Minster No. 4 in first AP poll


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Three Midwest Athletic Conference teams are ranked in the top 10 in their divisions, and two of them are No. 1-ranked in the Association Press high school football state poll.

Minster, the defending state champion in Division 6, has dropped down to D-7 this season and is ranked fourth in the first AP poll, released this week.

Marion Local, the state champion in D-7 last year, has moved up to D-6 and is the No.1-ranked team in Ohio. And Coldwater, the state champion in D-5 last season, tops that division in the first state poll.

Another MAC team, Versailles, is ranked 18th in D-5, and Fort Recovery, also in the MAC, is ranked sixth in D-7.

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the first weekly Associated Press poll of 2015, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total voting points (first-place votes in parentheses):

DIVISION I

1, Cin. Elder (9) 3-0 221

2, Huber Hts. Wayne (4) 3-0 157

3, Lakew. St. Edward (5) 2-1 128

4, Westerville Cen. (4) 3-0 111

5, Fairfield 3-0 97

6, Cin. Colerain (2) 3-0 96

7, Berea-Midpark 3-0 87

8, Findlay 3-0 81

9, Cin. St. Xavier 2-1 80

10, Olentangy Liberty 3-0 54

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Mentor (1) 50. 12, Cin. Moeller 43. 13, Lancaster 30. 14, Upper Arlington 23. 15, Cle. St. Ignatius 19. 16, Stow-Munroe Falls 18. 17, Shaker Heights 17. 17, Beavercreek 17.

DIVISION II

1, Cin. La Salle (21) 3-0 237

2, Perrysburg (1) 3-0 144

3, Aurora (1) 3-0 122

4, Avon 3-0 119

5, Mayfield 3-0 113

6, Lima Senior 3-0 91

7, Worth. Kilbourne 3-0 79

8, Kings Mills Kings 3-0 74

9, Warren G. Harding (1) 3-0 53

10, Holland Springfield 3-0 36

(tie) Dresden Tri-Valley 3-0 36

Others receiving 12 or more points: 12, Maple Heights 32. 13, Cin. Glen Este 29. 14, Grafton Midview (2) 28. 15, LOGAN 27. 16, Cle. Glenville 22. 16, Hudson 22. 18, Uniontown Lake 17. 19, Chardon 16. 20, Miamisburg 13. 21, Mount Vernon 12.

DIVISION III

1, Cle. Benedictine (9) 3-0 179

2, Akron Hoban (7) 3-0 177

3, Trotwood-Madison (1) 3-0 156

4, Poland Seminary (3) 3-0 136

5, Akron SV-SM (2) 3-0 117

6, Ashland (1) 3-0 108

7, Wapakoneta 3-0 66

8, Granville 3-0 60

9, Medina Buckeye 3-0 47

10, Zanesville 3-0 46

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Clyde 31. 12, Sandusky Perkins 30. 13, Jackson 26. 14, Bay Village Bay 24. 15, St. Marys 23. 16, Tipp City 19. 17, Mentor Lake Catholic 15.

DIVISION IV

1, Steubenville (5) 3-0 170

2, Cols. Hartley (7) 3-0 160

3, Kettering Alter (5) 3-0 134

4, Perry (3) 3-0 113

5, Hamilton Badin 3-0 101

6, Ottawa-Glandorf (1) 3-0 86

7, Hubbard (1) 3-0 81

8, Johnstown-Monroe 3-0 56

9, St. Clairsville 2-0 54

10, Chardon ND-CL 3-0 49

(tie) Wauseon (1) 3-0 49

Others receiving 12 or more points: 12, Valley View 48. 13, Mogadore Field 44. 14, Cin. Wyoming 43. 15, Middletown Fenwick (1) 30. 16, Clinton-Massie 14. 17, Byesville Meadowbrook 12.

DIVISION V

1, Coldwater (21) 3-0 233

2, Apple Crk. Waynedale 3-0 152

3, Columbiana Crestview 3-0 104

4, Magnolia Sandy Vall. (2) 3-0 99

5, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 3-0 94

6, Wheelersburg 3-0 85

7, Zane Trace (1) 3-0 65

8, Johnstown Northridge 3-0 60

9, Cadiz Harrison Cen. 3-0 51

10, Millbury Lake 3-0 46

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Canton Cen. Cath. 45. 12, Doylestown Chippewa 42. 13, Swanton 39. 14, Madison Plains 29. 15, Milan Edison 27. 16, Gates Mills Hawken 25. 17, Brookville 24. 18, Versailles 23.

DIVISION VI

1, Marion Local (14) 3-0 171

2, Smithville (2) 3-0 134

3, St. Henry (1) 3-0 124

4, Cin. Country Day (3) 3-0 104

5, Columbus Grove 3-0 78

6, Grandview Heights (1) 3-0 70

7, Newark Catholic 3-0 65

8, Spencerville 3-0 59

9, Columbia Station Columbia 3-0 57

10, Paint Valley 3-0 53

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Lucasville Valley (1) 52. 12, Kirtland 50. 13, Defiance Tinora 40. 14, Mechanicsburg 37. 15, Lisbon David Anderson (1) 34. 16, Gibsonburg 33 and Cle. Cuyahoga Heights 33. 18, Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas 16. 19, Cin. Summit Country Day 14. 20, Attica Seneca East 14.

DIVISION VII

1, Warren JFK (10) 3-0 177

2, Danville (1) 3-0 156

3, Caldwell (3) 3-0 118

4, Minster (8) 2-1 113

5, Lucas 3-0 86

6, Fort Recovery (2) 3-0 84

7, Vienna Mathews 3-0 83

8, Mogadore 2-1 78

9, West Unity Hilltop 3-0 59

10, McComb 2-1 53

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Miami Vall. Christian Acad. 49. 12, Toronto 48. 13, Troy Christian 43. 14, Bellaire St. John 36. 15, N. Jackson Jackson-Milton 35. 15, Norwalk St. Paul 35. 17, Ada 22. 18, Trimble 18.

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