DCSportsFan.com Football Power Rankings (Week 8) — Sponsored by Sports Extra
On the Bubble: Bell, St. James, Sidwell Friends, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, Paul VI, Dunbar
10. Anacostia (3-2) — Back when DCSportsFan first launched in 2005, Jason Lane was on the sidelines for Coolidge leading the Colts to the top of the DCIAA. Now he’s resurrecting an Anacostia program that has down for some time, and it’s working. The Indians defeated previously undefeated Bell, 18-16, to stay unbeaten in the DCIAA Stripes division.
9. St. Mary’s Ryken (3-5) –Their record doesn’t give this team justice. They’ve played a tough schedule, which has paid off in recent weeks with league victories over O’Connell and Paul VI. Ryken is off this week and will play Bishop Ireton the final weekend of October.
8. Roosevelt (6-1) — The Rough Riders channelled their inner DMX this past weekend and got past a tough Dunbar team, 28-21, to stay atop the DCIAA Stars division. Roosevelt takes on 1-5 Ballou this weekend before a HUGE matchup with H.D. Woodson.
7. McNamara (5-2) — The Mustangs are in the process of running the WCAC gauntlet and it hasn’t worked out for them yet. Three straight losses to Carroll, DeMatha and St. John’s have the Mustangs holding on for dear life. It won’t get any easier with a meeting with Good Counsel this weekend.
6. St. Albans (5-1) — In the Battle of the Bulldogs, St. Albans came out on top to pick up their first IAC win. They will have four more league games over the next four weeks to prove they belong here.
5. Gonzaga (4-4) — Caleb Williams isn’t walking through that door anymore. Gonzaga’s losses have all been to good teams, but the Eagles need to find their way without Williams under center. Fortunately Gonzaga has the week off to figure some things out.
4. Carroll (6-0) — The Lions had their way with Bishop Ireton, walking away with a 56-14 trouncing to improve to a perfect 6-0 on the season. Carroll hosts Bishop O’Connell this weekend in what should be another victory for the program.
3. Good Counsel (5-2) — The Falcons took down Gonzaga, 17-0, to improve to 5-2 on the season. Good Counsel hosts McNamara Friday night in another WCAC league contest.
2. DeMatha (6-1) — The Stags had their way with Bishop McNamara, 31-6. DeMatha will face their toughest opponent to date this year when they host St. John’s on Friday night.
1. St. Johns’ (6-0) — The Cadets had a bye last weekend, which came at the perfect time as St. John’s travels to DeMatha Friday night in the biggest game of the season so far.