Springfield Falls Out, A Few Slip in Week 5 AP High School Football Poll

By Benjamin Cox on September 22, 2021 at 10:08am

One team falls out of the Top 10 and others continue their hold in this week’s AP Top 10 High School Football coaches poll.

Springfield High (3-1) fell out of the Class 6A top 10 for the first time this season after they were routed by SHG 52-7 this past week. They still received 6 votes to remain as an honorable mention in the poll this week. Chatham-Glenwood (3-1) defeated Decatur-MacArthur 42-34 at home on Saturday to also remain an honorable mention in 6A. Springfield’s road ahead doesn’t get any easier this week as they head up the road to Rochester.

Rochester (3-1) continued their dominance in the Central State 8, and maintained their hold on the top spot in the Class 5A poll. They thumped Decatur-Eisenhower on Friday 54-20. With the loss to Chatham on Saturday, Decatur-MacArthur falls out of the poll in 5A. MacArthur is not likely to recapture many votes this week as they head to Springfield to face the 0-4 Lanphier Lions this week.

Sacred Heart Griffin (3-1) remained at #2 in Class 4A this week after they dismantled Springfield High. SHG is home to face Decatur-Eisenhower this week.

In Class 2A, Maroa-Forsyth (4-0) maintained their #3 spot after a 70-0 shutout of Pittsfield on the road this past week. Rushville-Industry (4-0), jumped two spots to #8 after a 56-6 win on the road at Havana. Athens (3-1) remained on the bubble for Honorable Mention after defeating PORTA A/C 47-12 at home this past week. Maroa-Forsyth has a tough test this week as they head to Class 3A #5 ranked Williamsville. Athens is on the road at Riverton. Rushville-Industry also gets a tough road test against Illini West.

Class 1A is not quite so filled with WIVC teams this week. Brown County (4-0) held on to the #2 spot this week with a difficult 22-20 victory on the road at Camp Point Central. Camp Point (3-1) falls to #5 this week after the loss. Camp Point is tied with Carrollton (3-1), who moved up 3 spots this week after beating North Greene 57-6 this past week. West Central (4-0) rockets up the list to #4 this week after a decisive 48-8 win over Pleasant Hill on Friday. Greenfield-Northwestern (3-1) remains on the bubble for honorable mention this week after beating Calhoun on the road 40-21 last week. The WIVC will be interesting this week. Carrollton heads to Calhoun in a rare Thursday night game. Greenfield-Northwestern and West Central lock up in Greenfield in probably the highest profile game of the week. Brown County is at home to face Beardstown; and Camp Point is at home to face a re-emerging Routt team.