Week 7 Power Rankings: TVC-Ohio< < Back to
1. Nelsonville-York (7-0, 3-0)
Ranking first in this week’s power rankings are the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes, who are still holding onto their undefeated season. After seven games, the Buckeyes have won by an average of 26 points and have held their opponents to an average of just nine points.
Their high-powered offense led by Garret Maiden, Keegan Wilburn and Chris Cook goes hand-in-hand with their lockdown defense led by Ronnie Wend, who ranks top in the state this season for tackles.
These two forces combined creates a well-balanced team who are looking to keep their momentum rolling through post-season play. The only team who has a chance of getting in their way are the Athens bulldogs, who are also undefeated in conference play. These two meet up for the last game of regular season play, and this game will most likely decide who takes home the TVC-Ohio crown.
2. Athens (6-1, 3-0)
The Athens Bulldogs are still sitting in second place, a place they have been the whole season. This almost unstoppable offense keeps running over teams with their stacked playbook and ability to run the ball or pass the ball. This variation of play gives them a great advantage over opponents.
The Bulldogs’ defense counts for two shutout games this season, and have held their opponents to an average of nine points. Their only loss this season was to Canal Winchester, a Division II school out of Columbus. Their biggest competitor are the Buckeyes out of Nelsonville-York, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top at the end of the season.
3. Wellston (4-3, 2-1)
Wellston has taken the third spot in this week’s power rankings. The Golden Rockets have two conference wins against Alexander and River Valley, but suffered a tough loss to Nelsonville-York last Friday only putting up two points against the Buckeyes and giving up 34. Travis Jayjohn has led this team game in and game out and is one of the main reasons the Golden Rockets are ranked so high in our rankings. This Friday, they host the Bulldogs and this is a big chance for them to make a statement.
4. Meigs (3-4, 2-2)
After battling injuries in the quarterback position at the beginning of the season, the Marauders take our fourth spot this week. Overcoming this battle, Meigs has still fought with two conference wins over Vinton County and River Valley. But the past two weeks have suffered loses over Nelsonville-York and Athens. They showed lots of hope in their loss against Athens last Friday though, only losing by one point. They have no chance in placing first or second in the conference, but can get as high as third place if they beat Wellston in a few weeks.
5. Vinton County (3-4, 1-2)
Finishing fifth in the conference are the Vikings. After losing three straight in the middle of their schedule, the Vikings have won their last two. Naylan Yates is the leader on the field in the quarterback position, but isn’t seeing as much success as he has had in the past few years. This Friday, the Vikings hope to keep their winning streak alive against the Raiders.
6. River Valley (3-4, 1-3)
Taking our 5th spot in our ranking is the River Valley Raiders. Led by veteran senior quarterback Patrick Brown, the Raiders picked up their first conference win last Friday in a 27-15 victory over Alexander. Brown lost his biggest target from last season, and a young defense are a few key challenges for the Raiders this season.
7. Alexander (1-6, 0-4)
Taking our last spot in the rankings are the Alexander Spartans. The Spartans have struggled all season to figure out what works for their offense. They don’t have much experience or height, and those are two keys factors for a team to be successful. For the rest of the season, the Spartans should focus on themselves and start working on what they need to do to be better team next season.