Top 15

October 10, 1994

1 Patterson (5-0) -- Last week's ranking: 1. Ryan Lewis rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns as the Clippers routed Northwestern, 34-0, on Friday. Patterson has recorded five consecutive shutouts this season. Next game: Friday vs. Carver.

2 Dunbar (4-0) -- Last week's ranking: 2. Reggie Boyce rushed for 240 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Poets to a 48-0 victory over Southwestern on Friday. After building a 14-0 halftime lead, Dunbar scored 26 points in the third quarter. Next game: Friday at Northern.

3 McDonogh (4-1) -- Last week's ranking: 3. Bobby Sabelhaus passed for 158 yards and two second-half touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a 21-18 win over Mount St. Joseph and former McDonogh head coach Mike Working on Saturday. Dwayne Stukes rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. Next game: Saturday vs. Loyola.

4 Poly (4-1) -- Last week's ranking: 5. Randall Beaman ran for two touchdowns and Martin Prosper caught two touchdown passes as the Engineers beat Douglass, 34-0, on Friday. Poly has outscored its opposition, 64-0, in two games since losing to Dunbar. Next game: Friday at Lake Clifton.

5 Gilman (3-1) -- Last week's ranking: 6. The Greyhounds accumulated nearly 300 yards of offense in the first half en route to a 35-8 rout of St. Mary's on Saturday. R. C. Kauffman (22 carries, 139 yards, two touchdowns) and David Biddison (10 for 128, two) Next game: Saturday at Calvert Hall.

6 City (5-0) -- Last week's ranking: 7. Damian Beane rushed for 114 of his 116 yards in the first half to lead the Knights to a 20-0 victory over Forest Park on Friday. Beane's 24-yard return of an interception set up his second score. Next game: Friday at Southern-B.

7 Howard (4-1) -- Last week's ranking: 13. The Lions dealt Centennial its first loss of the season, 35-7, on Friday. Centennial, which had lost only one fumble in its first four games, turned the ball over three times on fumbles and once on an interception. Next game: Saturday vs. Wilde Lake.

8 Mount St. Joseph (4-1) -- Last week's ranking: 9. The Gaels dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 21-18 loss to third-ranked McDonogh on Saturday. Mount St. Joseph had led 10-7 until late in the third quarter. Next game: Saturday vs. No. 9 St. Mary's.

9 St. Mary's (4-1) -- Last week's ranking: 8. The Saints were routed by Gilman, 35-8, on Saturday. St. Mary's scored its lone touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Brad Davis to Zach Burke. Next game: Saturday at No. 8 Mount St. Joseph.

10 Severn (4-1) -- Last week's ranking: 10. John Vereen scored five touchdowns in the Admirals' 48-6 rout of Archbishop Spalding on Saturday. Vereen rushed for four touchdowns and scored another on a 52-yard interception return. Next game: Friday at Gibbons.

11 Aberdeen (5-0) -- Last week's ranking: 12. Terrance Washington threw two touchdown passes to lead the Eagles to a 17-6 victory over John Carroll on Saturday. Next game: Friday vs. Joppatowne.

12 C. Milton Wright (4-1) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. Duane Fisher's 22-yard touchdown pass to Chris Russell and his two-point conversion pass to Tim Billings with 5:06 left lifted the Mustangs to a 15-14 victory over then-No. 15 Randallstown on Friday. Next game: Friday vs. Edgewood.

13 Arundel (4-1) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. The Wildcats make their debut in the Top 15 after upsetting then-No. 4 North County, 28-14, on Friday. Arundel turned four Knights turnovers into four first-half touchdowns. Next game: Friday vs. Glen Burnie.

14 Severna Park (4-1) -- Last week's ranking: Unranked. Mark Frye ran for two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass in the Falcons' 35-0 win over Chesapeake-AA on Friday. Severna Park limited the Cougars to 87 yards total offense. Next game: Friday at No. 15 North County.

15 North County (3-2) -- Last week's ranking: 4. The Knights lost to Arundel, 28-14, on Friday. North County lost last season's meeting with the Wildcats as well. Next game: Friday vs. No. 14 Severna Park.

Other teams receiving consideration: Broadneck (4-1), Bel Air (4-1), Centennial (4-1), South Carroll (4-1), Lake Clifton (4-1), Oakland Mills (3-2), Glen Burnie (3-2), Randallstown (3-2), Southern-AA (3-2), Edmondson (3-2), Loyola (2-1).

How the poll is conducted: The Football Top 15 is compiled by the local sports staff of The Baltimore Sun.

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