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Week 9 rankings: Next stop - Thanksgiving

Every team in the Top 10 of the POWERADE state rankings won this weekend, and with just one game left in the regular season (Thanksgiving), it's time to start looking forward to the playoffs.

In Class LL, No. 2 Xavier looks like the top seed after improving to 9-0 with a 47-22 win over West Haven. No. 4 Conard (9-0) and No. 10 Staples (8-0) are also in the running.

No. 1 Masuk is the team to beat in Class L, but No. 3 Daniel Hand and No. 6 Windsor could both conceivably edge out the Panthers for the top seed in the postseason.

The only Class M or Class S team in the Top 10 of the POWERADE state rankings is No. 5 Ansonia, which seems like a lock to earn the top seed in the Class M bracket.

POWERADE state rankings — Week 9

  1. Masuk (9-0) — Defeated Weston, 56-14 (last week: No. 1)

  2. Xavier (9-0) — Defeated West Haven, 47-22 (last week: No. 2)

  3. Daniel Hand (9-0) — Defeated Hamden, 42-7 (last week: No. 3)

Click here for complete POWERADE state rankings.