Flyers move up two spots in state poll

Three area teams are ranked in the seventh Associated Press state football poll
Fandy.com Staff
Oct 28, 2013

St. Paul (8-1) moved up two spots in Division VII, from 10th to eighth with 84 points.

The Flyers can clinch the Firelands Conference crown outright with a win over Monroeville Saturday.

Meanwhile, Perkins and Clyde are ranked in Division III.

The Pirates (9-0) remained at fourth with 173 points.

Perkins is after Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary with 252 points, Toledo Central Catholic 239 and Hubbard 190.

The Pirates will close the regular season Friday against Sandusky St. Mary Central Catholic in Sandusky Bay Conference actio .

Clyde (8-1) checks in at 12th with 20 points.

The Fliers have a key SBC matchup against Huron Friday which will have playoff implications for both schools.

Cincinnati Colerain in I; Zanesville and Loveland II; Kenton IV; Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy V; Kirtland VI and Marion Local VII are the division leaders.

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the seventh weekly Associated Press poll of 2013, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
DIVISION I
1. Cincinnati Colerain (23)    9-0    265
2. Austintown-Fitch (1)    9-0    214
3. Lakewood St. Edward (3)    7-1    208
4. Canton Mckinley (1)    9-0    182
5. Hilliard Davidson    9-0    158
6. Cincinnati Moeller    8-1    148
7. Pickerington North    9-0    118
8. Mentor    8-1    102
9. Hudson    8-1    38
10. Cleveland St. Ignatius    5-4    28
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Cincinnati Elder 15. 12, West Chester Lakota West 13.

DIVISION II
1. Zanesville (8)    9-0    224
1. Loveland (10)    9-0    224
3. Avon (4)    9-0    208
4. Mansfield (1)    9-0    165
5. Cleveland Glenville (4)    8-1    158
6. Medina Highland    9-0    146
7. New Albany    8-1    104
8. Cincinnati Winton Woods    6-3    55
9. Massillon Washington    7-2    42
10. Macedonia Nordonia    8-1    38
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Worthington Kilbourne 33. 12, Akron Ellet 24. 13, Painesville Riverside 12.

DIVISION III
1. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (14)    9-0    252
2. Toledo Central Catholic (8)    9-0    239
3. Hubbard (2)    9-0    190
4. Sandusky Perkins    9-0    173
5. Athens (2)    9-0    146
6. Mount Orab Western Brown    9-0    102
7. Poland Seminary    8-1    59
8. New Philadelphia    8-1    54
9. Chillicothe    8-1    49
10. Columbus Marion-Franklin    8-1    47
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Louisville (1) 35. 12, Springfield Shawnee 20. 12, Clyde 20. 14, Trotwood-Madison 16. 15, Aurora 15. 16, Tipp City Tippecanoe 13.

DIVISION IV
1. Kenton (21)    9-0    262
2. Bryan (3)    9-0    228
3. Genoa Area (2)    9-0    199
4. Caledonia River Valley    9-0    166
5. Clarksville Clinton-Massie    8-1    147
6. Kettering Archbishop Alter (1)    8-1    130
7. Urbana    9-0    102
8. Wauseon    8-1    72
9. Chagrin Falls    7-2    53
10. Newark Licking Valley    8-1    52
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Germantown Valley View 20. 12, Youngstown Cardinal Mooney 17.

DIVISION V
1. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (13)    9-0    225
2. Findlay Liberty-Benton (8)    8-0    223
3. Columbia Station Columbia (1)    9-0    197
4. Columbus Bishop Hartley (3)    8-1    171
5. Wheelersburg (1)    8-1    128
6. St. Clairsville    8-1    118
7. Coldwater    7-2    103
8. Martins Ferry    8-1    102
9. Loudonville    8-1    58
10. Richwood North Union    8-1    28
(tie) West Jefferson    8-1    28
Others receiving 12 or more points: 12, Columbiana Crestview (1) 23. 12, West Salem Northwestern 23. 12, Hamilton Badin 23. 15, Pemberville Eastwood 13.

DIVISION VI
1. Kirtland (19)    9-0    248
2. Columbus Bishop Ready (4)    9-0    230
3. Canfield S. Range (2)    9-0    176
4. Lucasville Valley (1)    9-0    162
5. Delphos Jefferson (1)    8-1    117
6. Mogadore    8-1    107
7. Centerburg    9-0    94
8. Defiance Tinora    8-1    81
9. Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph    8-1    65
10. Haviland Wayne Trace    8-1    57
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Newark Catholic 39. 12, Cincinnati Country Day 38. 13, Hamler Patrick Henry 15. 14, Ada 13.

DIVISION VII
1. Maria Stein Marion Local (21)    9-0    260
2. Berlin Center Western Reserve (2)    9-0    212
3. Shadyside (1)    9-0    200
4. Glouster Trimble (2)    9-0    187
5. North Lewisburg Triad (1)    9-0    156
6. Covington    9-0    148
7. Wellsville    8-1    87
8. Norwalk St. Paul    8-1    84
9. Steubenville Catholic Central    8-1    67
10. McComb    7-2    33
Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Leipsic 20. 12, Sidney Lehman 14.
 

Comments

bleushell4

Why must it always be about St Paul? I believe the Truckers are ranked as well and not in division 15.

thundergeo

The Truckers are not currently ranked in the AP, so there is no story. Can you read the polls? The Flyers are in Division VII not XV.

bleushell4

Can you understand sarcasm. Seven divisions is a joke.

thundergeo

It's all about the money. The OHSAA makes a lot of money on these tournaments and the more teams they can get in the better. Going back to AAA, AA and A isn't going to happen.

JACKEL

At one time it was A & B !

thundergeo

A & B were before my time! Cutting a week and everybody in is an interesting idea. Pretty much everyone has a shot in all the other sports.

mikesee

I agree bleushell. Why not cut out one week of the regular season and make the last week a playoff week for every team? That is just about where we are at with this joke of a playoff system.

OHIOHOOSIER76

Absolutely! Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) has a 6 class system (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A), they play a 9 game 'regular' season including in-conference and out-of-conference games. All schools qualify for the first round of sectionals, which is then where schools tend to be weeded out, but even then, there is that occasional upset when a top tiered team is eliminated, makes for a much more interesting and transparent playoff system. I have yet to figure out 'computer rankings'.

JACKEL

Wow,Delphos Jefferson ranked and St.Johns not.That don't happen too often but did a couple years ago when they played each other in playoff !