After games ending Wednesday, Dec. 13
Taft has held on to the No. 1 spot with three convincing wins, but they will be tested all year by Division I powers Northland and Moeller and D-II standout Dunbar. SVSM and Garfield fell out the top five by virtue of a loss, allowing Shaker Heights to jump into the top five. New to the mix is No. 10 Middletown, which is off to a 3-0 start. Some other impressive teams early on are Cleveland Heights, Elida and Mentor.
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