Top 5 all-time basketball programs in Ohio.

What are the all-time top 5 basketball programs in Ohio? (Select five)

  • Akron Central-Hower

    Votes: 15 21.7%
  • Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary

    Votes: 46 66.7%
  • Archbold

    Votes: 6 8.7%
  • Canton McKinley

    Votes: 50 72.5%
  • Cincinnati Moeller

    Votes: 23 33.3%
  • Cleveland East Tech

    Votes: 10 14.5%
  • Columbus East

    Votes: 9 13.0%
  • Dayton Dunbar

    Votes: 15 21.7%
  • Delphos St. John's

    Votes: 7 10.1%
  • Mansfield Senior

    Votes: 2 2.9%
  • Middletown

    Votes: 29 42.0%
  • Newark

    Votes: 12 17.4%
  • Ottawa Glandorf

    Votes: 7 10.1%
  • Portsmouth

    Votes: 6 8.7%
  • Villa Angela St. Joseph

    Votes: 35 50.7%
  • Youngstown Rayen

    Votes: 5 7.2%
  • Zanesville

    Votes: 2 2.9%
  • Barberton

    Votes: 1 1.4%

  • Total voters
    69

Irish60

Well-known member
I don’t disagree with the list, but I would add

Berlin Hiland. They are solid every year. Boys and Girls.
Barberton Magic’s. From 1970-2010 as good a program and tradition as any in the state. They have fallen victim to open enrollment
I don't know enough about Berlin Hiland to put them on the list, but I'm willing to be convinced! I have added the Magics to the list.
 

Irish60

Well-known member
St. V being Division II kind of weakens their argument against some of these teams.
I could agree with this point if you are talking strictly about championships. I will agree that winning a D1 title is more challenging than a D2 title. But if you look at their schedule, it is year-in and year-out, one of the toughest in the State. They play EVERYONE! If you look at the talent that goes through that program, it is second to none. So many of their players move on to become big contributors to their college programs. And if you look at how they have handled being the most celebrated/ notorious program (depending on your point of view), it has been very well run, with very little division or divisiveness. And, oh yeah, they have eight state titles... All in all, they belong near the top of the list.
 

vikings4life

Active member
I could agree with this point if you are talking strictly about championships. I will agree that winning a D1 title is more challenging than a D2 title. But if you look at their schedule, it is year-in and year-out, one of the toughest in the State. They play EVERYONE! If you look at the talent that goes through that program, it is second to none. So many of their players move on to become big contributors to their college programs. And if you look at how they have handled being the most celebrated/ notorious program (depending on your point of view), it has been very well run, with very little division or divisiveness. And, oh yeah, they have eight state titles... All in all, they belong near the top of the list.
This is obvious to anyone that understands sports. The criterion that carries the most significance is -SHIPS won. That is why it is SV-SM, VASJ, then everyone else.
 

PAC_Champ

New member
I could agree with this point if you are talking strictly about championships. I will agree that winning a D1 title is more challenging than a D2 title. But if you look at their schedule, it is year-in and year-out, one of the toughest in the State. They play EVERYONE! If you look at the talent that goes through that program, it is second to none. So many of their players move on to become big contributors to their college programs. And if you look at how they have handled being the most celebrated/ notorious program (depending on your point of view), it has been very well run, with very little division or divisiveness. And, oh yeah, they have eight state titles... All in all, they belong near the top of the list.
No doubt that they belong at the top. Strictly was talking championships, when you see them go Divison 1 for one season and make it to states right away and lose to a very good Moeller team, just makes people realize that with their talent and recruiting, they’re really a Division 1 team.
 

ohiocrew

New member
Ohio's all time best basketball program? If you are considering the most consistent overall winning program covering the past 75 years or more, than there is no question, its Canton McKinley.
 

ratterbox

Member
What about HAMILTON ? 4 state championships PLUS 1 more when they split into 2 schools (taft & garfield) several runner ups
last championship was 2004.
not very good last 12 years or so I agree but improving Could be in Columbus this year If I am hearing correct
 
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