High School Football America Ohio Top 25 – Week 12

Ohio Top 25

Mentor climbs three spots in the new High School Football America Ohio Top 25 after upsetting former No. 2 St. Edward 21-13 in the second round of the Division I playoffs.  The victory moves the Cardinals from No. 11 to No. 8 and gives them a shot at redemption this week in the state quarterfinals against No. 1 St. Ignatius, which handed Mentor its only loss (41-31) on September 1.

Mentor is still ranked behind St. Edward based on a weaker strength of schedule in our proprietary algorithm, but that can all change if Mentor can reverse its Week 2 result against the top-ranked Wildcats.

The winner of the St. Ignatius/Mentor game will face the winner of the game between No. 11 Whitmer and No. 22 Olentangy Liberty, which re-enters the statewide rankings this week.

On the other side of the bracket, No. 5 Pickerington Central plays No. 12 Pickerington North.  During the regular season, Central won 24-21 on October 13. In the other quarterfinal, defending state champ St. Xavier, No. 2 in the new rankings, plays No. 10 Colerain.

In the Division II quarters, No. 6 Archbishop Hoban faces No. 23 Barberton and No. 7 Winton Woods, which moved into our Top 100 on Sunday at No. 98 plays three-time defending state champ La Salle.

Related: Top 100

Aside from Olentangy Liberty re-entering the rankings, St. Vincent-St. Mary also comes back in at No. 25.  Both were ranked earlier this year.

High School Football America Ohio Top 25

No. 1 St. Ignatius (11-1), LW: #1

No. 2 St. Xavier (11-1), LW: #3

No. 3 St. Edward (10-2), LW: #2

No. 4 Trotwood-Madison (12-0), LW: #4

No. 5 Pickerington Central (11-1), LW: #5

No. 6 Archbishop Hoban (11-1), LW: #6

No. 7 Winton Woods (11-1), LW: #7

No. 8 Mentor (11-1), LW: #11

No. 9 La Salle (10-2), LW: #8

No. 10 Colerain (10-2), LW: #9

No. 11 Whitmer (12-0), LW: #10

No. 12 Pickerington North (9-2), LW: #13

No. 13 Centerville (10-2), LW: #12

No. 14 Hilliard Bradley (11-1), LW: #14

No. 15 Elder (6-4), LW: #15

No. 16 Northmont (8-3), LW: #16

No. 17 Toledo Central Catholic (10-2), LW: #17

No. 18 Steubenville (12-0), LW: #18

No. 19 Avon (12-0), LW: #19

No. 20 Archbishop Moeller (4-7), LW: #20

No. 21 Wayne (Hubert Heights) (7-4), LW: #21

No. 22 Olentangy Liberty (10-2), LW: NR

No. 23 Barberton (12-0), LW: #22

No. 24 Marion Local (12-0), LW: #24

No. 25 St. Vincent-St. Mary (9-3), LW: NR

Dropped-out: No. 23 Euclid, No. 25 Anderson

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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