Except for a swap between two spots, The Day of New London’s coaches poll remained pretty much the same heading into Week 8.
Ansonia remained No. 1 with seven first place votes. But it holds a scant, six-point margin over No. 2 New Canaan, which received five first-place votes. No. 3 St. Joseph, which plays New Canaan on Friday, received the other first-place vote.
Hand (6-1) and Farmington (7-0) switched positions with the Tigers leaping into the No. 8 spot.
Also receiving votes: Norwich Free Academy (5-1), 121 points; Tie, North Haven (6-1) and Southington (5-1), 83; Darien (6-1), 82; Woodland-Beacon Falls (7-0), 62; Tie, Capital/Classical/Achievement (7-0) and Fairfield Prep (5-2), 52; Xavier-Middletown (5-2), 50; Barlow-Redding (6-1), 45; Hall-West Hartford (5-1), 35; Ledyard (6-1), 30; Staples-Westport (5-2), 29; Valley Regional/Old Lyme (6-0), 27; McMahon-Norwalk (6-0), 25; Shelton (5-2), 14; Trumbull (6-1), 11.
The following coaches voted: Tom Brockett, Ansonia; Jim Buonocore, Ledyard; Craig Bruno, Naugatuck; Scott Daniels, Glastonbury; Joe DellaVecchia, St. Joseph-Trumbull; Steve Filippone, Hand-Madison; Rob Fleeting, Windsor; Steve George, Newtown; Tanner Grove, Montville; Tim King, Valley Regional/Old Lyme; Sean Marinan, Xavier-Middletown; John Murphy, New Milford; Marce Petroccio, Staples-Westport.