EF’s Ohio hs football Fab 5 Rankings and poll comparisons

Three weeks into the Ohio High School football season and a clearer picture is starting to appear. Still a lot of football left to play, but the Associated Press state polls debut this week and so do our initial Fab 5 rankings. Below you will find who we think are the top teams in Ohio and who others do. We highlight/compare the MaxPreps computer rankings, the AP poll and Drew Pastuer’s Fantastic 50 poll.

Heading into Week 4, it’s clear St. Xavier (Division I), LaSalle (II), Trotwood-Madison (III), Steubenville (IV), Eastwood (V), Marion Local (VI) and Minster (VII) are all ahead of the class early.

DIVISION I FAB 5

1. St. Xavier (Cincinnati) – 3-0
AP: 1
Fantastic 50: 2
MaxPreps: 1

2. St. Ignatius (Cleveland) – 3-0
AP: 2
Fantastic 50: 1
MaxPreps: 2

3. St. Edward (Lakewood) – 3-0
AP: 4
Fantastic 50: 4
MaxPreps: 3

4. Whitmer (Toledo) – 3-0
AP: 6
Fantastic 50: 17
MaxPreps: 14

5. Dublin Coffman – 3-0
AP: 8
Fantastic 50: 14
MaxPreps: 10

Dropped Out:
None

On Deck:
Centerville
Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati)
Wayne (Huber Heights)
Pickerington Central
Pickerington North
Mentor
Colerain (Cincinnati)
Elder (Cincinnati)
Hilliard Bradley
Stow-Munroe Falls

DIVISION II FAB 5

1. La Salle (Cincinnati) – 3-0
AP: 1
Fantastic 50: 1
MaxPreps: 1

2. Anderson (Cincinnati) – 3-0
AP: 3
Fantastic 50: 11
MaxPreps: 3

3. Benedictine (Cleveland) – 3-0
AP: 5
Fantastic 50: 10
MaxPreps: 14

4. Winton Woods (Cincinnati) – 3-0
AP: 4
Fantastic 50: 3
MaxPreps: 9

5. Barberton – 3-0
AP: 12
Fantastic 50: 32
MaxPreps: 23

Dropped Out:
None

On Deck:
Archbishop Hoban (Akron)
Sidney
Belmont (Dayton)
Boardman (Youngstown)
Avon

DIVISION III FAB 5

1. Trotwood-Madison – 3-0
AP: 1
Fantastic 50: 3
MaxPreps: 1

2. Central Catholic (Toledo) – 3-0
AP: 2
Fantastic 50: 1
MaxPreps: 3

3. St. Francis de Sales (Columbus) – 3-0
AP: 5
Fantastic 50: 2
MaxPreps: 2

4. St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron) – 3-0
AP: 3
Fantastic 50: 4
MaxPreps: 9

5. Franklin – 3-0
AP: 8
Fantastic 50: 5
MaxPreps: 4

Dropped Out:
None

On Deck:
Archbishop Alter (Kettering)
Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (Chardon)
Granville
Bishop Hartley (Columbus)
Sandusky
Padua Franciscan (Parma)
Marion-Franklin (Columbus)

DIVISION IV FAB 5

1. Steubenville – 3-0
AP: 1
Fantastic 50: 1
MaxPreps: 2

2. Shelby – 3-0
AP: 10
Fantastic 50: 9
MaxPreps: 1

3. Perry – 3-0
AP: 2
Fantastic 50: 5
MaxPreps: 7

4. Valley View (Germantown) – 3-0
AP: 3
Fantastic 50: 6
MaxPreps: 3

5. Wyoming (Cincinnati) – 3-0
AP: 8
Fantastic 50: 7
MaxPreps: 6

Dropped Out:
None

On Deck:
Clinton-Massie (Clarksville)
Firelands (Oberlin)
Clear Fork (Bellville)
John Glenn (New Concord)
Poland Seminary
Waverly
Wauseon

DIVISION V FAB 5

1. Eastwood (Pemberville) – 3-0
AP: 1
Fantastic 50: 1
MaxPreps:
1

2. Wheelersburg – 3-0
AP: 4
Fantastic 50: 3
MaxPreps: 3

3. Liberty Center – 3-0
AP: 4
Fantastic 50: 4
MaxPreps: 8

4. Columbus Academy (Gahanna) – 3-0
AP: 6
Fantastic 50: 7
MaxPreps: 5

5. Anna – 3-0
AP: 3
Fantastic 50: 2
MaxPreps: 2

Dropped Out:

None

On Deck:
Grand Valley (Orwell)
Indian Lake (Lewistown)
Genoa Area
Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills)
Chesapeake
South Range (Canfield)

DIVISION VI FAB 5

1. Marion Local (Maria Stein) – 3-0
AP: 1
Fantastic 50: 1
MaxPreps: 1

2. Kirtland – 3-0
AP: 4
Fantastic 50: 2
MaxPreps: 3

3. St. Henry – 3-0
AP: 2
Fantastic 50: 4
MaxPreps: 2

4. Coldwater – 1-2
AP: 10
Fantastic 50: 3
MaxPreps: 6

5. Mogadore – 3-0
AP: 5
Fantastic 50: 2
MaxPreps: 9

Dropped Out:
None

On Deck:
Fort Recovery
Mechanicsburg
Nelsonville-York (Nelsonville)
Carey
Shenandoah (Sarahsville)
Norwayne (Creston)
Shadyside

DIVISION VII FAB 5

1. Minster – 3-0
AP: 1
Fantastic 50: 1
MaxPreps: 1

2. Cuyahoga Heights (Cleveland) – 2-0
AP: 3
Fantastic 50: 2
MaxPreps: 2

3. Danville – 3-0
AP: 4
Fantastic 50: 10
MaxPreps: 9

4. Leipsic – 3-0
AP: 5
Fantastic 50: 6
MaxPreps: 6

5. St. Paul (Norwalk) – 3-0
AP: 7
Fantastic 50: 8
MaxPreps: 4

Dropped Out:
None

On Deck:
Harvest Prep (Canal Winchester)
Crestview (Convoy)
Lehman Catholic (Sidney)
Dalton
Bishop Rosecrans (Zanesville)

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