Coldwater and Marion Local of the Midwest Athletic Conference retained their top spots and Badin cracked the top 10 for the first time in the Week 7 high school football state polls that were released by the Associated Press on Monday.
Coldwater (6-0) has been No. 1 all season in Division VI. Marion Local (5-1) has been No. 1 in D-VII since the second week of the polls. Marion Local will host Coldwater in the Week 10 regular-season finale in what should decide the MAC championship.
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Badin (4-2) won its fourth straight game with a convincing 42-7 rout of Greater Catholic League Co-Ed rival and visiting Alter (4-2) last week. That snapped the Rams’ 22-game losing skid to the Knights. Badin hadn’t beaten Alter since 1999.
Badin tied another GCL Co-Ed rival, Chaminade Julienne (5-1) for No. 10 in D-III and Alter dropped out of the D-III poll. Badin is at CJ in a Week 7 GCL Co-Ed showdown on Friday.
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Trotwood-Madison (5-1) is No. 6 in D-III. The Rams have won five straight since losing their opener to Cincinnati Winton Woods, which is No. 10 in D-II.
Fairfield (6-0) drew a pair of first-place votes and at No. 4 is the only Greater Miami Conference team among the D-I top 10. Springboro (6-0) and Springfield (5-1) of the Greater Western Ohio Conference are ranked 9-10 in D-I. Springfield is at Springboro on Friday. Springfield has lost only to visiting Fairfield 16-12 in Week 2.
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Clinton-Massie (5-1) drew one first-place vote and is No. 4 in D-IV. Valley View (5-1) and Waynesville (5-1) of the Southwestern Buckeye League are No. 8 and 10 in D-IV.
West Jefferson (6-0) and West Liberty-Salem (6-0) of the Ohio Heritage Conference are ranked No. 4 and 10 in D-V. West Jeff is at WL-Salem in Week 8.
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Three MAC teams are among the top 10 in D-VI: top-ranked Coldwater, No. 5 Anna (5-1) and Minster (5-1) is tied for No. 7. Mechanicsburg (5-1), also of the OHC, is No. 10 after falling to West Jefferson in Week 6.
Joining Marion Local among ranked D-VII teams are No. 7 Fort Loramie (5-1) of the Cross County Conference and No. 8 New Miami (5-0) of the Miami Valley Conference.
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The weekly Associated Press state football polls are voted on by subscribing media throughout the state. The weekly Ohio High School Athletic Association computer rankings will be released on Tuesday.
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