Tons of excitement on the field coupled with a few surprises have pushed some familiar names off of our 2014 South Jersey Power Rankings, added some new names, and kept a couple other names right where they were.


WEEK 3:

1)  St. Joseph (2-0): The top team in the Cape-Atlantic League could have slipped to #2 in our Power Rankings, but then they scored on each of their first seven drives and beat up on Absegami 47 - 8.

2)  Timber Creek (2-0): The Chargers' handed Cherokee its first home loss since 2012 and pushed the Chiefs out of the top five by pulling out a 22 - 14 win late in the game.

3)  Shawnee (2-0): A commanding win against Cherry Hill West keeps the Renegades undefeated and in the top 3.

4)  Camden (2-0): The Panthers rolled over Delsea 47 - 7. Rising star Khalil Williams tossed three touchdowns and ran in two more. The senior has 11 combined touchdowns after just two games.

5)  Toms River South (2-0): A favorite in the Shore Conference, the Indians remain perfect on the young season after shutting down a winless Toms River East squad.



6)  Cherokee (1-1): It's hard to fall too far out of the power rankings after the Chiefs managed to hang in there with Timber Creek until the last possible moment. We'll get a better idea of what this team is on Friday, when they take on Eastern.

7)  Rancocas Valley (2-0): Speaking of the Eastern Vikings, a resounding 30 - 12 win at Eastern helped move the rising Red Devils into the top 10 this week.

8)  Haddonfield (2-0): The Bulldawgs continue to look like the top team in the Colonial Conference, easily beating Overbrook 42 - 8.

9)  Lenape (2-0): Another newcomer to our weekly power rankings. The Indians beat Seneca last week and look to stay perfect this week when they head to Trenton.

10) Eastern (1-1): The Vikings round out the top 10 after last week's loss. They are the only other 1-1 team to make this list, as they come off a loss to newcomer Rancocas Valley.

Others receiving consideration: Hammonton, West Deptford, St. Augustine, Millville, Buena