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Hand remains No. 1 in state sportswriters’ poll

No. 1 Hand-Madison (2-0) extended their winning streak to 26 consecutive games with a dominating 55-6 win over Middletown on Friday night and remain on top of the GameTImeCT/New Haven Register’s top 10 football poll as compiled by media members from around the state.

The Tigers received 23 of 24 first place votes. St. Joseph-Trumbull (2-0), who beat Notre Dame-West Haven on Saturday, 42-7, picked up the other first place votes is ranked No. 2.

Greenwich (2-0) moved up one spot to No. 3 while New Canaan dropped six places to No. 9 after dropping a 17-14 decision to Ridgefield at time expired on Saturday. The win enabled Ridgefield (2-0) to move into the top 10 for the first time this year at No. 8.

Hand is also No. 1 in the state coaches poll with Simsbury (2-0) picking up one vote in the coaches poll.


SPORTSWRITERS TOP 10 POLL

The GameTimeCT/New Haven Register sportwriters top 10 football poll. First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7 basis.

Week 3, Monday, September 23, 2019

Team Rec. Pts. LW Class
1. Hand (23) 2-0 714 1 L
2. St. Joseph (1) 2-0 668 2 L
3. Greenwich 2-0 612 4 LL
4. Darien 2-0 582 5 LL
5. Shelton 2-0 518 6 LL
6. Newtown 2-0 460 7 LL
7. Bloomfield 2-0 388 8 S
8. Ridgefield 2-0 360 nr LL
9. New Canaan 1-1 357 3 L
10. Ansonia 2-0 264 nr S
Others receiving votes: Southington (1-1) 233, Fairfield Prep (1-1) 181, NFA (2-0) 180, Sheehan (2-0) 153, Newington (2-0) 118, Killingly (2-0) 70, Berlin (2-0) and Maloney (2-0) 49, Naugatuck (2-0) 38, Platt High (1-1) 27, Weston (2-0) 22, Wethersfield (2-0) 19, North Haven (1-1) 16, Woodland Regional (2-0) 11, Notre Dame-West Haven (0-2) 9, Rockville (2-0) 8, Valley Regional/Old Lyme (2-0) and Windsor (1-1) 7
The following voted: Bill Bloxsom, Hearst Connecticut Media; Sean Patrick Bowley, GameTimeCT; Bryant Carpenter, Record-Journal of Meriden; Ryan Chichester, Bristol Press/New Britain Herald; Gerry deSimas Jr., Collinsville Press; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Erik Dobratz, WTNH-8; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; Michael Fornabaio, Connecticut Post; Ned Griffen, The Day of New London; Mark Jaffee, Republican-American of Waterbury; Ryan Lacey, Danbury News-Times; Gabby Lucivero, NBC CT; Mike Madera, Walter Camp Football Foundation; Kyle Maher, Journal-Inquirer of Manchester; Shawn McFarland, Hartford Courant; Joe Morelli, New Haven Register; Keith O’Brien, GameDay CT Sports; Pete Paguaga, GameTimeCT; Dave Phillips, Shoreline Newspapers; John Pierson, WTNH-8; Dave Ruden, The Ruden Report; Rich Zalusky, The Chronicle of Willimantic; Jimmy Zanor, Norwich Bulletin; Joe Zone, WFSB-3

STATE COACHES POLL

The New London Day’s state coaches top 10 football poll. First-place votes in parentheses and points tabulated on a 30-28-26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7 basis.

Week 2, Monday, September 23, 2019

Team Rec. Pts. LW Class
1. Hand (12) 2-0 388 1 L
2. Greenwich (1) 2-0 362 2 LL
3. St. Joseph 2-0 330 3 L
4. Darien 2-0 310 5 LL
5. Newtown 2-0 270 8 LL
6. Shelton 2-0 238 7 LL
7. Bloomfield 2-0 231 9 S
8. Ridgefield 2-0 206 nr LL
9. Ansonia 2-0 143 nr S
10. New Canaan 1-1 127 4 L
Others receiving votes: Southington (1-1), 99; Sheehan (2-0), 98; Newington (2-0), 94; NFA (2-0), 81; Fairfield Prep (1-1), 71; Maloney (2-0), 54; Naugatuck (2-0), 49; Killingly (2-0), 41; Weston (2-0), 33; North Haven (1-1), 30; Wethersfield (2-0), 26; Windsor (1-1), 10; Berlin (2-0), 9; Simsbury (2-0), 8; Conard (1-1), 7.
The following voted: Tom Brockett, Ansonia; Craig Bruno, Amity; Joe Della Vecchia, St. Joseph; Mike Drury, Southington; Mike Ellis, Fitch; Rob Fleeting, Windsor; Tanner Grove, Montville; Andy Guyon, Xavier; Tim King, Valley Regional/Old Lyme; Joe Lato, Masuk; Bryan Muller, Brookfield; Marce Petroccio, Trumbull; Jeff Roy, Shelton.

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