SYRACUSE - There are no surprises in the New York State Sportswriters Association's penultimate football poll.
Randolph, which had attained the top ranking for Class D two weeks ago after edging Tioga, 7-6, in what turned out to be the de facto state title game, took care of Section 1's Tuckahoe in convincing fashion, 28-7, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse to capture its third state title since 2005.
The victory was the 10th in a row for the Cardinals (11-2) - a streak that is the sixth-best in all the state - and earned them the top spot in the poll heading into next season.
The Randolph Cardinals and Coach Pat Slater won their third state title in school history last week.
P-J photo by Scott Kindberg
At No. 2 is Tioga (10-2) of Section 4 and rounding out the top three is aforementioned Tuckahoe, which finished with an overall mark of 8-3-1.
No. 5 on the list, meanwhile, was Maple Grove at 9-1, and honorable mentions include Ellicottville (7-2), Clymer (7-2) and Silver Creek (5-4).
In Class AA, Jamestown, which reached the Section 6 title game for the second straight season, remained at No. 13 while rival Orchard Park, which was routed by Section 1's New Rochelle, 34-6, at the Carrier Dome, settled at No. 4 with an 11-2 record.
New Rochelle (11-1) and Canisius (11-0), of the Monsignor Martin Association, are tied atop the Class AA rankings.
Finally, Cleveland Hill is No. 10 in Class C at 8-3, Fredonia (7-3) remained at No. 15 and Salamanca is an honorable mention behind its 7-2 record.
No. 1 on that list is Hoosick Falls, which snapped now-No. 2 Hornell's 51-game winning streak in the state championship game.