Projected seedings in parentheses.
Division I, Region 2
Already in: Springfield (1), Centerville (2), Wayne (5), Fairmont (11).
Likely in: Northmont (14).
On the bubble: Miamisburg (16).
Key games: Springboro at Miamisburg (Week 10), Wayne at Centerville (Week 10), Northmont at Springboro (Week 8).
Analysis: The GWOC could be a big player with a league rematch likely in the region semifinals. If Springfield, currently third, wins out (the Wildcats travel to Centerville on Friday) and ascends to the top seed, they will have rebounded well from a loss to Fairmont. Wayne (which hosts Fairmont on Friday) is creeping back up the race after early-season losses to Fairfield and Springfield.
Division I, Region 4
Already in: Springboro (5).
Analysis: Springboro (5-2) is in good position to earn a first-round home game in a region otherwise populated by Cincinnati-area schools. To move up, the Panthers will need Moeller, ranked No. 1 in the AP poll, Lakota West, Princeton or Elder, which owns a win over Springboro, to stumble.
Division II, Region 8
Already in: Xenia (2), Piqua (6), Troy (7).
Strong contenders: Sidney (13).
Contenders: Stebbins (12), Belmont (16).
Key games: Belmont at Meadowdale (Week 8), Sidney at Stebbins (Week 9), Belmont at Dunbar (Week 10), Belmont at Ponitz (Week 9), Sidney at Fairborn (Week 8).
Analysis: Defending state champion Cincinnati Winton Woods is currently behind Xenia but should move to the top of the region if it wins out. Xenia finishes with a schedule not expected to earn it as many points and will be at least No. 2 if it wins out.
Division III, Region 12
Already in: Bellbrook (4), Tippecanoe (5), Chaminade Julienne (9), Trotwood-Madison (11).
Likely in: Tecumseh (10).
Contenders: Vandalia Butler.
Key games: Troy at Butler (Week 10), Butler at Greenville (Week 8), Tecumseh at Jonathan Alder (Week 9).
Analysis: Unbeaten Hamilton Badin has a 99% chance at the top seed. Tipp could could stay at No. 3 if things break its way. Butler projects as the first team out, but a win over Piqua or Troy would likely get the Aviators in.
Division IV, Region 16
Already in: Urbana (8).
Likely in: Alter (5), Springfield Shawnee (9), Northridge (11).
Strong contenders: Graham (13).
Contenders: Eaton, Clinton-Massie
Key games: Clinton-Massie at New Richmond (Week 9), Eaton at Monroe (Week 10), Graham at Ben Logan (Week 9).
Analysis: Alter can continue to climb from its current No. 9 spot if the Knights win out as projected.
Division V, Region 20
Already in: Valley View (1), Milton-Union (2), Northeastern (4), Greeneview (6), Brookville (7), Preble Shawnee (10).
Likely in: Waynesville (12).
Analysis: Valley View is currently third but has a clear path to No. 1 by defeating Eaton and Bellbrook. Likewise, Milton-Union can move to No. 2 with wins over Northridge and Riverside.
Division VI, Region 24
Already in: Marion Local (1), Tri-Village (3), Versailles (5), West Liberty-Salem (8), National Trail (9).
Likely in: Triad (11).
Contenders: Twin Valley South (14), Dayton Christian.
Key games: Clermont Northeastern at Twin Valley South (Week 8), Gamble at Dayton Christian (Week 9), Dayton Christian at Shroder (Week 10).
Analysis: Tri-Village, currently sixth, has the best chance to move up and have a shot at two home games it they can beat Blanchester and National Trail.
Division VII, Region 28
Already in: Ansonia (1), Fort Loramie (2), Springfield Catholic Central (4), Mechanicsburg (7), Minster (9), Cedarville (10), Fort Recovery (11), Southeastern (12).
Contenders: Troy Christian.
Key games: Fort Recovery at St. Henry (Week 10), Mechanicsburg at West Jefferson (Week 10).
Analysis: Not a lot of movement expected in the most set region unless upsets occur.