AP releases state's fifth prep football polls of 2016 season

Here is how a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters ranks Ohio high school football teams in the fifth 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 7-0; 245, (23)

2. Huber Heights Wayne 6-0-1; 201, (1)

3. Powell Olentangy Liberty 7-0; 192, (1)

4. St. Edward 5-1; 164, (2)

5. St. Ignatius 6-1; 138

6. Pickerington Central 6-1; 111

7. Dublin Coffman 6-1; 78

8. Canton McKinley 6-1; 70

9. Massillon Jackson 6-01; 53

10. Stow-Munroe Falls 6-1; 51

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Dublin Jerome; 36. 12. Solon; 25. 13. Hilliard Davidson; 18.

Division II

1. Avon 7-0; 233, (14)

2. Warren G. Harding 7-0; 225, (7)

3. Holland Springfield 7-0; 181, (2)

4. Cincinnati Turpin 7-0; 150

5. Chardon 7-0; 146, (1)

6. Cincinnati La Salle 5-2; 114, (2)

7. Troy 6-1; 102

8. Midview 6-1; 66

9. Bedford 6-1; 43

10. Aurora 6-1; 39

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Hudson; 24. 12. Copley; 17. 12. Dresden Tri-Valley; 17. 12. Cincinnati Princeton; 17. 15. Whitehouse Anthony Wayne; 13.

Division III

1. Columbus St. Francis DeSales 7-0; 230, (15)

2. Toledo Central Catholic 7-0; 221, (7)

3. Archbishop Hoban 6-1; 170, (1)

4. Wapakoneta 7-0; 156, (1)

5. Franklin 7-0; 143

6. Alliance Marlington 7-0; 129, (1)

7. St. Marys Memorial 7-0; 108

8. Trotwood-Madison 6-1; 78, (1)

9. Columbus Bexley 7-0; 57

10. Sandusky 6-1; 51

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. New Philadelphia; 29. 12. Clyde; 15. 13. Warren Howland; 13.         

Division IV

1. Johnstown-Munroe 7-0; 225, (15)

2. Kettering Archbishop Alter 7-0; 222, (6)

3. Perry 7-0; 161, (1)

4. Plain City Jonathan Alder 7-0; 153, (1)

5. Port Clinton 7-0; 123

6. Steubenville 6-1; 115, (1)

7. Cincinnati Wyoming 7-0; 110

8. Ottawa-Glandorf 7-0; 79, (1)

9. Columbus Bishop Hartley 5-2; 62, (1)

10. Crestwood 6-1; 31

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Clarksville Clinton-Massie; 30. 12. Cardinal Mooney; 22. 12. Heath; 22. 14. Woodridge; 20.

Division V

1. Wheelersburg 7-0; 238, (20)

2. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 7-0; 203, (2)

3. Coldwater 6-1; 168, (2)

3. Sugarcreek Garaway 7-0; 168, (1)

5. West Salem Northwestern 7-0; 151

6. Coshocton 7-0; 126

7. Norwayne 6-1; 103

8. Milan Edison 6-1; 70, (1)

9. Swanton 6-1; 36

10. Garrettsville Garfield 6-1; 34

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Pemberville Eastwood; 30. 12. Orwell Grand Valley; 26. 13. Canfield South Range; 24. 14. Leavittsburg LaBrae; 12.    

Division VI

1. Kirtland 7-0; 229, (15)

2. Maria Stein Marion Local 6-1; 216, (7)

3. Hamler Patrick Henry 7-0; 192, (3)

4. Cuyahoga Heights 7-0; 158

5. Mechanicsburg 7-0; 147, (1)

6. Bucyrus Wynford 7-0; 111

7. Liberty Center 6-1; 80

8. Beverly Fort Frye 7-0; 76

9. St. Thomas Aquinas 6-1; 70

10. Delphos Jefferson 6-1; 39

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Defiance Ayersville; 38.  

Division VII

1. Warren John F. Kennedy 7-0; 230, (16)

2. Norwalk St. Paul 7-0; 209, (3)

3. Covington 7-0; 208, (6)

4. Monroeville 7-0; 171

5. McComb 6-1; 143

6. Mogadore 6-1; 140

7. Lucas 6-1; 78

8. Troy Christian 6-1; 70

9. Waterford 6-1; 35

10. Fort Recovery 5-2; 30

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Racine Southern; 28. 12. Toronto; 17. 13. Portsmouth Sciotoville; 12.

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