State football poll: Napoleon, Bryan and O-G moving on up

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Area teams made big leaps in the Associated Press Ohio high school football rankings released on Monday evening.

Napoleon jumped from ninth to fifth while Bryan moved from 11th to eighth in Division III this week. Both of their upcoming opponents are also ranked, with Perrysburg, which visits Napoleon on Friday, rated 16th in Division II while Liberty Center, which hosts Bryan on Friday, is 14th in Division V.

Ottawa-Glandorf has made the move to second in this week's Division IV rankings, up two spots from a week ago, while Patrick Henry fell from fourth to seventh in Division V. Leipsic remains fourth in Division VI.

COLUMBUS (AP) -- How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the fifth weekly Associated Press poll of 2012, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

DIVISION I

1, Cle. St. Ignatius (26) 7-0 280

2, Cin. Colerain (2) 7-0 237

3, Lakewood St. Edward 7-0 219

4, Dublin Coffman (1) 7-0 164

5, Tol. Whitmer 7-0 162

6, Willoughby S. 7-0 104

7, Pickerington N. 7-0 102

8, W. Chester Lakota W. 7-0 47

9, Austintown-Fitch 6-1 44

10, Mentor 6-1 38

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Massillon Washington 33. 12, N. Royalton 27. 13, Cin. St. Xavier 24. 14, Can. McKinley 21. 15, Springboro 19. 15, Hilliard Darby 19. 17, Can. GlenOak 12.

DIVISION II

1, Tol. Cent. Cath. (25) 7-0 285

2, Cin. Turpin 7-0 231

3, Tiffin Columbian (1) 7-0 190

4, Dresden Tri-Valley (2) 7-0 175

5, Aurora (1) 6-1 113

6, Chardon 6-1 95

7, New Philadelphia 7-0 86

8, Zanesville 6-1 57

9, Pataskala Licking Hts. 7-0 50

10, Mansfield Sr. 6-1 38

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Cin. NW 36. 12, Trotwood-Madison 35. 12, Avon 35. 14, Cin. Winton Woods 30. 15, Norwalk 23. 16, Perrysburg 22. 17, Tipp City Tippecanoe 19. 18, Chagrin Falls Kenston 12.

DIVISION III

1, Alliance Marlington (20) 7-0 259

2, Kettering Alter (5) 6-0-1 249

3, Day. Thurg. Marshall (2) 6-1 174

4, Chagrin Falls (1) 6-1 169

5, Napoleon 6-0-1 168

6, Akr. SVSM (1) 6-1 134

7, Millersburg W. Holmes 6-1 96

8, Bryan 7-0 79

9, Bellevue 6-1 70

10, Circleville 6-1 51

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Niles McKinley 32. 12, Urbana 15. 13, Steubenville 13. 14, Jefferson Area 12. 14, Sandusky Perkins 12.

DIVISION IV

1, Cols. Hartley (14) 7-0 252

2, Ottawa-Glandorf (2) 7-0 205

3, Creston Norwayne (5) 7-0 199

3, Clinton-Massie (3) 7-0 199

5, Brookfield (3) 7-0 154

6, Genoa Area 7-0 152

7, St. Clairsville (2) 7-0 142

8, Richwood N. Union 7-0 81

9, Cols. Ready 6-1 31

10, Williamsport Westfall 6-1 28

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Ironton 26. 12, Youngs. Liberty 15. 13, Minford 13. 14, Gates Mills Hawken 12.

DIVISION V

1, Coldwater (18) 7-0 267

2, Kirtland (7) 7-0 236

3, Lima Cent. Cath. (3) 7-0 225

4, Columbiana Crestview (1) 7-0 162

5, Sugarcreek Garaway 7-0 150

6, Northwood 7-0 103

7, Patrick Henry 6-1 81

8, Covington 7-0 70

9, Louisville Aquinas 6-1 59

10, Cuyahoga Hts. 6-1 44

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Youngs. Ursuline 28. 12, Lucasville Valley 25. 13, Cin. Summit Country Day 21. 14, Liberty Center 19. 15, Bucyrus Wynford 17. 16, Day. Christian 15. 17, Wheelersburg 12.

DIVISION VI

1, Mogadore (21) 7-0 253

2, McComb (3) 7-0 218

3, Ada 7-0 196

4, Leipsic (1) 7-0 176

5, Marion Local (3) 6-1 173

6, Malvern 6-1 116

7, Shadyside 7-0 115

8, Newark Cath. (1) 6-1 89

9, Zanesville Rosecrans 6-1 77

10, Fremont St. Joseph 6-1 32

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, St. Henry 25. 12, Minster 24. 13, Warren JFK 17. 14, Willow Wood Symmes Valley 12.

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