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Posted On: 02/11/18 11:33 AM
This past week was a rough week for several teams in the Dayton Power Rankings as several faced defeats against unranked teams, while others thrived and continued their winning ways. All 4 Divisions saw changes in their Power Rankings this week and with the last week of the regular season being this week, we can only assume there will be even more craziness going into postseason play.
Outlook: For the 1st time this season, Wayne tasted defeat as Springfield knocked off the Warriors 54-47 on Friday night. Even with the loss, Wayne held on to the #1 spot as they still are considered the top team even with this loss. Darius Quisenberry (2018) continues to put up big numbers and is continuing to look like a Mr. Basketball candidate. Springfield moves back to #2 with their win, but the Butler Aviators definitely took care of business on their end as they knocked off Versailles 74-69 in double OT. Miamisburg holds at #4 and continue to look like the dark horse of the GWOC while Sidney emerges at #5 while riding a 4 game winning streak.
Outlook: Trotwood is by far the top team in Division II and should easily grab the #1 seed in tournament play in Dayton. Dunbar has been quite a surprise as many did not believe they would be successful with Caleb McConnell and Devon Baker leaving early in the season. Instead Jonathan Allen (2018) and Joseph Scates (2018) have stepped up and provided the Wolverines with solid scoring and defensive play that has made them successful thus far this season. Fenwick has been a consistent team all season and will be a team to watch as well as Kenton Ridge. Tippecanoe drops to #5 after a loss to a surging Fairborn team, but make no mistake, playing in the GWOC has prepared the Red Devils for postseason play and they will surely be competitive come tournament time.
Outlook: The 5 teams stay the same in Division III, but plenty of realignment and movement between the teams. Versailles dropped both games this week to Butler and St. Henry, dropping them to #2. The loss allowed Troy Christian to overtake the #1 spot as they continue to ride a 14 game winning streak currently. The Madison Mohawks knocked off both Northridge and Preble Shawnee last week. Also riding a 14 game winning streak, the wins all but secured this Mohawk team is much better than the #5 ranking we have had them at the past few weeks. Levi McMonigle (2019) continues to impress and has seen his stock rise intensely since returning to play in January. Even with Anna defeated Fort Loramie for a 2nd time, their 4 losses make it difficult to jump the 3 loss teams ahead of them. Make no mistake though, the Rockets are a talented team and will be a tough draw for whoever faces them come tournament time. Bethel drops after a 2 wins against weaker Ansonia and Tri-Village squads.
Outlook: There is a new #1 in Division IV after the Redskins knocked off Versailles 46-44 Friday night. Fort Loramie dropped their second game of the season, with both losses coming against Anna. The Redskins are still considered one of the top teams in the state and should not be overlooked with this one spot drop. Catholic Central wrapped up an OHC championship Friday night and continue to impress going into the final week of the season. Marion Local has been one of the more consistent teams all season and likely will draw the #2 seed behind St. Henry in the Wapakoneta district. Legacy holds at #5 but lost guard Keano Hammerstrom (2019) to a concussion in a loss against Troy Christian Friday. Legacy has battled injuries all season and when healthy are a competitive team. This loss raises question marks if the Knights can make a run come tournament play.