YAIAA football Week 2 power rankings
It's that time of week again. Another Tuesday means another round of YAIAA football power rankings.
The top two teams stayed the same this week. The other eight spots? They saw plenty of movement, with three new teams surging into the Top 10. And there are several other teams knocking on the door of those ten spots.
But I'll stop giving things away and let you look at the rankings yourself.
Editor's note: The number in parentheses is last week's ranking.
1. West York (1) -- The 52-7 scoreline against Dallastown speaks for itself. The Bulldogs (2-0) defense has forced 10 turnovers already this year, and it will need to produce another big outing when West York goes on the road for the first time this year against Red Lion.
2. South Western (2) -- The Mustangs got a big break with a fumble return for a touchdown on the last play of the half to cut Hollidaysburg's lead to 14-7. South Western scored the next 27 points en route to a 34-14 win. The Mustangs (2-0) are looking more and more like the Division I favorites at this stage.
3. Littlestown (7) -- Mike Lippy's squad makes a huge leap. Then again, an 84-14 edge in scoring through two games is hard to ignore, even if those games were against Dover and Fairfield. A visit to York Suburban looms in two weeks.
4. William Penn (6) -- Much like the Bolts, it's hard to know exactly how good the Bearcats (2-0) are. After wins against Reading and J.P. McCaskey, William Penn is looking at another should-win this week against Susquehannock.
5. Red Lion (NR) -- After a big victory against Manheim Central, the Lions (1-1) leapfrog into the Top 10. Sophomore QB Chad Kelly has been impressive with his arm and legs, and he'll need to be as good if not better against West York on Friday.
6. Spring Grove (8) -- The Rockets (2-0) only allowed a safety in a win against Lebanon this weekend. A home matchup with Biglerville is up next, and there's a good chance Spring Grove could be 3-0 heading into its Division I opener at Central York.
7. Delone Catholic (4) -- The Squires suffered a heartbreaking loss to Trinity last week. Delone's lack of offense is concerning -- it hasn't scored a first-half point through two games. But the Squires (1-1) are still the favorites in Division III.
8. New Oxford (NR) -- So far, so good with the newly installed triple option, which racked up 366 rushing yards last week against Northern Lebanon. The Colonials are 2-0, with wins against two teams they lost to last year -- they topped Waynesboro in their opener.
9. Dallastown (3) -- The Wildcats (1-1) came crashing back to Earth against West York on Saturday. Now it's time to see how Kevin Myers' bunch responds, starting with a Saturday afternoon visit to Kennard-Dale.
10. Northeastern (NR) -- That the Bobcats are 2-0 in just their second season of existence is remarkable enough. Even more remarkable? They still haven't allowed a point this year in wins against East Juniata and Biglerville.
On the cusp (alphabetical): Bermudian Springs, Eastern York, York County Tech, York Suburban.