|Team Lima Remains the #1 Ranked 8th Grade Team in Ohio|
Since the initial team rankings were released a little over a week ago, we have seen some movement in each of the three grade divisions. Murphy AC's championship run in the U-13 DI AAU State Qualifier last weekend was unexpected, and has resulted in their rise in the rankings. Also, in the same division and the same tournament, a couple of Cincinnati-based teams (Royals & Friars) made enough noise to move up in the rankings as well. In the U-14 division, the Dayton Heat finished second in the All-Ohio Super Showcase and announced to the big boys in the class that they can play ball. Although there was no major movement in the 6th grade division, the Pickerington Wildcats' second place finish in Cincinnati caught some people by surprise. With that said, at the end of the day, each of our #1 ranked teams retained their crowns for the time being. When the 8th graders tee it up at the DI AAU tournament in a couple of weeks there could be a lot of movement. It should be a dog fight!
To see the revised rankings, go to the link located on the right side of this website (halfway down). Click on the Team Lima team picture to see the rankings. From here on out, updates can be found there. While you are on that side of the website, take the opportunity to look at all of the information contained behind the logos. Finally, I'm just about ready to post my list of the top 30 seventh graders and the top 6th graders in the state. the 7th grade list should be released sometimes next week, and the broader 6th grade list should be released within the next 2 weeks. Right now, I have published a list of about 100 plus 7th graders which can be found on the right hand column of the website. Please use the comment section below to comment on the team ranking (keep it positive!), and to speculate who will/should be in the 6th and 7th grade rankings. Remember, the rankings are designed to stimulate conversation, create a community forum for debate. No disrespect is intended, and credible information is always welcome.