Louisville Power Rankings 10/15

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    1. 6A St. Xavier (6-2)
    Since starting 0-2, the St. X has improved each week, despite multiple injuries to key players, specifically their starting QB. He didn't play last week, but that did not keep the Tigers from winning their sixth straight game, and knocking off previously unbeaten 6A Male, 28-13. Backup QB Douglas Bodhaine led the way, going 9/13 for 125 yards and a score through the air. He also added 90 rushing yards and another TD. The Tigers travel to 6A Butler this week.

    2. 6A Male (8-1)
    It took eight weeks, but Male finally ran into a team who's defense was better, even if it were only for a night. The Bulldogs never could get much going offensively and dropped their first game of the year, falling to 6A St. Xavier 28-13 last Friday. They will finish their regular season this week at home against long time rival 6A Manual.

    3. 2A Christian Academy - Louisville (8-0)
    CAL kept rolling, and dominated an over-matched 2A Shawnee 63-14 last week. The Centurions did their damage on the ground, racking up a total of seven rushing touchdowns scored by five different players. This week, CAL will travel to 2A Washington County.

    4. 2A DeSales (7-1)
    Coming off a loss to their arch rival a week ago, the Colts looked to rebound with a big win over 2A Washington County. DeSales did win 24-12, but it certainly wasn't the outcome many expected. Was it a let down after an emotional loss the week before, or are there issues brewing with the Colts? They will travel to 2A Shawnee this week, where they should win comfortably.

    5. 6A Butler (7-2)
    The Bears put together another impressive showing and their defense was once again dominant, defeating 6A Eastern 41-0 last Friday. QB Chaz Burks once again led the way, throwing 13/20 for 190 yards and 3 TD's. Butler ends their regular season this Friday, hosting 6A St. Xavier for the district title.

    6. 5A South Oldham (7-1)
    An offensive explosion lead the Dragons to their highest point total of the season, and a decisive 70-14 win over 5A Bullitt Central. Eight players reached the end zone for South, who racked up 229 yards passing and 369 yards rushing. They will continue district play this week as they host 5A North Bullitt.

    7. 5A Oldham County (7-1)
    RB Lucas Jones was once again the star of the night for OC, piling up 172 rushing yards on 12 attempts and 3 TD's in route to a 58-7 victory over 5A Nelson County. The Colonels will host 5A Bullitt East this Friday night.

    8. 6A Trinity (3-6)
    The defense posted it's second straight shutout, and the Shamrocks completely dominated 6A Seneca 63-0, in a game that was shortened in the 2nd Half. The final score was actually the score at halftime, and the teams agreed to play shortened quarters in the 2nd half. Trinity returns home for the first time in a month for their regular season finale, hosting 6A Ballard on Friday for the district championship.

    9. 4A Moore (7-1)
    The Mustangs enjoyed a late BYE week last Friday and had the week off. This week, they return to action and host 4A John Hardin.

    10. 6A North Hardin (5-3)
    North Hardin was also off last week, regrouping for the end of the regular season and post season. They host cross-town rival 6A Central Hardin this Friday.


    Trends
    Up: Saint Xavier - The Tigers have improved each week and continue to move in the right direction as we move closer to the post-season. First year coach Kevin Wallace has his team trending in the right direction at the right time of the year. Will they continue their winning streak all the way to a State Championship appearance?

    Down: DeSales - While they won this past week, the Colts have looked less than spectacular over the last two weeks. After the loss to CAL and then a game that was much closer than many expected, DeSales doesn't seem to be the same team we saw early in the year. Can they smooth things out for another run?


    Game of the Week: 6A Saint Xavier at 6A Butler
    This game became much more interesting after last Friday's results, as this contest could now crown a district championship. If St. X gets the victory, they will be the district champs. If Butler wins, that creates a three way tie for the district, and the champion will be decided based on a tie breaker. Look for a lower scoring contest, as both teams have impressive defensive units. Big plays and turnovers will likely decide the winner of this one, and inevitably, the district champion.

    Last Week's GOTW: 6A St. Xavier 28 6A Male 13
    With Male having dominated the majority of their opponents through eight weeks, and St. X trending up weekly, this one had the makings of a slug fest. Male showed signs early of maybe being able to score on the X defense, but that quickly changed as the Tigers took control of the game and never really looked back. While the final was only a two-score difference, it really didn't seem that close, as the X defense made every play difficult for Male. The Tigers put 6A on notice that perhaps they were the team to beat...


    Player of the Week: WR Ethan Bednarczyk, South Oldham
    5 receptions
    195 yards
    2 TD

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    So if “CAL kept rolling” why did they drop in the rankings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouisvilleRacer View Post
    So if “CAL kept rolling” why did they drop in the rankings?
    Because all wins aren't created equal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Because all wins aren't created equal...
    They're undefeated and beat DeSales the previous week who beat the "#1" Team?
    Last edited by Ram; Oct 17, 18 at 02:54 PM. Reason: Rule 13

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouisvilleRacer View Post
    They're undefeated and beat DeSales the previous week who beat the "#1" Team?
    DeSales beat St. X Week 1. While it was a great win, I think everyone can agree X is not the team they were in Week 1. DeSales also just limped to an 11 point win over Washington County.

    X has beaten Male, Manual, Trinity and Central in the past five weeks. Who has CAL beaten that should keep them ahead of X at this point?

    What would CAL's record be playing X's schedule?

    Undefeated doesn't automatically mean you're #1. At least not in this poll...

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