TBSN boys basketball rankings: Jan. 24

Written by Bryant Billing January 24, 2014

Top Billing Sports Network boys basketball rankings of Miami Valley area teams for the week beginning January 24.

Division I

  1. Trotwood-Madison (12-1)
  2. Springfield (12-2)
  3. Wayne (11-4)
  4. Beavercreek (11-4)
  5. Centerville (11-5)
  6. Wilmington (12-3)
  7. Miamisburg (8-5)
  8. Tecumseh (11-3)
  9. Northmont (6-8)
  10.  Greenville (9-5)

Synopsis: Springfield’s win over Wayne (completing a regular-season sweep of the Warriors by the Wildcats) boosts Springfield from fourth to second this week. Wayne drops to third, while Beavercreek drops to fourth. Springboro drops out of the top ten with a 52-48 loss to Fairborn last week. Greenville, who has won seven games, replaces Springboro. Northmont moves up to nine with Sprinboro’s loss. Keep an eye out for Fairborn, who has won six out of its last seven games, to move into the top ten in the coming weeks. Four of the top five teams suffered losses in the Flyin’ to the Hoop this past weekend. Wayne was the only team to win a game in the invitational — the Warriors lost 56-44 to Findlay Prep on Friday and then beat HYCA by seven points on Sunday.

Division II

  1. Dunbar (12-3)
  2. Thurgood Marshall (9-3)
  3. Franklin (11-3)
  4. Fenwick (11-3)
  5. Tippecanoe (11-1)
  6. Bellefontaine (7-5)
  7. Alter (4-8)
  8. Shawnee (6-5)
  9. Urbana (8-4)
  10. Carlisle (8-4)

Synopsis: Tippecanoe moved to fifth place while Bellefontaine dropped to sixth. Though the Chieftains beat Tipp in December, they’ve lost four out of their last five games, including a loss to Urbana on Tuesday. Speaking of Urbana, that win boosts the Hillclimbers to ninth place over Carlisle.

Division III

  1. Versailles (9-4)
  2. Stivers (7-5)
  3. St. Henry (8-6)
  4. Anna (7-8)
  5. Chaminade-Julienne (5-8)
  6. Twin Valley South (9-6)
  7. Waynesville (8-4)
  8. Miami East (7-7)
  9. Milton Union (7-4)
  10. Brookville (9-4)

Synopsis: Versailles remains atop Division III despite four-straight losses for now. Stivers returns to second place, in part thanks to a win over Miamisburg last week in the Flyin’ to the Hoop. Anna drops to fourth after two-straight losses, including a 10-point loss to St. Henry, who moves ahead of Anna to third place. Twin Valley South, who has won four games in a row, moves into the top ten all the way to sixth place. Waynesville drops to seventh place with Twin Valley South’s winning streak. Preble Shawnee drops out of the top ten after a 19-point loss to Northridge last week.

Tri-Village forward Damion Cook dribbles against Troy Christian during a nonconference game at Troy Christian last Saturday. Tri-Village, ranked No. 1 in Division IV in this week’s poll, plays at Bethel (No. 2 in Division IV) tonight in a key Cross County Conference game. (Top Billing Sports Photo by Bryant Billing)

Division IV

  1. Tri-Village (12-0)
  2. Bethel (11-1)
  3. Troy Christian (12-2)
  4. Franklin-Monroe (12-1)
  5. Marion Local (10-2)
  6. Fort Recovery (10-2)
  7. Russia (12-3)
  8. Jackson Center (10-4)
  9. Houston (10-5)
  10. Fort Loramie (7-6)

Synopsis: Bethel, who has won five-straight games since losing to Miami East, moves from sixth to second. Marion Local drops to fifth after recent losses, including a loss to St. Henry last week. Fort Recovery drops to sixth as a result of Bethel’s jump.

Top games in upcoming week:

Friday, January 24:

Wayne at Centerville
Tecumseh at Tippecanoe
Bethel at Tri-Village