AP Poll: Six OCC Teams Ranked, Ridgewood Cracks Top 10

AP Poll: Six OCC Teams Ranked, Ridgewood Cracks Top 10

 

The Ohio Capital Conference is booming with talent once again this fall and the state of Ohio has been put on notice. In the 2nd weekly installment of the Associated Press Ohio High School Football rankings, six teams from the OCC have garnered significant attention. 

In Division I, Pickerington Central (4-0) is 2nd and received one first-place vote while Hilliard Bradley remains 7th for a second straight week. The Jags (4-0) blitzed rival Hilliard Darby 41-20 in their most recent win to complete their sweep of Hilliard foes.

Unbeaten Pickerington North (4-0) is 10th in D-I and Olentangy Liberty (4-0) is 11th. The Patriots earned an impressive 28-3 victory over powerhouse Hilliard Davidson in week four. Dublin Jerome (4-0) is 12th. 

In Division II, Worthington Kilbourne rounds out the ranked squads among the OCC. The Wolves are 6th. Meanwhile, MVL-leading Tri-Valley is 13th. The Dawgs disposed of neighboring Zanesville 33-3 last week in their biggest win so far this season. 

Three Columbus area teams (1. St. Francis Desales, 10. Bexley, 12. Beechcroft) are ranked in the Division III poll. Defending ECOL champion New Philadelphia is 12th. The 3-1 Quakers bounced back from their week three loss and took down Tallmadge, 31-10. 

Ridgewood (4-0) scored a huge win 31-0 over previously unbeaten Sandy Valley last week to move into the 10th spot in Division V. The stout Generals defense has only allowed 10 points so far this season, which includes three shutouts. 

Listed below is the complete poll of how a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rated Ohio high school football teams in the second weekly Associated Press poll of 2016, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

 

DIVISION I

1, Cincinnati Colerain (21) 4-0 235
2, Pickerington Central (1) 4-0 159
3, Stow-Munroe Falls 4-0 158
4, Huber Heights Wayne (2) 3-0-1 146
5, Lakewood St. Edward 3-1 97
6, Massillon Jackson 4-0 79
7, Hilliard Bradley 4-0 73
8, Cincinnati Elder 3-1 71
9, Cleveland St. Ignatius 3-1 69
10, Pickerington North 4-0 62
 

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Powell Olentangy Liberty 47. 12, Dublin Jerome 18. 13, Cincinnati Moeller 14.

 

DIVISION II

1, Avon (13) 4-0 214
2, Warren G. Harding (4) 4-0 180
3, Bedford (3) 4-0 169
4, Uniontown Lake 4-0 146
5, Troy 4-0 124
6, Worthington Kilbourne 4-0 93
7, Holland Springfield (2) 4-0 72
8, Cincinnati La Salle (1) 2-2 66
9, Wooster 4-0 49
10, Cincinnati Turpin (1) 4-0 31
 

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Toledo St. John's 28. 11, Cincinnati Princeton 28. 13, Dresden Tri-Valley 18. 14, Chardon 16. 14, Akron Ellet 16. 16, Grafton Midview 14. 17, Hudson 12.

 

DIVISION III

1, Columbus St. Francis DeSales (13) 4-0 196
2, Toledo Central Catholic (2) 4-0 192
3, Akron Hoban (5) 3-1 140
4, Wapakoneta (1) 4-0 137
5, Franklin (1) 4-0 126
6, Alliance Marlington (1) 4-0 110
7, Sandusky 4-0 104
8, Trotwood-Madison (1) 3-1 76
9, St. Marys Memorial 4-0 45
10, Columbus Bexley 4-0 30
 

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Cincinnati Mount Healthy 22. 12, Columbus Beechcroft 21. 12, New Philadelphia 21. 14, Bellbrook 12.

 

DIVISION IV

1, Steubenville (14) 4-0 203
2, Johnstown-Monroe (4) 4-0 178
3, Kettering Archbishop Alter (3) 4-0 153
4, Perry 4-0 128
5, Plain City Jonathan Alder (1) 4-0 103
6, Germantown Valley View (1) 4-0 95
7, Shelby 4-0 80
8, Mantua Crestwood 4-0 72
9, Port Clinton 4-0 56
10, Youngstown Cardinal Mooney 3-1 45
 

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Ottawa-Glandorf 29. 12, Columbus Bishop Hartley 27. 13, Hubbard (1) 24. 14, Peninsula Woodridge 20. 15, Clarksville Clinton-Massie 15. 16, Bellevue 13. 17, Cincinnati Wyoming 12.

 

DIVISION V

1, Coldwater (21) 4-0 228
2, Wheelersburg (1) 4-0 180
3, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 4-0 152
4, Milan Edison 4-0 150
5, Garrettsville Garfield (1) 4-0 122
6, West Salem Northwestern 4-0 106
7, Sugarcreek Garaway 4-0 101
8, Swanton 4-0 70
9, Warrensville Heights 3-1 32
10, West Lafayette Ridgewood 4-0 31
 

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Belmont Union Local 25. 12, Richwood North Union 24. 13, Canfield S. Range (1) 18. 14, Wickliffe 16. 15, Canton Central Catholic 15.

 

DIVISION VI

1, Kirtland (15) 4-0 213
2, Maria Stein Marion Local (5) 3-1 181
3, Hamler Patrick Henry (3) 4-0 161
4, Cleveland Cuyahoga Heights 4-0 157
5, Mechanicsburg 4-0 156
6, Beverly Fort Frye 4-0 71
7, Liberty Center 3-1 63
8, Bucyrus Wynford 4-0 54
9, Lisbon David Anderson (1) 4-0 41
10, Delphos Jefferson 3-1 29
 

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Newark Catholic 28. 12, Defiance Ayersville 27. 13, Jeromesville Hillsdale 18. 14, Barnesville 15. 14, Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas 15.

 

DIVISION VII

1, Mogadore (17) 4-0 224
2, Warren John F. Kennedy (4) 4-0 198
3, Covington (1) 4-0 168
4, Norwalk St. Paul 4-0 123
5, Fort Recovery (1) 3-1 104
6, Toronto 4-0 98
7, Convoy Crestview 4-0 97
8, Shadyside 4-0 70
9, Monroeville 4-0 42
10, Delphos St. John's 3-1 37
 

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, McComb 34. 12, Troy Christian (1) 28. 13, Edgerton 21. 14, Racine Southern 17. 15, Lucas 14.