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SBLive Mississippi Power 10 (Oct. 25): Brandon's big win over Oak Grove shakes up football rankings

Here’s a look at the latest SBLive Mississippi Power 10 Football Rankings.
Brandon coach Sam Williams talks to his team following the Bulldogs' 42-28 win over Meridian on Oct. 15, 2021 at Bulldog Stadium in Brandon. (Photo by Tyler Cleveland)

Brandon coach Sam Williams talks to his team following the Bulldogs' 42-28 win over Meridian on Oct. 15, 2021 at Bulldog Stadium in Brandon. (Photo by Tyler Cleveland)

Each week, SBLive’s Tyler Cleveland ranks the top 10 teams in Mississippi high school football, regardless of classification.

Here’s a look at the SBLive Mississippi Power 10 Rankings for the week of Monday, Oct. 25.



1. Greenville Christian (9-1)

Last week: No. 1
Friday night: beat Delta Streets 74-0
This week: off

Greenville Christian actually got to play a game Friday night, but it wasn't much of a contest for the Saints. The playoff seeding is little more than a formality, as coach John Reed McClendon's bunch would be considered 20-plus point favorites in every game they'll play in the MAIS 3A bracket.

2. Ocean Springs (8-0)

Last week: No. 2
Friday night: beat St. Martin 48-0
This week: at Gulfport (7-3)

It was another routine night for Ocean Springs Friday, as quarterback Bray Hubbard racked up 325 total yards and four touchdowns in another blowout win. As good as the Greyhounds have been, they still need to take care of business these next two weeks against Gulfport and Harrison Central to win Region 4-6A outright, but beating the Admirals this Friday night would secure at least a share of the title and, likely, the top playoff seed.

3. Madison Central (7-1)

Last week: No. 5
Friday night: beat Germantown 31-0
This week: at Murrah (1-8)

The Jaguars took care of business against their cross-town rivals Friday night, but the bigger news for the Jags was Oxford's 42-35 win over Starkville. That outcome created a three-way tie atop the Region 2 standings with Madison Central, Oxford and Starkville all sitting at 4-1. Unless the bus breaks down, the Jags are almost guaranteed a win this week against Murrah, which will set up a huge regular-season finale against Oxford in "the Jungle" next week.

4. West Point (6-0)

Last week: No. 6
Friday night: beat Greenville 42-8
This week: hosts Saltillo (2-7)

With all the upsets and stops and starts in practically every region across the state, it's comforting to know West Point is still out there running over opponents and taking no prisoners. Through six games, the undefeated Green Wave has now beaten its six opponents by a combined score of 216-64. West Point rolled to another blowout win Friday night against Greenville, and can close out the regular season undefeated with two more just like it.

5. Brandon (6-2)

Last week: No. 9
Friday night: beat No. 6 Oak Grove 24-17
This week: at Northwest Rankin (2-6)

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It would have been hard to imagine Brandon would sit alone atop the Region 3 standings at the end of October after the Bulldogs opened the season with back-to-back losses to Oxford and Madison Central, but here we are. First-year coach Sam Williams put a huge pelt on the wall Friday night when the Bulldogs handed then-No. 3 Oak Grove it's first loss to an MHSAA team since the 2019 6A State Championship. Brandon might need better quarterback play to make a deep run in the playoffs, but that opportunistic defense a