Trotwood-Madison, Dunbar and Thurgood Marshall were ranked No. 2, 3 and 5 in the initial Associated Press Ohio high school boys basketball state polls that were released on Monday.
Five area teams were ranked among the top 10 in Division IV, including top-ranked and unbeaten Marion Local.
Trotwood (8-0) drew four first-place votes was second in D-I behind Lakewood St. Edward. The Rams also are atop the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division at 3-0 and are at Piqua today and at Vandalia Butler on Friday.
Dunbar (10-2) drew one first-place vote and was ranked No. 2 in D-II. The 2012 state champs are coming off a 66-55 defeat of City League rival Thurgood Marshall (7-2). That loss snapped the Cougars’ seven-game win streak.
Dunbar hasn’t lost to an Ohio team. The Wolverines have fallen to out-of-state powers Hargrave Academy (Mass.) and Lighthouse Christian Academy of Nashville, Tenn.
Dunbar and Thurgood will play at least one more regular-season game and could meet in the postseason, also.
Franklin (8-2), led by high-scoring Luke Kennard, ranked No. 12 in D-II. The Wildcats are scheduled to play at Oakwood today. Fenwick (8-2) was No. 18 in D-II.
Versailles (8-0) had one first-place vote and earned the No. 4 position in D-III. The Tigers are the 2013 state runner-ups.
Marion Local (7-0) had 11 first-place votes, the most by any of the four division leaders. If the Flyers maintain that lofty status they’ll match their state football poll title that they earned last fall.
Also in the D-IV top 10 were Cross County Conference rivals Bethel (No. 3), Tri-Village (No. 6) and Franklin-Monroe (No. 7).
Troy Christian, No. 9, advanced to the state final four last season. The Eagles are scheduled to host Tri-Village today.
Rankings are voted upon by media throughout the state. The first girls basketball polls will be released on Tuesday.