Polls can be fickle, and that is showing up in the Newton Kansan/Gatehouse Kansas AV-CTL Power Poll this week.

 

In week three of polling, Andale has slipped from their two-week position of third to sixth — despite winning both games they have played so far this season. During the same time span Goddard has slipped from No. 1 to Nov. 4. As they have slipped, others have risen.

 

Haysville has parlayed a 2-0 start to the season to rank third, jumping five spots this week. They debuted in week one at No. 7. Salina Central, now 1-1 overall, has moved from their debut at No. 17 to eighth this week.

 

Hutchinson has dropped over the two weeks, from second to 14th. Valley Center made the largest gains this week, moving from 23 to 11.

 

Players to watch

Braden Morgan, a senior running back for El Dorado, is key to the Wildcats success. In week one, he went off for 202 rushing yards and three touchdowns in the Wildcat’s nonconference win. Last week, he was mostly silent in a loss to Buhler.

This week he and the Wildcats will take on McPherson in a divisional matchup. “He's a back that they need to be a bell cow, and if he can carry the load will lead El Dorado to victory,” pollsters wrote.

Tre Washington of Derby is a running back to watch. Through two games, he has six touchdowns and 183 yards.

Ty Garrett a junior receiver for Salina South, posted  10 catches for  141 yards and a  touchdown last week.

 

1; Derby (1-0, 2-0); LW1; 26.00

2; Maize (1-0, 2-0); LW5; 25.00

3; Haysville-Campus (1-0, 2-0); LW8; 23.25

4; McPherson (1-0, 2-0); LW2;  23.00

5; Goddard (1-0, 2-0); LW 4;  22.75

6; Andale (2-0, 2-0); LW 3; 20.75

7; Newton (0-1, 1-1); LW6; 20.00

8; Salina Central (0-1, 1-1); LW 11; 17.75

9; Eisenhower (1-0, 1-1); LW 19; 16.50

10; Andover (1-0, 1-1); LW 9; 15.50

11; Valley Center (0-0, 1-1); LW 23; 15.25

12; Buhler (1-0, 1-1); LW 5;  13.75

13; Andover Central (0-1, 1-1); LW 10; 13.25

14; Hutchinson (0-1, 0-2); LW 7; 12.75

15; Maize South (0-1, 0-2); LW 16; 10.75

16; Salina South (0-0, 0-2); LW 14; 10.75

17; El Dorado (0-1, 1-1); LW 15; 9.75

18; Augusta (1-0, 1-1); LW 21; 9.50

19; Ark City (0-1, 1-1); LW 13; 8.50

20; Wellington (1-1, 1-1); LW 17; 8.25

21; Mulvane (1-1, 1-1); LW 18; 8.00

22; Wichita Collegiate (1-1, 1-1); LW 20; 6.50

23; Clearwater (1-1, 1-1); LW 24; 4.50

24; Winfield (0-1, 0-2); LW 25; 4.25

25; Circle (0-1, 0-2); LW 26; 3.25

26; Rose Hill (0-2, 0-2); LW 22; 1.50