COLUMBUS – Versailles moved up one spot while Tri-Village maintained its spot in the Associated Press’ girls basketball state rankings.
Versailles moved up to No. 7 in Division III, moving ahead of Findlay Liberty-Benton, in the fifth weekly poll of the 2016-17 season. The Tigers remained ranked behind Cincinnati Summit Country Day, Archbold, Columbiana, Fort Recovery, Columbus Africentric and Columbus Grove. Versailles has been ranked in all five polls this season, ranging from third to eighth.
For a third consecutive week Tri-Village is ranked second behind Berlin Hiland in Division IV. The Patriots received four first-place votes this week, which is down from last week’s season high of five. Tri-Village has been ranked in each poll this season, ranging from second to fourth.
A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Tippecanoe from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 7 in Division II, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 8 in Division II, Fort Recovery from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 4 in Division III, and Minster from the MAC is ranked No. 6 in Division IV.
Below is how a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
|1, Newark (18)||21-0||180|
|2, W. Chester Lakota W.||18-2||141|
|3, Tol. Start||17-1||129|
|4, Can. Glenoak||16-1||107|
|5, New Carlisle Tecumseh||19-2||77|
|9, N. Can. Hoover||18-2||35|
|10, Dublin Coffman||17-2||32|
Others receiving 12 or more points: Eastlake N. 20. Berea-Midpark 19. Lyndhurst Brush 16.
|1, Ottawa-Glandorf (13)||18-0||154|
|2, Kettering Alter (3)||18-2||146|
|3, Day. Carroll||17-3||128|
|5, Beloit W. Branch (2)||20-2||82|
|6, Upper Sandusky||19-1||76|
|7, Tipp City Tippecanoe||17-3||73|
|9, Elyria Cath.||17-2||23|
|10, Warren Howland||15-4||21|
Others receiving 12 or more points: London 20. Shaker Hts. Laurel 18. Clyde 17. Wilmington 13. Oak Harbor 13. Poland Seminary 12.
|1, Cin. Summit Country Day (13)||20-0||166|
|2, Archbold (2)||19-0||152|
|3, Columbiana (2)||22-0||135|
|4, Ft. Recovery||15-1||89|
|5, Cols. Africentric||18-3||83|
|6, Columbus Grove||16-1||80|
|9, Gates Mills Gilmour (1)||15-4||34|
|10, Findlay Liberty-Benton||15-2||31|
Others receiving 12 or more points: Richwood N. Union 22. W. Liberty-Salem 18.
|1, Berlin Hiland (13)||19-1||165|
|2, New Madison Tri-Village (4)||19-0||151|
|3, Fairfield Christian||18-1||124|
|8, Haviland Wayne Trace||17-1||65|
|9, N. Jackson Jackson-Milton||17-2||55|
|10, Norwalk St. Paul||15-2||34|
Others receiving 12 or more points: Jackson Center 16.
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