Power Rankings Update (Jan. 10)

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Posted On: 01/10/19 1:59 PM

First of many updates to our power rankings, which will shift every two weeks:

 

On the outside looking in for Division I (alphabetical): East Tech, Mason, Mentor, Northview, Pickerington North, Sidney, Walnut Ridge. 

TeamAvg. Pt. Dif.Quality WinsLossesPrevious RankingNotes
#1 Moeller (10-0)+32.3St. Vincent- St. Mary, Wayne, Centerville, Covington Catholic (KY), Booker (FL)1Miles McBride and Alec Pfriem are combining for 29.9 PPG, 12.4 RPG, & 7.6 APG to lead Moe.
#2 Pickerington Central (10-0)+24.3Springfield, Pickerington North, Reynoldsburg, Williamston (MI), Catholic Central (MI)2Seniors leading the way. Williamston is one of the best teams in Michigan.
#3 Bradley (10-0)+12.8Thomas Worthington, Springfield, Delaware Hayes, Walnut Ridge4Sophomore starter Jack Pugh is reportedly out for the season with an injury. Matt Allocco is playing out of his mind.
#4 Brush (9-0)+25.9St. Edward, Warrensville Heights5Their top three — John Hugley, Andre Harris, DJ Dial — are playing with urgency. Hugley unstoppable in big games this season.
#5 St. Vincent-St. Mary (9-2)+8.9Clev. Central Catholic, St. Ignatius, Lorain, Simeon (IL), Chaminade (CA)Spire Institute, Moeller9Winners of eight in a row, including a quasi-road game against reigning Regional Champion Lorain.
#6 Lorain (9-1)+20.1Lutheran EastSt. Vincent-St. Mary3Miami (OH) signee Devon Grant appears to be the state's front-runner to win Mr. Basketball.
#7 Dublin Coffman (10-0)+26.5Pickerington North, Lakota East6One of the best starting fives in Ohio. Picked up big road win over Pick North Tuesday.
#8 Whitmer (8-0)+14.1Tol. St. Francis, Rogers, Start7Nearly upset by Tol. Central Catholic Tuesday. Senior guard Areon Evans is shooting the ball at an elite level this season.
#9 Lima Senior (9-1)+19.0St. Edward, Tol. St. FrancisAnthony Wayne8Quietly taking care of business in NW Ohio. Junior guard Josiah Fulcher is having his way in the TRAC.
#10 St. Edward (8-3)+9.9Lakewood, Rogers, Benedictine, Florence (MS), North Mecklenberg (NC), Myrtle Beach (SC), Kennedy Catholic (PA)Lima, Brush, North Crowley (TX)N/ANot ready to move them ahead of a team they lost to. But, wow, these out-of-state wins are wildly impressive.

 

On the outside looking in for Division II: Aiken, Badin, Bay, Col. DeSales, John Glenn, Lexington, London, Mansfield Senior, McNicholas, Sheridan

TeamAvg. Pt. Dif.Quality WinsLossesPrevious RankingNotes
#1 Trotwood (8-1)+40.1Centerville, Crispus Attucks (IN)Wayne1They lost in double overtime against a good team and conference rival, so what? They're still elite.
#2 Taft (9-0)+12.1Deer Park, Olentangy Liberty, McNicholas, Covington Catholic (KY),2Extremely talented. Big games coming against Hughes and Aiken.
#3 Columbus South (10-0)+21.0Bishop Hartley, Walnut Ridge, Jonathan Alder3Bulldogs are getting it done with backcourt talent. Junior Marcus Johnson continues to add skills.
#4 Wyoming (8-0)+19.6Deer Park, Reading5Joey Edmonds, Evan Prater, and Isaiah Walker are all top ten scorers in the Cincinnati Hills League.
#5 VASJ (8-2)+3.9Cleveland Heights, Hoban, Clev. Central CatholicPickerington North, West Memphis6High quality wins over Heights and Hoban standout. Sophomore point guard Jaden Hameed drew praise on their out-of-state holiday trip.
#6 Benedictine (6-4)+5.5Richmond Heights, Solon, Clev. Central CatholicHoban, Tol. St. Francis, Mentor, St. Edward4All of their quality wins are beginning to look less impressive. Big game tomorrow against VASJ.
#7 Lake Catholic (6-2)+9.8Gilmour Academy, St. Ignatius, SolonWilloughby South, HobanN/AJunior duo of Luka Eller and Lukas Frazier are still on their two-and-a-half-year run right now. Crazy high-end talent.
#8 Chaminade Julienne (9-1)+11.6Purcell Marian, Alter, FenwickBishop Hartley8Senior guard Milton Gage still has CJ playing at a high level.
#9 Wauseon (8-1)+14.3Anthony WayneArchboldN/AOnly lost to Archbold by one point. Senior guard Trent Armstrong has taken his game to a new level this season.
#10 Hughes (7-3)+4.0Aiken, Alonso (FL)Moeller, Taft, Wesley Christian (FL)N/AShouldn't be punished for losing to the two best teams in Cincy and they beat-down Aiken. Dangerous backcourt.

 

On the outside looking in for Division III: Brookville, Cardinal Stritch, CHCA, Garaway, Labrae, Middletown Madison, Stivers, Upper Sandusky

TeamAvg. Pt. Dif.Quality WinsLossesPrevious RankingNotes
#1 Lutheran East (6-3)+13.5Warrensville Heights, LakewoodSt. Ignatius, Cleveland Heights, Lorain4Going back-to-back over Warrensville and Lakewood last week is unassailable. Sophomore guard EJ Farmer leading the way as a scorer.
#2 Johnstown-Monroe (7-0)+17.1Columbus DeSales, Alder, Grandview Heights7They're holding teams to very low point totals with physical, high-IQ defense.
#3 Purcell Marian+10.0Fenwick, Elder, Badin, St. Xavier, North Catholic (PA)LaSalle, Chaminade Julienne6Winners of eight in a row. Senior forward AJ Garrett is averaging 14.8 PPG and 7.7 RPG — both top five in the GCL-CoEd.
#4 Harvest Prep (9-2)+23.5Northland, Mt. Lebanon (PA)Fairmont, Marquette Catholic (IN)1Harvest Prep had some ups and downs outside of Ohio over the holidays.
#5 Deer Park (9-2)+21.7ReadingTaft, Wyoming2Junior point guard Steven Gentry Jr. is key as he has elevated his game in 2018-19.
#6 Archbold (9-0)+23.5Wauseon, Ottawa-Glandorf10Archbold's strength is in the post. Two big-time wins highlight their résumé.
#7 Warrensville Heights (6-3)+7.5Clev. Central CatholicEast Tech, Brush, Lutheran East5Dropped a marquee game against Lutheran East. Brandon Rush continues his excellence.
#8 Anna (9-0)+23.5Jackson Center, Marion Local9Exerting their dominance in the Shelby County Athletic Conference.
#9 Wheelersburg (10-0)+24.5N/ASenior wing and Wright State signee Tanner Holden leads the way.
#10 Genoa (8-0)+23.3Anthony WayneN/ASenior inside-outside duo of Jake Plantz and Drew Bench are a handful.

 

On the outside looking in for Division IV: Delphos St. John’s, Hicksville, Jackson Center, Marion Local, Mohawk, Russia, Springfield Catholic Central

TeamAvg. Pt. Dif.Quality WinsLossesPrevious RankingNotes
#1 Convoy Crestview (8-1)+15.8Delphos St. John'sBluffton2
#2 Maumee Valley (7-2)+21.8Rogers, Toledo ChristianSouthview, Farmington (MI)3Junior guard Zeb Jackson, as always, is on another level. Blow-out over Rogers is very impressive.
#3 Richmond Heights (7-5)+13.1PaduaGahanna, Lorain, Benedictine, Whitmer, Shaker Heights1Junior wing Gbolahan Adio has become a high-level secondary scorer on the wing.
#4 Berlin Hiland (12-1)+26.0Grandview Heights, GarawayEast Tech4
#5 Legacy Christian (10-2)+17.4Minster, Emmanuel ChristianStivers, Reynoldsburg10They've won 10 in a row. Senior forward Erik Uszynski nearly averages a double-double.
#6 Cincinnati Christian (9-2)+12.9Stivers, Seven HillsBadin, AikenN/ATheir two losses are by a total of 11 points, and those opponents are very good.
#7 Minster (6-3)+12.4Ottoville, RussiaWapakoneta, Delphos St. John's, Legacy ChristianN/AOn a roll after a rocky start to the season. Senior bigs Cody Frericks and Jarod Schulze dominate the glass.
#8 Ottoville (8-3)+11.2Delphos St. John's, ElidaColumbus Grove, Antwerp, Minster6
#9 Toledo Christian (6-2)+15.3Cardinal StritchStryker, Maumee ValleyN/AA win over Stritch is a super impressive data point.
#10 St. Henry (7-2)+10.1Marion LocalRussia, Marion LocalN/ATraded five-point games with Marion Local recently.