Versailles football team falls out of state rankings


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@civitasmedia.com



COLUMBUS – After being ranked the past two weeks, the Versailles football team fell out of the rankings in the latest Associated Press state poll.

Versailles is unranked in the third AP poll of the 2015 season after being ranked 15th in Division V last week and 18th two weeks ago. The Tigers lost 20-12 to defending Division VI state champion Minster this past week to fall to 3-2 on the season.

Versailles is the lone Darke County team ranked in the AP football poll this season.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Wayne from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 2 in Division I, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 7 in Division III, Coldwater from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 1 in Division V, Marion Local from the MAC is ranked No. 1 in Division VI, Fort Recovery from the MAC is ranked No. 3 in Division VII, and Minster from the MAC is ranked No. 7 in Division VII.

St. Henry from the MAC fell out of the rankings along with Versailles this week.

Below is how a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the third weekly Associated Press poll of 2015, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

DIVISION I
1, Lakewood St. Edward (14) 4-1 220
2, Huber Heights Wayne (6) 5-0 219
3, Cincinnati Colerain 4-1 157
4, Westerville Central (2) 5-0 156
5, Lancaster (2) 5-0 114
(tie) Findlay 5-0 114
7, Cincinnati Elder 4-1 111
(tie) Cincinnati St. Xavier (1) 4-1 111
9, Hilliard Darby 5-0 53
10, Fairfield 4-1 30

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Mentor 26. 12, Hilliard Davidson 13. 13, Berea-Midpark 12.

DIVISION II
1, Cincinnati La Salle (23) 5-0 248
2, Perrysburg (1) 5-0 207
3, Aurora 5-0 174
4, Grafton Midview (1) 5-0 143
(tie) Mayfield 5-0 143
6, Worthington Kilbourne 5-0 131
7, Cincinnati Turpin 5-0 98
8, Logan 5-0 39
9, Maple Heights 5-0 26
10, Hudson 4-1 25
(tie) Avon 4-1 25

Others receiving 12 or more points: 12, Warren G. Harding 18. 13, Cleveland Glenville 14.

DIVISION III
1, Cleveland Benedictine (14) 5-0 222
2, Akron Hoban (7) 5-0 209
3, Poland Seminary (3) 5-0 169
4, Wapakoneta 5-0 134
5, Zanesville 5-0 107
6, Medina Buckeye 5-0 86
7, Trotwood-Madison 4-1 81
8, Sandusky Perkins 5-0 72
9, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 4-1 63
10, St. Marys Memorial 5-0 55

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Tipp City Tippecanoe 34. 12, Columbus St. Francis DeSales 12.

DIVISION IV
1, Steubenville (17) 5-0 212
2, Middletown Bishop Fenwick (4) 5-0 179
3, Perry (2) 5-0 170
4, Johnstown-Monroe (1) 5-0 155
5, St. Clairsville 4-0 140
6, Kettering Archbishop Alter 4-1 92
7, Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin 5-0 83
8, Hamilton Badin 4-1 56
9, Cincinnati Indian Hill 5-0 46
10, Peninsula Woodridge 5-0 42

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Youngstown Ursuline 27. 12, Clarksville Clinton-Massie 21. 13, Salem 18. 14, Byesville Meadowbrook 14. 15, Zanesville Maysville 12.

DIVISION V
1, Coldwater (21) 5-0 232
2, Columbiana Crestview (3) 5-0 194
3, Wheelersburg 5-0 170
4, Chillicothe Zane Trace 5-0 136
5, Cadiz Harrison Central 5-0 116
6, Millbury Lake 5-0 108
7, Milan Edison 5-0 94
8, Brookville 5-0 79
9, Swanton 5-0 38
10, Apple Creek Waynedale 4-1 37

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Creston Norwayne 27. 12, Magnolia Sandy Valley 20. 13, Elyria Catholic 14.

DIVISION VI
1, Maria Stein Marion Local (19) 5-0 226
2, Cincinnati Country Day (1) 5-0 172
3, Spencerville 5-0 152
4, Columbia Station Columbia (2) 5-0 139
5, Bainbridge Paint Valley 5-0 113
6, Lucasville Valley 5-0 110
7, Cleveland Cuyahoga Heights 5-0 85
8, Mechanicsburg 5-0 75
9, Lisbon David Anderson (2) 5-0 39
10, Defiance Ayersville 5-0 31

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Beverly Fort Frye 26. 12, Columbus Grove 23. 13, Defiance Tinora 18. 14, Bucyrus Wynford 14. 15, Jeromesville Hillsdale 13.

DIVISION VII
1, Danville (14) 5-0 207
2, Caldwell (4) 5-0 183
3, Fort Recovery (3) 5-0 141
4, Lucas 5-0 135
5, Warren John F. Kennedy (2) 4-1 124
6, Mogadore 4-1 105
7, Minster 3-2 83
8, West Unity Hilltop 5-0 70
9, McComb (1) 4-1 68
10, Miami Valley Christian Academy 5-0 36

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Norwalk St. Paul 35. 12, Bellaire St. John 30. 13, Glouster Trimble 22. 14, North Jackson Jackson-Milton 16. 15, DeGraff Riverside 15. 16, Vienna Mathews 12.

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By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@civitasmedia.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. For more features online go to advocate360.org or ‘like The Daily Advocate’ on Facebook by searching Advocate360.

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports. For more features online go to advocate360.org or ‘like The Daily Advocate’ on Facebook by searching Advocate360.