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New FFN Top 10 for Week 5

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The votes are in and there are big changes in the FFN Top 10 driven by Town and Country Ford.  4 teams in the poll lost in week 4 and 3 of them dropped out the poll.

There is no change at the top as Northwestern remains the #1 team.  They got 9 of the 10 first place votes.  The Trojans are off to a 4-0 start after a 42-35 win over the previous #1 team in South Carolina Byrnes.  Both teams were nationally rated so a big win for the Trojans and they also move to #1 in the state of South Carolina in 4A.

The #2 team in the FFN Top 10 is still Mallard Creek.  The Mavericks are also 4-0 after thumbing Charlotte Catholic 52-7 at Oddo Field on the campus of Catholic.  After 2 tough games to start the season, the Mavericks have flexed their muscles as their average margin of victory is now 31 points.

For the 3rd straight week, South Point is #3 in the poll.  The Red Raiders are 4-0, but have their toughest test of this season this Friday when they travel to A.C. Reynolds to take on the 3-1 Rockets. 

The new #4 team in the Top 10 is the 4-0 Burns Bulldogs.  Burns also received a first place vote in the poll.  They are coming off another impressive win this past Friday when they beat previously unbeaten Chase 48-9.  They continue conference play this Friday when they host county rival Kings Mountain.

Charlotte Christian is up a spot to #5.  The Knights were off this past Friday, but return to action this week as they travel to Monroe to take on the 3-1 Redhawks.  A stern test for Coach Jason Estep's team.

The biggest mover in this week's poll is Davidson Day.  The Patriots are up 4 spots to #6. 

For the first time ever, West Meck is in the FFN Top 10.  The Hawks are 4-0 and come in at #7 in this week's poll.  They beat Independence this past Friday 40-33.

Welcome back goes to the Richmond Senior Raiders as they are #8 in the Top 10.  They are 4-0 and get back into the poll for the first time since week 14 of last season.  Friday, they host Butler in a huge non conference match up.

In spite of Independence's loss to West Meck last Friday, the Patriots are in at #9.  They will get another stern test this Friday when they are at 3-0 Hough. 

Rounding out the top 10 is York.  The Cougars are off to a 4-0 start and get back into the Top 10 for the first time since week 9 of last year.

Here is a list of the complete FFN Top 10 driven by Town and Country Ford.

1.   Northwestern

2.   Mallard Creek

3.   South Point

4.   Burns

5.   Charlotte Christian

6.   Davidson Day

7.   West Meck

8.   Richmond Senior

9.   Independence

10. York

Other teams receiving votes include Hough, Butler, Concord, Charlotte Catholic, South Caldwell, North Rowan, Maiden, and Bunker Hill.

 

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