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Saint Ignatius and St. Xavier Switch Spots in AP Poll

By Eddie Dwyer, 10/10/17, 10:00AM EDT


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
4. Centerville 7-0 168
5. Toledo Whitmer (1) 7-0 154
6. Canton McKinley 7-0 128
7. Hilliard Bradley 7-0 94
8. Mentor 6-1 59
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.