3 GWOC football teams ranked in top 5 of the AP state rankings


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@dailyadvocate.com



COLUMBUS – The Greater Western Ohio Conference has teams ranked in the top five in three divisions in this week’s Associated Press’ state football rankings.

Centerville from the GWOC is ranked No. 4 in Division I, Sidney from the GWOC is ranked No. 4 in Division II, and Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 1 in Division III.

The Midwest Athletic Conference also has teams ranked in three divisions. Anna from the MAC is ranked No. 6 in Division V, Marion Local from the MAC is ranked No. 1 in Division VI, Coldwater from the MAC is ranked No. 6 in Division VI, St. Henry from the MAC is ranked No. 9 in Division VI, and Delphos St. John’s from the MAC is ranked No. 12 in Division VII.

No Darke County teams have been ranked in this season’s state polls.

Below is how a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2017, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

DIVISION I
1. Cincinnati St. Xavier (10) 7-0 237
2. Cleveland St. Ignatius (13) 7-0 232
3. Lakewood St. Edward (2) 7-0 202
4. Centerville 7-0 168
5. Toledo Whitmer (1) 7-0 154
6. Canton McKinley 7-0 128
7. Hilliard Bradley 7-0 94
8. Mentor 6-1 59
9. Pickerington North 6-1 33
10. Stow-Munroe Falls 6-1 30

Others receiving 12 or more points: Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 24. Euclid 12.

DIVISION II
1. Avon (17) 7-0 239
2. Cincinnati Winton Woods (8) 7-0 212
3. Cincinnati Anderson 7-0 175
4. Sidney 7-0 143
5. Wadsworth (1) 7-0 134
6. Cincinnati La Salle 5-2 102
7. Columbus Walnut Ridge 7-0 96
8. Akron Hoban 6-1 66
9. Grafton Midview 6-1 55
10. Barberton 7-0 53

Others receiving 12 or more points: Medina Highland 29. Sylvania Northview 24. Hudson 21. Dayton Belmont 21. Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 18.

DIVISION III
1. Trotwood-Madison (20) 7-0 247
2. Clyde (1) 7-0 196
3. Canfield (3) 7-0 182
4. Toledo Central Catholic 6-1 157
5. Sandusky 7-0 114
(tie) Columbus Marion-Franklin 7-0 114
7. Medina Buckeye 7-0 89
8. Franklin 6-1 60
9. Bay Village Bay (1) 7-0 46
10. Columbus Bishop Hartley 6-1 35

Others receiving 12 or more points: Kettering Archbishop Alter (1) 27. Parma Padua 22. New Philadelphia 19. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 18. Columbus St. Francis DeSales 15. Goshen 15. Chardon 12.

DIVISION IV
1. Steubenville (21) 7-0 237
2. Germantown Valley View (3) 7-0 215
3. Perry (1) 7-0 168
4. Clarksville Clinton-Massie 7-0 161
5. Bellville Clear Fork 7-0 145
6. Poland Seminary (1) 7-0 100
7. London 7-0 97
8. Shelby 7-0 87
9. Oberlin Firelands 7-0 61
10. Cincinnati Wyoming 7-0 60

Others receiving 12 or more points: Girard 17. Plain City Jonathan Alder 12.

DIVISION V
1. Pemberville Eastwood (14) 7-0 240
2. Wheelersburg (10) 7-0 219
3. Canfield S. Range (1) 7-0 200
4. Portsmouth West (1) 7-0 159
5. Marion Pleasant 6-0 128
6. Anna 6-1 117
7. Orwell Grand Valley 7-0 95
8. Jamestown Greeneview 7-0 86
9. Archbold 6-1 70
10. Bethel-Tate 7-0 22

Others receiving 12 or more points: Sullivan Black River 16. Gahanna Columbus Academy 14.

DIVISION VI
1. Maria Stein Marion Local (21) 7-0 237
2. Kirtland (2) 7-0 204
3. Mogadore (2) 6-0 191
4. Nelsonville-York 7-0 154
5. Rootstown (1) 7-0 127
6. Coldwater 5-2 106
7. Findlay Liberty-Benton 6-1 97
8. Creston Norwayne 6-1 91
9. St. Henry 5-2 42
10. Sarahsville Shenandoah 6-1 39

Others receiving 12 or more points: Lima Central Catholic 24. Chillicothe Southeastern 24. Attica Seneca East 14.

DIVISION VII
1. Dalton (14) 7-0 226
2. Norwalk St. Paul (7) 7-0 211
3. Cleveland Cuyahoga Heights (5) 6-0 198
4. Danville 6-1 155
5. Convoy Crestview 6-1 127
6. Sidney Lehman 6-1 89
7. Haviland Wayne Trace 6-1 88
8. Lucas 6-1 71
9. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 6-1 69
10. Pandora-Gilboa 6-1 56

Others receiving 12 or more points: McComb 29. Windham 25. Lisbon David Anderson 20. Waterford 15. Delphos St. John’s 14.

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By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@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.

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.