The Newton Kansan and Gatehouse Media have launched an AV-CTL Football Power Poll for the 2018 football season. More than 30 writers and coaches will be contacted weekly throughout the football season, asked to rank teams from top to bottom regardless of division.

 

Pollsters will also generate a list of players to watch each week.

 

This week players to watch include Jamison Jones of Newton, Tayez Crough of Hutchinson and Isaac Mitchell of Salina South.

 

Two-time all-AVCTL selection Isaac Mitchell provides Salina South with a disruptive presence at defensive end. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Mitchell finished with 66 tackles last season as a junior.

 

Jones showed promise last year as a power back, before his season came to an end due to injury. He returns to anchor the Newton running game.

 

Tayez Crough plays running back for the Salthawks. He’s a speedster who will also be utilized as a deep safety.

 

 

 

The Newton Kansan and Gatehouse Media AV-CTL Football Power Poll

Rank; School; Score

1 Goddard; 24.00

2 Hutchinson; 22.20

3 Andale; 21.80

4 Derby; 21.00

5 Buhler; 20.40

6 McPherson; 20.40

7 Haysville-Campus; 18.80

8 Eisenhower; 18.60

9 Maize; 18.40

10 Andover; 18.00

11 Newton; 14.40

12 Wichita Collegiate; 14.00

13 Salina South; 13.00

14 Maize South; 12.60

15 Valley Center; 12.00

16 Andover Central; 11.80

17 Salina Central; 10.80

18 Mulvane; 10.60

19 Augusta; 8.80

20 Ark City; 7.20

21 Rose Hill; 6.40

22 Wellington; 6.20

23 Winfield; 6.20

24 Clearwater; 5.60

25 El Dorado; 4.00

26 Circle; 3.80

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