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Week Nine: The Buffalo News High School Football Polls

Buffalo News polls
State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *–tie in points, LW – Last week.

WEEK NINE
LARGE SCHOOLS
No. Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW
1. Lancaster (AA) [8] 9-0 89 1
2. Canisius [1] 7-2 74 2
3. Orchard Park (AA) 6-3 64 5
4. Starpoint (A) 9-0 63 4
5. Bennett (A) 7-2 55 6
6. Bish. Timon/St. Jude 4-5 47 3
7. St. Francis 3-5 38 NR
T8. McKinley (A) 6-3 15* 7
T8. Hutch-Tech (AA) 6-3 15* 8
10. Clarence (AA) 6-3 10 T9
Others receiving votes: St. Joe’s 7, North Tonawanda (A) 3, Niagara Falls (AA) 3, South Park (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] 9-0 89 1
2. Maple Grove (D) [1] 9-0 81 2
3. Cleveland Hill (C) 8-1 68 3
4. Dunkirk (B) 7-2 62 5
5. Olean (B) 8-1 52 4
6. Southwestern (C) 8-1 50 6
7. Franklin./Ellicott. (D) 7-2 32 NR
8. Maryvale (B) 6-2 19 9
9. Lackawanna (B) 5-4 14 10
10. Medina (B) 6-3 13 8

Others receiving votes: Silver Creek/Forestville (D) 7; Gowanda (C) 6, Alden (B) 2, East Aurora/Holland (B) 1.
Voters: Adair, Bruso, Constantino, Gallagher, Lewis, Sarow, William Atlas, Angelo Sciandra, Ed Sciera, Jay Sirianni, News’ Rodriguez.

It's a tough job but someone has to do it.

The pollsters didn't quite agree on how to put the large school rankings together this week. It's been a crazy year in the Msgr. Martin Athletic Association, and that has made it difficult to sort out the teams. But Canisius wasn't penalized too much for a loss to a Pennsylvania powerhouse, and St. Francis made the jump all the way to No. 7 after a good win over Bishop Timon.

This will be the last poll until all of the teams finish their playoffs. We'll have the final rankings with the All-Western New York team later in the year

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