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RIHS Football Poll – Week 3

RIHS Football Media Poll – How does North Kingstown rank up against other teams across the state?

La Salle remains at No. 1 in the latest Rhode Island High School Football Media Poll, after taking care of Tolman, 42-20.

The three teams after La Salle – Hendricken, Cranston East and Portsmouth – also remain the same. Westerly and Johnston moved up to No. 5 and No. 6, respectively, after Barrington lost 41-18 to East.

The rest of the poll:

Rank Team Points Last Week Patch # 1 La Salle (11) 277 1 2 2 Hendricken (2) 264 2 1 3 Cranston East (1) 255 3 4 4 Portsmouth 223 t-4 3 5 Westerly 220 6 5 6 Johnston 199 7 11 7 West Warwick 186 11 6 8 Barrington 178 t-4 9 9 Cumberland 164 12 14 10 Tolman 158 8 7 11 Middletown 107 15 16 12 Cranston West 104 9 8 13 St. Ray's 87 10 18 14 South Kingstown 83 16 12 15 East Greenwich 80 20 17 16 Chariho 78 14 15 17 East Providence 77 13 10 18 Woonsocket 69 19 13 19 Moses Brown 42 18 19 20 Central 33 NR NR

Dropped from poll: Shea (17).

Also receiving votes: Smithfield 27, Coventry 9, North Kingstown 8, Shea 6, North Smithfield 2, Tiverton 2, Mount Pleasant 1.

The Rhode Island Sports Media football poll is voted on by 13 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 BALLOT

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

It wasn’t an especially tough week to vote for, given the loss by Barrington and most of the other teams holding serve.

The two last selections – Moses Brown and North Kingstown – were really more because of a lack of better options than anything else at this point. Both teams have losses, but also, at least one decent win, so it was either vote for them in the final two spots, or teams that had beat up on really poor programs instead.

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