NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings #6

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NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings

Presented by @CoachDarrenK

2/8/16 – Poll #6

#1 Lima Senior

            The Spartans continue to roll in their quest for a perfect regular season, 18-0.

#2 St John’s

The Titans have cruised past 5 in a row and face old City League foe Rogers this week before finishing up TRAC play.

#3 Whitmer

Can the Panthers use their depth to give Lima Senior their first loss this week before facing Perrysburg on back to back nights.

#4 Northview

            Northview can lock up the NLL race with two wins this week.

#5 (tie) Central Catholic

The Irish appear to be better than the Knights on paper, but St Francis rolled in the first meeting – rematch is Friday to settle this. CCHS may have the toughest remaining schedule in this poll.

#5 (tie) St. Francis

Coleman– Graham is playing well. Can the Knights win out their remaining 3 games to avoid having a losing TRAC record.

#7 Napolean

Lauf and company are having a nice year but a light non-conference slate has not benefitted the Wildcats in closing out tight NLL match-ups.

#8 Scott

The Bulldogs are peaking at the right time and may slip in to steal the City League from Rogers.

#9 Rogers

The Rams have dropped two straight league games after starting off 7-0. They have a tough task of trying to right the ship Tuesday at St. John’s.

#10 (tie) Ottawa Hills

The Green Bears are 15-1 thus far but a win vs Swanton, whom may be the toughest team on their schedule, would help legitimize this ranking.

#10 (tie) Swanton

The Bulldogs have won 9 straight but likely won’t win their league. They must beat Ottawa Hills on the road to hope to remain in the poll.

Big Win of the Week – Waite and Coach Rodriguez over Rogers

Northern Buckeye (8), Northern Lakes League (8), Northwest Ohio (9), TRAC (8), Toledo Area, (8) Toledo City (6) – 47 total teams considered

Disclaimer: This poll is the sole opinion of Coach Darren Kohne who has over 20 years of experience coaching, scouting, recruiting, and evaluating at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. This is an unofficial poll produced in good nature to help provide positive recognition and shed light on the quality basketball teams in NW Ohio as well as promote spirited interscholastic competition.

 

NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings #5

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NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings

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2/1/16 – Poll #5

  1. Lima Senior

Big week for the Spartans knocking off cross town rival Lima CC as well as St Francis and a pesky CCHS on their way to a 15-0 record.

  1. St. John’s

The Titan’s had a great week going 3-0 against Springfield, Whitmer, and a very strong Lakewood St Ed’s club. Senior Aaron Thompson had a big time week to lead SJJ.

  1. Rogers

The Rams continue to run through the City League again knocking off pre-season favorite Bowsher, though without Dalonte Brown.

  1. Whitmer

The Panthers showed little resistance this week in their only game vs St. John’s. There is a lot of talent and depth on Coach Brown’s roster. Look for a terrific re-match with CCHS this week.

  1. Napoleon

The NLL is currently the hottest league race in the area and Coach Good’s team remains on top of the standings. Anthony Wayne and Northview on deck this week.

  1. Northview

Got surprised by an up and down Springfield team with Rick UpChurch in the house. 2 must win home games this week for the Wildcats vs Perrysburg and Napoleon.

  1. Central Catholic

Tough week going 0-2 vs two very good ball clubs. The Irish are primed and ready for a big finish to this season.

  1. St. Francis

The Knights have a must win at home vs Findlay this week and then will host the Johnnies on Bancroft for the first time in 40+ years.

  1. Ottawa Hills

The Green Bears avenged their only loss of the year beating Toledo Christian by 10 to improve to 13-1 overall.

10a. Swanton

8 wins in a row for the Bulldogs but Swanton’s 2 games back in the NWOAL due to some early season league defeats.

10b. Southview

The Cougars have dropped 2 out of 3 but still sit only 1 game back in the NLL race with 5 games to go.

Can play their way in with two wins this week: Findlay and Scott.

 

Northern Buckeye (8), Northern Lakes League (8), Northwest Ohio (9), TRAC (8), Toledo Area, (8) Toledo City (6) – 47 total teams considered

Disclaimer: This poll is the sole opinion of Coach Darren Kohne who has over 20 years of experience coaching, scouting, recruiting, and evaluating at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. This is an unofficial poll produced in good nature to help provide positive recognition and shed light on the quality basketball teams in NW Ohio as well as promote spirited interscholastic competition.

NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings #4

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NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings

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1/25/16 – Poll #4

  1. Lima Senior

The Spartans have the most talented roster with the best overall player. They are undefeated but not unbeatable. Huge cross-town match up this week with 15-0 Lima CC.

  1. St. John’s

The Titan’s haven’t been playing their best as of late but are still the 2nd best team in this poll. All 4 of their loses are to teams that are undefeated on the year.

  1. Whitmer

The Panthers are a very talented club with at least 9 solid players, whom are playing much better together. Individual sacrifice is the key for this teams overall success. Hickey and company are a very dangerous group.

  1. Rogers

The Rams have a little bit of everything on their roster and have really bought into to their new system. Copeland has emerged as a tough leader who brings a lot of moxie to the court. Bowsher and Scott rematches are on the horizon to determine the top dog in the City League.

  1. Northview

After a rocky start, the Wildcats have won 9 in a row. Jeremy McDonald is doing a terrific job, in his first year, of raising the level of expectations with his kids and they are performing.

  1. St. Francis

The emergence of Kenny Coleman-Graham has been the difference for the Knights this year. The supporting caste needs to be more consistent and Kenny will have to manage his fouls better for SFS to hold this spot.

  1. Southview

Don’t look now, but after losing his entire starting line-up, Bruce Smith has the Cougars right back in the NLL championship hunt. Senior, Matt Schaffer just might be the best catch and shoot guy in the region.

  1. Napoleon

I felt this team was grossly under-rated in the pre-season polls, being picked 5th in the NLL. The Wildcats must have agreed, running off 9 straight to start the year on their way to a 10-2 overall record thus far.

  1. Central Catholic

Love the mix of talent and athleticism on this team. Football success led to a late start to hoops season and likely the inconsistent play. The Irish are starting to click though winning 4 straight. The return of Triplett should help their perimeter scoring as well.

10a. Swanton

The Bulldogs have won 7 in a row and 10 of 11. This veteran club has 3 stars who can lead them on any given night in: Gilsdorf, McComb, and Oakes.

10b. Ottawa Hills

All they do is win. The Green Bears are 12-1 overall. Probably not better than Bowsher or Findlay who are on the outside looking in but absolutely deserve to be in this poll. Key rematch with Toledo Christian on 1/29.

 

League Rankings

The league races are heating up and here is how they stack up against each other this season:

  1. Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC)
  2. Northern Lakes League (NLL)
  3. Toledo City League

 

Top College Prospects

There is a plethora of talent in NW Ohio that will surely keep the college scouts on high alert. Though several seniors have already committed, here are the top unsigned talents:

  1. Dalonte Brown – Bowsher – Jr.
  2. Jarius Ward – Lima Senior – Jr.
  3. Vincent Williams – St. John’s Jesuit – So.

 

Northern Buckeye (8), Northern Lakes League (8), Northwest Ohio (9), TRAC (8), Toledo Area, (8) Toledo City (6) – 47 total teams considered

Disclaimer: This poll is the sole opinion of Coach Darren Kohne who has over 20 years of experience coaching, scouting, recruiting, and evaluating at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. This is an unofficial poll produced in good nature to help provide positive recognition and shed light on the quality basketball teams in NW Ohio as well as promote spirited interscholastic competition.

NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings #3

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NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings

Presented by @CoachDarrenK

1/18/16 – Poll #3

  1. Lima Senior

  2. St. John’s

  3. Whitmer

  4. Rogers

  5. Northview

  6. Napoleon

  7. Findlay

  8. St. Francis

  9. Southview

  10. (tie) Toledo Christian/Swanton

Northern Buckeye (8), Northern Lakes League (8), Northwest Ohio (9), TRAC (8), Toledo Area, (8) Toledo City (6) – 47 total teams considered
Disclaimer: This poll is the sole opinion of Coach Darren Kohne who has over 20 years of experience coaching, scouting, recruiting, and evaluating at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. This is an unofficial poll produced in good nature to help provide positive recognition and shed light on the quality basketball teams in NW Ohio as well as promote spirited interscholastic competition.

NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings – #2

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1/11/16 – Poll #2

  1. Lima Senior
  2. St. John’s
  3. Whitmer
  4. Rogers
  5. Findlay
  6. Napoleon
  7. Springfield
  8. Bowsher
  9. Northview
  10. St. Francis

In The Hunt: Scott, Southview, Toledo Christian, Wauseon, Swanton

Who’s Hot: Northview, Elmwood, St. John’s

Tough Week: Springfield

Northern Buckeye (8), Northern Lakes League (8), Northwest Ohio (9), TRAC (8), Toledo Area, (8) Toledo City (6) – 47 total teams considered

Disclaimer: This poll is the sole opinion of Coach Darren Kohne who has over 20 years of experience coaching, scouting, recruiting, and evaluating at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. This is an unofficial poll produced in good nature to help provide positive recognition and shed light on the quality basketball teams in NW Ohio as well as promote spirited interscholastic competition.

NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings – #1

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NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings (Boys)

Presented by @CoachDarrenK

1/4/16 – Poll #1

  1. Lima Senior
  2. St. John’s
  3. Springfield
  4. Whitmer
  5. Rogers
  6. Napoleon
  7. Findlay
  8. Scott
  9. Southview
  10. Central Catholic

First Four Out: Swanton, Bowsher, St. Francis, Toledo Christian,

Biggest Surprises: Springfield, Cardinal Stritch, Woodward

Expecting More: Rossford, Bowsher, Perrysburg

 

Northern Buckeye (8), NLL (8), NWOAL (9), TRAC (8), TAAC, (8) Toledo City League (6) – 47 total teams considered

Disclaimer: This poll is the sole opinion of Coach Darren Kohne who has over 20 years of experience coaching, scouting, recruiting, and evaluating at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. This is an unofficial poll produced in good nature to help provide positive recognition and shed light on the quality basketball teams in NW Ohio as well as promote spirited interscholastic competition.

Professional Basketball Combine

Coach Darren Kohne

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The Overseas Basketball Combine is an awesome experience and opportunity for basketball players of all walks of life to keep their hoop dreams alive. This weekend players traveled from around the country to Tampa, FL for a three day event with the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of catching some decisions makers attention that could lead to a contract to play professional basketball somewhere on this planet.

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