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)
2 Marion 83 1 (-1)
3 Cahokia (7) 80 9 (+6)
4 Nashville 65 3 (-1)
5 Carterville 54 4 (-1)
6 Johnston City (1) 50 (-)
7 Murphysboro 46 5 (-2)
8 Carbondale 31 10 (+2)
9 Fairfield 29 7 (-2)
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 mattv@riverradio.net every week by end of day each Wednesday of the season.

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