Voters ranking CIAC football teams for the preseason GameTimeCT Top 10 Poll mostly admitted it was a tough sort-out.
This week? “This might be harder than my preseason poll,” one said.
Windsor lost. Trumbull won a track meet. Shelton won surprisingly big. New Canaan, without some key players, looked like New Canaan of old.
But the big news was that Darien, highly regarded in the preseason, got shut out at St. Joseph, which was said to be down. Not only was it the first time St. Joseph had defeated the Blue Wave since 2013, it also dropped Darien out of Top 10 for the first time since the post-Thanksigiving poll that same year.
In other words: This was a seismic shakeup in Week 1.