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
- Marion (8) 90
- Benton 59
- Nashville 56
- Centralia 52
- Fairfield 50
- Carterville 32
- Mt. Carmel 30
- Herrin 25
- Carbondale 19
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org every week by 10am each Wednesday of the season.