AP releases state's fourth 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 fourth 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 6-0; 229, (22)

2. Huber Heights Wayne 5-0-1; 205, (1)

3. Stow-Munroe Falls 6-0; 167, (1)

4. Massillon Jackson 6-0; 153

5. Powell Olentangy Liberty 6-0; 145

6. St. Edward 5-1; 127

7. St. Ignatius 5-1; 88

8. Pickerington Central 5-1; 52

9. Columbus Upper Arlington 6-0; 26

10. Dublin Coffman 5-1; 25

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Dublin Jerome; 23. 11. Cincinnati St. Xavier; 23. 13. Solon; 22. 13. Canton McKinley; 22. 15. Findlay; 18. 16. Hilliard Bradley; 16.

Division II

1. Avon 6-0; 227, (15)

2. Warren G. Harding 6-0; 203, (7)

3. Bedford 6-0; 158

4. Holland Springfield 6-0; 154, (2)

5. Cincinnati Turpin 6-0; 146

6. Chardon 6-0; 118, (1)

7. Cincinnati L Salle 4-2; 80

8. Cincinnati Princeton 5-1; 78

9. Troy 5-1; 57

10. Midview 5-1; 19

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Aurora; 18. 12. Dresden Tri-Valley; 17. 13. Worthington Kilbourne; 14. 14. Miamisburg; 13.

Division III

1. Columbus St. Francis DeSales 6-0; 222, (14)

2. Toledo Central Catholic 6-0; 218, (7)

3. Archbishop Hoban 5-1; 150, (1)

4. Wapakoneta 6-0; 142, (1)

5. Franklin 6-0; 138

6. Sandusky 6-0; 124

7. Alliance Marlington 6-0; 115, (1)

8. Trotwood-Madison 5-1; 88, (1)

9. St. Marys Memorial 6-0; 80

10. Columbus Bexley 6-0; 45

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. New Philadelphia; 17. 12. Cincinnati Mount Healthy; 13.         

Division IV

1. Johnstown-Munroe 6-0; 223, (13)

2. Archbishop Alter 6-0; 216, (8)

3. Perry 6-0; 150

4. Plain City Jonathan Alder 6-0; 128, (1)

5. Port Clinton 6-0; 114

6. Steubenville 6-0; 112, (1)

7. Cardinal Mooney 4-1; 81, (1)

8. Cincinnati Wyoming 6-0; 79

9. Ottawa-Glandorf 6-0; 55, (1)

10. Columbus Bishop Hartley 4-2; 52

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Heath, 37. 12. Woodridge; 22. 13. Waverly; 20. 14. Clarksville Clinton-Massie; 18. 15. Crestwood; 16.

Division V

1. Coldwater 6-0; 248, (23)

2. Wheelersburg 6-0; 197, (1)

3. Cincinnati Hills Christian 6-0; 177

4. Milan Edison 6-0; 147, (1)

5. Garrettsville Garfield 6-0; 125

6. West Salem Northwestern 6-0; 120

7. Sugarcreek Garaway 6-0; 119

8. Swanton 6-0; 96

9. Coshocton 5-0; 31

10. Norwayne 5-1; 24, (1)

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Grand Valley; 17. 12. West Lafayette Ridgewood; 14.    

Division VI

1. Kirtland 6-0; 224, (13)

2. Maria Stein Marion 5-1; 220, (9)

3. Hamler Patrick Henry 6-0; 188, (3)

4. Cuyahoga Heights 6-0; 150

5. Mechanicsburg 6-0; 130

6. Bucyrus Wynford 6-0; 108

7. Beverly Fort Frye 6-0; 79

8. Liberty Center 5-1; 66

9. St. Thomas Aquinas 5-1; 57

10. Delphos Jefferson 5-1; 42

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Defiance Ayersville; 38. 12. Hannibal River; 20.  

Division VII

1. Warren John F. Kennedy 6-0; 218, (10)

2. Norwalk St. Paul 6-0; 205, (7)

3. Covington 6-0; 201, (7)

4. Monroeville 6-0; 160

5. McComb 5-1; 129

6. Mogadore 6-0; 121, (1)

7. Racine Southern 6-0; 111

8. Lucas 5-1; 52

9. Shayside 5-1; 38

10. Troy Christian 5-1; 31

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Fort Recovery; 30. 12. Waterford; 20. 13. Delphos St. John’s; 13. 13. Toronto; 13. 15. Portsmouth Sciotoville; 12.

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