Tri-Village, Versailles boys basketball teams ranked in state poll


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Tri-Village’s Trace Couch goes up for a basket during a boys basketball game against Ponitz on Monday in New Madison.


Dale Barger|For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Tri-Village and Versailles are ranked in the first Associated Press boys basketball poll of the 2015-16 season.

Tri-Village is ranked No. 2 in the Division IV state rankings behind only Van Wert Lincolnview. Undefeated Lincolnview received 143 points in the poll while the defending state champion Patriots received 99 points. Both teams earned six first place votes.

Versailles is ranked seventh in the Division III state rankings behind Lima Central Catholic, Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph, Massillon Tuslaw, Dayton Northridge, Berlin Hiland and Columbus Grandview Heights.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Wayne from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 1 in Division I, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 12 in Division II, Miami East from the Cross County Conference is ranked No. 10 in Division III, and Fort Recovery from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 19 in Division IV.

Below are the top 10 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, Huber Hts. Wayne (10) 11-0 1 54
2, Lima Sr. (5) 8-0 148
3, Garfield Hts. 11-1 99
4, Cin. Moeller (2) 9-1 94
5, Westerville S. 10-2 63
6, Wilmington 10-0 62
7, Gahanna Lincoln 12-1 59
8, Dublin Coffman 10-1 57
9, Cle. St. Ignatius (1) 7-2 50
10, Cin. Elder 10-0 48

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Lorain 36. 12, Cols. St. Charles (1) 32. 13, Dublin Jerome 21. 13, Cin. La Salle 21. 13, Massillon Jackson 21. 16, Can. McKinley 19. 17, Warren Harding 15. 18, Mason 12.

DIVISION II
1, Akr. SVSM (7) 9-2 127
2, New Concord John Glenn (3) 11-1 116
3, Napoleon (1) 9-0 98
4, Day. Chaminade-Julienne (1) 10-2 95
5, Lexington (3) 12-1 89
6, Chillicothe Unioto (2) 10-0 88
7, Ottawa-Glandorf 10-2 57
8, Defiance (1) 8-3 54
9, McArthur Vinton County 11-1 39
(tie)Franklin (1) 8-0 39
10, Cle. Cent. Cath. 7-3 33

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Pomeroy Meigs 32. 12, Trotwood-Madison 30. 13, Cle. E. Tech 21. 14, Cin. Taft 20. 15, Day. Dunbar 14.

DIVISION III
1, Lima Cent. Cath. (14) 11-0 181
2, Cle. VASJ (3) 7-2 140
3, Massillon Tuslaw (1) 12-0 103
4, Day. Northridge 11-1 84
5, Berlin Hiland 11-2 76
6, Cols. Grandview Hts. (1) 11-1 63
7, Versailles 8-1 60
8, Beachwood 10-1 53
9, Worthington Christian 9-3 44
10, Casstown Miami E. 10-1 36

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Van Buren 30. 12, Apple Creek Waynedale 24. 13, Milan Edison 22. 14, Findlay Liberty-Benton 17. 15, Martins Ferry 14. 15, Can. Cent. Cath. 14. 17, Chesapeake 12.

DIVISION IV
1, Van Wert Lincolnview (6) 12-0 143
2, New Madison Tri-Village (6) 10-1 99
3, Cols. Africentric (1) 7-4 81
4, Mogadore (1) 7-0 72
5, Convoy Crestview (2) 9-2 66
6, Jackson Center (2) 11-1 63
7, Sandusky St. Mary 10-1 60
(tie)Gorham Fayette 9-0 60
9, Glouster Trimble 9-1 47
10, Defiance Ayersville 9-1 42

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Russia 35, 12. Waterford 34, 13. McComb (1) 33, 14. S. Charleston SE 31, 15. Hicksville 26, 16. Cols. Wellington 25, 16. Lutheran E. 25, 18. Mansfield St. Peter’s 15, 19. Ft. Recovery 14, 19. Caldwell 14.

Tri-Village’s Trace Couch goes up for a basket during a boys basketball game against Ponitz on Monday in New Madison.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2016/01/web1_Trace-Couch-WEB.jpgTri-Village’s Trace Couch goes up for a basket during a boys basketball game against Ponitz on Monday in New Madison. Dale Barger|For The Daily Advocate

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.