track after grabbing a road win at LaSalle, 37-22.
Looking Ahead: Moeller will close out their GCL schedule by hosting Elder.
4. Sycamore (5-1)
How they fared: The Aviators fin Fairfield feisty but prevail, 48-41.
Looking Ahead: A tough road test awaits at Lakota East.
5. Wayne (5-1)
How they fared: The Warriors winning streak is now at four after blanking Springfield, 56-0.
Looking Ahead: Wayne will host Beavercreek (3-3, 0-1) in a GWOC Central clash.
6. Springboro (6-0)
How they fared: The Panthers continued to pulverize lesser foes as West Carrollton is the latest victim.
Looking Ahead: Bigger challenges lie ahead, starting at Fairborn on Friday night.
7. Lakota West (6-0)
How they fared: The Firebirds kept Princeton winless in 48-18 triumph.
Looking Ahead: A surprising and confident Oak Hills (4-2, 2-1) squad heads north on Friday night.
8. Lakota East (5-1)
How they fared: The Thunderhawks had no trouble against an injury-riddled Hamilton squad.
Looking Ahead: A golden opportunity for Lakota East to solidify their first-ever playoff appearance with Sycamore coming to town.
9. Elder (3-3)
How they fared: A home loss to St. Xavier doesn’t help the Panthers’ post-season chances.
Looking Ahead: Elder is looking to stay out of the GCL South cellar at Moeller.
10. Centerville (4-2)
How they fared: Fairmont made it tough, but the Elks notched their fourth straight victory.
Looking Ahead: Northmont will be no picnic as they are on the bubble for a post-season berth.
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