Section II football power rankings after Week 3

Multiple classifications have new No. 1 team
Queensbury topped Scotia in Week 3.
Queensbury topped Scotia in Week 3.

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Through three weeks of play in the 2019 Section II football season, here is our look at the top five teams in each classification.


Nothing changes with the top trio of schools in this classification, as No. 1 Shaker (3-0), No. 2 Shenendehowa (2-1) and No. 3 Guilderland (2-1) each scored Week 3 wins. From there, though, No. 4 CBA (3-0) and No. 5 Bethlehem (1-2) flip spots, while Schenectady (2-1) has a chance to break into next week’s top-five poll depending on how it fares Friday night against Guilderland.

This week: Shaker, Shenendehowa, Guilderland, CBA, Bethlehem.

Last week: Shaker, Shenendehowa, Guilderland, Bethlehem, CBA.


No. 1 Burnt Hills (3-0) stays atop this poll, but has a tough game looming. From there, as it has been all season, it’s difficult to separate teams. No. 2 Queensbury (3-0) and No. 3 Averill Park (3-0) have impressed with their steady consistency, while it’s hard to drop No. 4 Troy (2-1) too far after losing to CBA. Figuring out the top teams in this classification could become even more difficult if No. 5 Ballston Spa (2-1) pulls off the upset Friday on its home field against Burnt Hills.

This week: Burnt Hills, Queensbury, Averill Park, Troy, Ballston Spa.

Last week: Burnt Hills, Troy, Averill Park, Queensbury, Ballston Spa.


No. 1 Glens Falls (3-0) and No. 2 Holy Trinity (3-0) continue to roll, and have combined to outscore opponents 289-70 this season. Meanwhile, No. 3 Schuylerville (2-1) and No. 4 Cobleskill-Richmondville (2-1) bounced back from Week 2 losses against the classification’s top teams to post blowout wins in Week 3. Also in Week 3, No. 5 Schalmont (2-1) scored a 50-point win.

This week: Glens Falls, Holy Trinity, Schuylerville, Cobleskill, Schalmont.

Last week: Glens Falls, Holy Trinity, Schuylerville, Cobleskill, Schalmont.


Tough to make a change here, but No. 1 Stillwater (3-0) moves ahead of No. 2 Cambridge/Salem (3-0) after a dominant 48-14 win against a solid Canajoharie/Fort Plain (1-2) team. Stillwater has outscored opponents by 36.3 points per game, a little more than a dozen better than Cambridge/Salem. No. 3 Greenwich (2-1) stays put for another week, but No. 4 Fonda-Fultonville (3-0) and No. 5 Voorheesville (2-1) each could make a case for the third spot in this poll. 

This week: Stillwater, Cambridge/Salem, Greenwich, Fonda, Voorheesville.

Last week: Cambridge/Salem, Stillwater, Greenwich, Fonda, Voorheesville.


No. 1 Warrensburg (3-0) keeps winning, and moves up a spot — and the same goes for No. 2 Whitehall (3-0), which hosts Warrensburg in Week 4. That means No. 3 Chatham (2-1) falls a couple spots after suffering a 20-14 loss against Class C’s Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne, a squad which was 0-2 before topping the Panthers. No. 4 Corinth/Fort Edward (1-2) and No. 5 Helderberg Valley (0-3) stay put in this six-team classification.

This week: Warrensburg, Whitehall, Chatham, Corinth/Fort Edward, Helderberg Valley.

Last week: Chatham, Warrensburg, Whitehall, Corinth/Fort Edward, Helderberg Valley.

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