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The News' football polls (Oct. 16): Canisius, Cheektowaga are still No. 1

Unbeaten Canisius remains the unanimous No. 1-ranked team in a large-school poll that had some teams shuffling spots.

There are three Buffalo Public Schools in the top 10 this week with McKinley and Hutch-Tech moving up the rankings.

Cheektowaga secured eight out of the nine first-place votes in the small schools poll.

WEEK SEVEN
LARGE SCHOOLS
No. Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW
1. Canisius [9] 7-0 90 1
2. Lancaster (AA) 7-0 81 2
3. Starpoint (A) 7-0 61 4
4. Niagara Falls (AA) 6-1 51 9
5. Orchard Park (AA) 4-3 42 3
6. Bennett (A) 5-2 38 7
7. Timon 3-4 35 NR
8. St. Francis 2-4 27 5
9. McKinley (A) 5-2 16 NR
10. Hutch-Tech (AA) 5-2 15 NR
Others receiving votes: Clarence (AA) 9, Iroquois (A) 8, Grand Island (A) 6, North Tonawanda (A) 6, Kenmore West (AA) 4, St. Joe’s 2, West Seneca East (A) 2, Williamsville South (A) 1.
Voters: Mark Adair, Sean Bruso, Sibby Constantino, Dick Gallagher, Tom Langworthy, John Lewis, Rich Robbins, Dennis Gilbert, Dennis Sarow, Rick Coburn, News’ Miguel Rodriguez.

SMALL SCHOOLS
Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW
1. Cheektowaga (B) [8] 7-0 89 1
2. Maple Grove (D) [1] 7-0 81 2
3. Maryvale (B) 6-1 67 3
4. Cleveland Hill (C) 6-1 61 4
5. Olean (B) 7-0 57 5
6. Medina (B) 6-1 50 6
7. Dunkirk (B) 5-2 30 8
8. Alden (B) 5-2 29 7
9. Southwestern (C) 6-1 20 9
10. Silver Creek (D) 6-1 8 NR
Others receiving votes (with points): Burgard (B) 1, East Aurora (B) 1, Franklinville/Ellicottville (D) 1.
Voters: Adair, Bruso, Constantino, Gallagher, Lewis, Sarow, William Atlas, Angelo Sciandra, Ed Sciera, Jay Sirianni, News’ Rodriguez.

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