2013 AP Regular Season Football Polls

Final 2013 AP State PollCOLUMBUS (AP) How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the eighth weekly Associated Press poll of 2013, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):DIVISION I 1. Cincinnati Colerain (19) 10-0 242; 2. Austintown-Fitch (3) 10-0 196; 3. Lakewood St. Edward (2) 8-1 181; 4. Hilliard Davidson (1) 10-0 180; 5. *Cincinnat...

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Computer Rankings: What’s it all mean?

COLUMBUS — As a direct request from the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Tournament Committee, and approved by the OHSAA Board of Directors, a new divisor is used to determine second level points that is based on the number of games that opponents have played to date. For each open date that an opponent has had to date, a smaller divisor is used to calculate second level points.

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New coach, new attitude for Carroll Patriots

By Scott Halaszshalasz@civitasmedia.comRIVERSIDE — The Patriots are going Back to the Future.Former All-Ohio performer Ben Rulli, a 2003 CHS graduate, takes over as head coach after three sub par seasons led to the retirement of Coach Bob Levy.“It’s good to be home,” Rulli said.Now that he has come back, Rulli wants to be the Pied Piper and get the Patriots fan base to follow.“We need to make the C...

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Indians out to repeat 2013 success

By Nathan Pillingnpilling@civitasmedia.comCEDARVILLE — After making an impressive run to the playoffs last season, the Cedarville Indians will need to replace the contributions of 10 seniors, nine of which were described by head coach Jason Christian as “very, very good football players.” This year’s team is small in number, too: 21 kids fill out the Indians’ ranks.But that combination of factors doesn’t have Christian expec...

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Numbers up for Beavers

By Scott Halaszshalasz@civitasmedia.comBEAVERCREEK — The Beavers were a handful of points and a couple plays away from a 7-3 record and a playoff berth last season.That potential and a new attitude being instilled by new coach Nic Black has resulted in more attention from within the hallowed halls of Beavercreek.“One of the things that’s been good, we’ve got strong numbers,” Black said. “We’ve had to order m...

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Buccaneers celebrating 115th season

By John Bombatchjbombatch@civitasmedia.comXENIA — The 2014 high school football season takes on a bit of historical significance for the Xenia High School Buccaneers, and coach Bob DeLong and his staff hope to make it a fun one.This season marks the 115th season for Buccaneers football. The team has already held a workout session with the U.S. Marines, and a game against two-time defending state Division I champion Cincinnati Moeller is on the schedule. ...

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Greeneview counting on experience at key positions

By Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmedia.comJAMESTOWN — The veteran Rams have areas that need work, but they will rely on the experience they have at key positions to help give them the edge in each game.“We have got a lot coming back and the kids have been working really hard, so we are hoping it’s going to be a good season,” said fourth-year coach Neal Kasner. “Every game is important. With the way our schedule plays out and being i...

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