(11-29-21) Ohio High School girls basketball kicked off week 1 of the season last week., Houseworth has the rankings entering week 2.
After going across state lines and defeating the defending Indiana 4A state champion, there’s no question that Mount Notre Dame is the team to beat in D-I in Ohio. If there is a team who will challenge them, it will be any number of southwestern Ohio teams who had a stellar opening week including Princeton and Miamisburg.
With Laurel going 0-3, it is time to look at who should take over the top spot in D-II. The honor goes to the defending state champion Napoleon Wildcats, who are 3-0 to begin the season. There’s no shortage of parity at the top with Sheridan, Perry, Roger Bacon, and Bishop Hartley rounding out the top 5
Yes, Hiland lost to open the season. Their loss was also to the #4 team in D-I. Let’s see Liberty-Benton and O-G play a game before we move either of them into the top spot.
Fort Loramie will have more competition this season than they did last season. Buckeye Central was absolutely dominant in their wins against Williard (58-29) and Ashland Crestview (63-16) to open the season. Time will tell which other teams will rise to the top, like Cincinnati Country Day or New Knoxville.