AP crowns prep football state poll champions

Here is how a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters ranks Ohio high school football teams in the eighth and final weekly Associated Press poll of the 2016 season. The poll is arranged by Ohio High School Athletic Association divisions, with won-lost record and total points. First-place votes are in parentheses.

Division I

1. Cincinnati Colerain 10-0; 246, (20)

2. Huber Heights Wayne 9-0-1; 220, (1)

3. Powell Olentangy Liberty 10-0; 192, (2)

4. St. Ignatius 9-1; 175, (3)

5. Pickerington Central 9-1; 148

6. Solon 9-1; 125

7. Stow-Munroe Falls 9-1; 107

8. Hilliard Bradley 9-1; 79

9. St. Edward 7-2; 61

10. Dublin Jerome 9-1; 52

Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

Division II

1. Avon 10-0; 236, (16)

2. Cincinnati Turpin 10-0; 198, (2)

3. Chardon 10-0; 180, (1)

4. Holland Springfield 10-0; 173, (1)

5. Cincinnati La Salle 8-2; 150, (5)

6. Troy 9-1; 117

7. Warren G. Harding 9-1; 114, (1)

8. Aurora 9-1; 99

9. Midview 9-1; 79

10. Massillon Perry 8-2; 42

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Massillon Washington; 22.

Division III

1. Toledo Central Catholic 10-0; 246, (15)

2. Columbus Francis DeSales 10-0; 226, (8)

3. Archbishop Hoban 9-1; 181, (3)

4. Alliance Marlington 10-0; 143, (1)

4. Franklin 10-0; 143

6. Columbus Bexley 10-0; 121

7. Sandusky 9-1; 89

8. Wapakoneta 9-1; 85

9. St. Marys Memorial 9-1; 64

10. Trotwood-Madison 8-2; 48

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Columbus Hamilton; 14.

Division IV

1. Kettering Archbishop Alter 10-0; 215, (16)

2. Perry 10-0; 186, (3)

3. Heath 10-0; 172, (2)

4. Cincinnati Wyoming 10-0; 170, (1)

5. Steubenville 9-1; 133, (1)

6. Woodridge 10-0; 96, (1)

7. Crestwood 9-1; 86

8. Columbus Bishop Hartley 8-2; 78, (1)

9. Johnstown-Munroe 9-1; 73

10. Cardinal Mooney 9-0; 59

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Clarksville Clinton-Massie; 56, (1). 12. Port Clinton; 29. 13. Lewistown Indian Lake; 36. 14. Struthers; 15, (1).

Division V

1. Wheelersburg 10-0; 230, (16)

2. Coldwater 9-1; 222, (6)

3. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 10-0; 184, (1)

4. Sugarcreek Garaway 10-0; 171, (1)

5. Creston Norwayne 9-1; 141, (1)

6. Milan Edison 9-1; 120

7. Pemberville Eastwood 9-1; 94

8. Swanton 9-1; 84

9. Canfield South Range 9-1; 76, (1)

10. Coshocton 9-1; 31

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Orwell Grand Valley; 16. 12. Carlisle; 13.  

Division VI

1. Maria Stein Marion Local 9-1; 233, (17)

2. Cuyahoga Heights 10-0; 207, (4)

3. Hamler Patrick Henry 10-0; 191, (3)

4. Bucyrus Wynford 10-0; 161, (1)

5. Mechanicsburg 10-0; 142

6. Kirtland 9-1; 124

7. Defiance Ayersville 10-0; 93

8. Beverly Fort Frye 10-0; 84

9. Delphos Jefferson 9-1; 44

10. Hannibal River 10-0; 34

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas; 25. 12. New Middletown Springfield; 22, (1). 13. Chesapeake; 14. 14. Lisbon David Anderson; 12. 14. Spencerville; 12.  

Division VII

1. Covington 10-0; 233, (13)

2. Norwalk St. Paul 10-0; 230, (11)

3. McComb 9-1; 183, (1)

4. Warren John F. Kennedy 9-1; 180, (1)

5. Troy Christian 9-1; 119

6. Waterford 9-1; 102

7. Monroeville 9-1; 93

8. Mogadore 8-2; 85

9. Portsmouth Sciotoville 10-0; 77

10. Glouster Trimble 8-2; 25

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Shadyside; 20. 12. Toronto; 19.

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