After two losses in two weeks to school from higher classifications -- 44-0 to Class 4-A Bluffton in Week Zero and 52-16 to Class 3-A Hilton Head Island in Week 1 -- Whale Branch (0-2) has fallen out of the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll Class 1-A rankings.
The Warriors are the only area team receiving votes in this week's poll.
The top-ranked teams stayed the same in all four classifications. Byrnes remains No. 1 in 4-A, Daniel tops 3-A, Dillon is No. 1 in 2-A and Christ Church tops the 1-A poll.
S.C. PREP MEDIA POLL -- WEEK 2
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1. Byrnes; 2. Northwestern; 3. Goose Creek; 4. Dutch Fork; 5. South Pointe; 6. Greenwood; 7. North Augusta; 8. Stratford; 9. Gaffney; 10. Dorman
Others receiving votes: Spring Valley, Spartanburg, Summerville, York
1. Daniel; 2. Hartsville; 3. Strom Thurmond; 4. Marlboro County; 5. Hanahan; 6. Socastee; 7. Chester; 8. Union County; 9. Belton-Honea Path; 10. Swansea
Others receiving votes: Woodruff, North Myrtle Beach, Greer, Blue Ridge, Gilbert
1. Dillon; 2. Fairfield Central; 3. Newberry; 4. Bishop England; 5. Central; 6. Saluda; 6. Timberland; 7. Silver Bluff; 8. Chesnee; 9. Abbeville; 10. Ninety Six
Others receiving votes: Crescent, Bamberg-Ehrhardt, Aynor, Woodland, Loris
1. Christ Church; 2. Allendale-Fairfax; 3. St. Joseph's; 4. Lamar; 5. Estill; 6. Cross; 7. Hemingway; 8. Hunter-Kinard-Tyler; 9. Johnsonville; T10. Carvers Bay; T10. Wagener-Salley
Others receiving votes: Ware Shoals, Baptist Hill, Lake View, Williston-Elko, Whale Branch
ABOUT THE POLL
The S.C. Prep Media Football Poll is conducted by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal with voting from Jordan Anders, Greenwood Index-Journal; Bob Castello, Greenville News; Chris Dearing, The State; Ian Guerin, Myrtle Beach Sun News; Mike McCombs, The Island Packet; Kevin Melton, Spartanburg Herald-Journal; Lou Bezjak, Florence Morning News, Adam Regan, Anderson Independent-Mail, Phil Bowman, Charleston Post and Courier; Bret McCormick, The Herald (Rock Hill) and Jeremy Timmerman, Aiken Standard.