High School Basketball: Is your team ranked in first girls state poll?

Alter’s Riley Priest (10) and Amanda Schroeder of Carroll contend for a rebound. Alter defeated visiting Carroll 69-49 in a girls high school basketball game last Saturday. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
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Alter’s Riley Priest (10) and Amanda Schroeder of Carroll contend for a rebound. Alter defeated visiting Carroll 69-49 in a girls high school basketball game last Saturday. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Carroll (Division II) and Minster (D-IV) were ranked No. 1 in their respective divisions for the first Associated Press state high school girls basketball polls that were released on Tuesday night.

Carroll (11-1) drew five first-place votes to hold a slight edge over No. 2 Ottawa-Glandorf in a division that was loaded with area teams. Two-time defending D-II state champ Alter (9-2), which defeated visiting Carroll 69-49 on Saturday , was No. 3. Trotwood-Madison (9-2) was No. 4 and Tippecanoe (8-2) No. 6.

Minster (9-0) shared the D-IV top spot with Waterford. Russia (11-1) and Tri-Village (10-0) followed in the No.'s 3-4 positions.

Mason (10-0), the D-I state runner-up last season, drew a state-best 11 first-place votes and was No. 1 in D-I. Lakota West (11-1) was No. 3 and Springboro (10-2) No. 9 . West won the D-I state title in 2015.

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Defending state champ Columbus Africentric (9-1) was No. 1 in D-III. Midwest Athletic Conference rivals Versailles (11-1) and Fort Recovery (8-0) were No.’s 4-5, joining conference member Minster among the state’s top 10.

Voting was done by state-wide media who subscribe to the AP. The first boys state polls were released on Monday night.

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

DIVISION I

1. Mason (11) 10-0, 136

2. Newark (3) 12-0, 115

3. Lakota West 11-1, 95

4. Reynoldsburg 9-2, 53

5. Toledo Start 9-1, 52

6. Solon 8-2, 44

7. Lyndhurst Brush 10-1, 43

8. Mentor 7-2, 39

9. Springboro 10-2, 34

10. Eastlake North 8-0, 32

Others: Can. Glenoak (1) 31. Cin. McAuley (1) 24. Twinsburg 20. Cin. Mt. Notre Dame 19. Cle. St. Joseph 19. Pickerington Cent. 17. Cols. Watterson 16. N. Can. Hoover 15.

DIVISION II

1. Carroll (5) 11-1, 123

2. Ottawa-Glandorf (6) 11-0, 112

3. Alter (3) 9-2, 93

4. Trotwood-Madison 9-2, 52

5. London 11-1, 48

6. Tippecanoe 8-2, 47

7. Parma Padua 10-1, 46

8. Shaker Hts. Laurel (2) 11-0, 43

9. Oak Harbor 10-1, 37

10. Perry 11-0, 34

Others: Warren Howland 32. Elyria Cath. 23. Millbury Lake 21. Bay Village Bay 19. Caledonia River Valley 18. Wilmington 18.

DIVISION III

1. Cols. Africentric (8) 9-1, 131

2. Cin. Summit Country Day (4) 11-0, 93

3. Archbold (2) 11-0, 88

4. Versailles 11-1, 58

5. Fort Recovery 8-0, 52

6. Findlay Liberty-Benton 9-1, 42

7. Richwood N. Union 11-1, 35

8. Newton Falls 8-1, 32

(tie) Columbus Grove 8-1, 32

10. Lynchburg-Clay 10-0, 31

Others: Brookfield 28. Baltimore Liberty Union 27. Proctorville Fairland 22. Gates Mills Gilmour (2) 20. Albany Alexander 20. Warren Champion 19. Garrettsville Garfield 18. Lisbon David Anderson 13. Nelsonville-York 12.

DIVISION IV

1. Waterford (6) 8-1, 117

(tie) Minster (5) 9-0, 117

3. Russia 11-1, 72

4. Tri-Village (1) 10-0, 67

5. Ottoville 9-2, 57

6. Berlin Hiland (3) 10-0, 55

7. Arlington 9-2, 51

8. Fairfield Christian (1) 11-0, 50

9. Jackson Center 7-2, 31

10. N. Ridgeville Lake Ridge 8-2, 27

Others: Covington 26. Haviland Wayne Trace 24. Reedsville Eastern 24. Windham 24. Lancaster Fisher Cath. 18. N. Jackson Jackson-Milton 17. New Matamoras Frontier 15. Miami Valley 14.

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