Warren Central slips in AP football poll

Published 6:23 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Warren Central did not play last week, but did lose yardage in the Associated Press Mississippi high school football poll.

The Vikings (3-1) dropped one spot to No. 8 in the state’s overall Top 10. Class 4A Poplarville (5-0) moved up two spots to pass them as the middle of the overall poll saw a shakeup.

The top three teams — West Point, Pearl and Tupelo ­— remained the same for the third week in a row. Pearl’s 14-7 win over Madison Central shifted the rest of the Top 10, however.

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Starkville (4-1) moved up two spots to No. 4, Hattiesburg was fifth, Madison Central dropped two spots to sixth, and Poplarville jumped two spots to eighth. Warren Central checked in at No. 8, and then Oak Grove and Olive Branch rounded out the Top 10.

Pearl (5-0) remained No. 1 in the Class 6A poll, and was followed by Tupelo (4-0), Starkville, Madison Central and Oak Grove (3-1) in the top five. Warren Central was sixth and Oxford seventh.

The top-ranked teams in the other classifications were West Point in Class 5A, Poplarville in 4A, North Panola in 3A, Philadelphia in 2A, Simmons in 1A and Jackson Prep in the MAIS poll.

1. West Point (4-0)
2. Pearl (5-0)
3. Tupelo (4-0)
4. Starkville (4-1)
5. Hattiesburg (4-0)
6. Madison Central (3-1)
7. Poplarville (5-0)
8. Warren Central (3-1)
9. Oak Grove (3-1)
10. Olive Branch (4-0)
Others receiving votes: Cleveland Central (1) 10, East Central 5, Jackson Prep 4, Northwest Rankin 4, Yazoo County 3, Philadelphia 2, Simmons 1, Picayune 1.

Class 6A
1. Pearl (5-0)
2. Tupelo (4-0)
3. Starkville (4-1)
4. Madison Central (3-1)
5. Oak Grove (3-1)
Others receiving votes: Warren Central 21, Oxford 13.