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October 07. 2013 8:12AM

Power Poll: Concord strengthens grip on No. 1; Exeter slips again

Concord, which last week received five of a possible six first-place votes in balloting by representatives of the three statewide media outlets, this week became a unanimous No. 1, with No. 2 Bedford, No. 3 Nashua South and No. 4 Pinkerton also retaining their ranking.

The top three teams are 5-0. Pinkerton is 4-1.

The biggest change in the poll is at No. 5, with Bishop Guertin of Nashua (4-1) replacing former No. 1 Exeter (3-2), which lost for the second straight week, this time to South. Exeter is now seventh, one spot behind unbeaten Plymouth, one of two Division II teams in the top 10.

Rounding out the poll are Keene (3-2), Spaulding of Rochester (3-2) and Division II Trinity of Manchester (4-1).

Also receiving votes were Portsmouth (4-1), Winnacunnet of Hampton (3-2) and St. Thomas Aquinas of Dover (5-0).

For more coverage of high school football, see Roger Brown's "First & 10" column in Tuesday's editions of the New Hampshire Union Leader and at UnionLeader.com.

UNION LEADER/WGIR/WMUR FOOTBALL POWER POLL

Oct. 7, 2013

The top 10 high school football teams in New Hampshire, as voted by the staffs of the New Hampshire Union Leader, WGIR AM and FM, and WMUR-TV after Week 5 of the 2013 NHIAA season, with first-place votes/points in parentheses:

1. Concord, 5-0 (6/60)

2. Bedford, 5-0 (54)

3. Nashua South, 5-0 (48)

4. Pinkerton, 4-1 (42)

5. Bishop Guertin, 4-1 (33)

6. Plymouth, 5-0 (31)

7. Exeter, 3-2 (17)

8. Keene, 3-2 (14)

9. Spaulding, 3-2 (10)

10. Trinity, 4-1 (8)

Also receiving votes: Portsmouth, 4-1 (5); Winnacunnet, 3-2 (4); St. Thomas Aquinas, 5-0 (3)


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