Versailles girls remain 9th in state rankings

By Kyle Shaner kshaner@civitasmedia.com

February 5, 2014

DARKE COUNTY — Versailles remained at No. 9 in the Division III rankings in the latest Associated Press girls basketball state poll.

Versailles has been ranked No. 9 in three of the five weekly polls this season. The Lady Tigers were ranked No. 10 two weeks ago and ranked No. 7 four weeks ago.

For the first time since the season’s inaugural poll, Versailles did not receive a first-place vote this week.

The Lady Tigers are ranked behind Andover Pymatuning Valley, Archbold, Oak Hill, Doylestown Chippewa, Miami East, Findlay Liberty-Benton, Columbus Africentric and Ottawa-Glandorf in the Division III poll.

Versailles is the lone Darke County girls basketball team to be ranked in the state poll this season.

Several teams with local connections are ranked in this week’s poll. Greater Western Ohio Conference member Fairmont is ranked fourth in Division I, GWOC member Centerville is ranked 10th in Division I, Cross County Conference member Miami East is fifth in Division III, Midwest Athletic Conference member Minster is eighth in Division IV, and MAC member Marion Local is 10th in Division IV.

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

1, Wadsworth (18)18-0203
2, Cin. Princeton18-2155
3, Mason (2)18-1149
4, Kettering Fairmont18-2148
5, N. Can. Hoover (1)17-2139
6, Berea-Midpark16-194
7, Perrysburg14-270
8, Tol. Notre Dame12-361
9, Reynoldsburg16-430
10, Centerville16-319

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Stow-Munroe Falls 12.

1, Millersburg W. Holmes (15)19-0200
2, Kettering Alter (4)20-0185
3, Clarksville Clinton-Massie19-0146
4, Athens (2)20-0133
5, Clyde18-1118
6, Akr. SVSM18-191
7, Spring. Kenton Ridge17-181
8, Lima Bath15-164
9, Steubenville18-146
10, Zanesville Maysville20-029
(tie), Tol. Rogers14-329

Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

1, Andover Pymatuning Valley (13)17-0184
2, Archbold (4)16-1177
3, Oak Hill16-1148
4, Doylestown Chippewa (1)18-1127
5, Casstown Miami E. (2)18-1126
6, Findlay Liberty-Benton15-1105
7, Cols. Africentric (1)18-397
8, Ottawa-Glandorf15-290
9, Versailles17-361
10, Beverly Ft. Frye14-323

Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

1, Berlin Hiland (3)17-3156
2, Reedsville Eastern (5)18-1150
3, Bridgeport (5)18-0142
4, Newark Cath. (3)16-2141
5, Fayetteville-Perry (2)18-0117
6, Zanesville Rosecrans18-1109
7, Bowerston Conotton Valley17-0106
8, Minster (2)15-292
9, Ft. Loramie17-244
10, Maria Stein Marion Local(1)13-432

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Holgate 27. 12, Convoy Crestview 16.