Ohio High School Football AP Poll: Sept. 11< < Back to
The first Associated Press Poll for Ohio high school football was released. It is compiled from votes by sports writers and broadcasters.
Four teams in Gridiron Glory coverage made the list, but none in the top ten.
In Division III, the Jackson Ironmen appear at a tie for the 13th spot. Jackson has 25 points in the poll and would need to double that total to match Canfield for a top ten spot. Jackson is 3-0 and will visit Western Brown, a Division II school, on Friday. Trotwood-Madison has a heavy hold on the top spot in Division III with 176 total points and eight first-place votes.
John Glenn makes an appearance down in Division IV side. With 27 points, John Glenn also earned the 13th spot in its division. The Little Muskies are 3-0 and with an upcoming meeting with Philo (2-1) have a chance to make a jump. Shelby with 48 points is the No. 10 team in the division. Perennial powerhouse Steubenville is the top team after receiving 15 first-place votes and 192 points total.
Nelsonville-York is already making moves after dropping down to Division VI for the 2017 season. The Buckeyes are currently No. 12, but are poised to creep towards higher spots. With 29 points, the undefeated Buckeyes are only 12 points the No. 10 Coldwater. Coldwater has a 1-2 record and is the only team without an undefeated record to make the top ten. Maria Stein Marion Local is in first with 168 points and 14 first-place votes.
Division VII ends the lists and Southern is another team about to crack a spot. The Tornadoes are No. 14 in Division VII with 25 points. Windham is No. 10 ahead of Southern with only six more points. John F. Kennedy and Ayersville are ahead of Windham for the No. 8 and No. 9 spots. With the point totals being so close, a slip from any of these teams could cause a big rankings jump. Southern can improve with a vital TVC-Hocking meeting at Miller on Friday.
As the divisions get lower and lower, there are fewer teams to handle and more chances to make moves in the ranks. Southern and Nelsonville-York have the best chances to crack the top spots as of now, but expect other local teams to start joining in.