High School Boys Basketball: What area teams are ranked in state poll?


Unbeaten Fort Loramie was ranked No. 1 in the first Division IV boys high school basketball state poll that was released by the Associated Press on Monday.

Trotwood-Madison (6-0) drew more D-II first-place votes than any team in the state but ranked second. The Rams had five first-place votes to just two for top-ranked Upper Sandusky, which edged Trotwood 87-84 in total points. No. 3 Ottawa-Glandorf also outdrew Upper Sandusky with three first-place votes and wasn’t far behind with 82 points.

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Dunbar (fifth), Franklin (eighth) and Alter (10th) also cracked the D-II top 10.

Wayne (8-2) was the only area team to break into the D-I top 10, placing sixth. The Warriors were upset at Northmont 81-80 in overtime last Friday. Northmont (9-2) was No. 17.

Versailles (9-1) was No. 7 in D-III and Brookville (9-0) No. 10. Franklin (8-1) will play at Valley View in a battle of Southwestern Buckeye League powers on Friday.

Fort Loramie (8-1) received seven first-place votes and was No. 1 in D-IV. Midwest Athletic Conference rival Fort Recovery (6-1) was No. 10.

Voting is done by state-wide media members that subscribe to the AP. The first girls basketball state polls will be released on Tuesday night.

The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

DIVISION I

1, Cin. Moeller (8) 9-0 133

2, Pickerington Central (4) 9-0 127

3, Massillon Jackson (2) 8-0 92

4, Westerville South (1) 9-1 73

(tie), Newark 11-0 73

6, Wayne 8-2 60

7, Lorain 6-1 44

8, Toledo St. Francis 9-1 38

9, Upper Arlington 9-0 37

10,Youngs. Boardman 8-1 31

Others: 11, Lakewood St. Edward (1) 29. 12, Tol. St. John’s 23. 13, Madison 20. 14, N. Can. Hoover 18. 15, Cin. La Salle 16. 15, Cle. St. Ignatius (1) 16. 17, Northmont 15. 18, Mentor 13. 19, Mason 12.

DIVISION II

1, Upper Sandusky (2) 11-0 87

2, Trotwood-Madison (5) 6-0 84

3, Ottawa-Glandorf (3) 9-0 82

4, Cols. South (1) 10-0 72

5, Dunbar (2) 7-1 59

6, Akron SVSM (1) 6-3 54

7, McArthur Vinton County 9-0 47

8, Franklin 8-1 43

9, Cols. DeSales 8-1 40

10, Alter 8-1 35

Others: 11, Lexington 30. 12, Cle. Benedictine 28. 13, Cin. Wyoming 26. 14, Cin. Taft 19. 14, Vermilion 19. 16, Struthers (1) 18. 17, Jefferson Area 17. 18, Parma Hts. Holy Name 16. 18, Wauseon 16. 20, Byesville Meadowbrook 13.

DIVISION III

1, Cin. Summit Country Day (3) 9-0 102

2, Leavittsburg Labrae (4) 9-0 94

3, Cin. Roger Bacon (3) 10-2 74

4, Haviland Wayne Trace 9-1 67

5, Cols. Grandview Hts. 8-1 63

6, Oak Hill (2) 10-0 61

7, Versailles 9-1 58

8, Cle. VASJ (1) 4-4 53

9, Proctorville Fairland (1) 9-0 47

10, Brookville 9-0 36

Others: 11, Richwood N. Union 19. 11, N. Lima S. Range (1) 19. 13, Van Buren 17. 14, Spencerville 16. 14, Berlin Hiland 16. 16, Lynchburg-Clay 13.

DIVISION IV

1, Fort Loramie (7) 8-1 115

2, McDonald (2) 8-0 89

3, Defiance Ayersville (2) 7-0 74

4, Cols. Africentric (2) 8-2 66

5, Warren JFK 6-2 58

6, Grove City Christian 9-1 55

7, Mansfield St. Peter’s 9-1 54

8, Cornerstone Christian (3) 8-3 48

9, Waterford 4-1 27

10, Fort Recovery 6-1 24

Others: 11, Bristol 23. 12, Cincinnati Christian 22. 13, Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 21. 14, Fairlawn 18. 14, Toronto 18. 16, Cols. Wellington 17. 17, Russia 15. 18, Strasburg-Franklin 13. 18, Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. 13. 20, Southeastern 12.



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