NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings #8

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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.

#3 Whitmer

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.

#5 Northview

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.

#6 Findlay

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.

#7 Bowsher

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.

#8 Scott

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.

#9 Swanton

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.

 

 

NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings #5

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Junior Xavier Simpson drives toward the basket against a Lima Central Catholic defender at Lima Senior High School.

NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings

Presented by @CoachDarrenK

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.