There wasn’t a ton of shakeup at the top of our latest Northern Kentucky Team Rankings, but the same can’t be said for the teams at the bottom half.
Lloyd (4-1) makes their season debut in the poll after picking up their fourth win in five tries in Friday’s 66-15 victory over Gallatin County. The Juggernauts slide in at No. 8 in this week’s rankings.
The top five remains the same with Highlands, CovCath, Cooper, Simon Kenton and Conner holding down the top spots.
Here are the latest TriStateFootball.com Northern Kentucky Rankings:
1. Highlands (4-0)
How they fared: The Bluebirds dismantled Mason County 63-3 in front of a home crowd in Ft. Thomas.
Looking Ahead: The top two teams in NKY face off as Highlands welcomes Covington Catholic.
2. CovCath (4-1)
How they fared: CovCath finally allowed points to a NKY team, but still dominated Beechwood, 41-6.
Looking Ahead: The Colonels will look to avenge a pair of 2011 losses as they visit Highlands.
3. Cooper (5-0)
How they fared: Cooper continues to roll right along as they breezed past Holmes 29-0 at home.
Looking Ahead: District play opens up as the Jaguars play host to an improved Scott team.
4. Simon Kenton (5-0)
How they fared: The Pioneers held off NewCath to pick up a nice road win Saturday night, 28-20.
Looking Ahead: Simon Kenton will look to take an early lead in the district as they travel to Ryle.
5. Conner (3-1)
How they fared: Conner rallied from 22 points down on the road to knock off Campbell County.
Looking Ahead: South Oldham pays a visit to Fred Nevel Stadium as district action kicks off.
6. Campbell County (2-3)
How they fared: The Camels let one slip away at home, as they got beat 35-28 by Conner.
Looking Ahead: Campbell County gets a bye this week before heading to Simon Kenton (9/28).
7. Ryle (2-2)
How they fared: The Raiders avenged a 2011 loss by knocking off Columbus DeSales, 21-10.
Looking Ahead: Ryle welcomes Simon Kenton in game to determine early bragging rights in 6A.
8. Lloyd (4-1)
How they fared: The Juggernauts cruised to their fourth victory, beating Gallatin County 66-15.
Looking Ahead: Lloyd will look to take down defending state champ Holy Cross on the road.
9. Holmes (2-2)
How they fared: Holmes dropped their second straight game after starting year 2-0.
Looking Ahead: District foes Pendelton County will host the Bulldogs on Friday night.
10. NewCath (1-3)
How they fared: The Breds dropped a close one to 6A Simon Kenton at home on Saturday night.
Looking Ahead: NewCath starts district play by taking on Bishop Brossart Friday night.
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