I appreciate this discussion. The LAZY polls will never engage in this type of conversation to justify their rankings.
You have some very valid points regarding some of the teams you pointed out, as well as the question related to the Tier Ohio is on compared to teams in the Tier above them.
First I want to challenge your SOS position.
You cite the winning records of the opponents of the top Ohio schools, but it you look 1 level deeper you see that those records are mostly not relaveant due to the opponent quality.
For Example look at the Top Ohio schools best wins (outside of the interplay with each other):
Mentor - Best Win is Medina. Medina is 5-2 but their BEST win is vs. #732
Eds - Best win is Winter Woods. WW is 5-2 but their wins are vs. #414, #1269, #1372, etc.
Iggy - Best win is Loyola (5-2). Loyola best win is #900
St. X - Only beat #1377 by 3 points.
Elder - has the best win in Cathedral but lost badly to Eds
Regarding the other teams you mentioned.
Duncanville is defending Texas 6a Finalists and have an solid win over a Tier 3 SJC team which beat SJP.
Chandler - Not truly vetted yet, but are a traditional power and have been rolling their schedule so far.
West Monroe - Stayed within 10 points of Tier 2 Longview and has been rolling everyone else.
I have been watching "Holy Wars" for quite some time, so I know about rivalry games. This is the same excuse the BNU guys use for explaining away teams with no offensive firepower. There is no bigger Holy War right now than MD vs SJB, and those teams still put up points. St. Eds only garnering a measly 7 points vs Iggy (LAST WEEK), when every other team Iggy has played, has had much more offensive success averaging 30 points vs. Iggy. This may be partly attributed to Holy War game flow, but still raises questions about Ed's current ability to score against good teams.
Ohio is very competitive at the Top end. No question. But the challenge is where does Ohio fit in on a Tier with other National teams.
Tier 5 may be too low for Ohio, The State got moved down because of the Eds vs. Iggy game result, and the added scrutiny Ohio got because of that. Other teams you mentioned will get scrutinized this week, and we will see what happens.