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October 08. 2012 8:57AM

Power Poll: After top 4, teams shift positions

Until Trevor Knight raced 71 yards to the Gill Stadium end zone with 12 seconds to play Friday night, chances were host Manchester Central would retain its No. 5 rank in the New Hampshire Union Leader/WGIR/WMUR Power Poll. But Knight's decisive touchdown, which gave previously No. 8 South a 35-28 victory, wound up dropping Central to No. 7 and boosting South to No. 6.

It's status quo among the top four, after No. 1 Winnacunnet of Hampton, second-ranked Exeter, No. 3 Pinkerton Academy of Derry and No. 4 Bedford all won their games. Keene, No. 6 in last week's poll, moved up to No. 5.

Winnacunnet remained a unanimous pick at No. 1, occupying the top spot on the ballots of all eight voters from the statewide newspaper, radio network and television station.

The identities of the rest of the teams in the top 10 remained the same, but their positions changed, thanks to the South-Central outcome.

Here's the Power Poll after Week 6 (first-place votes and points in parentheses):

1. Winnacunnet, 6-0 (8/80)
2. Exeter, 5-1 (71)
3. Pinkerton, 5-1 (65)
4. Bedford, 5-1 (54)
5. Keene, 5-1 (44)
6. Nashua South, 4-2 (37)
7. Manchester Central, 4-2 (25)
8. Bishop Guertin, 3-2 (24)
9. Souhegan, 5-1 (15)
10. Concord, 4-2 (14)


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