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RIHS Football Poll – Week 4

La Salle stays at No. 1, while East Greenwich moves up one spot, to 14.


La Salle is still ranked No. 1 in the state, but Hendricken is gaining, and Cranston East also remains in the hunt for the top ranking in the fourth week of the Rhode Island High School Football Media Poll.

The top four of the poll remain unchanged, as La Salle, Hendricken, Cranston East and Portsmouth all won their games. The Johnston Panthers round out the top five, thanks to a 48-0 drubbing of Toll Gate.

Shea (No. 15) and Coventry (No. 20) are new to the poll this week. Shea had an impressive win against No. 12 West Warwick, and Coventry beat Warwick Vets 40-8.

East Greenwich continued its winning ways last weekend, with its own 40-0 win over Lincoln. The Avengers face Moses Brown (ranked 16 this week) Saturday at 2:30 in Providence.

The full poll:

Rank Team Points Last Week Patch # 1 La Salle (8) 274 1 2 2 Hendricken (5) 269 2 1 3 Cranston East (1) 253 3 4 4 Portsmouth 233 4 3 5 Johnston 220 6 5 6 Barrington 198 8 12 7 Cumberland 192 9 11 8 Westerly 159 5 6 9 Tolman 141 10 8 10 Woonsocket 137 18 10 11 Middletown 133 11 13 12 West Warwick 127 7 7 13 Cranston West 125 12 9 14 East Greenwich 108 15 14 15 Shea 87 NR 16 16 Moses Brown 63 18 15 17 Central 58 20 19 18 East Providence 36 17 18 19 South Kingstown 32 14 20 20 Coventry 22 NR NR

Dropped from poll: St. Raphael (No. 13) and Chariho (No. 16).

Also receiving votes: Mount Pleasant 18, Chariho 16, St. Ray’s 15, Hope 10, North Smithfield 8, Smithfield 4, Mt. Hope 1 and Rogers 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 Johnston 5 11 6 Westerly 8 5 7 West Warwick 12 6 8 Tolman 9 7 9 Cranston West 13 8 10 Woonsocket 10 13 11 Cumberland 7 14 12 Barrington 6 9 13 Middletown 11 16 14 East Greenwich 14 17 15 Moses Brown 16 19 16 Shea 15 NR 17 Chariho NR 15 18 East Providence 18 10 19 Central 17
20 South Kingstown 19 12

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