OGBR’s Preseason Girls Basketball State Rankings

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Ohio Girls Basketball Report

The Ohio high school girls basketball season tips-off Friday, Nov.
27, and as usual, the Buckeye State will be home to some of the
nation’s top players and teams. Who exactly are the top squads of note? According to Ohio girls
basketball guru and the founder of the Ohio Girls Basketball Report –
Tom Jenkins – the following programs are the ones to watch.


The Ohio high school girls basketball season tips-off Friday, Nov. 27, and as usual, the Buckeye State will be home to some of the nation’s top players and teams.

Who exactly are the top squads of note? According to Ohio girls basketball guru and the founder of the Ohio Girls Basketball Report – Tom Jenkins – the following programs are the ones to watch.

Jenkins knows his stuff when it comes to Ohio girls high school hoops and the following are his annual preseason polls.

Some things to consider:

– Of the 24 State Champions that have been crowned since OGBR has been releasing its Pre-Season Polls in 2003-2004, 19 teams ranked No. 1 in OGBR’s Pre-Season Poll won their division state championship. Three of the last four years, all four No. 1 teams in the preseason finished as state champion.

– OGBR is operating at a 79.2% rate in selecting State Champions thru its pre-season poll.

– Since the 2003 -2004 season OGBR has predicted prior to the start of the season 41 of the 84 (48.8%) State Final Four teams.

2009-10 PRESEASON RANKINGS

“Super 10” – Regardless of Division
1. South Euclid Regina (III)
2. Toledo Start     (I)
3. Cincinnati Mt. Notre Dame     (I)
4. Canton McKinley (I)
5. Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown (    II)
6. Dresden Tri-Valley    (I)
7. West Chester Lakota West    (I)
8. Twinsburg (I)
9. Pickerington North    (I)
10. Berlin Hiland (IV)

Division I           
1. Toledo Start                   
2. Cincinnati Mt. Notre Dame           
3. Canton McKinley               
4. Dresden Tri-Valley               
5. West Chester Lakota West                   
6. Twinsburg       
7. Pickerington North               
8. Toledo Waite                   
9. Marion Harding               
10. Mason                   

Others To Watch (listed alphabetically):
Cincinnati Colerain, Columbus Brookhaven, Columbus Northland, Fairborn, Pickerington Central, Reynoldsburg, Springboro, Sylvania Northview, Toledo Central Catholic, Vandalia Butler, Youngstown Boardman

Division II
1. Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown       
2. Dayton Chaminade Julienne       
3. Kettering Alter               
4. Walsh Jesuit                   
5. Kenton Ridge               
6. Cambridge                   
7. Canton South               
8. Indian Hill                   
9. Big Walnut                   
10. Salem                   

Others To Watch (listed alphabetically):
Dayton Carroll, Lima Bath, Mentor Lake Catholic, Washington Court House Miami Trace, Millersburg West Holmes, Rocky River, Tipp City Tippecanoe

Division III
1. South Euclid Regina           
2. Columbus Africentric           
3. Middletown Madison           
4. Oak Hill                   
5. Youngstown Ursuline           
6. Findlay Liberty Benton           
7. Heath                       
8. Defiance Tinora               
9. Smithville                   
10. Orrville                   

Division IV
1. Berlin Hiland                   
2. Columbus Harvest Prep           
3. Cleveland Lutheran East           
4. Waterford                   
5. Fort Loramie                   
6. Pandora Gilboa               
7. South Webster               
8. Delphos St. Johns               
9. Minster                   
10. Mogadore

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