NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings
Presented by @CoachDarrenK
2/22/16 – Regular Season Final Poll #8 –
#1 Lima Senior
A 22-0 regular season is in the books. It’s Columbus or bust now for the Spartans.
#2 St John’s
The Titans have put together another nice campaign. 3 wins in bracket play and you could see another Lima Senior match-up. It’s very hard to beat a good team 3 times.
The Panthers have 7 seniors who have sacrificed to make this a great year. They will not bow out easily as each win prolongs their high school careers.
#4 St. Francis
A first round re-match with Springfield from just over a week ago, this time with their floor general in uniform.
A 6 game improvement from last year led the Wildcats to the NLL championship. As a 6 seed they face Findlay who finished 5th place in the TRAC yet received the #5 seed in the bracket. Should be a great opening round match-up.
The Trojans lost 4 of their final 6 to close out the regular season, but are 2-1 this season vs the NLL. They will have to knock of the champions if they want to advance.
The Rebels took the long way to the City Championship, but they got it winning last week’s tournament and owning the leagues best overall record at 14-8. They draw a discipline Southview club in the first round.
The Bulldogs simply got outplayed in the City semi’s. This team has the ability to bounce back and make a nice tournament run but they must ride Jay Wells more; he needs more touches. If they advance, CCHS will be a very tough 2nd round match-up.
On paper the Bulldogs should claim the Division III district championship on 3/5. Can they take care of business and win 3 straight to cut down the nets.
#10 (tie) Springfield
The Blue Devils are playing well because they have both inside and perimeter weapons that compliment each other. An up and down team this season, which group will show up now that it’s win or go home.
#10 (tie) Napoleon
Probably the 3rd best team in the NLL, the Wildcats earned the #1 seed in the Division II bracket. They are going to have to knock off some quality teams to climb the ladders at BGSU in a couple weeks.
One team not in poll that has the ability to make a run to a district championship: Central Catholic
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.