Marion remains the top ranked team in the Southern Illinois Football Coaches Poll but for the first time in the history of the poll one coach abstained from handing out a first place vote.

After sitting at #3 for two straight weeks, Benton finally cracked through to #2 in the rankings, having outscored opponents 137-0 in their first three games of the season.

Despite an 0-3 start to the season, Carbondale remains in the top 10.  They tumble from #6 to #9.

Despite not having a game last week, Carterville moved up from #7 to #6.

Du Quoin is booted from the Top 10 and Cahokia takes their place.

 

Here’s a look at the Full Rankings:

Rank                            School (First Place Votes)                     Points

  1.                                   Marion (8)                                                   90
  2.                                   Benton                                                          59
  3.                                   Nashville                                                      56
  4.                                   Centralia                                                      52
  5.                                   Fairfield                                                        50
  6.                                   Carterville                                                   32
  7.                                   Mt. Carmel                                                  30
  8.                                   Herrin                                                            25
  9.                                   Carbondale                                                 19
  10.                                   Cahokia                                                        16

Also receiving votes: Murphysboro 15, Breese Mater Dei 14, Christopher-Zeigler-Royalton 9, Johnston City 6, Du Quoin 6, Chester 1

Photo credit this week goes to Christopher Kays and ShutterSnap Photo

Southern Illinois Coaches interested in participating in the Coaches Poll can email picks to mattv@riverradio.net every week by 10am each Wednesday of the season.

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