Central Catholic narrowly missed out on being voted the top team in Division III in the first weekly Associated Press football poll of the season release on September 17, 2o13.   Voting by a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters gave the Fighting Irish 11 first-place votes and 221 total votes resulting a second place finish.  Perennial powerhouse Akron St. Vincent St. Mary also received 11 first-place votes but garnered three more total votes to finish with 224 votes to take the No. 1 ranking for the week.