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2019 Ohio Boys HS Lacrosse Top 10 Rankings

March 14, 2019
The much anticipated 2019 Ohio High School Association Boys Lacrosse season is upon us!  This weekend will kick off the start of the third Ohio High School sanctioned season. The question is in the new era will Cincinnati keep dominating the top of the podium? The last two Division I State Championships have not only been missing Upper Arlington— but Columbus representation in general.  Prior to state sanctioning, Columbus had owned the Ohio High School Lacrosse Association Championships. Upper Arlington stood alone for the most part but did suffer an occasional blemish from time to time but even then, it would be to another Columbus foe.  St. X did win the OHSLA title in 2015 ending the era of dominance of the Golden Bears. 

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 


Dublin Coffman


Div. I State Semifinals (lost to runner up St. Ignatius)


Archbishop Moeller


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) 


Bishop Watterson


Div. II Reg. Semifinals (lost to Buckeye Valley) 

DIVISION LINES: It will not take long before we get to see Defending DI Champ VS DII Semifinalist when St. X visits Mariemont on April 3rd for a big battle in Cincy!  

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.  

About the Ohio Machine
The Ohio Machine is a professional lacrosse team based in Columbus, Ohio.   The Machine is one of nine teams competing in Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league.  The team has been competing in the MLL since 2012 and won the franchise’s first MLL Championship in 2017.  The team competes at Fortress Obetz, the nation’s first professional lacrosse specific stadium.  For more information on Ohio Machine lacrosse, please visit or follow the Machine on   FacebookTwitterSnapchat and  Instagram @machinemll