Ohio High School Football Rankings

Each year, Ohio’s top high school football teams come together to compete for the state championship. In order to determine which teams have the best chances of winning, a panel of experts releases the official rankings of the top teams each year. The latest rankings have just been released, and we’ve rounded up the top contenders for you.

As always, it remains to be seen which team will come out on top in Ohio’s high school football state championship. The rankings may change in the weeks leading up to the playoffs, but one thing is for sure—these are the all teams to watch if you want to see who’ll take home the title. Good luck to all!

Last update: 12/17/2022.

1# St. Edward (Lakewood) 
2# Springfield 
3# Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati) 
4# Central Catholic (Toledo) 
5# Archbishop Hoban (Akron) 
6# Lakota West (West Chester) 
7# Glenville (Cleveland) 
8# South Range (Canfield) 
9# Elder (Cincinnati) 
10# Marion Local (Maria Stein) 
11# Washington (Massillon) 
12# Lincoln (Gahanna) 
13# Avon 
14# Kings (Kings Mill) 
15# Mason 
16# Canfield 
17# Hudson 
18# Centerville 
19# Mentor 
20# Princeton (Cincinnati) 
21# Riverside (Painesville) 
22# St. Ignatius (Cleveland) 
23# Winton Woods (Cincinnati) 
24# Kirtland 
25# Austintown-Fitch (Youngstown) 
26# Springboro 
27# Chardon 
28# St. Xavier (Cincinnati) 
29# Van Wert 
30# St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron) 
31# New Albany 
32# Highland (Medina) 
33# Fairmont (Kettering) 
34# Medina 
35# Ironton 
36# West Holmes (Millersburg) 
37# Liberty Center 
38# Wyoming (Cincinnati) 
39# Fairfield 
40# Lake (Uniontown) 
41# Olentangy Liberty (Powell) 
42# Upper Arlington (Columbus) 
43# Wayne (Huber Heights) 
44# Olmsted Falls 
45# Ursuline (Youngstown) 
46# Valley View (Germantown) 
47# Pickerington Central (Pickerington) 
48# Badin (Hamilton) 
49# Linsly (Wheeling) 
50# Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls) 
51# McKinley (Canton) 
52# Milton-Union (West Milton) 
53# Perry 
54# Milford 
55# Steubenville 
56# Wapakoneta 
57# Perrysburg 
58# New Bremen 
59# Wadsworth 
60# Bloom-Carroll (Carroll) 
61# Dublin Coffman (Dublin) 
62# Westerville South (Westerville) 
63# Avon Lake 
64# Holy Name (Parma Heights) 
65# Anderson (Cincinnati) 
66# Withrow (Cincinnati) 
67# Bishop Watterson (Columbus) 
68# Coldwater 
69# Dublin Jerome (Dublin) 
70# Tippecanoe (Tipp City) 
71# Elyria Catholic (Elyria) 
72# Perkins (Sandusky) 
73# Pickerington North (Pickerington) 
74# Olentangy Berlin (Delaware) 
75# Kenston (Chagrin Falls) 
76# Harvest Prep (Canal Winchester) 
77# Jackson 
78# Big Walnut (Sunbury) 
79# Elmwood (Bloomdale) 
80# Cleveland Heights 
81# Versailles 
82# Chaney (Youngstown) 
83# West Branch (Beloit) 
84# Marysville 
85# Garaway (Sugarcreek) 
86# Nordonia (Macedonia) 
87# Anthony Wayne (Whitehouse) 
88# Hoover (North Canton) 
89# Hilliard Bradley (Hilliard) 
90# Jefferson Area (Jefferson) 
91# Taft (Cincinnati) 
92# Whitmer (Toledo) 
93# Northmont (Clayton) 
94# Mansfield Senior (Mansfield) 
95# Jackson (Massillon) 
96# Memorial (St. Marys) 
97# St. Francis DeSales (Columbus) 
98# Columbus Grove 
99# Edgewood (Trenton) 
100# Tallmadge 
101# Allen East (Harrod) 
102# Brookville 
103# North Royalton 
104# Colerain (Cincinnati) 
105# Western Brown (Mt. Orab) 
106# Lima Central Catholic (Lima) 
107# Huron 
108# La Salle (Cincinnati) 
109# Bellbrook 
110# Eastwood (Pemberville) 
111# Lebanon 
112# St. John’s Jesuit (Toledo) 
113# Miamisburg 
114# Xenia 
115# Lakota East (Liberty Township) 
116# Aurora 
117# Hilliard Davidson (Hilliard) 
118# Cardinal Mooney (Youngstown) 
119# Columbian (Tiffin) 
120# Olentangy Orange (Lewis Center) 
121# Solon 
122# Sheridan (Thornville) 
123# London 
124# Grove City 
125# Hamilton 
126# Westerville Central (Westerville) 
127# Padua Franciscan (Parma) 
128# West Clermont (Cincinnati) 
129# Wheelersburg 
130# Oak Hills (Cincinnati) 
131# Mogadore 
132# Fort Frye (Beverly) 
133# Alliance 
134# Canal Winchester 
135# Indian Valley (Gnadenhutten) 
136# Mayfield 
137# Dover 
138# McComb 
139# Barberton 
140# Berea-Midpark (Berea) 
141# Harding (Warren) 
142# Hilliard Darby (Hilliard) 
143# Bellevue 
144# Defiance 
145# Tri-Valley (Dresden) 
146# John F. Kennedy Catholic (Warren) 
147# GlenOak (Canton) 
148# Lutheran West (Rocky River) 
149# Struthers 
150# Middletown 
151# Girard 
152# Perry (Massillon) 
153# Geneva 
154# Fort Loramie 
155# Findlay 
156# University School (Hunting Valley) 
157# Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Cleveland) 
158# Ross (Fremont) 
159# Northeastern (Springfield) 
160# New Philadelphia 
161# Groveport-Madison (Groveport) 
162# Dalton 
163# Granville 
164# Portsmouth West (West Portsmouth) 
165# Oak Harbor 
166# Buchtel (Akron) 
167# Crestview (Ashland) 
168# Monroe 
169# Liberty-Benton (Findlay) 
170# Elyria 
171# Bishop Hartley (Columbus) 
172# Piqua 
173# Bellefontaine 
174# Colonel Crawford (North Robinson) 
175# Clear Fork (Bellville) 
176# Hayes (Delaware) 
177# Brunswick 
178# Minster 
179# North Olmsted 
180# Watkins Memorial (Pataskala) 
181# Carey 
182# Bishop Fenwick (Franklin) 
183# Canton South (Canton) 
184# Ansonia 
185# Ross (Hamilton) 
186# Clinton-Massie (Clarksville) 
187# Dublin Scioto (Dublin) 
188# Fairless (Navarre) 
189# Celina 
190# Trotwood-Madison (Trotwood) 
191# Columbia (Columbia Station) 
192# Little Miami (Morrow) 
193# Bishop Ready (Columbus) 
194# Thomas Worthington (Worthington) 
195# Clyde 
196# Canton Central Catholic (Canton) 
197# Madeira (Cincinnati) 
198# Washington (Washington Courthouse) 
199# Poland Seminary (Poland) 
200# Norwayne (Creston) 
201# Tinora (Defiance) 
202# Green (Uniontown) 
203# Shawnee (Springfield) 
204# St. Clairsville 
205# Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (Cuyahoga Falls) 
206# North Ridgeville 
207# Northwest (Canal Fulton) 
208# Loveland 
209# Archbishop McNicholas (Cincinnati) 
210# Antwerp 
211# Newark Catholic (Newark) 
212# Norton 
213# Archbold 
214# Ashland 
215# Garfield (Garrettsville) 
216# Strongsville 
217# East (Akron) 
218# Chaminade-Julienne (Dayton) 
219# Preble Shawnee (Camden) 
220# Boardman (Youngstown) 
221# Tri-Village (New Madison) 
222# Eaton 
223# Northwestern (West Salem) 
224# Chillicothe 
225# Greeneview (Jamestown) 
226# Lake Catholic (Mentor) 
227# Gallia Academy (Gallipolis) 
228# Woodridge (Peninsula) 
229# Patrick Henry (Hamler) 
230# Reynoldsburg 
231# Southview (Sylvania) 
232# St. John’s (Delphos) 
233# Pandora-Gilboa (Pandora) 
234# Brookfield 
235# Genoa Area (Genoa) 
236# Wauseon 
237# Urbana 
238# Edison (Milan) 
239# Maple Heights 
240# Archbishop Alter (Kettering) 
241# Ridgewood (West Lafayette) 
242# Olentangy (Lewis Center) 
243# Shawnee (Lima) 
244# Valley Forge (Parma Heights) 
245# Lakeside (Ashtabula) 
246# Bellaire 
247# New Richmond 
248# South (Willoughby) 
249# Sycamore (Cincinnati) 
250# Worthington Kilbourne (Columbus) 
251# Beaver (Lisbon) 
252# Louisville 
253# Salem 
254# Zane Trace (Chillicothe) 
255# Westerville North (Westerville) 
256# Buckeye (Medina) 
257# Portsmouth 
258# Elida 
259# Twinsburg 
260# Hubbard 
261# Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills) 
262# Wooster 
263# Carrollton 
264# Clay (Oregon) 
265# East (Columbus) 
266# Napoleon 
267# Licking Heights (Pataskala) 
268# Port Clinton 
269# Tecumseh (New Carlisle) 
270# Troy 
271# Jonathan Alder (Plain City) 
272# Licking Valley (Newark) 
273# Bryan 
274# Gibsonburg 
275# Harvey (Painesville) 
276# Cloverleaf (Lodi) 
277# Buckeye Valley (Delaware) 
278# Otsego (Tontogany) 
279# New Lexington 
280# Logan Elm (Circleville) 
281# Columbus Academy (Gahanna) 
282# Barnesville 
283# Wilmington 
284# Jefferson (Delphos) 
285# Benedictine (Cleveland) 
286# Dawson-Bryant (Coal Grove) 
287# Sandusky 
288# Danville 
289# Hawken (Gates Mills) 
290# Beavercreek 
291# Southern (Salineville) 
292# North Union (Richwood) 
293# Ottawa Hills (Toledo) 
294# Unioto (Chillicothe) 
295# Ottawa-Glandorf (Ottawa) 
296# Mt. Healthy (Cincinnati)
297# Lucas 
298# Hopewell-Loudon (Bascom) 
299# Cambridge 
300# Hughes (Cincinnati) 
301# Orrville 
302# Riverside (De Graff) 
303# Anna 
304# Valley Christian (Youngstown) 
305# Waverly 
306# Brecksville-Broadview Heights (Broadview Heights) 
307# Northwest (Cincinnati) 
308# Lancaster 
309# Lowellville 
310# Stow-Munroe Falls (Stow) 
311# Edison (Richmond) 
312# Midview (Grafton) 
313# Union Local (Belmont) 
314# Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (Chardon) 
315# Cuyahoga Heights (Cleveland) 
316# Independence (Columbus) 
317# Springfield (New Middletown) 
318# Teays Valley (Ashville) 
319# Ayersville (Defiance) 
320# Hamilton Township (Columbus) 
321# Delta 
322# Mechanicsburg 
323# West Muskingum (Zanesville) 
324# Garfield Heights 
325# Leipsic 
326# Streetsboro 
327# St. Paul (Norwalk) 
328# South (Columbus) 
329# Miami Trace (Washington Courthouse) 
330# Highland (Marengo) 
331# Hillsdale (Jeromesville) 
332# Centerburg 
333# River (Hannibal) 
334# Arlington 
335# Triway (Wooster) 
336# Franklin 
337# United (Hanoverton) 
338# Rossford 
339# Central Crossing (Grove City) 
340# St. Francis de Sales (Toledo) 
341# St. Charles (Columbus)
342# Waynesfield-Goshen (Waynesfield) 
343# Shaker Heights 
344# Galion 
345# Logan 
346# Edgewood (Ashtabula) 
347# Reading 
348# Northridge (Dayton) 
349# Fairland (Proctorville) 
350# Margaretta (Castalia) 
351# Morgan (McConnelsville) 
352# Bluffton 
353# Nelsonville-York (Nelsonville) 
354# Bedford 
355# Fort Recovery 
356# Ontario (Mansfield) 
357# Madison 
358# Graham Local (St. Paris) 
359# Oakwood (Dayton) 
360# Shelby 
361# Turpin (Cincinnati) 
362# Paint Valley (Bainbridge) 
363# Carlisle 
364# Waynesville 
365# Lakeview (Cortland) 
366# Scott (Toledo) 
367# Blanchester 
368# Western Hills (Cincinnati) 
369# Bowling Green 
370# Roger Bacon (Cincinnati) 
371# Euclid 
372# River Valley (Caledonia) 
373# Twin Valley South (West Alexandria) 
374# Berkshire (Burton) 
375# Western Reserve (Collins) 
376# Whitehall-Yearling (Whitehall) 
377# Westland (Galloway) 
378# Loudonville 
379# Peebles 
380# Heath 
381# Copley 
382# Lexington 
383# Walnut Hills (Cincinnati) 
384# McKinley (Niles) 
385# Sidney 
386# Beechcroft (Columbus) 
387# Firelands (Oberlin) 
388# Minford 
389# Mineral Ridge 
390# Philo (Duncan Falls) 
391# Revere (Richfield) 
392# Rocky River 
393# Stebbins (Riverside) 
394# West Jefferson 
395# Crestview (Convoy) 
396# Smithville 
397# West Liberty-Salem (West Liberty) 
398# Marion-Franklin (Columbus) 
399# National Trail (New Paris) 
400# St. Henry
401# John Hay (Cleveland)
402# Wayne Trace (Haviland)
403# Bay (Bay Village)
404# Rootstown
405# Chagrin Falls
406# Westlake
407# Maysville (Zanesville)
408# Edgerton
409# Springfield (Holland)
410# Harrison
411# Worthington Christian (Worthington)
412# Edon
413# Roosevelt (Kent)
414# Field (Mogadore)
415# Lorain
416# Seneca East (Attica)
417# Black River (Sullivan)
418# Coventry (Akron)
419# Fairfield Union (Lancaster)
420# Kenton
421# Butler (Vandalia)
422# Lima Senior (Lima)
423# Woodward (Cincinnati)
424# John Glenn (New Concord)
425# Conneaut
426# North (Eastlake)
427# Norwalk
428# Northland (Columbus)
429# Zanesville
430# Calvert (Tiffin)
431# Southeastern Local (South Charleston)
432# Purcell Marian (Cincinnati)
433# Bath (Lima)
434# Parkway (Rockford)
435# Waterford
436# KIPP Columbus (Columbus)
437# Taylor (Cleves)
438# Willard
439# Fredericktown
440# Shenandoah (Sarahsville)
441# Sandy Valley (Magnolia)
442# Upper Sandusky
443# Crestview (Columbiana)
444# Benjamin Logan (Bellefontaine)
445# Northview (Sylvania)
446# Caldwell
447# Hillsboro
448# Johnstown-Monroe (Johnstown)
449# Mapleton (Ashland)
450# Evergreen (Metamora)
451# Deer Park (Cincinnati)
452# River View (Warsaw)
453# Cardinal (Middlefield)
454# Rhodes (Cleveland)
455# Liberty (Youngstown)
456# Keystone (La Grange)
457# Catholic Central (Springfield)
458# Warren (Vincent)
459# Valley (Lucasville)
460# Marlington (Alliance)
461# Northwood
462# Mohawk (Sycamore)
463# Harrison Central (Cadiz)
464# Vinton County (McArthur)
465# Rock Hill (Ironton)
466# Steele (Amherst)
467# Triad (North Lewisburg)
468# Kenton Ridge (Springfield)
469# Indian Hill (Cincinnati)
470# Carroll (Dayton)
471# Briggs (Columbus)
472# Ellet (Akron)
473# Circleville
474# Madison Comprehensive (Mansfield)
475# John Marshall (Cleveland)
476# Riverdale (Mt. Blanchard)
477# Normandy (Parma)
478# Talawanda (Oxford)
479# Eastmoor Academy (Columbus)
480# Tuslaw (Massillon)
481# Dunbar (Dayton)
482# Piketon
483# Claymont (Uhrichsville)
484# Fairbanks (Milford Center)
485# Howland (Warren)
486# South Point
487# Ada
488# McClain (Greenfield)
489# Williamsburg
490# Cardinal Stritch (Oregon)
491# Bethel (Tipp City)
492# Ravenna
493# Newark
494# Start (Toledo)
495# Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (Cincinnati)
496# Bethel-Tate (Bethel)
497# Mt. Gilead
498# Upper Scioto Valley (McGuffey)
499# Toronto
500# Greenville
501# Greenon (Springfield)
502# Jackson-Milton (North Jackson)
503# Liberty Union (Baltimore)
504# Fairborn
505# West Geauga (Chesterland)
506# Malvern
507# Summit Country Day (Cincinnati)
508# Garfield Community Learning Center (Akron)
509# Brush (Lyndhurst)
510# Cincinnati Country Day (Cincinnati)
511# Northwest (McDermott)
512# Waynedale (Apple Creek)
513# Cedarville
514# Franklin Heights (Columbus)
515# Dohn Community (Cincinnati)
516# Independence
517# Goshen
518# Northmor (Galion)
519# Champion (Warren)
520# Southeast (Ravenna)
521# Reigning Sports Thunder (Columbus)
522# Mariemont (Cincinnati)
523# Fostoria
524# Meigs (Pomeroy)
525# Trinity (Garfield Heights)
526# Spencerville
527# Van Buren
528# Madison (Middletown)
529# Lakewood
530# Bexley (Columbus)
531# Newcomerstown
532# Maumee
533# Shaw (East Cleveland)
534# Huntington (Chillicothe)
535# South Central (Greenwich)
536# Columbus Crusaders (Galena)
537# Manchester (Akron)
538# North Central (Pioneer)
539# Chippewa (Doylestown)
540# Wynford (Bucyrus)
541# Newton Falls
542# Vermilion
543# Mathews (Vienna)
544# Walnut Ridge (Columbus)
545# Firestone (Akron)
546# Grand Valley (Orwell)
547# Western Reserve (Berlin Center)
548# Clearview (Lorain)
549# Lehman Catholic (Sidney)
550# Aiken (Cincinnati)
551# Eastern (Reedsville)
552# Plymouth
553# Swanton
554# Indian Lake (Lewistown)
555# Utica
556# Lutheran East (Cleveland Heights)
557# Lake (Millbury)
558# Coshocton
559# Grandview Heights (Columbus)
560# Hardin Northern (Dola)
561# Mt. Vernon
562# Martins Ferry
563# East Canton
564# Ponitz Career Tech (Dayton)
565# McDonald
566# Cincinnati Landmark (Cincinnati)
567# Lakota (Kansas)
568# Waite (Toledo)
569# Linden-McKinley (Columbus)
570# Meadowdale (Dayton)
571# David Anderson (Lisbon)
572# Pleasant (Marion)
573# Conotton Valley (Bowerston)
574# East (Youngstown)
575# Arcanum
576# Marietta
577# Gamble Montessori (Cincinnati)
578# Cuyahoga Falls
579# Wellsville
580# Waterloo (Atwater)
581# Crestwood (Mantua)
582# East Liverpool
583# East Knox (Howard)
584# Marion Harding (Marion)
585# Southern Buckeye (Russellville)
586# Wellington
587# Pymatuning Valley (Andover)
588# Trimble (Glouster)
589# Hicksville
590# Columbiana
591# Buckeye Trail (Lore City)
592# Adena (Frankfort)
593# Brooklyn
594# Clermont Northeastern (Batavia)
595# Bucyrus
596# Norwood
597# Paulding
598# Buckeye Local (Rayland)
599# Belmont (Dayton)
600# Warrensville Heights (Warrensville)
601# Tri-County North (Lewisburg)
602# Berne Union (Sugar Grove)
603# Africentric Early College (Columbus)
604# Oak Hill
605# Whetstone (Columbus)
606# Alexander (Albany)
607# Miami East (Casstown)
608# West Carrollton
609# Beachwood
610# Middletown Christian (Franklin)
611# Chesapeake
612# Rogers (Toledo)
613# Westfall (Williamsport)
614# Notre Dame (Portsmouth)
615# Lakewood (Hebron)
616# Rittman
617# Meadowbrook (Byesville)
618# Indian Creek (Wintersville)
619# Athens (The Plains)
620# Elgin (Marion)
621# Montpelier
622# Amanda-Clearcreek (Amanda)
623# Northwestern (Springfield)
624# Cincinnati College Prep Academy (Cincinnati)
625# LaBrae (Leavittsburg)
626# Fairview (Fairview Park)
627# Buckeye Central (New Washington)
628# Clark Montessori (Cincinnati)
629# Northridge (Johnstown)
630# North College Hill (Cincinnati)
631# Tuscarawas Valley (Zoarville)
632# Fairview (Sherwood)
633# Parma
634# St. Bernard-Elmwood Place (St. Bernard)
635# Batavia
636# Fayetteville-Perry (Fayetteville)
637# John F. Kennedy (Cleveland)
638# Cleveland Central Catholic (Cleveland)
639# Troy Christian (Troy)
640# Eastern (Beaver)
641# East (Sciotoville)
642# Windham
643# Woodmore (Elmore)
644# Monroeville
645# Crooksville
646# John Adams (Cleveland)
647# Memorial (Campbell)
648# Springfield (Akron)
649# Green (Franklin Furnace)
650# Harding (Fairport Harbor)
651# Thurgood Marshall (Dayton)
652# Fairfield Christian Academy (Lancaster)
653# Arcadia
654# Catholic Central (Steubenville)
655# Southern (Racine)
656# Bowsher (Toledo)
657# Cory-Rawson (Rawson)
658# Brookside (Sheffield)
659# Cardington-Lincoln (Cardington)
660# Shadyside
661# Jefferson Township (Dayton)
662# Aquinas (Louisville)
663# East Clinton (Sabina)
664# Madison Plains (London)
665# Ridgemont (Mount Victory)
666# River Valley (Bidwell)
667# Southeastern (Chillicothe)
668# Orange (Pepper Pike)
669# Centennial (Columbus)
670# Finneytown (Cincinnati)
671# Collinwood (Cleveland)
672# Dayton Christian (Miamisburg)
673# Cleveland School of Science and Medicine (Cleveland)
674# Mississinawa Valley (Union City)
675# Lincoln West (Cleveland)
676# St. Joseph Central Catholic (Fremont)
677# Wickliffe
678# Bridgeport
679# Minerva
680# East Palestine
681# Monroe Central (Woodsfield)
682# Grove City Christian (Grove City)
683# North (Akron)
684# South Gallia (Crown City)
685# Strasburg-Franklin (Strasburg)
686# Covington
687# Ridgedale (Morral)
688# Woodward (Toledo)
689# Frontier (New Matamoras)
690# Lockland
691# Tuscarawas Central Catholic (New Philadelphia)
692# Mifflin (Columbus)
693# Bradford
694# Oberlin
695# Perry (Lima)
696# Wellston
697# Hilltop (West Unity)
698# Symmes Valley (Willow Wood)
699# Dixie (New Lebanon)
700# West Union
701# Miami Valley Christian Academy (Cincinnati)
702# Bishop Rosecrans (Zanesville)
703# Riverview East Academy (Cincinnati)
704# West (Columbus)
705# North Baltimore
706# Shroder Paideia Academy (Cincinnati)
707# Manchester
708# St. John (Ashtabula)
709# Leetonia
710# New Miami (Hamilton)
711# Miller (Corning)
712# Belpre
713# McKinley (Sebring)
714# Vanlue
715# East Tech (Cleveland)
716# Western (Latham)
717# North Adams (Seaman)
718# Beallsville
719# Crestline
720# Hillcrest (Cincinnati)
721# Fisher Catholic (Lancaster)
722# Millersport
723# Federal Hocking (Stewart)

 

 

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