AP releases state's seventh 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 seventh 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 9-0; 252, (21)

2. Huber Heights Wayne 8-0-1; 226, (2)

3. Powell Olentangy Liberty 9-0; 191, (1)

4. St. Edward 7-1; 182, (2)

5. St. Ignatius 8-1; 150

6. Pickerington Central 8-1; 149

7. Stow-Munroe Falls 8-1; 106

8. Solon 8-1; 103

9. Hilliard Bradley 8-1; 74

10. Dublin Jerome 8-1; 19

Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

Division II

1. Avon 9-0; 241, (18)

2. Cincinnati Turpin 9-0; 222, (2)

3. Chardon 9-0; 179, (2)

4. Holland Springfield 9-0; 171, (2)

5. Cincinnati La Salle 7-2; 136

6. Warren G. Harden 8-1; 129, (3)

7. Troy 8-1; 120

8. Midview 8-1; 94

9. Aurora 8-1; 92

10. Massillon Perry 7-2; 28

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Miamsburg; 15. 12. Massillon Washington; 13.

Division III

1. Toledo Central Catholic 9-0; 241, (19)

2. Columbus Francis DeSales 9-0; 230, (14)

3. Archbishop Hoban 8-1; 178, (1)

4. St. Marys Memorial 9-0; 160, (1)

5. Franklin 9-0; 154

6. Alliance Marlington 9-0; 131

7. Trotwood-Madison 8-1; 100

8. Columbus Bexley 9-0; 84

9. Wapakoneta 8-1; 64

10. Sandusky 8-1; 53

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. New Philadelphia; 41. 12. Warren Howland; 14.

Division IV

1. Johnstown-Munroe 9-0; 231, (14)

2. Kettering Archbishop Alter 9-0; 217, (9)

3. Perry 9-0; 178, (1)

4. Cincinnati Wyoming 9-0; 137

5. Steubenville 8-1; 136, (1)

6. Crestwood 8-1; 89, (1)

7. Columbus Bishop Hartley 7-2; 85, (1)

8. Cardinal Mooney 6-2; 67

9. Woodridge 9-0; 61

10. Heath 9-0; 59

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Plain City Jonathan Alder; 45. 12. Clarksville Clinton-Massie; 39. 13. Port Clinton; 36. 14. Struthers; 23, (1). 15. Lewistown Indian Lake; 20. 16. Hubbard; 15.

Division V

1. Wheelersburg 9-0; 236, (17)

2. Coldwater 8-1; 226, (5)

3. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 9-0; 186

4. Sugarcreek Garaway 9-0; 182, (2)

5. Creston Norwayne 8-1; 133, (1)

6. Milan Edison 8-1; 130

7. Swanton 8-1; 98

8. Pemberville Eastwood 8-1; 92

9. Canfield South Range 8-1; 60, (2)

10. West Salem Northwestern 8-1; 53

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Coshocton; 21. 12. Canton Central Catholic; 12. 12. Orwell Grand Valley; 12.  

Division VI

1. Maria Stein Marion Local 8-1; 228, (16)

2. Cuyahoga Heights 9-0; 218, (4)

3. Hamler Patrick Henry 9-0; 203, (5)

4. Bucyrus Wynford 9-0; 159

5. Mechanicsburg 9-0; 150

6. Kirtland 8-1; 125, (1)

7. St. Thomas Aquinas 8-1; 104, (1)

8. Beverly Fort Frye 9-0; 95

9. Defiance Ayersville 9-0; 83

10. Delphos Jefferson 8-1; 27

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. New Middletown Springfield; 26. 12. Hannibal River; 21. 13. Liberty Center; 16.  

Division VII

1. Covington 9-0; 244, (15)

2. Norwalk St. Paul 9-0; 234, (11)

3. Mogadore 8-1; 177, (1)

4. Monroeville 9-0; 176

5. McComb 8-1; 166

6. Warren John F. Kennedy 8-1; 111

7. Troy Christian 8-1; 109

8. Waterford 8-1; 71

9. Portsmouth Sciotoville 9-0; 67

10. Fort Recovery 6-3; 48

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11. Glouster-Trimble; 27. 12. Toronto; 13. Hicksville; 13.

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