Boys state basketball poll: Defiance still fourth; Edgerton moves up to fourth

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Defiance remained fourth while Edgerton jumped to fourth in the latest Associated Press Ohio high school boys basketball ratings.

DHS picked up a second first-place vote and had 203 points, 55 points more than a week ago, in ranking behind Dayton Dunbar, Jonathan Alder and Alliance in the Division II state poll.

Edgerton had one first-place vote, the only one not given to top-ranked Berlin Hiland, in moving from fifth to fourth in Division IV. Leipsic came in at 13th as the only other team from the six-county area to be ranked.

Columbus Northland in Division I joins Dayton Dunbar and Berlin Hiland as teams remaining first in their respective divisions with Bloom-Carroll the new top-ranked team in Division III after Bedford Chanel fell to Mentor Lake Catholic over the weekend.

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school boys basketball teams in the fourth 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 (23) 13-1 298

2, Pickerington Cent. (1) 14-1 229

3, Cin. La Salle (3) 16-1 227

4, Powell Olen. Liberty (2) 16-0 199

5, Mentor (2) 13-1 186

6, Cin. Moeller 13-2 127

7, Cols. Walnut Ridge 14-0 120

8, Cle. Hts. 11-1 88

9, Tol. Whitmer 13-2 50

10, Lakewood St. Edward 8-5 34

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Mason 21. 11, Cle. St. Ignatius 21. 13, Tol. St. John's 18. 14, Norwalk 14.

DIVISION II

1, Day. Dunbar (20) 15-0 296

2, Jonathan Alder (2) 13-0 254

3, Alliance (3) 16-0 234

4, Defiance (2) 14-0 203

5, Franklin (2) 15-0 147

6, Cin. Taft (2) 11-4 142

7, E. Liverpool 12-2 115

8, Vincent Warren 11-2 75

9, Lexington 11-3 43

10, Akron East 12-1 41

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Day. Thurgood Marshall 31. 12, Mentor Lake Cath. 23. 13, Akron SVSM 15. 14, Cle. Benedictine 12.

DIVISION III

1, Bloom-Carroll (12) 15-0 272

2, Cin. Sum. Ctry Day (5) 15-0 245

3, Leavittsburg Labrae (6) 17-0 236

4, St. Peter Chanel (7) 13-1 232

5, Chesapeake 14-1 178

6, Lima Cent. Cath. (1) 11-2 126

7, Creston Norwayne 13-1 111

8, Versailles 12-2 83

9, Portsmouth 15-2 78

10, Ironton 12-3 59

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Chillicothe Huntington 13.

DIVISION IV

1, Berlin Hiland (30) 14-0 307

2, Ft. Recovery 13-1 239

3, Jackson Center 9-0 216

4, Edgerton (1) 13-0 191

5, Richmond Hts. 12-1 169

6, Newark Cath. 12-2 160

7, Cols. Africentric 13-2 124

8, Zanesville Rosecrans 10-3 69

9, Cle. VASJ 6-7 46

10, Malvern 12-3 35

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Day. Jefferson 29. 12, Ada 23. 13, Leipsic 21.

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