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RIHS Football Poll – Thanksgiving Edition

RIHS Football Poll – Johnston tumbles down the polls after being upset in the Division II playoffs.

After being upset by Central in the opening round of Division II playoffs, the Johnston Panthers have dropped from No. 5 to No. 11 in the Rhode Island Sports Media High School Football Poll.

No. 10 West Warwick and No. 13 Central took advantage of the loss, moving up four and five sports, respectively. The highest ranked Division II team is now Cumberland, at No. 5.

La Salle remains in the top spot of the poll, collecting all 14 first place votes, followed by fellow Division I playoff teams Hendricken, Portsmouth and Cranston East. Portsmouth and East flip-flopped in the polls after the Thunderbolts barely beat South Kingstown 23-17.

Thanksgiving games for most teams take place either Wednesday or Thursday of this week. The Division II playoff bracket is available here.

The full media poll:

Rank Team Points Last Poll Patch # 1 La Salle (14) 280 1 1 2 Hendricken 254 2 2 3 Portsmouth 253 4 3 4 Cranston East 247 3 4 5 Cumberland 226 6 5 6 Middletown 189 7 7 7 Woonsocket 165 9 9 8 Tolman 163 10 6 9 Barrington 143 8 11 10 West Warwick 142 14 12 11 Johnston 139 5 8 12 East Greenwich 127 12 13 13 Central 126 18 15 14 Cranston West 123 13 10 15 Mount Pleasant 96 16 14 16 St. Raphael 68 11 16 17 Moses Brown 42 NR NR 18 Mount Hope 40 15 18 19 East Providence 31 19 19 20 Rogers 23 20 NR

Dropped from the poll: No. 17 Westerly.

Also receiving votes: Westerly (22), Hope (13), North Providence (11), South Kingstown (11), Narragansett (6) and North Smithfield (6).

The Rhode Island Sports Media football poll is voted on by 14 local media members who regularly cover Rhode Island high school football. The poll is administrated and compiled by Eric Rueb of Southern Rhode Island Newspapers. Patch’s ballot is cast by Stephen Greenwell, the local editor of the South Kingstown and Narragansett site.

PATCH BALLOT

Rank Team Media Last Poll 1 La Salle 1 1 2 Hendricken 2 2 3 Portsmouth 3 4 4 Cranston East 4 3 5 Cumberland 5 6 6 Tolman 8 7 7 Middletown 6 10 8 Johnston 11 5 9 Woonsocket 7 11 10 Cranston West 14 8 11 Barrington 9 9 12 West Warwick 10 12 13 East Greenwich 12 13 14 Mt. Pleasant 15 16 15 Central 13 17 16 St. Ray's 16 14 17 Westerly NR 15 18 Mt. Hope 18 NR 19 East Providence 19 19 20 South Kingstown NR 20

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TAMORI November 20, 2012 at 06:15 PM
This is an article about Rhode Island high school football. Can anyone explain what the heck that associated picture is? It ain’t football. Best I can tell is it’s the Boston Celtics gone nautical-lacrosse. Stuff like this seems to happen frequently. How/who chooses the photos to accompany articles?

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