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Slight change in middle of Local 12 Top 12, in Ohio DIII-VII and atop NKY/Indiana rankings

Local 12 Tri-State Top 12 high school football ranking and 12 others of note (top six in Ohio Divisions III-VII and top six in Kentucky/Indiana combined) (WKRC).

NOTE: Each week throughout the high school football regular season, Local12 and Local12.com will release the "Local12 Top 12" teams in the Tri-State as selected by the sports staff, and also 12 other teams of note - the top six Ohio teams in Divisions III-VII and top six teams in Kentucky and Indiana combined.

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The top five teams in this week's "Local 12 Top 12" area high school football ranking remain unchanged, but there is a slight change in the middle and there is a new edition at the end.

St. Xavier, La Salle, Elder, Colerain and Moeller all won their games - Elder 27-23 over a good Gahanna Lincoln team and Moeller 38-28 over a good Scott County (Ky.) team - to hold down the first five spots in order.

Sycamore moved up one spot to No. 6 after its 21-7 win over Mason, which was ranked No. 6 last week and dropped to No 9.

Covington Catholic is No. 7 this week, while fellow Northern Kentucky team Simon Kenton is No. 8. Covington Catholic moved ahead of Simon Kenton after its impressive 35-14 win over Kings. Both teams are 4-0 on the season.

Winton Woods stays at No. 10 after it beat then No. 12 Springboro 29-17.

Fairfield moved up a spot to No. 11 after it beat Lakota West 10-3, while fellow Greater Miami Conference rival Lakota East moved into the ranking at No. 12 after it improved to 3-0 with a 24-14 win over Princeton.

The top two teams in the Ohio Divisions III-VII Top 6 ranking remain the same - Frankling and Wyoming - while McNicholas moved up a spot to No. 3 after its 24-0 win over then No. 6 Taft, while former No. 3 Hamilton Badin dropped to No. 5 after its loss to Edgewood.

Undefeated Clinton-Massie entered the ranking at No. 4 and Northwest entered at No. 6.

The combined Kentucky/Indiana Top 6 ranking has CovCath and Simon Kenton flipping spots with CovCath moving to No. 1 and Simon Kenton dropping to No. 2. Both teams are undefeated, but CovCath is coming off its win over Kings.

Here are this week's rankings:

LOCAL 12 TRI-STATE TOP 12

1. St. Xavier (3-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 1. Last Week’s Result: Beat Walnut Hills, 50-7. Next Game: Friday vs. Indianapolis Cathedral, 7 p.m.

2. La Salle (3-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 2. Last Week’s Result: Beat West Clermont, 30-0. Next Game: Friday vs. Scott County (Ky.), 7:30 p.m.

3. Elder (3-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 3. Last Week’s Result: Beat Gahanna Lincoln, 27-23. Next Game: Saturday vs. Lakewood St. Edward at Bedford High School, 7 p.m.

4. Colerain (1-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 4. Last Week’s Result: Beat Middletown, 38-7. Next Game: Friday vs. No. 6 Sycamore, 7 p.m.

5. Moeller (2-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 5. Last Week’s Result: Beat Scott County (Ky.), 38-28. Next Game: Friday vs. Lexington (Ky.) Lafayette at Lockland’s Roettger Stadium.

6. Sycamore (3-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 7. Last Week’s Result: Beat Mason, 21-7. Next Game: Friday at No. 4 Colerain, 7 p.m.

7. Covington Catholic (4-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 9. Last Week’s Result: Beat Kings, 35-14. Next Game: Friday at Beechwood, 7 p.m.

8. Simon Kenton (4-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 8. Last Week’s Result: Beat Dixie Heights, 59-21. Next Game: Saturday vs. Cooper, 7 p.m. (CW 25 will televise).

9. Mason (2-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 6. Last Week’s Result: Lost to Sycamore, 21-7. Next Game: Friday vs. Hamilton, 7 p.m.

10. Winton Woods (3-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 10. Last Week’s Result: Beat Springboro, 29-17. Next Game: Saturday vs. Royal Imperial Collegiate (Canada), TBA.

11. Fairfield (1-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 12. Last Week’s Result: Beat Lakota West, 10-3. Next Game: Friday vs. No. 12 Lakota East, 7 p.m.

12. Lakota East (3-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: Not Ranked. Last Week’s Result: Beat Princeton, 24-14. Next Game: Friday at No. 11 Fairfield, 7 p.m.

DROPPED OUT: No. 11 Springboro.

LOCAL 12 TRI-STATE 12 OTHERS OF NOTE

OHIO DIVISIONS III-VII TOP 6

1. Franklin (3-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 1. Last Week’s Result: Beat Piqua, 21-7. Next Game: Friday vs. Eaton, 7 p.m.

2. Wyoming (3-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 2. Last Week’s Result: Beat CHCA, 28-14. Next Game: Friday vs. Taylor, 7 p.m.

3. McNicholas (2-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 4. Last Week’s Result: Beat Taft, 24-0. Next Game: Friday at Roger Bacon, 7 p.m.

4. Clinton-Massie (3-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: Unranked. Last Week’s Result: Beat Springfield Shawnee, 30-7. Next Game: Friday at Miami Trace, 5 p.m.

5. Hamilton Badin (2-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 3. Last Week’s Result: Lost to Edgewood, 28-14. Next Game: Saturday at Purcell Marian, 7 p.m

6. Northwest (2-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: Unranked. Last Week’s Result: Beat Withrow, 33-15. Next Game: Friday vs. Edgewood, 7 p.m.

DROPPED OUT: No 5, Middletown Fenwick, No. 6 Taft.

KENTUCKY/INDIANA TOP 6

1. Covington Catholic (4-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 2. Last Week’s Result: Beat Kings, 35-14. Next Game: Friday at No. 5 Beechwood, 7 p.m.

2. Simon Kenton (4-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 1. Last Week’s Result: Beat Dixie Heights, 59-21. Next Game: Saturday vs. Cooper, 7 p.m. (Star64 will televise).

3. Ryle (3-1)

Last Week’s Ranking: No.3. Last Week’s Result: Beat Highlands, 49-27. Next Game: Friday vs. Campbell County, 7 p.m.

4. East Central (2-2)

Last Week’s Ranking: No.4. Last Week’s Result: Beat Franklin County, 41-36. Next Game: Friday at Batesville, 7 p.m.

5. Beechwood (3-0)

Last Week’s Ranking: No. 5. Last Week’s Result: Beat, Corbin 36-29. Next Game: Friday at No. 2 Covington Catholic, 7 p.m.

6. Lawrenceburg (3-1)

Last Week Ranking: No. 6. Last Week’s Result: Beat Greensburg, 21-17. Next Game: Friday vs. Franklin County, 7 p.m.

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