Football teams with local connections ranked in AP poll


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



COLUMBUS – For a third consecutive week no Darke County football teams are ranked in this week’s Associated Press state poll, but several of their rivals are ranked.

Three weeks ago Versailles was ranked 17th in Division V in the first AP poll of the season. The Tigers fell out of the rankings the following week.

Versailles is the lone Darke County football team to have been ranked in the AP 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, Troy from the GWOC is ranked No. 9 in Division II, Miamisburg from the GWOC is ranked No. 14 in Division II, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 8 in Division III, Coldwater from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 1 in Division V, Marion Local from the MAC is ranked No. 2 in Division VI, Covington from the Cross County Conference is ranked No. 3 in Division VII, Fort Recovery from the MAC is ranked No. 11 in Division VII, and Delphos St. John’s from the MAC is ranked No. 13 in Division VII.

Below is how a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the fourth weekly Associated Press poll of 2016, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

DIVISION I
1, Cincinnati Colerain (22) 6-0 229
2, Huber Heights Wayne (1) 5-0-1 205
3, Stow-Munroe Falls (1) 6-0 167
4, Massillon Jackson 6-0 153
5, Powell Olentangy Liberty 6-0 145
6, Lakewood St. Edward (1) 5-1 127
7, Cleveland St. Ignatius 5-1 88
8, Pickerington Central 5-1 52
9, Columbus Upper Arlington 6-0 26
10, Dublin Coffman 5-1 25

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Dublin Jerome 23. 11, Cincinnati St. Xavier 23. 13, Solon 22. 13, Canton Mckinley 22. 15, Findlay 18. 16, Hilliard Bradley 16.

DIVISION II
1, Avon (15) 6-0 227
2, Warren G. Harding (7) 6-0 203
3, Bedford 6-0 158
4, Holland Springfield (2) 6-0 154
5, Cincinnati Turpin 6-0 146
6, Chardon (1) 6-0 118
7, Cincinnati La Salle 4-2 80
8, Cincinnati Princeton 5-1 78
9, Troy 5-1 57
10, Grafton Midview 5-1 19

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Aurora 18. 12, Dresden Tri-Valley 17. 13, Worthington Kilbourne 14. 14, Miamisburg 13.

DIVISION III
1, Columbus St. Francis DeSales (14) 6-0 222
2, Toledo Central Catholic (7) 6-0 218
3, Akron Hoban (1) 5-1 150
4, Wapakoneta (1) 6-0 142
5, Franklin 6-0 138
6, Sandusky 6-0 124
7, Alliance Marlington (1) 6-0 115
8, Trotwood-Madison (1) 5-1 88
9, St. Marys Memorial 6-0 80
10, Columbus Bexley 6-0 45

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, New Philadelphia 17. 12, Cincinnati Mount Healthy 13.

DIVISION IV
1, Johnstown-Monroe (13) 6-0 223
2, Kettering Archbishop Alter (8) 6-0 216
3, Perry 6-0 150
4, Plain City Jonathan Alder (1) 6-0 128
5, Port Clinton 6-0 114
6, Steubenville (1) 5-1 112
7, Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (1) 4-1 81
8, Cincinnati Wyoming 6-0 79
9, Ottawa-Glandorf (1) 6-0 55
10, Columbus Bishop Hartley 4-2 52

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Heath 37. 12, Peninsula Woodridge 22. 13, Waverly 20. 14, Clarksville Clinton-Massie 18. 15, Mantua Crestwood 16.

DIVISION V
1, Coldwater (23) 6-0 248
2, Wheelersburg (1) 6-0 197
3, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 6-0 177
4, Milan Edison (1) 6-0 147
5, Garrettsville Garfield 6-0 125
6, West Salem Northwestern 6-0 120
7, Sugarcreek Garaway 6-0 119
8, Swanton 6-0 96
9, Coshocton 5-0 31
10, Creston Norwayne 5-1 24

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Orwell Grand Valley 17. 12, West Lafayette Ridgewood 14.

DIVISION VI
1, Kirtland (13) 6-0 224
2, Maria Stein Marion Local (9) 5-1 220
3, Hamler Patrick Henry (3) 6-0 188
4, Cleveland Cuyahoga Heights 6-0 150
5, Mechanicsburg 6-0 130
6, Bucyrus Wynford 6-0 108
7, Beverly Fort Frye 6-0 79
8, Liberty Center 5-1 66
9, Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas 5-1 57
10, Delphos Jefferson 5-1 42

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Defiance Ayersville 38. 12, Hannibal River 20.

DIVISION VII
1, Warren John F. Kennedy (10) 6-0 218
2, Norwalk St. Paul (7) 6-0 205
3, Covington (7) 6-0 201
4, Monroeville 6-0 160
5, McComb 5-1 129
6, Mogadore (1) 5-1 121
7, Racine Southern 6-0 111
8, Lucas 5-1 52
9, Shadyside 5-1 38
10, Troy Christian 5-1 31

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Fort Recovery 30. 12, Waterford 20. 13, Delphos St. John’s 13. 13, Toronto 13. 15, Portsmouth Sciotoville Community 12.

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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.