Boys State Basketball Poll 1-17-12

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Defiance jumped from 15th to eighth in this week's Division II Associated Press boy basketball ratings.

The Bulldogs, which knocked off Ottawa-Glandorf and previously unbeaten Wauseon last weekend, are now 9-0 on the season with road games against Wapakoneta and Fairview up this week. DHS picked up one first-place vote and totaled 58 points in the poll.

Defiance reached as high as sixth in last year's state poll and finished ranked 16th in the final poll.

Edgerton also had a first-place ballot to jump from eighth to fifth in the Division IV rankings.

Columbus Grove is now 12th and Leipsic 14th in D-IV. Grove dealt Leipsic its first loss of the season on Saturday, 82-51.

Three of the four top-ranked teams held their position in this week's poll, with Columbus Northland again first in Division I, Dayton Dunbar first in Division II and Berlin Hiland the leader in Division IV. Despite having one fewer first-place vote than Bloom-Carroll, Bedford Chanel is the new top-ranked team in Division III.

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

DIVISION I

1, Cols. Northland (18) 9-1 222

2, Cin. Moeller (1) 11-1 151

3, Pickerington Cent. 12-0 147

4, Olentangy Liberty (1) 13-0 130

5, Cin. La Salle (1) 11-1 125

6, Mentor (2) 9-1 112

7, Tol. Whitmer 11-1 72

8, Cols. Walnut Ridge 10-0 66

9, Cin. Withrow 9-1 61

10, Cle. Hts. 9-0 38

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Tol. Cent. Cath. 21. 12, Mason 20. 13, Norwalk 14.

DIVISION II

1, Day. Dunbar (15) 11-0 210

2, Jonathan Alder (1) 11-0 166

3, Alliance (2) 12-0 152

4, E. Liverpool (1) 9-0 117

5, Cin. Taft (1) 6-4 85

T5, Vincent Warren 9-1 85

7, Lexington 9-1 83

8, Defiance (1) 9-0 58

9, Day. Thurg. Marshall 5-3 57

10, Akr. SVSM 6-5 48

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Pataskala Licking Hts. 37. 12, Franklin (1) 22. 13, Elida 18. 13, Cle. Benedictine 18. 15, Akr. East 17. 16, Cols. Hartley (1) 14. 17, Circleville Logan Elm 12. 17, Mentor Lake Cath. 12.

DIVISION III

1, Bedford Chanel (8) 10-0 192

2, Bloom-Carroll (9) 11-0 183

3, Cin. Sum. Ctry Day (3) 11-0 164

4, Leavittsburg Labrae (1) 12-0 148

5, Lima Cent. Cath. 9-1 137

6, Creston Norwayne 11-0 93

7, Chesapeake (1) 9-1 77

8, Versailles 9-1 74

9, Ironton 10-2 40

10, Cols. Ready 6-4 17

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Chillicothe Huntington (1) 15. 12, Portsmouth 12.

DIVISION IV

1, Berlin Hiland (19) 11-0 216

2, Newark Cath. (1) 9-1 166

3, Ft. Recovery 9-1 143

4, Jackson Center (2) 8-0 109

5, Edgerton (1) 9-0 103

6, Cols. Africentric 8-2 101

7, Richmond Hts. 8-1 87

8, Zanesville Rosecrans 7-3 64

9, Cle. VASJ 6-3 58

10, Ada 11-1 49

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Malvern 34. 12, Columbus Grove 28. 13, Day. Jefferson 23. 14, Leipsic 19.

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