Fairfield, Springfield retain their spots in D-I state football poll

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Highlights: Fairfield beats Springfield 16-12 in Week 2

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Fairfield and Springfield retained their positions in the Division I high school football state poll and Marion Local of the Midwest Athletic Conference rejoined MAC member Anna as No. 1 in their respective divisions.

The weekly Associated Press polls were released on Monday. The poll champions will be announced next week following the conclusion of the Week 10 regular season.

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Fairfield (9-0) received two first-place votes and remained No. 3 and Springfield (8-1) No. 6 in the D-I voting. Fairfield defeated host Springfield 16-12 in Week 2 . Fairfield has clinched a first-round home playoff game in D-I, Region 4.

Fairfield will host Cincinnati Colerain (8-1) on Friday. Both teams are 7-0 in the Greater Miami Conference and the winner earns an outright GMC title.

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Springfield has clinched a likely D-I, Region 2 playoff home opener and hosts Trotwood-Madison on Friday.

Anna (8-1) remained No. 1 in the D-VI poll. The Rockets vaulted to the top spot following a Week 8 defeat of Coldwater (8-1), which dropped the Cavaliers to No. 2.

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Marion Local (6-2) was bumped by McComb as No. 1 in D-VII after the Flyers were beaten by Minster in Week 8. However, Marion Local climbed back into the top spot following a Week 9 defeat of Fort Recovery and McComb’s first loss.

Springfield's Jeff Tolliver runs against Fairfield's Nykel Bell on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at Springfield High School. David Jablonski/Staff

Fort Loramie (8-1) improved one spot to No. 2 in D-VII.

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Chaminade Julienne (8-1) drew two first-place votes and improved to No. 6 in the D-III poll. Trotwood (7-2) fell five positions to No. 9 after losing to Springboro (8-1) in Week 9.

Clinton-Massie (8-1) and Waynesville (8-1) both improved one spot in D-IV. Massie overtook unbeaten Perry as No. 2. Waynesville defeated Northridge and went to No. 7.

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Ohio Heritage Conference rivals West Liberty-Salem (8-1) and West Jefferson (8-1) were 7-8 in the D-V poll. WL-Salem edged West Jeff 42-39 in Week 8 and hosts Mechanicsburg (8-1) on Friday.

MAC member Minster (8-1) joined Anna and Coldwater among ranked D-VI teams as No. 5, its same position from last week.

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Unbeaten New Miami (8-0) had three first-place votes and climbed one spot to No. 5 in D-VII. A fifth MAC team, New Bremen (7-2), cracked the top 10 for the first time as No. 10 in D-VII.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association will release the weekly football computer rankings on Tuesday.

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