You never know about those state-wide polls

Posted by Andy Durham on September 16, 2009 at 11:58 am under High School | 6 Comments to Read

Grimsley at (0-4) got two of the others receiving votes, in this week’s AP 4-A Top Ten Poll. Just when you thought you had seen it all and here we go with another poll that makes you ask the question, “What the heck is going on here with this AP Poll and were those two voters comatose or what?”

You never know, but here we go again, with the AP Polls by way of the Burlington Times News and we will have a link at the bottom so you can read and research all four polls.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of Sept. 15, with first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers:

Class 4-A
1. Charlotte Independence (9) 4-0 126 1
2. Matthews Butler (4) 3-0 119 3
3. Fayetteville Britt 4-0 100 4
4. Jamestown Ragsdale 4-0 88 5
5. Richmond County 3-1 70 2
6. West Forsyth 4-0 57 7
7. Wake Forest-Rolesville 4-0 56 6
8. Mallard Creek 3-1 31 9
9. Greensboro Dudley 3-1 22 10
10. Winston-Salem Reynolds 4-0 11 —

Others receiving votes: Greensboro Page 10, Southeast Raleigh 6, Lake Norman 5, Raleigh Leesville Road 5, East Mecklenburg 3, Greensboro Grimsley 2, Asheville Reynolds 2, Harnett Central 1, Southern Pines Pinecrest 1.

Class 3-A
1. West Rowan (13) 4-0 130 1
2. Eastern Alamance 3-0 102 2
3. Shelby Crest 3-0 89 4
4. Lenoir Hibriten 4-0 77 8
5. Havelock 3-0 70 6
6. Belmont South Point 3-1 49 9
7. Rocky Mount 2-1 44 3
8. Hertford County 4-0 35 —
9. R-S Central 4-0 18 —
10. Asheville 1-1 16 —

Others receiving votes: Fayetteville Byrd 14, Charlotte Catholic 13, Kannapolis Brown 11, Waynesville Tuscola 11, Northern Guilford 7, Southern Nash 6, West Craven 5, Pikeville Aycock 5, Western Alamance 4, Kings Mountain 3, Wilson Hunt 3, Marvin Ridge 2, Fayetteville Westover 1.

2-A and the 1-A Polls Click Here. Courtesy of the Burlington Times News.


  • Emily said,

    The AP poll voting is done using a pull down menu, not just fill in 10 teams. All teams are listed by classification and in alphabetical order. If you happen to pull down the menu and select another team, and it can be very easy to do, and do not go back and check your votes then your giving a vote to a school that more than likely does not deserve a vote. My guess is those two Grimsley votes were supposed to go to Page or possibly Dudley. Following alpabetical order I believe it lists Greensboro Dudley Greensboro Grimsley Greensboro Page.

    Just a thought.

  • no longer a whirlie said,

    my guess is newman voted for grimsley and convinced someone else to also

  • fbfan said,

    Emily I saw Page play Ragsdale last Friday and I can tell you no one was going to vote for Page after that game, I still do not understand why Page sent there JV team to that game Friday night.

  • Emily said,

    Apparently some people did…..”Others receiving vote: Greensboro Page 10″ This article has nothing to do with the game. I’m giving an example as to why Grimsley may have received two votes, considering Page and Dudley are listed above and below Grimsley on the pull down list.

  • Ol' Bawl Coach jr. said,

    Apparently, the voters felt Page was NOT 4A top 10 material after that spanking at the hands of Ragsdale. What difference does it make if your program is listed in the AP poll anyway? If you keep winning you’ll eventually be at the top of the poll and crowned the state champion right. If I were Page I would be greatly concerned about a very good NE Guilford club right now. The Rams very well could make Page “walk the plank” again this Friday if the Pirates come out un-focused.

  • ballfan said,

    Andy I did not know you got 2 votes for the AP prep poll.