Butler’s Bryant Johnson (12) watches as Sidney celebrates. Sidney defeated host Butler 36-34 in a boys high school basketball game on Tue., Feb. 13, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Photo: MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
Photo: MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Boys high school basketball power rankings

Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball area teams.

Division I

1. Wayne (19-1): lost 54-47 at Springfield, d. Indianapolis Northwest 77-60; hosts Centerville on Fri.

2. Springfield (17-3): d. Wayne 54-47, d. Fairmont 76-61; at Trotwood-Madison on Fri., hosts Middletown on Sat.

3. Butler (18-3): d. Troy 65-29, lost 36-34 to Sidney; at Tippecanoe on Fri.

4. Miamisburg (17-4): d. Lebanon 41-29, d. Fairborn 62-56; at Northmont on Fri.

5. Sidney (15-6): d. Piqua 62-53, d. Butler 36-34; hosts Greenville on Fri.

Others: Beavercreek, Belmont, Centerville, Fairborn, Fairmont, Franklin, Lebanon, Northmont, Piqua, Springboro, Stebbins, Tecumseh, Troy, Wilmington, Xenia.

Division II

1. Trotwood-Madison (18-3): d. Xenia 121-61, d. Stebbins 102-59; hosts Springfield on Fri.

2. Dunbar (15-3): d. Stivers 66-49, d. Springboro 65-57; vs. Cin. Dohn on Fri.

3. Fenwick (15-5): d. CJ 58-47, d. Oakwood 53-50; at Alter on Fri., at Valley View on Sat.

4. Urbana (14-7): d. Northwestern 44-42, d. WL-Salem 62-54; at Ben Logan on Fri.

5. Kenton Ridge (15-5): d. Bellefontaine 72-66, d. Mechanicsburg 99-28; at Jonathan Alder on Fri., hosts Southeastern on Sat.

Others: Alter, Bellbrook, Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Carroll, Chaminade Julienne, Clinton-Massie, Eaton, Graham, Greenville, Meadowdale, Northridge, Northwestern, Oakwood, Ponitz, Spg. Shawnee, Thurgood Marshall, Tippecanoe, Valley View, West Carrollton.

Division III

1. Versailles (16-4): lost 46-44 at St. Henry, lost 52-47 at Marion Local; at Coldwater on Fri., hosts Greenville on Sat.

2. Anna (17-4): d. Botkins 66-45, d. Fort Loramie 59-55; hosts Fairlawn on Fri.

3. Troy Christian (18-2): d. Miami Valley 72-37, d. Legacy Christian 44-36; at Middletown Christian on Fri., at Bethel on Sat.

4. Bethel (16-4): d. Tri-Village 94-84, 3 OTs, lost 76-63 to Northmont; hosts Newton on Fri., hosts Troy Christian on Sat.

5. Preble Shawnee (16-5): d. Monroe 60-48, d. Bellbrook 52-49; hosts Milton-Union on Fri.

Others: Arcanum, Brookville, Carlisle, Coldwater, Dayton Christian, Dixie, Fort Recovery, Greeneview, Greenon, Houston, Indian Lake, Miami East, Milton-Union, National Trail, Northeastern, Stivers, Twin Valley South, Waynesville, West Liberty-Salem.

Division IV

1. Fort Loramie (19-2): d. Jackson Center 44-28, lost 59-55 to Anna; at Russia on Fri.

2. Marion Local (15-4): d. Spencerville 69-37, d. Versailles 52-47; at New Knoxville on Fri., hosts Russia on Sat.

3. St. Henry (17-3): d. Versailles 46-44, d. Van Wert 60-42; at Parkway on Fri.

4. Catholic Central (17-3): d. Greenon 51-36, d. Spg. Shawnee 37-34; vs. Southeastern on Fri., vs. Fairbanks on Tue.

5. Legacy Christian (15-6): lost 44-36 at Troy Christian, d. Southeastern 68-48; hosts Miami Valley on Fri.

Others: Ansonia, Botkins, Bradford, Cedarville, Covington, Emmanuel Christian, Fairlawn, Franklin Monroe, Jackson Center, Jefferson, Lehman Catholic, Mechanicsburg, Miami Valley, Minster, Mississinawa Valley, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Newton, Russia, Southeastern, Temple Christian, Tri-Village, Triad, Tri-County North, Yellow Springs.

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