After a light Week 5 schedule in CIAC football, the GameTimeCT Top 10 Poll remained intact from No. 1 Southington to No. 10 Cheshire.
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Naugatuck a week ago was nipping at Cheshire’s heels. Then Holy Cross defeated the Greyhounds in a 21-19 classic on Thursday night. That lifted the Crusaders from poll obscurity into the top 20 and dropped Naugatuck down to their former neighborhood. The points shakeout gave Hamden a boost into 11th.
But this is the Top 10 Poll, right? Southington, one of only three top-10 teams to play, remained on top after a 40-20 win over East Hartford. Standout receiver Evan Anderson, the Record Journal reported, lost his father the day before. He scored the Blue Knights’ first two touchdowns.
Idle New Canaan remained behind them in second, retaining their five first-place votes to the the Blue Knights’ 16.
Maloney was third after rallying back to beat winless Newington, with Killingly, again drawing three first-place votes, not far behind.
Greenwich again narrowly held off St. Joseph for fifth place. That will resolve itself as the two schools meet Friday night at Cardinals Stadium. West Haven was seventh, and Ansonia, which handled Wolcott, remained eighth. Shelton and Cheshire round out the top 10.
Most teams who played this past weekend have Week 6 off, including all three top-10 teams who played. The other seven return to action this week.