Boys high school basketball power rankings

Updated Feb 03, 2018
  • By Marc Pendleton
  • Staff Writer

Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball area teams.

Division I

1. Wayne (16-0): d. Lebanon 51-37, d. Princeton 72-67, d. Fairmont 63-51; hosts Beavercreek on Fri., hosts Belmont on Sat.

2. Springfield (15-1): d. Springboro 56-48, d. Beavercreek 57-44; at Centerville on Fri., hosts Moeller on Sat.

3. Belmont (8-3): lost 58-57 to Dunbar; at Wayne on Sat., at Ponitz on Tue.

4. Butler (15-2): lost 63-46 to Trotwood, d. Piqua 59-46; at Greenville on Fri., at Versailles on Tue.

5. Miamisburg (12-4): d. Fairmont 40-35, d. Fenwick 65-55; at Springboro on Fri., at Troy on Sat., at Centerville on Tue.

Others: Beavercreek, Centerville, Fairborn, Fairmont, Franklin, Lebanon, Northmont, Piqua, Sidney, Springboro, Stebbins, Tecumseh, Troy, Wilmington, Xenia.

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Belmont’s Jadon Furlow (with ball) and Dunbar’s Joseph Scates. Dunbar defeated host Belmont 58-57 in a boys high school basketball game on Fri., Jan. 26, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Division II

1. Trotwood-Madison (14-3): d. Sidney 87-53, d. Butler 63-46, d. Fairborn 104-46; at West Carrollton on Fri., at Dunbar on Sat.

2. Fenwick (12-4): lost 54-34 to McNicholas, d. Carroll 54-46, lost 65-55 at Miamisburg; at St. Xavier on Sat., at Monroe on Tue.

3. Dunbar (10-3): d. Belmont 58-57, d. CJ 64-53, hosts Ponitz on Fri., hosts Trotwood on Sat., at Thurgood Marshall on Tue.

4. Urbana (11-6): d. Indian Lake 60-51, lost 41-40 to Jonathan Alder; at Spg. Shawnee on Fri., hosts Graham on Tue.

5. Kenton Ridge (10-5): d. Spg. Shawnee 59-56 OT, d. Ben Logan 57-53; at Tecumseh on Fri., hosts Carroll on Sat., hosts Northwestern on Tue.

Others: Alter, Bellbrook, Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Carroll, Chaminade Julienne, Clinton-Massie, Eaton, Graham, Greenville, Meadowdale, Northridge, Northwestern, Oakwood, Ponitz, Spg. Shawnee, Thurgood Marshall, Tippecanoe, Valley View, West Carrollton.

Division III

1. Versailles (15-1): d. Minster 61-41, d. Russia 71-51; hosts New Knoxville on Fri., hosts Butler on Tue.

2. Bethel (15-3): d. Covington 57-34, lost 64-54 at Oakwood, d. Carroll 89-70; hosts Troy Christian on Sat.

3. Anna (13-4): d. Jackson Center 59-33, lost 66-64 to Russia; hosts Lehman Catholic on Fri., at Greeneview on Sat.

4. Troy Christian (15-2): d. Emmanuel Christian 45-32, d. Dayton Christian 44-42, d. Middletown Christian 69-46; at Yellow Springs on Fri., hosts Miami Valley on Tue.

5. Preble Shawnee (11-4): lost 65-58 at Waynesville, d. TV South 51-40; hosts Northridge on Fri., hosts Waynesville on Sat.

Others: Arcanum, Brookville, Carlisle, Coldwater, Dayton Christian, Dixie, Fort Recovery, Greeneview, Greenon, Houston, Indian Lake, Miami East, Milton-Union, National Trail, Northeastern, Stivers, Twin Valley South, Waynesville, West Liberty-Salem.

Division IV

1. Fort Loramie (16-1): d. Fairlawn 62-39, d. Fort Recovery 57-45; at Houston on Fri., hosts Marion Local on Sat.

2. Marion Local (11-3): d. Fort Recovery 39-38, d. St. Marys 57-49; hosts Minster on Fri., at Fort Loramie on Sat.

3. St. Henry (14-2): d. Coldwater 68-48, d. Wapakoneta 53-50, d. Minster 53-38; hosts Delphos SJ’s on Fri., hosts Celina on Sat.

4. Minster (9-5): lost 61-41 to Versailles, lost 53-38 to St. Henry; at Marion Local on Fri., at Jackson Center on Sat.

5. Catholic Central (13-2): d. Madison Plains 63-35; at Greeneview on Fri.

Others: Ansonia, Botkins, Bradford, Cedarville, Covington, Emmanuel Christian, Fairlawn, Franklin Monroe, Jackson Center, Jefferson, Legacy Christian, Lehman Catholic, Mechanicsburg, Miami Valley, Mississinawa Valley, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Newton, Russia, Southeastern, Temple Christian, Tri-Village, Triad, Tri-County North, Yellow Springs.

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