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Some computer questions may get answered this week

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

Obviously, winning is the key to making the Ohio High School Athletic Association postseason football playoffs.

But the question right now is who is going to win.

In Region 17 of Division V, the Ironton Fighting Tigers (5-1) have moved up a notch to No. 3 behind St. Clairsville (7-0) and Coshocton (7-0).

Ironton has three big point games left with Div. IV Meigs (3-4), Div. III Jackson (7-0) and Raceland (6-1) who is considered Div. VI in Ohio.

Meigs should win its final two games with Wellston and Alexander. Jackson is a virtual lock to beat Portsmouth and Gallipolis. Raceland faces district foes Fairview and Paintsville and should win both.

St. Clairsville has three wins ahead but won’t get many points. They play Edison (2-5), Buckeye Local (0-7) and Union Local (3-4).

Coshocton will win its final two games with Claymont (3-4) and River View (0-7). It will get a test this week from Div. III Dover (5-2).

Bishop Hartley (5-2) — fourth in this week’s computer ratings — stands to gain possibly the most points over the final three weeks, but two of those games loom as possible loses.

The Hawks play Beechcroft (7-0) this week followed by St. Francis DeSales (6-1). They close with rival Bishop Ready (5-2) in a game they should win.

Wheelersburg (6-1) is fifth this week in Region 17 and should beat Minford (5-2) this week. The Pirates close with Lucasville Valley (6-1) and Portsmouth West (5-2). Valley has beaten the Pirates the past three years and West upset Valley last week.

All three teams should make the playoffs.

Liberty Union (5-2) is sixth this week but the Lions will be an underdog against Teays Valley (5-2) this week and then close with Circleville (6-1) and Fairfield Union (2-5).

The Lions upset Logan Elm 22-0 last week.

Columbus Eastmoor (6-1) is seventh and should qualify for the postseason. However, the Warriors have a big game this week against Marion Franklin (6-1) and a win is needed to secure a spot because they finish with Independence (3-4) and Africentric (1-6).

Martins Ferry might need to win its final three games to get into the postseason. The Purple Rider have their big game this week against Indian Creek (6-1) but they should win. The close with Edison and Bellaire, both 2-5.

The Chesapeake Panthers (5-2) are sitting at No. 11 and will need a lot of help. The biggest thing the Panthers have to do is win out and that includes beating Coal Grove this week.

Speaking of Coal Grove, the Hornets (4-3) are 12th in this week’s Region 21 of Div. VI computer ratings.

Obviously, the Hornets must win out and then hope for several teams ahead of them to lose.

The Symmes Valley Vikings (4-3) enhanced their playoff chances with a win over Sciotoville East last week. Jumping to seventh in Region 25 of Div. VIII this week, the Vikings can lock up a playoff berth by beating Oak Hill this week.

Oak Hill (5-2) stands sixth in Region 21 of Div. VI and will be the favorite.

The Vikings play Portsmouth Notre Dame (1-6) next week and then end the season against Danville (4-3) on a Saturday at Athens High School.

Danville is 10th this week in Region 25.

 

 

Ohio High School Athletic Association

Weekly Computer Football Playoff Ratings

Division I

Division I (top 16 from both regions will qualify for the playoffs)

Region 1 – 1. Hudson (7-0) 24.4571, 2. Westerville Central (7-0) 19.3286, 3. Powell Olentangy Liberty (6-1) 17.6286, 4. Mentor (7-0) 15.1357, 5. Austintown-Fitch (6-1) 14.9082, 6. Berea-Midpark (6-1) 14.7143, 7. Solon (5-2) 14.6571, 8. Strongsville (6-1) 14.5786, 9. Lakewood St. Edward (5-2) 13.9117, 10. Cle. St. Ignatius (5-2) 12.8271, 11. Wadsworth (5-2) 12.7643, 12. Massillon Jackson (5-2) 12.0429, 13. Findlay (5-2) 10.4071, 14. Elyria (4-3) 10.2714, 15. Stow-Munroe Falls (5-2) 9.8, 16. Canton McKinley (3-4) 9.7357, 17. Brunswick (4-3) 9.5, 18. Massillon Perry (4-3) 9.0071, 19. Canton GlenOak (4-3) 8.8857, 20. Lorain (4-3) 8.7857

Region 2 – 1. Huber Hts. Wayne (7-0) 21.1837, 2. Centerville (7-0) 21.0357, 3. Cin. Archbishop Moeller (6-1) 20.3286, 4. Pickerington Central (7-0) 19.2143, 5. Dublin Coffman (7-0) 18.811, 6. Liberty Twp. Lakota East (6-1) 17.6786, 7. Cin. St. Xavier (5-2) 17.3286, 8. Springboro (6-1) 16.9857, 9. Hilliard Darby (6-1) 14.1786, 10. Hilliard Davidson (4-3) 13.9694, 11. Miamisburg (6-1) 13.0857, 12. Cin. Colerain (4-3) 12.5143, 13. Gahanna Lincoln (5-2) 12.0429, 14. Westerville South (4-3) 11.2214, 15. Grove City Central Crossing (4-3) 10.9571, 16. Mason (5-2) 10.4978, 17. Cin. Elder (4-3) 10.25, 18. West Chester Lakota West (4-3) 9.9429, 19. Clayton Northmont (3-4) 8.6143, 20. Cin. Sycamore (4-3) 8.1429

Division II

(top eight from each region in Divisions II through VII will qualify for the playoffs)

Region 3 – 1. Mayfield (6-1) 18.6571, 2. Bedford (7-0) 17.4351, 3. Madison (6-1) 15.4043, 4. Maple Hts. (6-1) 13.9812, 5. Willoughby South (4-3) 12.8643, 6. Brecksville-Broadview Hts. (6-1) 12.5714, 7. Painesville Riverside (6-1) 12.5071, 8. North Olmsted (4-3) 9.8571, 9. Cle. Glenville (5-2) 9.7489, 10. Garfield Hts. (6-1) 8.9429, 11. Cle. Rhodes (5-2) 8.1714, 12. Cle. John Adams (4-3) 6.6143

Region 4 – 1. Grafton Midview (7-0) 21.9786, 2. Perrysburg (7-0) 19.8071, 3. Macedonia Nordonia (7-0) 18.85, 4. Medina Highland (5-2) 15.5857, 5. Avon (6-1) 13.15, 6. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (5-2) 12.6154, 7. Massillon Washington (5-2) 12.5714, 8. Holland Springfield (5-2) 11.7571, 9. Uniontown Lake (4-3) 11.2714, 10. Fremont Ross (4-3) 11.0786, 11. Akron Ellet (6-1) 11.0071, 12. North Ridgeville (4-3) 10.3071

Region 5 – 1. Lewis Center Olentangy (7-0) 19.7, 2. Mount Vernon (5-2) 12.8214, 3. Dublin Scioto (4-3) 12.1929, 4. Ashville Teays Valley (5-2) 12.1071, 5. Pataskala Watkins Memorial (6-1) 11.8711, 6. Ashland (4-3) 10.8429, 7. Cols. Hamilton Township (4-3) 10.0071, 8. Worthington Kilbourne (5-2) 9.8357, 9. Wooster (4-3) 9.7429, 10. Cols. Northland (5-2) 9.2571, 11. Pataskala Licking Hts. (5-2) 8.4286, 12. Lewis Center Olentangy Orange (3-4) 7.4143

Region 6 – 1. Cin. LaSalle (6-1) 20.4143, 2. Cin. Mount Healthy (7-0) 18.6609, 3. Lima Senior (7-0) 16.4214, 4. Kings Mills Kings (7-0) 15.9929, 5. Harrison (5-2) 11.9357, 6. New Carlisle Tecumseh (5-2) 11.7214, 7. Cin. Winton Woods (4-2) 11.4457, 8. Xenia (5-2) 10.3357, 9. Cin. Glen Este (4-3) 8.75, 10. Cin. Northwest (4-3) 8.4571, 11. Loveland (4-3) 8.45, 12. Vandalia Butler (3-4) 7.5

Division III

Region 7 – 1. Hubbard (7-0) 18.5143, 2. Tallmadge (5-2) 16.3143, 3. Aurora (7-0) 16.1857, 4. Akron St. Vincent-St Mary (5-2) 14.0209, 5. Poland Seminary (6-1) 13.5714, 6. Louisville (6-1) 13.45, 7. Richfield Revere (5-2) 12.3929, 8. Warren Howland (6-1) 11.9286, 9. Chardon (5-2) 11.4, 10. Chagrin Falls Kenston (5-2) 10.0429, 11. Chesterland West Geauga (4-3) 9.3, 12. Akron Archbishop Hoban (5-2) 8.1429

Region 8 – 1. Norwalk (7-0) 15.85, 2. Tol. Central Cath. (5-2) 14.4286, 3. Clyde (6-1) 13.6857, 4. Bowling Green (5-2) 11.35, 5. Sandusky Perkins (4-3) 10.4714, 6. Maumee (4-3) 9.5071, 7. Rocky River (5-2) 9.1357, 8. Tiffin Columbian (4-3) 8.7214, 9. Medina Buckeye (5-2) 7.8071, 10. Mansfield Madison Comp. (4-3) 7.4786, 11. Mentor Lake Cath. (2-5) 5.7843, 12. Painesville Harvey (3-4) 5.4214

Region 9 – 1. Granville (6-1) 16.4429, 2. Jackson (7-0) 15.8143, 3. Circleville Logan Elm (6-1) 14.7357, 4. Cols. St. Francis DeSales (6-1) 14.5209, 5. The Plains Athens (7-0) 14.4929, 6. Dresden Tri-Valley (7-0) 12.9286, 7. Dover (5-2) 12.7714, 8. New Philadelphia (5-2) 10.9, 9. Millersburg West Holmes (4-3) 10.0429, 10. Thornville Sheridan (6-1) 9.7786, 11. Sunbury Big Walnut (4-3) 9.1566, 12. Whitehall-Yearling (4-3) 8.9264

Region 10 – 1. Wapakoneta (7-0) 18.1643, 2. Mount Orab Western Brown (7-0) 14.5577, 3. Springfield Kenton Ridge (7-0) 14.2929, 4. Trotwood-Madison (6-1) 13.7357, 5. Tipp City Tippecanoe (6-1) 12.8286, 6. Bellefontaine (5-2) 11.7071, 7. Cin. Taft (5-2) 10.5, 8. New Richmond (4-3) 9.5866, 9. Bellbrook (5-2) 9.4929, 10. Wilmington (6-1) 9.0786, 11. Day. Thurgood Marshall (3-4) 8.0306, 12. Springfield Shawnee (4-3) 8.0

Division IV

Region 11 – 1. Mantua Crestwood (7-0) 14.6143, 2. Cle. Benedictine (6-1) 12.5786, 3. Peninsula Woodridge (5-2) 11.25, 4. Perry (4-3) 11.1429, 5. Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (4-3) 10.1214, 6. Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (4-2) 10.0833, 7. Mogadore Field (5-2) 9.9857, 8. Jefferson Area (6-1) 9.4429, 9. Bay Village Bay (4-3) 8.0643, 10. Chagrin Falls (3-4) 6.5929, 11. Beloit West Branch (3-4) 6.5643, 12. Cortland Lakeview (4-3) 6.3714

Region 12 – 1. Bellevue (5-2) 13.5643, 2. Port Clinton (6-1) 13.1929, 3. Wooster Triway (7-0) 12.6357, 4. Wauseon (7-0) 11.6357, 5. Kenton (5-2) 11.2429, 6. Genoa Area (5-2) 10.3929, 7. LaGrange Keystone (6-1) 9.8429, 8. Galion (4-3) 9.5571, 9. Bryan (5-2) 8.6714, 10. Oberlin Firelands (5-2) 7.9643, 11. Lima Bath (4-3) 6.9, 12. Caledonia River Valley (4-3) 6.6071

Region 13 – 1. Cols. Beechcroft (7-0) 12.9786, 2. Johnstown-Monroe (6-1) 12.7357, 3. Cols. Marion-Franklin (6-1) 12.5429, 4. Zanesville Maysville (7-0) 11.8071, 5. Bexley (5-2) 11.55, 6. Steubenville (4-3) 11.2356, 7. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (6-1) 10.6143, 8. Newark Licking Valley (5-2) 10.55, 9. Wintersville Indian Creek (6-1) 9.6183, 10. Amanda-Clearcreek (4-3) 8.5433, 11. Heath (4-3) 6.5857, 12. Carroll Bloom-Carroll (3-4) 5.5357

Region 14 – 1. Cin. Archbishop McNicholas (7-0) 17.2143, 2. Kettering Archbishop Alter (7-0) 15.3643, 3. Cin. Wyoming (6-1) 14.9214, 4. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (7-0) 14.4714, 5. Cleves Taylor (6-1) 13.9786, 6. Circleville (6-1) 13.6214, 7. Washington C.H. Miami Trace (5-2) 12.0714, 8. Monroe (6-1) 11.8857, 9. Minford (5-2) 10.6, 10. Cin. Indian Hill (4-2) 10.0556, 11. Norwood (5-2) 9.9357, 12. Middletown Bishop Fenwick (3-4) 8.6

Division V

Region 15 – 1. Canton Central Cath. (7-0) 16.6, 2. Youngstown Ursuline (5-2) 12.8786, 3. Youngstown Liberty (6-1) 11.2214, 4. Gates Mills Gilmour Acad. (6-1) 11.1143, 5. Cadiz Harrison Central (4-3) 8.7429, 6. Hanoverton United (5-2) 8.4286, 7. Beachwood (4-3) 8.4071, 8. Middlefield Cardinal (5-2) 8.2071, 9. Columbiana Crestview (4-3) 7.95, 10. Girard (6-1) 7.3071, 11. Independence (4-3) 6.9857, 12. Sullivan Black River (3-4) 5.65

Region 16 – 1. Marion Pleasant (7-0) 15.65, 2. Findlay Liberty-Benton (7-0) 14.45, 3. Doylestown Chippewa (7-0) 13.9429, 4. Coldwater (6-1) 13.7429, 5. Huron (6-1) 13.05, 6. Elyria Cath. (5-2) 11.6571, 7. Pemberville Eastwood (6-1) 11.0929, 8. Delta (6-1) 10.6429, 9. Columbia Station Columbia (6-1) 9.9571, 10. Creston Norwayne (4-3) 8.0929, 11. Bucyrus (6-1) 8.0429, 12. Ottawa-Glandorf (5-2) 7.7643

Region 17 – 1. St. Clairsville (7-0) 15.45, 2. Coshocton (7-0) 14.1143, 3. Ironton (5-1) 13.4906, 4. Cols. Bishop Hartley (5-2) 12.9357, 5. Wheelersburg (6-1) 11.7446, 6. Baltimore Liberty Union (5-2) 11.15, 7. Cols. Eastmoor Acad. (6-1) 11.1407, 8. Portsmouth West (5-2) 10.3143, 9. Martins Ferry (6-1) 9.9387, 10. Albany Alexander (5-2) 7.5429, 11. Chesapeake (5-2) 6.25, 12. Chillicothe Zane Trace (4-3) 4.9929

Region 18 – 1. Cin. Hills Christian Acad. (7-0) 13.6291, 2. Cin. Madeira (5-2) 12.9235, 3. Jamestown Greeneview (7-0) 12.5071, 4. Cin. Mariemont (5-2) 11.2482, 5. Hamilton Badin (5-2) 10.1571, 6. Cin. Shroder (6-1) 9.8203, 7. Day. Chaminade Julienne (5-2) 9.1183, 8. Waynesville (5-2) 8.9571, 9. Richwood North Union (5-2) 8.9429, 10. West Jefferson (4-3) 7.5592, 11. Cin. North College Hill (4-3) 7.4857, 12. St. Bernard Roger Bacon (3-4) 6.2357

Division VI

Region 19 – 1. Mogadore (7-0) 16.5786, 2. Sugarcreek Garaway (7-0) 16.3214, 3. Loudonville (7-0) 14.5786, 4. Kirtland (7-0) 13.8, 5. McDonald (7-0) 13.7571, 6. Jeromesville Hillsdale (6-1) 10.6643, 7. Lisbon David Anderson (6-1) 10.3071, 8. Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas (5-2) 10.2429, 9. New Middletown Springfield (5-2) 9.5071, 10. Smithville (5-2) 9.3429, 11. Cuyahoga Hts. (5-2) 9.2786, 12. Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph (5-2) 8.9

Region 20 – 1. Defiance Tinora (7-0) 12.9571, 2. Spencerville (7-0) 11.7786, 3. Lima Central Cath. (5-2) 11.4, 4. Convoy Crestview (6-1) 10.9071, 5. Gibsonburg (7-0) 9.9429, 6. Haviland Wayne Trace (6-1) 9.45, 7. Van Buren (6-1) 9.2214, 8. Bucyrus Wynford (6-1) 8.9143, 9. Defiance Ayersville (6-1) 7.2429, 10. Carey (6-1) 7.1357, 11. Delphos Jefferson (5-2) 6.5857, 12. North Robinson Colonel Crawford (5-2) 5.4643

Region 21 – 1. Fredericktown (7-0) 12.6571, 2. Lucasville Valley (6-1) 11.3786, 3. Grandview Hts. (5-2) 9.2453, 4. Centerburg (5-2) 8.9714, 5. Nelsonville-York (5-2) 8.8429, 6. Oak Hill (5-2) 8.7286, 7. Cols. Bishop Ready (5-2) 8.3817, 8. West Lafayette Ridgewood (6-1) 7.9286, 9. Woodsfield Monroe Central (5-2) 7.8485, 10. Belpre (5-2) 7.3429, 11. Beverly Fort Frye (5-2) 6.6214, 12. Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant (4-3) 5.8929

Region 22 – 1. Minster (5-2) 11.6214, 2. Casstown Miami East (7-0) 9.5204, 3. West Liberty-Salem (6-1) 9.2929, 4. Lewisburg Tri-County North (6-0) 9.2266, 5. London Madison Plains (5-2) 8.4071, 6. Versailles (5-2) 7.7786, 7. Anna (4-3) 7.5714, 8. West Alexandria Twin Valley South (6-0) 7.4129, 9. Mechanicsburg (5-2) 7.3714, 10. Cin. Country Day (7-0) 7.2619, 11. Cin. Summit Country Day (5-2) 7.2511, 12. Ada (4-3) 6.3857

Division VII

Region 23 – 1. Norwalk St. Paul (6-1) 11.2857, 2. Berlin Center Western Reserve (6-1) 9.2429, 3. Plymouth (5-2) 8.6643, 4. Ashland Mapleton (5-2) 7.2143, 5. Wellsville (5-2) 7.15, 6. Lucas (4-3) 6.4214, 7. Sandusky St. Mary Central Cath. (4-3) 5.7929, 8. Toronto (5-2) 5.6122, 9. Lowellville (4-3) 4.5714, 10. Steubenville Cath. Central (3-4) 4.0643, 11. Vienna Mathews (4-3) 3.8229, 12. Garfield Hts. Trinity (2-5) 3.2959

Region 24 – 1. Tiffin Calvert (6-1) 9.0143, 2. Arlington (6-1) 7.8929, 3. McComb (6-1) 7.5929, 4. Columbus Grove (3-4) 5.9929, 5. Tol. Christian (5-2) 5.4143, 6. Leipsic (3-4) 5.2, 7. Delphos St. John’s (3-4) 5.1286, 8. North Baltimore (4-3) 4.3429, 9. Pandora-Gilboa (4-3) 4.2929, tie-10. Edgerton (3-4) 4.1, tie-10. Rawson Cory-Rawson (3-4) 4.1, 12. Hicksville (4-3) 4.0643

Region 25 – 1. Glouster Trimble (7-0) 12.6143, 2. Caldwell (7-0) 12.3357, 3. Shadyside (7-0) 12.2286, 4. Bainbridge Paint Valley (5-2) 10.1143, 5. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep. (6-1) 7.9143, 6. New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Cath. (5-2) 6.9062, 7. Willow Wood Symmes Valley (4-3) 5.9603, 8. New Matamoras Frontier (5-2) 5.9429, 9. Danville (4-3) 5.9, 10. Millersport (6-1) 5.6939, 11. Crown City South Gallia (4-3) 5.0714, 12. Bridgeport (4-3) 4.7717

Region 26 – 1. Maria Stein Marion Local (7-0) 13.8857, 2. Sidney Lehman Cath. (5-2) 8.7357, 3. Fort Recovery (5-2) 7.8929, 4. North Lewisburg Triad (4-3) 6.6286, 5. Cin. Miami Valley Christian Acad. (5-1) 6.1553, 6. DeGraff Riverside (5-2) 5.4082, 7. Fort Loramie (4-3) 5.1429, 8. Troy Christian (4-3) 4.6681, 9. Covington (4-3) 4.4898, 10. Cin. Gamble Montessori (3-4) 4.4082, 11. Hamilton New Miami (4-3) 4.1939, 12. McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley (3-4) 3.6