High-SchoolOhio: Baseball Weekly Rankings

We featured Moeller in the local magazine and touted them as a team to look out for come playoff time. Don't want to sound cocky, but we nailed it. The Crusaders captured their sixth state crown with a victory over Westlake last week. The win vaulted Moeller to No. 36 in the national rankings. Grove City, which fell to Moeller in the semifinals, comes in at No. 2 after a stellar season. St. Francis DeSales repeated as D-II champs to round out the top three.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Moeller (22-5) — last week No. 2
2. Grove City (25-2) — last week No. 1
3. St. Francis DeSales (24-6) — last week No. 5
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Despite losing a pair of teams to playoff losses, Ohio still holds strong with four ranked squads in the Midwest Region. At the top of the list is two-loss Grove City, which sits at No. 2 in the Midwest. Division II power Defiance is No. 3 while Moeller creeps up nine spots to eighth overall. The playoffs ended the ranked reign of Centerville, Wayne, Jackson and Avon, but those squads have a shot to return in the final installment based on total body of work.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Grove City (25-2) — last week No. 1
2. Defiance (28-1) — last week No. 2
3. Moeller (22-5) — last week No. 3
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The playoffs have a way of messing up our rankings, but that wasn't the case this past week. Walsh Jesuit succumbed to an early postseason exit and dropped out but the rest of our top 10 was mostly unchanged. Jackson also struggled to close out the season and dips four spots to No. 8, while we welcome newcomer Ashland to the mix. We were lucky this week, but expect some major changes to the top 10 over the next few weeks.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Grove City (23-2) — last week No. 1
2. Defiance (26-1) — last week No. 2
3. Strongsville (19-3) — last week No. 3
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Just when we thought we found some stability at the No. 1 spot, Boardman upset top-ranked Massillon Jackson to knock the Polar Bears from their perch. Therefore, a new No. 1 has been crowned as Grove City usurps Boardman atop the rankings and Jackson dips to No. 4. A pair of teams heading in opposite directions are Moeller and Walsh Jesuit. Moeller is red hot after winning eight in a row and moves up to No. 6, while Walsh has been up and down in recent weeks and stumbles to No. 9.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Grove City (20-2) — last week No. 4
2. Defiance (21-1) — last week No. 3
3. Strongsville (18-3) — last week No. 2
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Ohio Week 4 POWERADE baseball rankings

May, 1, 2012
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For the third consecutive week, Massillon Jackson occupies the No. 1 spot in the rankings. The 15-win Polar Bears are also one of five local squads featured in this week's Midwest Regional. Not much movement in this week's rankings as Avon is the lone new team, replacing five-loss Mason. Strongsville jumps back in the top three ahead of D-II power Defiance.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Jackson (12-1) — last week No. 1
2. Strongsville (17-2) — last week No. 5
3. Defiance (18-1) — last week No. 2
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Ohio Week 3 POWERADE baseball rankings

April, 24, 2012
4/24/12
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This week's rankings only features one new team (Ashland), but also eight squads that find themselves in new spots in the top 10. Jackson went undefeated last week and retains its spot atop the list while occupying the No. 10 spot in the Midwest Region. Centerville moves into the No. 2 spot after Walsh Jesuit stumbled against Archbishop Hoban and Grove City continues to move up on the strength of its 14-1 mark. Division II power Defiance and former No. 1 Strongsville rounds out the top 5. Moeller is a team to look out for as the young Crusaders have played some elite out-of-state teams and could be a tough out when postseason play begins.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Jackson (12-1) — last week No. 1
2. Centerville (17-1) — last week No. 4
3. Grove City (14-1) — last week No.5
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Ohio Week 2 POWERADE baseball rankings

April, 17, 2012
4/17/12
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The Midwest Region rankings seriously impacted this week's local top 10 as every team landed in a new spot this week and one squad dropped out entirely. Strongsville was heavily penalized for its loss to unranked Medina and fell from No. 5 to a bubble team in the region. Therefore, they tumble to No. 6 locally. The new No. 1 is Massillon Jackson, which rose to No. 12 in the region with a 10-1 mark. Walsh Jesuit moved up three places to No. 2 locally after a five-spot improvement in the region, while Defiance (No. 17), Centerville (19) and Grove City (20) all made their region rankings debut and round out the top five locally. St. Francis DeSales dropped out to allow Hudson to make its debut.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Jackson (10-1) — last week No. 2
2. Walsh Jesuit (9-1) — last week No. 5
3. Defiance (9-1) — last week No. 7
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Ohio Week 1 POWERADE baseball rankings

April, 10, 2012
4/10/12
2:43
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It's tough to get a good read on teams this early in the season. Pitchers are still getting warmed up and coaches may still be tinkering with their roster to produce the best lineup. Therefore, expect a lot of changes to the rankings over the next few weeks. The overhaul of the top 10 begins this week as six new teams enter the fray. Massillon Jackson, Elder, Grove City, Defiance, Centerville and Mason all make their season debut. Preseason No. 1 Lakota East and Vandalia Butler have both fallen out the top 10 but expect them back once they regain their winning groove. Strongsville is the new No. 1 despite a loss to Moeller in its last outing.

Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Strongsville (7-1) — preseason No. 5
2. Massilon Jackson (8-1) — preseason NR
3. Elder (9-3) — preseason NR
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