Week 9 Power Rankings: TVC-Ohio

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1.  Athens Bulldogs (9-0, 5-0) | Last week’s ranking: 1

Senior quarterback Joe Burrow and the Bulldog offense are averaging 79.5 points per game over its last two contests and are showing no signs of slowing down. Combined with a dominant defense that is giving up less than 14 points per game this season, the Bulldogs are a conference powerhouse seeking to clinch yet another title in week 10.

2. Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (7-2, 5-0) | Last week’s ranking: 2

Currently riding a four-game winning streak, Nelsonville-York is playing its best football of the year heading into the final week of the regular season. With a versatile offensive attack, headed by offensive stand-outs Hunter Edwards, Alex Mount and Jeremy Warren, the Buckeyes are capable of putting a lot of points on the scoreboard. However, the defense will have its work cut out for it when Athens comes to town with the TVC-Ohio crown on the line.

3. Alexander Spartans (5-4, 3-2) | Last week’s ranking: 3

The Spartans have lost two games in a row, but remain in the No. 3 spot in our rankings. Despite its recent skid, Alexander remains the only team, other than Athens and Nelsonville-York, with a winning overall record this season. Third place in the Ohio is on the line this week, as the Spartans welcome Meigs to town on Friday.

4. Meigs Marauders (4-5, 3-2) | Last week’s ranking: 4

Last week, the Marauders finally snapped their three-game losing streak with a big win over Wellston. A chance to reach the .500 mark, and the third spot in our rankings, will present itself on Friday when the Marauders travel to Alexander.

5. Wellston Golden Rockets (3-6, 1-4) | Last week’s ranking: 5

The Golden Rockets’ once promising season continued its nose dive on Friday with a 56-6 loss to Meigs, giving Wellston just one win in its last six games. The defense once again sieved points and the offense hasn’t found its rhythm, managing only 20 points in the last three games.

6. River Valley Raiders (4-5, 1-5) | Last week’s ranking: 6

The good news for the Raiders is that they will not have play Athens again this season, coming off of its 77-14 beat down from the Bulldogs. After beginning the season 3-0, River Valley only has one victory in its last six games. The defense is a major concern for the Raiders, but a non-conference game against McDermott Northwestern is all that stands between them and a .500 record.

7. Vinton County Vikings (1-8, 0-5) | Last week’s ranking: 7

Unfortunately for the Vikings, a team that has lost three games by three points or less this season, there isn’t much to cheer about this season. Vinton County remained competitive in many of its games, but can’t find its groove in the fourth quarter to lock down victories.