Napoleon

Napoleon’s Shae Pedroza (11) drives to the bucket against Bryan. Pedroza and the Wildcats held onto their spot at No. 2 in the Division II state ratings released on Tuesday by the Associated Press.

Napoleon kept hold of its No. 2 state rating in Division II in the second Ohio high school girls basketball poll of the season released on Tuesday while Ottawa-Glandorf joined the rankings for the first time.

The Wildcats (13-0) earned 125 points total in the voting, putting them just 29 behind No. 1 Circleville in the D-II ratings.

In Division III, the 11-1 Titans of Ottawa-Glandorf joined the rankings at No. 11 in the state. The Titans’ 19 points are five behind a two-way tie at No. 9 between Liberty-Benton and Ironton.

Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame (Division I), Circleville (D-II), Columbus Africentric (D-III) and Fort Loramie (D-IV) held onto their No. 1 ratings from last week’s poll.

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rate Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record (As of Sunday, January 12) and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

DIVISION I

1, Cin. Mt. N.D. (16) 14-0 168

2, Dublin Coffman 13-0 137

3, Tol. Notre Dame 9-2 98

4, Huber Hts. Wayne 13-1 95

(tie) Pickerington Cent. 10-2 95

6, Newark 13-2 94

7, Kettering Fairmont 11-1 74

8, Cols. Watterson (1) 13-0 72

9, Massillon Jackson 13-1 47

10, Akr. Hoban 10-1 30

Others receiving 12 or more points: Pataskala Watkins Memorial 20. Warren Harding (1) 13.

DIVISION II

1, Circleville (10) 15-0 154

2, Napoleon (2) 13-0 125

3, Bellevue (2) 12-0 117

4, Thornville Sheridan 13-1 106

5, Tol. Rogers (2) 9-2 99

6, Shaker Hts. Laurel (1) 10-2 62

7, Dresden Tri-Valley 12-2 52

8, Jonathan Alder 9-2 46

9, Beloit W. Branch (1) 10-2 28

10, Vincent Warren 14-1 27

Others receiving 12 or more points: Shelby 25. McArthur Vinton County 19. Chillicothe Unioto 17. Alliance Marlington 17. Poland Seminary 15. Lancaster Fairfield Union 15. Day. Carroll 13. Cin. Indian Hill 12.

DIVISION III

1, Cols. Africentric (14) 10-2 170

2, Castalia Margaretta 12-1 113

3, Sardinia Eastern (2) 15-0 110

4, Elyria Cath. (1) 12-1 98

5, Berlin Hiland (1) 12-0 95

6, Cardington-Lincoln 14-1 88

7, Tontogany Otsego 12-0 62

8, Wheelersburg 11-1 48

9, Ironton 11-2 24

(tie) Liberty-Benton 9-2 24

Others receiving 12 or more points: Ottawa-Glandorf 19. Versailles 17. Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 17. Chillicothe Southeastern 13. Cin. Purcell Marian 12. Albany Alexander 12.

DIVISION IV

1, Ft. Loramie (11) 12-0 155

2, Portsm. N. Dame (1) 12-0 107

3, Minster (2) 10-2 102

4, Marion Local 13-1 93

5, Tol. Christian (1) 13-0 84

6, N. Mad. Tri-Village (1) 13-0 72

7, Cin. Country Day (1) 11-0 71

8, S. Grove Berne Union 12-1 50

9, Maplewood (1) 12-0 44

10, Cornerstone Chr. 11-5 33

Others receiving 12 or more points: Peebles 22. McDonald 21. Glouster Trimble 20. Berlin Center W. Reserve 19. Ft. Recovery 18. Troy Christian 14. Louisville Aquinas 13.

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