After Hilton Head Island High's 33-7 loss at Orangeburg-Wilkinson on Friday night, the Seahawks (7-1, 2-1 Region 8-AAA) have fallen out of the 3-A rankings in this week's S.C. Prep Media Football Poll.
Before last week's loss to the now-ninth-ranked Bruins (7-1, 2-1), the Seahawks were No. 7 after their best start since 1987. They are still receiving votes and are effectively 11th in the poll.
Beaufort High, which was receiving votes in the 4-A rankings last week, is not represented at all this week after a 17-0 loss at Summerville.
S.C. Prep Media Football Poll -- Week 9
1. Northwestern; 2. Byrnes; 3. Goose Creek; 4. Spring Valley; 5. Stratford; 6. York; 7. South Florence; 8. North Augusta; 9. Lexington; 10. Dorman
Others receiving votes: Hillcrest, Summerville, Boiling Springs, South Pointe, Gaffney, Dutch Fork, White Knoll
1. Daniel; 2. Hanahan; 3. Socastee; 4. Hartsville; 5. Strom Thurmond; 6. Belton-Honea Path; 7. Marlboro County; 8. Greer; 9. Orangeburg-Wilkinson; 10. North Myrtle Beach
Others receiving votes: Hilton Head Island, Crestwood, Darlington
1. Fairfield Central; 2. Silver Bluff; 3. Dillon; 4. Woodland; 5. Chesnee; 6. Loris; 7. Batesburg-Leesville; 8. Timberland; 9. Newberry; 10. Central
Others receiving votes: Ninety Six, Bishop England, Edisto
1. Christ Church; 2. St. Joseph's; 3. Carvers Bay; 4. Lamar; 5. Hemingway; 6. Allendale-Fairfax; 7. Williston-Elko; 8. Johnsonville; 9. Hunter-Kinard-Tyler; 10. Wagener-Salley
Others receiving votes: Estill, Fox Creek
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 Noah Feit, Aiken Standard.