The flip-flopping between Saint Ignatius and St. Xavier continues, as the Bombers and the Wildcats are 1-2, respectively, in this week's Associated Press Division I State Football Poll
The 2016 Division I State Runner-Up Wildcats received the most first-place votes this week with 13, but St. Xavier edged Saint Ignatius in total voting points, 237-232. The Bombers, who are Ohio's defending Division I State Champion, earned 10 first-place votes.
Please note that the teams in bold face are all members of Region 1, as designated by the OHSAA. Region 1 accounts for half of the teams ranked/receiving points in this week's AP Division I poll. It's not a surprise, since these six teams make up the top six programs in the Region 1 computer playoff rankings by playoff guru Joe Eitel.
- Eddie Dwyer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2017, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
|1. Cincinnati St. Xavier (10)||7-0||237|
|2. Cleveland St. Ignatius (13)||7-0||232|
|3. Lakewood St. Edward (2)||7-0||202|
|5. Toledo Whitmer (1)||7-0||154|
|6. Canton McKinley||7-0||128|
|7. Hilliard Bradley||7-0||94|
|9. Pickerington North||6-1||33|
|10. Stow-Munroe Falls||6-1||30|
Others receiving 12 or more points: Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 24. Euclid (6-1) 12.