Teams are really starting to hit their stride in our Division IV-VI Rankings. Four of our Top 10 square of this Friday with the winners picking up big Harbin points on a quest to not only make the playoffs, but also host a Week 11 game.
At the midway point the 2012 campaign it now becomes time for team teams to separate themselves from their conference peers. The teams that are the most hungry are going to turn good seasons into great ones.
Here are the latest TriStateFootball.com Ohio Division IV-VI Rankings:
1. Chaminade-Julienne (4-1, 2-0)
How they fared: Took care of business as they kept Roger Bacon winless.
Looking Ahead: A great clash with McNicholas (4-1, 2-0) at West Carrollton Junior High on Friday.
2. CHCA (5-0, 2-0)
How they fared: Back-to-back shutouts to begin MVC play as they closed the door on Cincinnati Country Day (2-3, 0-2), 44-0.
Looking Ahead: Undefeated Summit Country Day comes to town having given up six total points over the last three weeks.
3. Madeira (4-1, 2-0)
How they fared: Mustangs take down Finneytown (0-5, 0-2) for their fourth straight win.
Looking Ahead: Reading (2-3, 1-1) invades Madeira Stadium on Friday evening.
4. Milton-Union (4-1, 1-0)
How they fared: A solid win against Madison was just a tune up for what lies ahead.
Looking Ahead: It will be the conference at its finest when the Bulldogs travel to Carlisle for a SWBL showdown.
5. Bishop-Fenwick (3-2, 1-1)
How they fared: The Falcons must heal their broken wings after a gut-wrenching 45-44 OT loss to McNicholas.
Looking Ahead: Purcell Marian awaits then it is Roger Bacon before showdowns with Chaminade-Julienne and undefeated Alter.
6. Summit Country Day (5-0, 2-0)
How they fared: Finally a win against an upper echelon MVC team as the Knights oust North College Hill with great defense.
Looking Ahead: Thursday night TV game against undefeated CHCA is essentially for the league crown.
7. Batavia (5-0, 1-0)
How they fared: The Bulldogs stayed perfect with 40-12 win over Clermont Northeastern.
Looking Ahead: Williamsburg is the first in a stretch of three difficult games in four weeks.
8. Carlisle (4-1, 2-0)
How they fared: No problem with Northridge as Indians won their fourth straight.
Looking Ahead: Having the home field advantage against Milton-Union could be the deciding factor in an evenly matched tilt.
9. Waynesville (3-2, 1-1)
How they fared: Set a school record with 89 points as they smoked Preble Shawnee.
Looking Ahead: The Spartans head to Dixie (4-1) who is in dire need of a big win.
10. Brookville (4-1, 1-0)
How they fared: The Blue Devils make their debut in the rankings after a come-from-behind victory over previously unbeaten Dixie, 26-16.
Looking Ahead: Brookville is in position to rack up some Harbin points with their next four against larger schools starting with Oakwood.
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