Boys state basketball poll 2-18-14: DHS, Archbold, WT all appear in final AP boys poll

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Defiance finished ninth in the state in Division II in the seventh and final Associated Press Ohio high school boys basketball state poll.

The 16-3 Bulldogs, ranked as high as fifth during the year, close out their regular season with home games tonight against Toledo Whitmer and Friday with Kenton.

Wayne Trace and were also ranked in the final poll with the Raiders 10th in Division IV and the Blue Streaks 11th in Division III.

Unbeatens Ontario in Division II and Crestview in Division IV were both first in the final poll, joined by Cincinnati Moeller in D-I and Beachwood in D-III.

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school boys basketball teams in the seventh of seven weekly Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

DIVISION I

1, Cin. Moeller (7) 19-1 156

2, Zanesville (7) 21-0 153

3, Lake. St. Ed. (1) 17-2 116

4, Mass. Jackson (1) 17-2 114

5, Trot.-Madison 19-2 102

6, Berea-Midpark 17-2 66

7, Uniontown Lake 18-2 57

8, Tol. Bowsher 18-2 52

9, Shaker Hts. (1) 17-4 35

10, Tol. Cent. Cath. 17-2 16

10, Col. Northland 16-4 16

DIVISION II

1, Ontario (15) 20-0 157

2, Norwalk 20-1 131

3, Day. Dunbar (2) 19-3 125

4, Col. Watterson (2) 19-2 114

5, Franklin 18-3 71

6, Millbury Lake 19-1 65

7, Day. Thur. Marsh. 16-5 65

7, Cir. Logan Elm 19-2 47

9, Defiance 16-3 39

10, Athens 16-3 24

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Cle. Cent. Cath. 20. 12, Akr. SVSM 14. 13, Col. Brookhaven 13. 14, Elida 12.

DIVISION III

1, Beachwood (7) 19-2 158

2, Cle. VASJ (4) 14-6 141

3, Union Local (4) 20-1 113

4, Lucasville Valley (1) 19-2 103

5, Roger Bacon (1) 16-4 93

6, Col. Ready 16-5 79

7, Lima Cent. Cath. 16-4 56

8, Warrensville Hts. 12-7 44

9, Gilmour 16-3 34

10, Chill. Zane Trace 16-3 33

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Archbold 19. 12, Creston Norwayne 14.

DIVISION IV

1, Con. Crestview (15) 21-0 168

2, N. Mad. Tri-Village 21-1 143

3, Berlin Hiland 19-2 134

4, Harvest Prep 21-1 120

5, Tol. Ottawa Hills (1) 17-1 98

6, Troy Christian 19-2 81

7, Buckeye Central 18-2 57

8, Tipp City Bethel 16-3 52

9, Peebles 18-2 50

10, Wayne Trace 15-4 7

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