Versailles ranked 6th in season’s final AP boys basketball state rankings


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmediamidwest.com



Versailles’ Justin Ahrens shoots a 3-pointer during a boys basketball game against Greenville on Saturday in Versailles.

Versailles’ Justin Ahrens shoots a 3-pointer during a boys basketball game against Greenville on Saturday in Versailles.


Chuck Runner | For The Daily Advocate

COLUMBUS – The Versailles boys basketball team is ranked sixth in Division III in the final Associated Press state rankings of the 2017-18 season.

This is the second consecutive week that Versailles has been ranked sixth in the state. The Tigers were ranked in all seven state polls this season, ranging from third to eighth in Division III. Versailles is the lone Darke County boys basketball team ranked in the AP poll this season.

Canal Winchester Harvest Prep, Cincinnati Deer Park, Ottawa-Glandorf, Leavittsburg Labrae and Oregon Stritch are ranked ahead of Versailles in this week’s state poll.

A number of other schools with local connections are ranked this week. Wayne from the Greater Western Ohio Conference is ranked No. 3 in Division I, Springfield from the GWOC is ranked No. 11 in Division I, Trotwood-Madison from the GWOC is ranked No. 5 in Division II, and St. Henry from the Midwest Athletic Conference is ranked No. 5 in Division IV.

Below are the top 10 teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses, won-loss record, and total points:

DIVISION I
1. Solon (14) 20-0 159
2. Cin. Moeller (1) 19-3 123
3. Huber Hts. Wayne (1) 20-1 113
(tie) Upper Arlington (1) 20-1 113
5. Tol. St. John’s 20-1 104
6. Sylvania Southview 19-1 81
7. Cin. Princeton 19-3 47
8. Lakewood St. Edward 17-3 42
9. Logan 19-2 41
10. Hilliard Bradley 20-1 31

Others receiving 12 or more points: Pickerington N. 16. Springfield 16. Garfield Hts. 14.

DIVISION II
1. Wauseon (12) 21-0 150
2. Cols. Beechcroft (4) 20-1 147
3. Poland Seminary (1) 18-1 108
4. Proctorville Fairland 19-3 100
5. Trotwood-Madison 18-3 92
6. Parma Hts. Holy Name 18-2 76
7. Thornville Sheridan 18-3 43
8. Cols. Eastmoor 17-5 39
9. Akr. SVSM 11-8 36
10. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 17-2 35

Others receiving 12 or more points: Cle. VASJ 23. Chillicothe Unioto 19.

DIVISION III
1. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (12) 22-0 159
2. Cin. Deer Park (2) 21-0 139
3. Ottawa-Glandorf 20-1 122
4. Leavittsburg Labrae (3) 20-0 106
5. Oregon Stritch 19-1 105
6. Versailles 18-4 69
7. Oak Hill 19-2 55
8. Cols. Wellington 16-4 46
9. Genoa Area 17-3 36
10. Cols. Africentric 15-6 24

Others receiving 12 or more points: Archbold 19. N. Lima S. Range 18.

DIVISION IV
1. Mansfield St. Peter’s (13) 22-0 156
2. McDonald (1) 19-1 126
3. Hannibal River 18-1 112
4. Ft. Loramie 20-2 103
5. St. Henry 18-3 87
6. Bristol 18-2 71
7. Pettisville 17-2 61
8. Berlin Hiland 16-5 40
9. Cornerstone Christian (3) 12-7 34
10. Spring. Cath. Cent. 18-3 33

Others receiving 12 or more points: Warren JFK 24. Richmond Hts. 21. Pandora-Gilboa 16.

Versailles’ Justin Ahrens shoots a 3-pointer during a boys basketball game against Greenville on Saturday in Versailles.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/02/web1_Justin-Ahrens-WEB-1.jpgVersailles’ Justin Ahrens shoots a 3-pointer during a boys basketball game against Greenville on Saturday in Versailles. Chuck Runner | For The Daily Advocate

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@aimmediamidwest.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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