Tecumseh Macy Berner (left) and Fairmont’s Madeline Westbeld position for a rebound. Tecumseh defeated Fairmont 54-45 in a girls high school basketball D-I sectional semifinal at Vandalia-Butler last season. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Photo: MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Photo: MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Girls high school basketball preseason power rankings

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

Division I

1. Tecumseh (22-3, 13-0 CBC Kenton Trail last season): hosts Butler on Wed.

2. Wayne (20-5, 12-0 GWOC National East): vs. Gilmour Aca. on Sat., vs. Hamilton Heights Aca. (Tenn.) on Sun., both at Lakota West.

3. Fairmont (12-12, 6-6 GWOC National East): vs. Berlin Hiland on Sat., vs. Pickerington Central on Sun., both at Lakota West.

4. Springboro (20-6, 9-2 GWOC National West): hosts Toledo Scott on Sat.

5. Beavercreek (17-9, 8-4 GWOC National East): at Lakota West on Sat., hosts Cin. McAuley on Mon.

Others: Butler, Centerville, Fairborn, Lebanon, Springboro, Springfield, Stebbins, Troy, West Carrollton, Wilmington, Xenia.

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Division II

1. Tippecanoe (23-4, 15-0 GWOC American North): at Miami East on Wed.

2. Alter (28-2, 10-0 GCL North): at Cin. Mercy on Sat., at Cin. McAuley on Wed.

3. Carroll (23-5, 8-2 GCL North): at Logan on Fri., at Miami Valley on Tue.

4. Bellbrook (22-4, 12-0 SWBL Southwestern): at Eaton on Thu.

5. Kenton Ridge (16-9, 11-2 CBC Kenton Trail): hosts Southeastern on Fri., hosts Westerville North on Wed.

Others: Bellefontaine, Belmont, Chaminade-Julienne, Clinton-Massie, Dunbar, Eaton, Fenwick, Franklin, Graham, Greenville, Meadowdale, Northwestern, Oakwood, Ponitz, Spg. Shawnee, Stivers, Thurgood Marshall, Trotwood-Madison, Valley View.

Division III

1. Versailles (26-4, 8-1 MAC): vs. Greenon at Tri-Village on Fri., vs. TBA on Sat.

2. West Liberty-Salem (23-2, 18-1 OHC North): at Fort Loramie on Sat., at Mechanicsburg on Tue.

3. Waynesville (22-2, 11-1 SWBL Buckeye): hosts Dayton Christian on Fri., vs. TBA on Sat.

4. Milton-Union (17-6, 10-2 SWBL Buckeye): at Preble Shawnee on Thu.

5. Greeneview (13-9, 12-5 OHC South): at Xenia on Mon.

Others: Anna, Arcanum, Bethel, Brookville, Carlisle, Dayton Christian, Dixie, Greenon, Indian Lake, Miami East, Northeastern, Northridge, Preble Shawnee, Urbana.

Division IV

1. Tri-Village (24-2, 12-0 CCC): hosts Miami Valley on Fri., hosts TBA on Sat.

2. Minster (24-3, 9-0 MAC): at Kalida on Fri., hosts Jackson Center on Sat.

3. Jackson Center (23-5, 11-1 SCL): at Minster on Sat.

4. Fort Recovery (19-4, 6-3 MAC): at Crestview on Thu.

5. Covington (20-6, 11-1 CCC): at Houston on Fri., hosts Fairlawn on Sat.

Others: Ansonia, Botkins, Bradford, Cedarville, Catholic Central, Fairlawn, Franklin Monroe, Fort Loramie, Houston, Jefferson, Legacy Christian, Lehman Catholic, Marion Local, Mechanicsburg, Miami Valley, Mississinawa Valley, National Trail, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Newton, Parkway, Russia, Southeastern, St. Henry, Tri-County North, Triad, Troy Christian, Twin Valley South, Yellow Springs.

- Compiled by Cox Media Group Ohio.

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