The Day of New London Top 10 state coaches' poll

First-place votes in parentheses, record, points tabulated on a 30-28- 26-24-22-20-18-16-14-12-11-10-9-8-7, and last week's ranking:

1. Hand-Madison (9) 9-0 380 1

2. Ansonia (2) 10-0 352 2

3. Staples-Westport (2) 8-0 346 3

4. Windsor 9-0 292 4

5. Masuk-Monroe 9-0 266 5

6. Xavier-Middletown 8-1 265 6

7. Greenwich 8-0 244 7

8. Southington 9-0 220 8

9. Norwich Free Academy 9-0 143 9

10. Newtown 9-0 133 10

Also receiving votes: Hillhouse-New Haven (7-2), 110 points; Middletown (8-1), 102; Glastonbury (9-1), 98; New Canaan (8-1), 91; Wolcott (8-1), 55; West Haven (7-2), 48; Avon (10-0), 41; North Branford (9-0), 40; Berlin (8-1), 30; Tie, Fitch (8-1) and St. Joseph-Trumbull (7-2), 26; Hartford Capital/Classical/Achievement (9-0), 7.

The following coaches voted: Tom Brockett, Ansonia; Jim Buonocore, Ledyard; Craig Bruno, Bunnell-Stratford; Dave Cadelina, Bridgeport Central; Steve Filippone, Hand-Madison; Rob Fleeting, Windsor; Tanner Grove, Montville; Jude Kelly, St. Paul-Bristol; Tim King, Valley Regional-Deep River; Sean Marinan, Xavier-Middletown; John Murphy, Masuk-Monroe; Marce Petroccio, Staples-Westport; Bob Zito, Maloney-Meriden.

Reader Comments

MORE BLOGS

West Haven giving foes the Dickens, and all the usual Tuesday fun. Sorry about that pun

Howdy, Are you a Division I football coach in the market for a nose guard to add to your 2017 recruiting class? If so, then West Haven head coach Rich Boshea has just the man for you to meet. Matter of fact, Boshea wishes you’d...

Both coaches claim underdog status in New London-Killingly matchup

Howdy, New London head coach Juan Roman made it a point of emphasis discussing this Friday’s home game against Killingly. “Right now, we’re the underdogs,” Roman said. “They were the team in the...

WARRIORCATS Warriorcats-up, games of note, notables, polls, and other things

Howdy, Tim King was worried well over a week before his Valley Regional/Old Lyme Warriors playing Ellington last Friday, but that’s what coaches do. Coaches have an innate ability to...

There's a 'D' in 'Montville'

The Montville Indians returned the majority of their defense and will rely on them while their inexperienced offense gets up to speed.