Ansonia retained the top spot in the GameTimeCT/New Haven Register Top 10 heading into Week 3.
The Chargers picked up 10 first-place votes with Xavier’s loss to North Haven. New Canaan earned five votes and moved to No. 2 while Norwich Free Academy moved up to No. 3 with one first-place vote.
Xavier (1-1) did not drop out of the poll, coming in at No. 9, and voters didn’t drop the Falcons below the team that beat them: North Haven. The Indians (2-0) defeated the Falcons 42-28 in Week 2’s biggest upset.
Expect some upset feelings hereafter.
On to this week’s poll:
Dropped Out: Greenwich (9).
The Following Voted: Mary Albl, Fairfield Minuteman; Marc Allard, Norwich Bulletin; Bob Barton, New Haven Register; Bill Bloxsom, Hersam-Acorn; Doug Bonjour, Connecticut Post; Sean Patrick Bowley, New Haven Register; Don Boyle, SportingNewsCT; Jim Bransfield, Middletown Press; Kyle Brennan, Waterbury Republican-American; Chris Brodeur, Danbury News-Times; George DeMaio, WELI; Gerry deSimas, The Collinsville Press; Mike DiMauro, The Day of New London; Scott Ericson, Stamford Advocate; Tom Evans, Norwalk Hour; Francesco Graziano, CPTV Sports; Ned Griffen, The Day of New London; John Holt, WFSB-3; Mark Jaffee, Waterbury Republican-American; Ken Lipshez, Meriden-Record Journal; Mike Madera, Elm City Newspapers; Joe Morelli, New Haven Register; Kevin Nathan, WVIT-30; Pete Paguaga, Torrington Register Citizen; Dave Phillips, Shore Line Newspapers; Mike Pucci, New Haven Register; Kevin Roberts, Bristol Press; Dave Ruden, The Ruden Report; Tom Yantz, Hartford Courant; Jimmy Zanor, Middletown Press
1. Ansonia (2-0) (24) 882 1 S — Last week: Def. Sacred Heart 54-6; This week: at Holy Cross, Friday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: Holy Cross defense is decent, but it may be no match for the potent Chargers offense.
2. New Canaan (2-0) (5) 834 3 L — Last week: Def. Bassick 42-20; This week: at Greenwich, Saturday, 4 p.m. Bottom line: The Rams visit a talented Greenwich team, which defeated West Haven in Week 1 and lost to Darien last week. Could be one of the better games this weekend.
3. Norwich Free Academy (1-0) (1) 754 4 LL — Last week: Def. Montville 48-21; This week: at Fitch, Friday, 6:30 p.m. Bottom line: The Wildcats scored 30 points in the first quarter against Montville.
4. Middletown (2-0) 634 5 L — Last week: Def. Wethersfield 28-0; This week: Bristol Eastern, Friday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: The Blue Dragons should be tested by the 2-0 Lancers, who have defeated Berlin and Hartford Public.
5. Southington (2-0) 626 6 LL — Last week: Def. Manchester 41-8.; This week: Simsbury, Friday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: Stephen Barmore threw four touchdowns in the first half as the Blue Knights built a 34-0 lead by intermission in last week’s win.
6. St. Joseph (2-0) 579 7 M — Last week: Def. Fairfield Prep 36-34; This week: Ridgefield, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Bottom line: The Hogs have been tested early this season in victories over Notre Dame-West Haven and Fairfield Prep. Now 2-0 Ridgefield comes to Trumbull for what should be an afternoon classic on Saturday.
7. Newtown (2-0) 466 8 LL — Last week: Def. Bethel 22-14.; This week: at Brookfield, Friday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: The Nighthawks have been less than impressive but are still 2-0, although another tough opponent awaits this week in Brookfield.
8. Masuk (2-0) 411 10 L — Last week: Def. Notre Dame-Fairfield 55-6; This week: Bunnell, Friday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: The Panthers have scored 126 points in two games.
9. Xavier (1-1) 365 2 LL — Last week: Lost to North Haven 42-28.; This week: at Hamden, Friday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: Odd that Xavier is the team that’s 1-1 and Hamden the one that’s 2-0.
10. Windsor (2-0) 362 NR L — Last week: Def. Bulkeley 52-6.; This week: at Bristol Central, Friday, 7 p.m. Bottom line: Senior defensive lineman Keith Benjamin has made six sacks through two games.