Pollsters get stingy in latest review

January 21, 2013

Cody Leist

PDT Sports Writer

The latest Ohio boys basketball Associated Press poll released Monday reveals an interesting tidbit about the statewide voters.

Among the four divisions, a total of eight teams received more than 12 votes and none of them came in Division III. But in the same division, Oak Hill and Ironton still remain among the top 10 teams.

The Oaks, which split SOC II contests and won a nonconference tilt over the past week, dropped from sixth to ninth with 48 points. The Fighting Tigers played once during the same time period and jumped from 10th to seventh with 72 points. Among the 72 points, one was a first-place vote.

Notre Dame, which checked in at 19th in last week’s Division IV poll, did not gain enough points for recognition. The Titans lost both of their SOC I games.

Lastly, SEOAL-leading Warren is 12th in Division II with 18 points. In 10th place is Trotwood-Madison with 29 points, one being a first-place tally.

Columbus Northland (Division I), Dayton Thurgood Marshall (Division II) and Cincinnati Summit Country Day (Division III) all maintained their top rankings in their respective divisions. Newark Catholic tasted defeat for the first two times last week and dropped from first in Division IV to sixth. The Green Wave is replaced at the top by St. Henry.

This is the third of seven weekly polls that will be released by the AP. The girls list will be released Tuesday evening.

Cody Leist can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 294, or cleist@civitasmedia.com.