At the season’s midpoint, two central Ohio boys basketball teams and two girls squads remain undefeated.
The Gahanna boys team, which had last season end with a second-round Division I district tournament loss, has bounced back to start 11-0 and is ranked No. 1 in our latest Super 7 poll.
Also unbeaten in boys basketball is No. 2 Columbus South, which will get a big test Jan. 7 when it plays at Walnut Ridge.
The Scots handed Hilliard Bradley its first loss, 45-44 on Jan. 4, and are fourth behind the No. 3 Jaguars.
In the girls Super 7, Africentric has dropped to No. 3 after opening the season at No. 1. The Nubians have two losses, but both are to teams ranked in the MaxPreps.com top 25 national rankings.
Watterson is 11-0 and Dublin Coffman is 10-0, and they are in the top two spots, respectively. The Eagles have won all but one of their games by double digits while the Shamrocks haven’t taken a step back after losing their all-time leading scorer in Ohio State freshman Jacy Sheldon.
Here are our rankings heading into play Jan. 6:BOYS
1. Gahanna (11-0)
2. Columbus South (10-0)
3. Hilliard Bradley (9-1)
4. Walnut Ridge (6-2)
5. Thomas Worthington (9-2)
6. Pickerington North (8-3)
7. Pickerington Central (6-3)GIRLS
1. Watterson (11-0)
2. Dublin Coffman (10-0)
3. Africentric (9-2)
4. Pickerington Central (9-1)
5. Westerville South (8-2)
6. Hilliard Bradley (9-2)
7. Westerville North (8-3)