Despite losing a pair of teams to playoff losses, Ohio still holds strong with four ranked squads in the Midwest Region. At the top of the list is two-loss Grove City, which sits at No. 2 in the Midwest. Division II power Defiance is No. 3 while Moeller creeps up nine spots to eighth overall. The playoffs ended the ranked reign of Centerville, Wayne, Jackson and Avon, but those squads have a shot to return in the final installment based on total body of work.
Here's a look at the top of the rankings:
1. Grove City (25-2) — last week No. 1
2. Defiance (28-1) — last week No. 2
3. Moeller (22-5) — last week No. 3
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