High school football power rankings: T-Birds still #1; Shakeup in the middle

The T-Birds retain their top power ranking.

Here’s a lock: T-Birds #1

Five places in the Oly Sports Power Rankings are obvious: Tumwater is first, Oly is second, Rochester is third, Rainier is 11th and Shelton is 12th. Those are almost unarguable based on their winning or losing streaks. But after those spots, even I question my rankings. Am I crazy? A one win Capital team over a three win River Ridge? Well, winning steaks count and Capital is suddenly sitting in a playoff spot if the season were to end today.

Since I can’t completely explain my reasoning for those middle spots, I give you really bad haikus in my completely unscientific rankings and have added the awesome ScoreCzar computer predictions…

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1. Tumwater T-Birds (5-0, 2-0 2A EvCo)
Last week: #1 (No change)
Previous game: Tumwater 35, WF West 28
Next game: vs. Bellarmine (5-0) – Tumwater Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Bellarmine 24, Tumwater 18

Haiku:
T-Birds edge Bearcats.
Still on top of Oly rankings.
Can B Prep stop them?


2.
Olympia Bears (4-1, 2-0 4A Narrows)
Last week: #2 (No change)
Previous game: Olympia 28, South Kitsap 21
Next game: @ Central Kitsap (3-2) – Silverdale Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Olympia 27, Central Kitsap 7

Haiku:
Four straight wins looks good.
One blemish in Oregon.
Becker made right choice?


3.
Rochester Warriors (4-1, 3-0 1A Evergreen)
Last week: #4 (+1)
Previous game: Rochester 49, Elma 14
Next game: @ Montesano (2-3) – Stewart Field, Aberdeen – Thursday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Rochester 27, Montesano 14

Haiku:
Warriors drill Elma.
3 and 0 in the Southwest.
Yarber is ridic.


4.
Black Hills (3-2, 1-0 2A EvCo)
Last week: #7 (+3)
Previous game: Black Hills 24, River Ridge 17
Next game: @ WF West (4-1) – Bearcat Stadium, Chehalis – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: WF West 35, Black Hills 16

Haiku:
Three wins in a row.
Yarrington puts on a show.
Black Hills all aglow.


5.
Tenino Beavers (2-3, 2-1 1A Evergreen)
Last week: #8 (+3)
Previous game: Tenino 56, Rainier 7
Next game: vs. LaCenter (5-0) – Tenino Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: LaCenter 36, Tenino 7

Haiku:
Beavers ran roughshod.
Mountaineers go home shell shocked.
Who is Tenino?


6.
Timberline (2-3, 1-1 3A Narrows)
Last week: #9 (+3)
Previous game: Timberline 26, Lincoln 20
Next game: vs. Foss (4-1) – South Sound Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Foss 27, Timberline 7

Haiku:
Just two wins, T-Line.
Beating Lincoln is fine.
Blazers get rolling?


7.
Capital Cougars (1-4, 1-1 2A EvCo)
Last week: #11 (+4)
Previous game: Capital 50, Centralia 6
Next game: vs. North Thurston (3-2) – Ingersoll Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: North Thurston 27, Capital 16

Haiku:
Sorry Centralia.
Your Tigers sure lost their roar.
One win earns a big bump.


8.
River Ridge (3-2, 0-1 2A EvCo)
Last week: #4 (-4)
Previous game: Black Hills 24, River Ridge 17
Next game: vs. Centralia (2-3) – South Sound Stadium – Thursday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: River Ridge 30, Centralia 9

Haiku:
Not so sure about Hawks.
Black Hills a really tough loss.
Needs this Thursday game.


9.
Yelm Tornadoes (3-2, 1-1 4A Narrows)
Last week: #6 (-3)
Previous game: Central Kitsap 23, Yelm 14
Next game: @ South Kitsap (1-4) – Knowles Field, Port Orchard – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Yelm 28, South Kitsap 13

Haiku:
An up and down year.
For Ronquillo’s Tornadoes.
To South K they go.


10.
North Thurston (3-2, 1-2 3A Narrows)
Last week: #5 (-5)
Previous game: Wilson 29, North Thurston 9
Next game: @ Capital (1-4) – Ingersoll Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: North Thurston 27, Capital 16

Haiku:
Speed is killing Rams.
Wilson, Lincoln way too fast.
Not nearly this bad.


11.
Rainier Mountaineers (1-4, 0-3 1A Evergreen)
Last week: #10 (-1)
Previous game: Tenino 56, Rainier 7
Next game: vs. Forks (2-3) – Rainier HS – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Forks 17, Rainier 11

Haiku:
507 battle.
40 point loss to rivals.
Welcome back Rainier.


12.
Shelton Highclimbers (0-5, 0-2 3A Narrows)
Last week: #12 (No change)
Previous game: Foss 28, Shelton 0
Next game: vs. Lincoln (5-0) – Highclimber Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Lincoln 38, Shelton 0

Haiku:
Five TDs all season.
Offense has been offensive.
We miss Ralph Kinne.

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Posted on October 9, 2013, in Black Hills HS, Capital HS, Football, High school, North Thurston HS, Olympia HS, Rainier HS, River Ridge HS, Rochester HS, Shelton HS, Tenino HS, Timberline HS, Tumwater HS, Yelm HS. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Your Capital summary is a week off.

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