AP poll 1/18/21

TriangleMan

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The Top Ten 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, Hilliard Bradley (7) 7-0 167
2, Cin. Elder (3) 8-0 156
3, Lakewood St. Edward (6) 6-0 148
4, Gahanna Lincoln 7-0 131
5, Cin. Moeller (3) 10-3 122
6, Jackson 11-1 74
7, Huber Hts. Wayne 9-1 69
8, Westerville Cent. 8-0 58
9, McKinley 8-3 40
10(tie), Sylvania Northview 7-0 22
Cin. St. Xavier 8-1 22

Others receiving 12 or more points: Lima Sr. 19. Mentor 17. Centerville (1) 15. Miamisburg 12.

DIVISION II
1, Lima Shawnee (10) 13-0 183
2, Akr. SVSM (7) 10-1 175
3, Rossford 10-0 118
4, Tipp City Tippecanoe (1) 10-0 104
5, Hamilton Ross (1) 12-1 98
6, Plain City Jonathan Alder (1) 9-0 75
7, Warrensville Hts. 8-1 60
8, Shelby 10-1 51
9, Akr. Buchtel 6-1 50
10, Vincent Warren 7-1 37

Others receiving 12 or more points: Jackson 28. Cin. Woodward 27. Circleville Logan Elm 17.

DIVISION III
1, Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (10) 8-0 165
2, Worthington Christian (3) 12-1 153
3, Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. (5) 7-0 149
4, Ottawa-Glandorf (1) 10-1 126
5, Fredericktown 12-0 99
6, N. Robinson Col. Crawford 13-0 95
7, Sardinia Eastern 14-1 69
8, Beverly Ft. Frye 9-1 58
9, Proctorville Fairland 9-3 40
10, Wheelersburg 11-0 22

Others receiving 12 or more points: Jamestown Greeneview (1) 21.Cin. Taft 16. Cin. Country Day 12.

DIVISION IV
1, New Boston Glenwood (9) 13-1 164
2, Columbus Grove (1) 7-1 131
3, Antwerp (3) 10-1 128
4, Ottoville 11-2 122
5, New Madison Tri-Village (5) 13-0 112
6, Cin. College Prep 7-1 75
7, Kalida 11-2 70
8, Botkins 12-1 69
9, Richmond Hts. (2) 2-3 51
10, Tol. Christian 8-2 49

Others receiving 12 or more points: Glouster Trimble 18. Norwalk St. Paul 17. Cedarville 15. Van Wert Lincolnview 13. Stewart Federal Hocking 12.

Source: https://www.cantonrep.com/story/sports/2021/01/18/associated-press-state-poll-boys-basketball-Massillon-jackson-canton-mckinley/4206924001/
 

RollingTrain

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New Boston Glenwood #1 in Division IV? There’s at least 10 teams from NW Ohio alone I’d put over them. NW is a bear in Division IV this year.

And then of course there's Richmond Heights.
 
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nwwarrior09

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The polls are a joke compared to the rankings of outlets like Prep Hoops Ohio. It looks like the Dayton Daily News voted Centerville, Tipp, and Greeneview #1 in their respective divisions. I'm surprised they didn't vote Cedarville #1 in D4, so I take it they must have had some degree of voter integrity there and given another local-ish team, Tri-Village, their #1 vote.

Too much local homerism and cluelessness about out-of-area teams to take the media voters in these rankings very seriously.
 

RollingTrain

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The polls are a joke compared to the rankings of outlets like Prep Hoops Ohio. It looks like the Dayton Daily News voted Centerville, Tipp, and Greeneview #1 in their respective divisions. I'm surprised they didn't vote Cedarville #1 in D4, so I take it they must have had some degree of voter integrity there and given another local-ish team, Tri-Village, their #1 vote.

Too much local homerism and cluelessness about out-of-area teams to take the media voters in these rankings very seriously.
Two weeks ago Steve Junga at the Toledo Blade failed to vote for Berlin Hiland or Fort Loramie girls - chew on that! I mean don't vote if that's the way you are going to do things.
 

nwwarrior09

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One of the flaws of polls is voters often look at only records when voting on teams from outside of their local area.

In D4 Richmond Heights is 2-3, but the three losses are to St. Ed's, St. Ignatius, and Akron SVSM by an average of 10 points. There's no way there's eight teams in D4 that could match or exceed that level of performance against the NE district parochial powerhouses.
 

tcgobucks

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D3 #1 Harvest Prep and #4 Ottawa Glandorf meet at OG on Feb 6th as part of the Winter Classic. Not sure about fans being allowed but should be a good day of basketball. It's still on as far as I know

D1 #4 Gahanna Lincoln vs Toledo St Francis

D2 #1 Lima Shawnee vs Trotwood Madison

D3 #4 OG vs D3 #1 Harvest Prep

D4 #4 Ottoville vs Toledo Rogers
 
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RollingTrain

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D3 #1 Harvest Prep and #4 Ottawa Glandorf meet at OG on Feb 16th as part of the Winter Classic. Not sure about fans being allowed but should be a good day of basketball. It's still on as far as I know

D1 #4 Gahanna Lincoln vs Toledo St Francis

D2 #1 Lima Shawnee vs Trotwood Madison

D3 #4 OG vs D3 #1 Harvest Prep

D4 #4 Ottoville vs Toledo Rogers
Ottoville also plays Shawnee

Tiffin Calvert has also added a game against Div. II Delaware Buckeye Valley
 
I still would put Moe at 1. May have 3 losses, but until someone knocks them off in March they're my #1.
Shawnee playing against Lima Sr and Trotwood will show just how good they are.
D3 seems a little down this year.
D4 is NW Ohio vs Richmond Heights. Hopefully state semi has both regions not playing each other!!!!
 

TriangleMan

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I still would put Moe at 1. May have 3 losses, but until someone knocks them off in March they're my #1.
Shawnee playing against Lima Sr and Trotwood will show just how good they are.
D3 seems a little down this year.
D4 is NW Ohio vs Richmond Heights. Hopefully state semi has both regions not playing each other!!!!
Looks like you'll get what you want in D4.

Regionals:
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State:
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Source: https://ohsaaweb.blob.core.windows.net/files/Sports/Basketball-Girls/2021/2021BoysRegionalandStateTournamentDraw.pdf
 

eaglepride

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I still would put Moe at 1. May have 3 losses, but until someone knocks them off in March they're my #1.
Shawnee playing against Lima Sr and Trotwood will show just how good they are.
D3 seems a little down this year.
D4 is NW Ohio vs Richmond Heights. Hopefully state semi has both regions not playing each other!!!!
Too bad we didn’t get to see St. Edward play Moeller last year. St. Ed’s had 3 four year starters on the team and only had one loss last year and this current team is undefeated this far.
 

Talk some sense

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I still would put Moe at 1. May have 3 losses, but until someone knocks them off in March they're my #1.
Shawnee playing against Lima Sr and Trotwood will show just how good they are.
D3 seems a little down this year.
D4 is NW Ohio vs Richmond Heights. Hopefully state semi has both regions not playing each other!!!!
Agree very good team. But for those voting they do have 3 losses (although 2 out of state to very good teams). Losing to Elder hurt them though. Good thing polls mean jack squat and we'll see come tourney time.
 

AlCzervik

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Too bad we didn’t get to see St. Edward play Moeller last year. St. Ed’s had 3 four year starters on the team and only had one loss last year and this current team is undefeated this far.
It would have been a repeat of the year before . . . except for bald head Meechie trying to smack talk Miles McBride . . . how has that worked out for him???
 

tcgobucks

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I still would put Moe at 1. May have 3 losses, but until someone knocks them off in March they're my #1.
Shawnee playing against Lima Sr and Trotwood will show just how good they are.
D3 seems a little down this year.
D4 is NW Ohio vs Richmond Heights. Hopefully state semi has both regions not playing each other!!!!
Not sure about D3 being down:

1, Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (10) 8-0 165
2, Worthington Christian (3) 12-1 153
3, Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. (5) 7-0 149
4, Ottawa-Glandorf (1) 10-1 126

Same 4 as every other year are at the top
 
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