Malvern 4th, Ridgewood 7th in first AP state boys basketball rankings


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The first Associated Press Ohio high school basketball polls of the season were released on Monday, with the Inter-Valley Conference’s Malvern and Ridgewood High Schools finding top ten spots in their respective divisions.

The Hornets (8-0) are ranked No. 4 in the Division IV rankings with 71 points, while the Generals (8-1) are No. 7 in Division III, at 38 points.

Malvern (5-0 in IVC) is scheduled to travel to Strasburg for a Tuesday night IVC North matchup against the 8-1 Tigers, while Ridgewood will play IVC South rival Hiland (9-1, 5-0). The Hawks were the only other IVC team to receive points in the Division IV rankings (14).

Monday’s respective rankings are as follows:


1. Ottawa-Glandorf (5)8-098
2. Versailles (1)8-083
3. North Robinson Colonel Crawford8-068
(tie) Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (1)5-268
5. Cleveland Heights. Lutheran E. (2)6-246
6. Springfield Shawnee (1)7-241
7. West Lafayette Ridgewood (1)8-138
8. S. Point8-136
9. Columbus. Africentric4-235
(tie) Cincinnati Taft (2)5-235


1. Botkins (7)8-1106
2. Antwerp (2)9-075
3. Glouster Trimble9-072
4. Malvern (2)8-071
5. Columbus Grandview Hts.8-151
6. Lucasville Valley9-050
7. New Madison Tri-Village7-246
8. Toledo Emmanuel Christian8-145
9. Richmond Heights (2)5-439
10. Springfield Catholic Central8-034