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Division I Power Rankings

By Zach Fleer, 01/20/20, 5:00PM EST

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Gahanna, Walnut Ridge, Hilliard Bradley, South and Pickerington Central lead our latest rankings

GAHANNA, Ohio -- We are more than half way through January and through the high school season. While we've seen upsets, instant classics and plenty of blowouts, the one constant is Gahanna, as the Lions are still unbeaten at 15-0 and could take a huge step toward locking up the OCC-Ohio this week.

The Lions begin a challenging stretch of back half OCC play that will hit a fever pitch on Friday when Gahanna hosts rival Pickerington North. The Panthers gave Gahanna one of its toughest tests all season in a 44-42 road win in December.

If Gahanna can beat North, the Lions will hold a two-plus game lead over the rest of the league and will just need to go unblemished against everyone not named Pickerington Central to win its first OCC title since 2016.

With a loaded top seven in the area, Walnut Ridge, Hilliard Bradley, South, Pickerington Central, Pickerington North and Thomas Worthington trail Gahanna. We'll see many of these top teams challenging one another this week as next week's rankings could look a lot different from what we see today.

Let's take a look at the rest of the area in Division I.


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# PRE Team Record SOR This Week
1 1 Gahanna 15-0 35 @ New Albany (3), vs. #6 Pickerington North (4)
2 2 Walnut Ridge 11-2 27 vs. Eastmoor (1), @ Briggs (3), vs. #5 Pickerington Central (5)
3 3 Hilliard Bradley 12-1 32 @ Worthington Kilbourne (2), @ Olentangy Berlin, vs. London (2)
4 5 South 14-1 24 vs. Africentric (1), @ Marion-Franklin
5 7 Pickerington Central 10-4 31 @ Westerville Central (3), vs. Lancaster, vs. #2 Walnut Ridge (5)
6 4 Pickerington North 12-4 34 vs. Groveport (1), @ #1 Gahanna (6)
7 6 Thomas Worthington 12-3 19 @ Delaware Hayes (2). vs. Dublin Jerome (1), vs. Northland (1)
8 8 Westerville South 10-4 22 vs. Reynoldsburg (2), vs. Olentangy Liberty (3)
9 9 Newark 12-2 21 @ Lancaster (1), @ Franklin Heights, vs. Whitehall (2)
10 10 Dublin Coffman 11-4 12 @ Olentangy Orange (3), @ Westland, vs. Africentric (1)

Trending Upward: Pickerington Central (+2), Olentangy Liberty, Big Walnut, Watkins Memorial, Westerville North, Whitehall 

Steady: Gahanna, Walnut Ridge, Hilliard Bradley, South, Pickerington North, Thomas Worthington, Westerville South, Newark, Dublin Coffman 

Remaining unbeaten teams: Gahanna (15-0)

Strength of Record Leaders

  • #1 Gahanna - 35
  • #6 Pickerington North - 34
  • #3 Hilliard Bradley - 32
  • #5 Pickerington Central - 31
  • #2 Walnut Ridge - 27
  • #4 South - 24
  • #8 Westerville South - 22
  • #9 Newark - 21
  • Olentangy Liberty - 20
  • Westerville Central - 17
  • Westerville North - 16
  • Olentangy Orange - 15
  • Whitehall - 14
  • Reynoldsburg - 14
  • Groveport - 13
  • #10 Dublin Coffman - 12

Games to Watch This Week

  • #2 Walnut Ridge vs. #5 Pickerington Central - Saturday (Ohio Dominican)
  • #6 Pickerington North @ #1 Gahanna - Friday
  • Olentangy Liberty @ #8 Westerville South - Friday
  • #10 Dublin Coffman @ Olentangy Orange - Tuesday
  • #1 Gahanna @ New Albany - Tuesday
  • #2 Walnut Ridge @ Briggs - Friday
  • #5 Pickerington Central @ Westerville Central - Tuesday
  • #7 Thomas Worthington @ Delaware Hayes - Tuesday
  • Reynoldsburg @ #8 Westerville South - Tuesday

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