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Power 10 (Sept. 26): Miguel Rodriguez ranks the best of the scholastic fall sports season

Here's the third Power 10 of the fall season.

(Through Tuesday night’s games)

1 West Seneca West football. The winning streak has now reached 19 for the defending state Class A champions. Homecoming against Jamestown on Friday night is a clash between the current top two teams in Class A-1 division standings.

2 Orchard Park boys golf. Quakers wrap up an 8-0 season to secure program's seventh straight division title and 22nd overall. OP has won 56 straight league matches. Will try to secure 11th straight ECIC Tournament Team title on Oct. 15 at Elma Meadows.

3 Clarence boys soccer. Upon further review, game versus Cathedral Prep is Oct. 8 — a Columbus Day matinee at 11 a.m. The unbeaten Red Devils (8-0), the top-ranked team in state, have five games before that contest.

4 Lancaster football. State No. 1 Legends take down Clarence and now have a big Class AA showdown under the lights Thursday at All High against division unbeaten and always hungry Bennett.

5 Clarence girls soccer. The Red Devils have fashioned seven-game unbeaten streak and risen to No. 1 in WNY poll since suffering a season-opening defeat to Nichols.

6 Lockport boys volleyball. Undisputed Western New York No. 1 Lions post second tournament victory of the season, adding Sweet Home crown to the Clarence one already in their possession.

7 Williamsville South girls volleyball. Normally the area's No. 2-team doesn’t get consideration over a No. 1 but sometimes I make exceptions. This is one of them as the Billies' five-set win over defending Class A champion Williamsville East last week is South's first triumph in five years against the Flames.

8 Hamburg girls soccer. Unbeaten Bulldogs move up one spot in state Class A poll to No. 6. Hamburg defeated Starpoint in team's only tilt since overtime win at Williamsville East.

9 Portville girls volleyball. Defending state Class C champions take over No. 1 in Western New York Coaches Small Schools poll ahead of fixture St. Mary’s. Panthers and Lancers both took part in Victor Tournament last weekend with the Panthers reaching the final against Class A-Victor.

10 St. Mary’s girls soccer. Carried eight-match winning streak into Wednesday night’s game against defending state champ Allegany-Limestone. Beat former unbeaten Nichols last week. Lancers also own win over Nardin.

High honors

Clarence girls volleyball. Red Devils regain top spot in WNY Large Schools coaches poll.

Williamsville North field hockey. Win battle between Nos. 1 and 2 in defeating Clarence.

East Aurora soccer. Boys and girls teams are both ranked No. 1 in their respective small schools’ polls. Unbeaten EA Boys have yielded just one goal all season and have plus-53 goal differential.

Lackawanna boys soccer. Unbeaten defending Section VI Class B champion shares No. 1 ranking in small schools poll with EA.

Honor roll: Akron field hockey, Allegany-Limestone girls soccer, Bennett football, Canisius golf, Canisius soccer, Canisius volleyball, Clarence cross country, Clarence field hockey, Clarence girls golf, East Aurora cross country, East Aurora/Holland golf, Eden boys volleyball, Eden girls volleyball, Frontier boys volleyball, Frontier cross country, Grand Island girls soccer, Hamburg boys soccer, Maple Grove cross country, Nardin cross country, Nardin golf, Nardin soccer, Newfane cross country, Niagara Wheatfield boys golf, Niagara Wheatfield boys soccer, Niagara Wheatfield girls tennis, Nichols girls soccer, Olean girls soccer, Orchard Park cross country, Orchard Park football, Orchard Park girls volleyball, Orchard Park tennis, Sacred Heart girls golf, St. Francis football, St. Joe’s golf, St. Joe’s soccer, St. Mary’s girls volleyball, Springville cross country, Starpoint boys golf, West Seneca West cross country, Williamsville East boys soccer, Williamsville East field hockey, Williamsville East girls soccer, Williamsville East girls volleyball, Williamsville South field hockey.

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