Battle is on for fifth spot

Unless there is an upset, it’s pretty likely the top four in the Super 7 poll – Dublin Coffman, Pickerington North, Hilliard Darby and Hartley – will remain intact after the final week of games.

The same may not be true for the other three spots. Although Dublin Scioto and New Albany both won, they flipped spots with the Irish taking over No. 5 by a single point. Olentangy also have moved into the conversation for fifth as they added five points from last week.

Below is the poll as selected by writers.

A unanimous selection is 77 points.

1. DUBLIN COFFMAN (9-0), 74 points, eight first-place votes: Last game: Defeated Olentangy Liberty 36-28.  Next game:  Oct. 26 vs. Upper Arlington. Last week: No. 1

2. PICKERINGTON NORTH (9-0), 69 points, three first-place votes: Last game: Def. Gahanna 42-0. Next game: Oct. 26 at Grove City. Last week: No. 2

3. HILLIARD DARBY (9-0), 55 points. Last game: Def. Westerville Central 29-7. Next game: Oct. 26 at Hilliard Bradley. Last week: No. 3

4. HARTLEY (8-0), 44 points. Last game: Def.  Coshocton 41-6. Next game: Oct. 26 vs. Ready.  Last week: No. 4

5. DUBLIN SCIOTO (7-2), 24 points: Last game: Def. Hilliard Bradley 28-27. Next game: Oct. 26 at Worthington Kilbourne. Last week: No. 6

6. NEW ALBANY (7-2), 23 points. Last game: Def. Watkins Memorial 34-7. Next game: Oct. 26 vs. Mount Vernon. Last week: No. 5

7. OLENTANGY (8-1), 16 points. Last game: Def. Mount Vernon 23-7. Next game: Oct. 26 vs. Delaware. Last week: No. 7

Also receiving votes: Hilliard Davidson and Westerville South

Dropped out: None