For the first time in the history of the Little Egypt Football Coaches’ Poll, Marion is not the #1 team in the region. After suffering a 30-8 loss at Cahokia, the Wildcats slipped to #2 while the Comanche rocketed from #9 to #3 in the rankings.
Meanwhile, the Benton Rangers earned the top ranking with a 39-0 win over Herrin – their third straight shut out in a row. The Rangers are the only area team that has yet to suffer a loss this season.
There was a tie for #10 between Centralia and Du Quoin, both programs earning 9 points. This is the first time Du Quoin has entered the rankings this season.
Cahokia garnered the most first place votes but Benton was the top team. Johnston City also garnered a first place vote.
Here’s a look at the Full Rankings:
|Rank||School (First Place Votes)||Points||Rank Last Week|
|1||Benton (2)||86||2 (+1)|
|3||Cahokia (7)||80||9 (+6)|
|6||Johnston City (1)||50||(-)|
|10||Centralia/ Du Quoin||9||8 (-2)/ NR|
Also receiving votes: Harrisburg 4, Massac County 1, Chester 1, Herrin 1
Southern Illinois Coaches interested in participating in the Coaches Poll can email picks to firstname.lastname@example.org every week by end of day each Wednesday of the season.