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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Ohio Week 1 POWERADE baseball rankings

By David Auguste

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
Click here to see the rest of the POWERADE state rankings.