Monday, December 29, 2014

John Stovall's Ohio High School Team Rankings

Below are Ohio high school team rankings developed by John Stovall.  Enjoy!

Division 1

1.     Huber Heights Wayne - no one compares to them....on paper

2.    Westerville South - deep, athletic and skilled

3.    Gahanna Lincoln - Big and talented. Will go as far as the backcourt can take them

4.    Lakewood St. Edward - Great frontcourt. Backcourt??

5.    Garfield Heights - A year away....who says!?

6.    Shaker Heights - They have the most unguardable player in Ohio. Don't believe me, ask any coach that has                                               played them.

7.    Columbus Northland - Talented. Good size and skill

8.    Massillon Jackson - Another young team with a lot of great pieces.

9.    West Chester Lakota East - Huge. They can shoot and rebound.

10.  Dublin Coffman - Solid squad that simply wins

11.  Wilmington - The Cumberlands!

12.  New Albany - A lot like Coffman. They are good and will not beat themselves.

13.  Warren Harding - Nice size and talent. Consistency will be the key.

14.  Toledo St. John - Solid squad, coached by a legend. When he has talent they are very good.

15.  Pickerington Central - Talented squad trying to figure it out. Once they figure out their roles they will be scary. Long and athletic.

16.  Cincinnati Moeller - Good squad. Move them up 5 to 10 spots if Fowler returns.

17.  Lima Senior - Tough and athletic team. Will improve after the first 11 games. Will be hard to beat come tournament time.

18.  Columbus Mifflin - Tough and disciplined team. Defense is the key. Scoring will define them.

19.  Cleveland St. Ignatius - Another tough team. May be a year away.

20.  Cleveland East Tech - They can score. Can they guard?

Division 2

1.    Akron SVSM - Team full of guards that is hard to guard

2.    Dayton Dunbar - One of the best programs in the state. They churn out top 5 squads every year.

3.    Cleveland Central Catholic - part of the 3 headed monster in D2

4.    Columbus Walnut Ridge - Talented squad of Juniors

5.    Franklin - Luke Kennard....nuff said

6.    Dayton Ponitz - Solid senior laden squad. Tough.

7.    Dayton Thurgood Marshall - Good squad that will improve after the first 11 games. Tough out come tournament time.

8.    Kettering Alter - Once they recover from Football this will be a very tough squad.

9.    Toledo Scott - Them or Defiance are the best 2 in Northwest Ohio in D2.

10,  Columbus DeSales - Will be pretty good once Sanchez returns

Division 3

1.    Cleveland VASJ - Best team in D3 on paper hands down. Arguably the best team in the state.

2.    Lima Central Catholic - A D3 championship could be in the making. VASJ has almost everyone back. LCC lost their top 2 scorers.

3.    Warrensville - Hall, Peters and Howze are tough to stop in D3

4.    Youngstown Ursuline - Great team in the Northeast corner of the state.

5.    Dayton Chaminade-Julienne - Tough, well coached bunch with inside/outside threats

6.    Cincinnati Shroder - Has the best PG in D3

7.    Dayton Stivers - Solid talent. Need consistency.

8.    Cincinnati Roger Bacon - Young squad could put it all together come tournament time.

9.    Versailles - Any team with Ahrens has a chance in D3.

10.  Ottawa Glandorf - See above and insert Bramlage for Ahrens.

Division 4

1.    Columbus Africentric - No one else in D4 has 3 Division 1 college talents.

2.    Canal Winchester Harvest Prep - Dennis is an absolute stud in D4

3.    Cincinnati Aiken - Was #1 before Cameron Moore left. Still very good

4.    New Madison Tri Village - Mr. Inside (Cook) and Mr. Outside (Linkous)

5.    Maria Stein Marion Local - Huge for a D4 team. Shoot, they are huge for a D1 team

6.    Spencerville - No one know but these guys are good.

7.    Louisville Aquinas - Last year's final 4 team could be back.

8.    Peebles - Justice may be served.

9.    Malvern - Nice in the middle with Loomis

10.  Plymouth - Edminston and Beebe lead.


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  2. You're sleeping on Toledo-Springfield (Holland, OH). Led by much improved big, Demajeo Wiggins-2015. Also have some good looking guards on the team. Wiggins is arguably the best unsigned big in the state, after Bragg comes off of the board at the end of the week. Might wanna take a closer look... Already beat a few of the teams that you have ranked out of N/W Ohio... Wiggins has already matched up toe-to-toe w/highly ranked "bigs" this year (also mentioned above) & flat out out played them... Should really take a closer look.