The Midwest Region rankings seriously impacted this week's local top 10 as every team landed in a new spot this week and one squad dropped out entirely. Strongsville was heavily penalized for its loss to unranked Medina and fell from No. 5 to a bubble team in the region. Therefore, they tumble to No. 6 locally. The new No. 1 is Massillon Jackson, which rose to No. 12 in the region with a 10-1 mark. Walsh Jesuit moved up three places to No. 2 locally after a five-spot improvement in the region, while Defiance (No. 17), Centerville (19) and Grove City (20) all made their region rankings debut and round out the top five locally. St. Francis DeSales dropped out to allow Hudson to make its debut.
Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Jackson (10-1) — last week No. 2
2. Walsh Jesuit (9-1) — last week No. 5
3. Defiance (9-1) — last week No. 7
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