Pickerington Central debuts in this week's hoop rankings

With the holiday tourneys over, the state's top squads turned their attention back to Ohio competitors. Several teams made a statement by taking down in-state contenders. No. 1 Northland remained atop the rankings after dropping then-No. 8 Garfield Heights, while Taft dropped defending Division II champ SVSM. This week offers another intriguing matchup with La Salle taking on Moeller in GCL action. New to the top 10 is Pickerington Central, an undefeated squad that has an average win margin of 13 points.

Here's a look at the top three teams:

1. Northland (9-1) — last week No. 1

2. Dunbar (11-0) — last week No. 2

3. Moeller (11-1) — last week No. 3

Click here for the rest of the POWERADE Ohio boys' basketball rankings.