Boys state basketball poll 2-11-14: Defiance, WT remain in top 10, Archbold receives votes

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Defiance and Wayne Trace both slipped spots in Division II and IV, respectively, but remained ranked in the top-10 in the sixth weekly Associated Press Ohio high school boys basketball state poll. The Archbold Blue Streaks (13-4) also made their first appearance in the poll, earning 16 points, good for 13th in Division III.

DHS (15-3) dropped four spots to 10th after a loss Saturday to Lima Senior, while Wayne Trace slipped two places to ninth after falling to Division IV No. 1 Crestview on Saturday, 70-40.

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, Lake. St. Ed. (15) 16-1 228

2, Cin. Moeller (5) 17-1 208

3, Zanesville (4) 18-0 199

4, Massillon Jackson 15-2 132

5, Trot.-Madison 17-2 121

6, Perrysburg 17-1 112

7, Cols. Northland 16-3 82

8, Berea-Midpark 16-2 69

9, Uniontown Lake 16-2 36

10, Tol. Bowsher 16-2 26

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Shaker Heights 17.

DIVISION II

1, Cols. Watterson (15) 16-1 224

2, Mansfield Ontario (6) 19-0 196

3, Day. Dunbar (3) 16-3 187

4, Norwalk 17-1 155

5, Circle. Logan Elm 17-1 122

6, Day. Thur. Marshall 14-4 86

7, Franklin 16-3 80

8, Millbury Lake 17-1 73

9, Cle. Cent. Cath. 13-4 43

10, Defiance 15-3 40

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Athens 22. 12, Akr. SVSM 19.

DIVISION III

1, Union Local (18) 19-0 229

2, Beachwood (1) 16-2 188

3, Roger Bacon (2) 15-3 150

4, Cle. VASJ (3) 12-6 132

5, Chill. Zane Trace 16-2 125

6, Lucasville Valley 18-2 112

7, Gilmour 15-2 100

8, Lima Cent. Cath. 14-3 97

9, Cols. Ready 13-5 46

10, Warrensville Hts. 10-7 21

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Creston Norwayne, 19. 12. Portsmouth 17. 13, Archbold 16.

DIVISION IV

1, Con. Crestview (21) 18-0 225

2, N. Mad. Tri-Village 18-1 196

3, Berlin Hiland (1) 17-2 166

4, Harvest Prep (1) 20-1 145

5, Tol. Ottawa Hills 14-1 134

6, Troy Christian 17-2 95

7, Tipp City Bethel 14-3 79

8, Buckeye Central 16-2 78

9, Wayne Trace 14-2 31

10, Peebles 16-2 23

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Marion Local 16.

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