Girls Basketball Rankings: Valentines Day
With just a few weeks to go, rankings for the ladies are settling down quite a bit. Number one’s remain the same in all classes with East, Douglas, Tongue River and Cokeville still on top. Two of them are unanimous in Douglas and Tongue River. 4A is far from concrete, however. East took 9 of the 14 top votes this week and remain #1. Gillette and Natrona each took 2 top ballots with Sheridan getting one. The teams are in the same order that they were a week ago in East, Gillette, Natrona, Sheridan and Laramie. Central and East have the tough games this weekend. Both have road trips to #4 Sheridan and #2 Gillette.
3A keeps Douglas #1 with all 18 top votes. It is the 7th straight week the Lady Bearcats have been a unanimous pick for the top spot. Star Valley is back in the second spot with Rawlins falling to third. Powell moves up a notch to fourth with Lyman drops down to fifth. #5 Lyman goes to #2 Star Valley this weekend looking to knock off the Lady Braves for a second time this season.
2A is the same as a week ago with Tongue River with all 15 top votes followed by Lovell who took 14 of 15 #2 votes. Southeast is still third. Weather prevented the Bulldogs and Cyclones from meeting in Casper last weekend. They have no intention of making that game up at this stage of the season. Thermopolis is fourth this week with Wind River again fifth. Southeast does play 1A #2 Lingle in Yoder on Saturday. #2 Lovell hosts #4 Thermopolis Saturday as well.
1A has a quiet final week to the regular season. There are no ranked games in this division. Cokeville is again #1 followed by Lingle-Ft. Laramie, Little Snake River and Rock River. Upton is fifth again this week but has company. Burlington is back in the polls for the first time since Week 2 as the Lady Huskies are tied with Upton for fifth.