Lakota West’s defeat of former No. 2 St. X shakes-up the top of the latest Ohio Top 25 high school football rankings

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The road to an Ohio Division high school football championship is loaded with plenty of talented teams. All four of this weekend’s regional championships feature head-to-head matchups in the High School Football America Ohio Top 25 powered by NFL Play Football.

Headlining the state quarterfinals is the game between top-ranked St. Edward and No. 8 Medina. It will be a rematch of last year’s second round playoff game in which Medina upset, the then No. 1 St. Ed.

Division I Regional Championships

  • Region 1 – No. 1 St. Edward vs. No. 8 Medina
  • Region 2 – No. 3 Springfield vs. No. 12 Marysville
  • Region 3 – No. 2 Pickerington Central vs. No. 15 Upper Arlington
  • Region 4 – No. 4 Lakota West vs. No. 5 Archbishop Moeller

Lakota West may be the biggest surprise in the quarters. The Firebirds upset defending Division I champ St. Xavier 12-2 last weekend. St. X falls from No. 2 to No. 10 in the latest rankings created with our proprietary algorithm.

Related: 3rd round Ohio high school football playoff scores

The Division II state quarters feature two head-to-head matchups — No. 6 Archbishop Hoban vs. No. 17 Walsh Jesuit and No. 13 Toledo Central Catholic vs. No. 21 Avon.

High School Football America Ohio Top 25

TeamRecordLast Week
No. 1 St. Edward(12-1)1
No. 2 Pickerington Central(12-1)3
No.  3 Springfield(11-1)4
No. 4 Lakota West(12-1)5
No. 5 Archbishop Moeller(10-3)6
No. 6 Archbishop Hoban(10-3)8
No. 7 Massillon Washington(11-2)9
No. 8 Medina(13-0)10
No. 9 St. Ignatius(8-5)7
No. 10 St. Xavier(10-3)2
No. 11 La Salle(7-6)11
No. 12 Marysville(12-0)12
No. 13 Toledo Central Catholic(11-2)13
No. 14 Chardon(13-0)14
No. 15 Upper Arlington(13-0)16
No. 16 Winton Woods(10-3)20
No. 17 Walsh Jesuit(11-2)18
No. 18 New Albany(12-1)15
No. 19 Pickerington North (9-4)17
No. 20 Princeton(11-2)19
No. 21 Avon(11-2)23
No. 22 Kings(11-1)21
No. 23 Anderson(9-3)24
No. 24 Benedictine(8-3)22
No. 25 Elder(5-6)25

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

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.