Other than losing Ledyard (a 21-14 loser to Windham) and Darien (a 35-28 overtime loser to St. Joseph), and gaining back Berlin and Glastonbury, the only real change in the weekly state media poll were the No. 1 votes. Staples picked up two from Xavier.
It’s of minor importance, but interesting for you poll nuts.
NHR Media Top 10
Dropped Out: Ledyard (8), Darien (10).
Other teams receiving votes: New London (3-0), 281; Southington (3-0), 260; Newtown (3-0), 178; North Branford (3-0), 128; Hillhouse (2-1), 98; Middletown (3-0), 94; St. Joseph (2-1), 91; Manchester (3-0), 53; Darien (2-1), Ledyard (2-1) and Norwich Free Academy (3-0), 51; Cromwell (3-0), 30; Farmington (3-0), 22; Trinity Catholic (3-0) and Wolcott (3-0), 16; North Haven (2-1), 9; Fairfield Prep (2-1) and New Canaan (2-1), 7.
The following voted: Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Bob Barton, New Haven Register; Bill Bloxsom, Hersam-Acorn; Sean Patrick Bowley, Connecticut Post; Don Boyle, Sporting News CT; Jim Bransfield, Middletown Press; Kyle Brennan, Waterbury Republican-American; Chris Brodeur, Danbury News-Times; Bryant Carpenter, Meriden-Record Journal; George DeMaio, WELI; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Matt Doran, MSG Varsity; Tom Evans, Norwalk Hour; Noah Finz, WTNH-8; Ned Griffen, The Day of New London; John Holt, WFSB-3; Mark Jaffee, Waterbury Republican-American; Ken Lipshez, West Hartford News/New Britain City Journal; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Joe Morelli, New Haven Register; Dave Phillips, Shore Line Newspapers; Mike Pucci, New Haven Register; Dave Ruden, Stamford Advocate; Tom Yantz, Hartford Courant; Mike Wollschlager, New Haven Register; Jimmy Zanor, Shore Line Newspapers.
The Day Coaches Poll
Also receiving votes: New London (3-0), 100 points; Tie, Middletown (3-0) and Southington (3-0), 91; Norwich Free Academy (3-0), 71; Hillhouse-New Haven (2-1), 63; St. Joseph-Trumbull (2-1), 46; Tie, Cromwell (3-0) and Newtown (3-0), 24; New Canaan (2-1), 20; Trinity Catholic-Stamford (3-0), 16; Tie, Brookfield (3-0) and Holy Cross-Waterbury (2-1), 14; North Branford (3-0), 12; Manchester (3-0), 10; Derby (2-1), 9; Barlow-Redding (3-0), Darien (2-1), Ledyard (2-1) and Torrington (1-2), 8; Tie, Avon (2-0) and Hartford Capital/Classical/Achievement (3-0), 7.
The following coaches voted: Tom Brockett, Ansonia; Jim Buonocore, Ledyard; Craig Bruno, Bunnell-Stratford; 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.