Boys state basketball poll 1-28-14: Defiance eighth, Wayne Trace 10th

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Defiance and Wayne Trace remain the only two Defiance six-county area teams ranked in the fourth weekly Associated Press Ohio high school boys state basketball poll.

The Bulldogs (12-2) climbed two spots to eighth this week in the Division II rankings while Wayne Trace (9-1) made its first appearance in the Top 10, moving up one spot to 10th in Division IV.

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, Lake. St. Ed. (12) 13-1 203

2, Trot.-Madison (3) 13-1 181

3, Cin. Moeller (3) 14-1 166

4, Zanesville (2) 13-0 160

5, Uniontown Lake (2) 14-0 130

6, Massillon Jackson 12-2 74

t-7, Berea-Midpark 12-1 55

t-7, Cols. Northland 13-3 55

9, Perrysburg 13-1 38

10, Tol. Bowsher 11-1 29

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Pickerington Cent. 26. 12, Can. Timken 16. 13, Cle. St. Ignatius 13.

DIVISION II

1, Norwalk (15) 14-0 203

2, Cols. Watterson (5) 12-1 179

3, Day. Dunbar (2) 13-3 159

4, Millbury Lake 13-0 130

5, Mansfield Ontario 14-0 126

6, Cle. Cent. Cath. 11-3 101

7, Circle. Logan Elm 14-1 91

8, Defiance 12-2 69

9, Day. Thur. Marshall 11-4 26

10, Franklin 12-3 23

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Akr. SVSM 22. 12, Athens 15. 12, Cols. Brookhaven 15. 14, New Concord John Glenn 14.

DIVISION III

1, Union Local (10) 13-0 186

2, Beachwood 12-2 151

3, Cle. VASJ (7) 9-5 136

4, Roger Bacon (2) 11-2 132

5, Gilmour (2) 12-1 130

6, Chill. Zane Trace 13-2 90

7, Cols. Ready 12-3 88

8, Lima Cent. Cath. 11-2 87

9, Lucasville Valley 14-2 53

10, Cols. Hartley 10-4 31

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Warrensville Hts. 25. 12, Creston Norwayne 16. 13, Marion Pleasant 14.

DIVISION IV

1, Con. Crestview (20) 13-0 218

2, N. Mad. Tri-Village (2) 13-0 189

3, Berlin Hiland 14-2 145

4, Harvest Prep 17-2 144

5, Tol. Ottawa Hills 9-1 120

6, Tipp City Bethel 11-2 93

7, Troy Christian 13-2 79

8, Buckeye Central 12-1 70

9, Marion Local 10-2 67

10, Wayne Trace 9-1 27

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Peebles 18.

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