Division II, however, has a different tale to tell. The trophy is in Columbus and resides in the trophy case at St. Francis DeSales. The Stallions who won the 2012 OHSLA DII Championship is no stranger to the top of the podium.
In the same rules as yesterday’s Ohio girls lacrosse rankings, respected coaches in each region came together for a five-person panel. Points were assigned points to each rank given. If someone received a number one, they received 10 points.
Here are the full rankings with some analysis to follow:
|| Points Earned
|| 2018 Result
|| St. Xavier
|| Defending Div. I State Champions
|| Div. I State Semifinals (lost to runner up St. Ignatius)
|| Div. I Reg. Final (lost to State Champ St. X)
|| Upper Arlington
|| Div. I Reg. Finals (lost to Kilbourne)
|| St. Ignatius
|| Div. I State Runner Up
|| St. Francis DeSales (Columbus)
|| Defending Div. II State Champs
|| Olentangy Liberty
|| Div. I Reg. Finals (lost to Coffman)
|| Dublin Jerome
|| Div. I Reg. Semifinals (lost to Reg. Champs Coffman)
|| Div. II State Semifinals (lost to State Champ C. DeSales)
|| Worthington Kilbourne
|| Div. I State Semifinals (lost to State Champ St. X)
|| Div. II Reg. Semifinals (lost to Buckeye Valley)
PUBLIC vs PRIVATE: The pre season poll is evenly split between the two. We have 5 public and 5 private schools who make up the poll.
DIVISION II VS DIVISION II: Division II has a strong showing with 3 teams cracking the top 10 poll.
BRIDESMAIDS: St. Ignatius has been to the dance the past two years but has fallen short. Will this be their year?
SAVE THE DATE: The Boys state championship will take place on Saturday June 1st. Historic Selby Stadium at Ohio Wesleyan will play host to the games. The sixth annual Ohio Machine Senior All- Star game will be hosted at Fortress Obetz on June 8 th.
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