Boys basketball state ratings: Bulldogs still 3rd; Wauseon 12th

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Defiance remained third in Division II in the latest Associated Press boys high school basketball ratings released Tuesday evening.

The Bulldogs had one first-place vote and 202 total points to place behind Dayton Dunbar and Alliance.

Edgerton also stayed in third in the Division IV ratings this week, trailing top-ranked Berlin Hiland and Jackson Center.

Two area teams moved into the rankings this week, with the Indians of Wauseon tied for 12th in Division II and the Bulldogs of Columbus Grove at 13th in Division IV.

Columbus Northland is once again the No. 1 team in the state in Division I, while Bloom-Carroll is on top once more in Division III.

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school boys basketball teams in the sixth 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 (20) 18-1 262

2, Cin. La Salle (4) 19-1 226

3, Mentor (2) 16-1 196

4, Olentangy Liberty 18-1 136

5, Cols. Walnut Ridge (1) 18-0 134

6, Cin. Moeller 16-2 126

7, Pickerington Cent. 16-2 110

8, Tol. Whitmer 15-2 88

9, Cle. Hts. 13-2 72

10, Warren Harding 14-3 24

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Norwalk 22. 11, Lakewood St. Edward 22.

DIVISION II

1, Day. Dunbar (17) 19-0 255

2, Alliance (4) 19-0 221

3, Defiance (1) 17-0 202

4, Franklin (2) 18-0 175

5, Cin. Taft (2) 13-4 137

6, Jonathan Alder 17-1 118

7, Akr. East (1) 16-1 109

8, E. Liverpool 16-2 67

9, Vincent Warren 15-2 45

10, Lexington 15-3 31

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Mentor Lake Cath. 29. 12, Cortland Lakeview 14. 12, Wauseon 14.

DIVISION III

1, Bloom-Carroll (18) 18-0 248

2, Leavittsburg Labrae (4) 19-0 220

3, Cin. Sum. Ctry Day (2) 18-1 214

4, St. Peter Chanel (2) 15-1 174

5, Chesapeake 18-1 138

6, Lima Cent. Cath. 14-2 112

7, Creston Norwayne (1) 16-1 88

8, Portsmouth 18-2 87

9, Versailles 16-2 54

10, Ironton 14-4 38

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Newton Falls 28. 12, Lucasville Valley 18.

DIVISION IV

1, Berlin Hiland (22) 17-0 252

2, Jackson Center (2) 19-0 220

3, Edgerton (2) 17-0 186

4, Richmond Hts. 16-1 169

5, Ft. Recovery 15-2 137

6, Newark Cath. 15-2 117

7, Zanesville Rosecrans 14-3 83

8, Cols. Africentric 16-3 79

9, Malvern 15-3 56

10, Cle. VASJ 9-7 30

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Dalton 22. 12, Day. Jefferson 15. 13, Columbus Grove 12.

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