Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association

OHSBCA Poll Voting Guidelines

Eligible Poll Voters have two voting responsibilities:

State Coaches Poll:  Member Teams are rated in each of the four divisions four times each spring. Poll champions are recognized at the state clinic. There are 32 voting coaches in each division.

All-Ohio Coaches Poll Team: The poll coaches in each division select an All-Ohio Team. All players, of member schools, are eligible (not just seniors). Each division selects a Player of the Year (POY) and a Coach-of-the-Year (COY). They are recognized by the wire services and are awarded a plaque at the annual convention.

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Weekly Poll Voting begins April 17, 2020 Friday and Saturday until May 23rd for Team Rankings.   Poll Team All-Ohio voting begins May 29th and ends June 1st.

  1. 32 coaches vote in each division.
  2. Coaches must be a member of the OHSBCA in order to vote, be ranked, or nominate for All-Ohio.
  3. Coaches are selected by their district reps. upon completion of the application
  4. Any head coach who is interested in voting must complete an online application.   Applications are available on line at www.ohsbca.org. starting in May and ending in September each year. Current Voters must re-apply.
  5. The number of coaches voting in a district will vary, determined by the number of coaches in their respective district. (Determined by member schools per District/Division)
  6. Coaches selected to vote will be notified by their Dist. Reps and their names / emails will be put on the website.  
  7. The Poll will be conducted for 6 consecutive weeks. Ballots will be e-mailed to eligible poll voters and recorded between Friday and Saturday of the indicated weeks. Results will be online on our website the following Monday.
  8. This year’s Poll will be conducted for 6 consecutive weeks, ballots to be sent to voters on April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22. Voting begins at Noon-Friday, and ends Midnight Saturday (note changes..6 weeks, Friday, Saturday only
  9. Poll Voting Schedule for 2020:
  10. Week 1:  April 17                   Week  4  May 8
    Week 2:  April 24                   Week  5  May 15
    Week 3:  May 1                     Week  6  May  22
  11.  If your team deserves recognition, or if you have a player who should be considered All-State, be sure that the voters have the needed information before the start of the balloting
  12. Coaches who are eligible to vote will receive information on the voting procedure starting the last week of March and will receive their ballots during the second week in April.
  13. A 7th ballot,beginning at Noon Thursday, May 29 and Ending Midnight Sunday, June 1 will be the All-State, Coaches Poll Team Ballot. Results released when verified by District Reps. (Note  changes 7th week, Thursday through Sunday)

~ Curt Karpinski
State Poll Director