Patriots still ranked 2nd in state poll
By Kyle Shaner email@example.com
DARKE COUNTY — Tri-Village maintained its No. 2 ranking in the latest Associated Press boys basketball state poll, but the Patriots didn’t receive any first-place votes this week after receiving three a week ago.
Despite its first loss of the season to Franklin Monroe, Tri-Village still is ranked second in Division IV by the AP. The Patriots remain behind Convoy Crestview in the rankings.
This is the third consecutive week that Tri-Village has been ranked second in the state. The Patriots were ranked sixth, fifth and third in the first three polls of the season.
However, the Patriots didn’t receive a first-place vote after receiving at least one in each of the past three polls.
Tri-Village is the lone Darke County team ranked in this week’s poll.
Franklin Monroe, which beat Tri-Village and has only lost once (a 64-58 loss to No. 6 Troy Christian on Jan. 11), remained unranked for the fourth consecutive week. The Jets were ranked in the first two polls of the season.
Versailles, which was ranked in the season’s first three polls, also is unranked.
A number of teams with local connections also are ranked in this week’s poll. Greater Western Ohio Conference member Trotwood-Madison is ranked fifth in Division I, Cross County Conference member Bethel is seventh in Division IV, and Midwest Athletic Conference member Marion Local is 11th in Division IV.
Below is how a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school boys basketball teams in the sixth weekly Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
|1, Lakewood St. Edward (15)||16-1||228|
|2, Cin. Moeller (5)||17-1||208|
|3, Zanesville (4)||18-0||199|
|4, Massillon Jackson||15-2||132|
|7, Cols. Northland||16-3||82|
|9, Uniontown Lake||16-2||36|
|10, Tol. Bowsher||16-2||26|
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Shaker Hts. 17.
|1, Cols. Watterson (15)||16-1||224|
|2, Mansfield Ontario (6)||19-0||196|
|3, Day. Dunbar (3)||16-3||187|
|5, Circleville Logan Elm||17-1||122|
|6, Day. Thurgood Marshall||14-4||86|
|8, Millbury Lake||17-1||73|
|9, Cle. Cent. Cath.||13-4||43|
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Athens 22. 12, Akr. SVSM 19.
|1, Belmont Union Local (18)||19-0||229|
|2, Beachwood (1)||16-2||188|
|3, St. Bernard Roger Bacon (2)||15-3||150|
|4, Cle. VASJ (3)||12-6||132|
|5, Chillicothe Zane Trace||16-2||125|
|6, Lucasville Valley||18-2||112|
|7, Gates Mills Gilmour||15-2||100|
|8, Lima Cent. Cath.||14-3||97|
|9, Cols. Ready||13-5||46|
|10, Warrensville Hts.||10-7||21|
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Creston Norwayne 19. 12, Portsmouth 17. 13, Archbold 16.
|1, Convoy Crestview (21)||18-0||225|
|2, New Madison Tri-Village||18-1||196|
|3, Berlin Hiland (1)||17-2||166|
|4, Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (1)||20-1||145|
|5, Tol. Ottawa Hills||14-1||134|
|6, Troy Christian||17-2||95|
|7, Tipp City Bethel||14-3||79|
|8, New Washington Buckeye Cent.||16-2||78|
|9, Haviland Wayne Trace||14-2||31|
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Maria Stein Marion Local 16.
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