Versailles boys basketball team remains No. 2 in AP state poll


Tri-Village drops out of state rankings

By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Versailles’ Alex Wendel takes a shot during a Midwest Athletic Conference boys basketball game against St. Henry on Friday in Versailles.

Versailles’ Alex Wendel takes a shot during a Midwest Athletic Conference boys basketball game against St. Henry on Friday in Versailles.


Kyle Shaner|The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – Versailles remained at No. 2 in Division III while Tri-Village fell out of the Division IV rankings in the Associated Press boys basketball state polls.

Tri-Village made its season debut at No. 12 in last week’s Division IV state rankings. However, the Patriots dropped out of the poll this week.

Versailles remained at No. 2 behind Leavittsburg Labrae in the Division III rankings for a second consecutive week. The Tigers, who have been ranked in all six polls this season ranging from second to seventh, also received one first-place vote for a third consecutive week.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Springfield from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 10 in Division I, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 2 in Division II, and Bethel from the Cross County Conference is ranked 10th in Division III.

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 at right:

DIVISION I
1. Cin. Moeller (24) 21-0 258
2. Massillon Jackson (1) 17-1 216
3. Wooster (1) 19-0 183
4. Pickerington Cent. 19-2 160
5. Newark 20-1 158
6. Tol. St. John’s 17-2 112
7. Upper Arlington 18-2 90
8. N. Can. Hoover 15-3 78
9. Lorain 16-2 53
10. Springfield 17-2 29

Others receiving 12 or more points: Hilliard Bradley 24. Tol. St. Francis 16. Cle. St. Ignatius 12.

DIVISION II
1. Upper Sandusky (19) 20-0 239
2. Trotwood-Madison (5) 18-2 208
3. Cols. South (1) 20-1 170
4. Day. Dunbar 19-3 146
5. Ottawa-Glandorf 18-2 137
6. McArthur Vinton County 19-1 118
7. Cin. Wyoming 20-1 101
8. Kettering Alter 17-3 54
9. Lancaster Fairfield Union 18-2 41
10. Wauseon (1) 18-1 40

Others receiving 12 or more points: Akr. SVSM 35. Wapakoneta 28. Parma Hts. Holy Name 15. Cin. Hughes 14.

DIVISION III
1. Leavittsburg Labrae (16) 19-0 228
2. Versailles (1) 19-1 201
3. Cin. Summit Country Day (6) 19-0 191
4. Proctorville Fairland (1) 19-1 159
5. Oak Hill 20-1 135
6. Haviland Wayne Trace 18-2 102
7. N. Lima S. Range (1) 19-0 97
8. Berlin Hiland 17-3 64
9. Cle. VASJ 13-5 61
10. Tipp City Bethel 18-3 33

Others receiving 12 or more points: Martins Ferry 18. Brookville 18. Findlay Liberty-Benton 13. St. Bernard Roger Bacon 12.

DIVISION IV
1. McDonald (15) 19-1 220
2. Mansfield St. Peter’s (4) 19-2 186
3. Defiance Ayersville (2) 18-1 166
4. S. Charleston SE (1) 19-1 163
5. Bristol (1) 18-1 142
6. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 17-3 103
7. Cornerstone Christian (2) 15-4 91
8. Grove City Christian 18-3 70
9. W. Unity Hilltop 18-1 40
10. Waterford 14-4 32

Others receiving 12 or more points: Ft. Loramie 30. Portsmouth Clay 22. Russia 18. Sidney Fairlawn 17. Holgate 15. Old Fort 13.

Versailles’ Alex Wendel takes a shot during a Midwest Athletic Conference boys basketball game against St. Henry on Friday in Versailles.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/02/web1_Alex-Wendel-WEB.jpgVersailles’ Alex Wendel takes a shot during a Midwest Athletic Conference boys basketball game against St. Henry on Friday in Versailles. Kyle Shaner|The Daily Advocate
Tri-Village drops out of state rankings

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.

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