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St. Joseph changes some voters' minds in The Day's coaches' poll

It takes something pretty big to cause a Top 10 voter to switch his number one vote without their previous No. 1 team losing.

St. Joseph’s 58-14 decimation of then-No. 10 New Canaan last Friday more than qualifies as pretty big. It earned the Cadets (4-0) two first-place votes that had previously gone to top-ranked Hand in The Day's high school football coaches’ poll.

The changes of two voters may not seem like a big shift, but it was enough for St. Joseph and Greenwich to flip-flop spots with the former moving up to second.

Hand (4-0) received 10 first-place votes. Greenwich (4-0) received the other.

The Cadets scored on the game’s first play Friday and led the Rams by as much as 51-0 late in the first half.

It was New Canaan’s worst home loss since losing 36-0 to Staples on Sept. 12, 2003.

It was New Canaan’s worst loss since Bloomfield crushed the Rams 55-6 in the 2000 CIAC Class M final.

The loss caused the Rams (2-2) to plummet out of the top 10 and receive just one 14th place vote.

The weekend’s other big shock was Cheshire going on the road and knocking off then-No. 6 Shelton, 24-12. It caused the Gaels to fall out of the top 10, although they still received considerably more votes than Cheshire. Both teams are 3-1.

Sheehan (4-0) debuts at ninth, while Southington (3-1) moves back into the Top 10 at No. 10.

Norwich Free Academy (3-1) is the only area team receiving votes.


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