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: 27 19.7%
  • Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary

    Votes: 88 64.2%
  • Archbold

    Votes: 9 6.6%
  • Canton McKinley

    Votes: 88 64.2%
  • Cincinnati Moeller

    Votes: 51 37.2%
  • Cleveland East Tech

    Votes: 22 16.1%
  • Columbus East

    Votes: 21 15.3%
  • Dayton Dunbar

    Votes: 41 29.9%
  • Delphos St. John's

    Votes: 13 9.5%
  • Mansfield Senior

    Votes: 8 5.8%
  • Middletown

    Votes: 61 44.5%
  • Newark

    Votes: 17 12.4%
  • Ottawa Glandorf

    Votes: 15 10.9%
  • Portsmouth

    Votes: 10 7.3%
  • Villa Angela St. Joseph

    Votes: 55 40.1%
  • Youngstown Rayen

    Votes: 5 3.6%
  • Zanesville

    Votes: 4 2.9%
  • Barberton

    Votes: 5 3.6%

  • Total voters
Maple City Fan: I remember that 1988 Malabar team.......they had an outstanding player in 6-5 Brian Beauford, who scored 24 points in a 68-65 loss vs. the Trojans. Willard was undefeated in 1980 with star guard John Willoughby and coach Bob Haas. Portsmouth that year was 6-5 at one point in that season, and won 15 in a row until a 45-44 loss to Hamilton Ross in the Class AA state championship game.

If Mansfield Malabar had not been built in 1960s, the Joe Prats-coached Mansfield Senior Tygers wouid have won the state championship. There were tremendous players at both schools, as well as at Lexington, which was coached by Gregg Collins. Basketball in Richland County was something special in those days.
The all time wins list is almost irrelevant. Steubenville has not been a major player in many years, yet because of the long history of the program, they continue to climb. The program has sadly been in shambles for many years

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Don’t think it’s in shambles. Been to a couple regionals in last 6 years. Their just not as their past history. Many programs are now like this.


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The only team in the top 15 in all time wins in football,basketball and baseball is Dover.

football #5
Basketball #10
Baseball #15


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Ok. I’m thinking top 10 , but I good with top 5. Admiral King , wow, are they still in existence ? Another outstanding program

Admiral King merged with Lorain Senior in 1995 and became Lorain Admiral King. Lorain Admiral King and Lorain Southview merged to become Lorain in 2010.