The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its second official weekly football computer ratings Tuesday. The computer ratings are released every Tuesday leading up to the final report on Sunday, Oct. 23, when 448 schools – the top 16 in each region – will qualify for the playoffs.
There are 711 schools in this week’s 11-player football computer ratings. The 72 largest schools are in Division I, while the remaining schools are divided equally in Divisions II through VII (approximately 106 schools in each division).
The top 20 schools in each region are listed below by division and region with record and average points. The football page at OHSAA.org includes an explanation of how the ratings are calculated.
As expected, there were changes in the position for local teams after the latest ratings were announced on Tuesday. Richland County teams were ranked as follows:
Clear Fork – #6 in Division IV, Region 14 between Van Wert and St. Mary’s Memorial
Crestview – #2 in Division VI, Region 22 between Carey and West Salem Northwestern
Lexington – #18 in Division III, Region 10 between Sandusky and Cleveland Lincoln West
Lucas – #7 in Division VI, Region 25 between Salineville Southern and Vienna Matthews
Madison – Not ranked
Mansfield Senior – #3 in Division III, Region 10 between Medina Buckeye and Lodi Cloverleaf
Ontario – #15 in Division III, Region 10 between Bay Village Bay and Copley
Plymouth-Shiloh – Not ranked
Shelby – #12 in Division IV, Region 14 between Galion and River Valley