Wyoming High School Boys Basketball Rankings: Feb. 12, 2014
Most teams ranked in last week’s top 5 coaches/media poll, are still ranked this week, but a couple of new teams are making a late season push.
In 4A, Gillette is on top for the 2nd straight week. The Camels are getting all of their conference road games out of the way, and will wrap up the road part of their schedule this weekend at Laramie and at Cheyenne South. Kelly Walsh holds at #2, and are now getting their home conference games in, with Green River and Evanston visiting this weekend. East moves up to #3, bumping Sheridan to #4. The Thunderbirds re-match cross town rival Central on Saturday, while the Broncs makes a similar road trip with Gillette. Meanwhile Rock Springs holds at #5, and visits Riverton this weekend.
No movement at all in the 3A ranks, but it could be an interesting week on the east side. Wheatland is still ranked #1, followed by Cody, Rawlins, Lander and Powell. The Bulldogs and Outlaws are currently the top 2 teams in the east, but this weekend, they battle the 2 teams right behind them…Buffalo and Douglas.
The 2A ranks are going to be at high intensity this weekend, with 4 of the top 5 teams playing each other on Saturday. We’re going to find out who should be the top ranked team, as Big Piney has climbed up to #2, and only one team stands in their way. That would be the team they’ve beaten once already…#1 Wyoming Indian, but this time, the Punchers have to get the job done in Ethete on Saturday, and that’s easier said than done. Meanwhile, Lusk drops to #3 and just got all they could handle from 1A #2 Guernsey-Sunrise. Greybull holds at #4, and Big Horn is back in at #5, after beating former #5 Moorcroft last week. The Rams visit Buff country on Saturday.
In the 1A ranks, the top 2 are unanimous again. Burlington is #1, with Guernsey-Sunrise at #2. Upton has appeared to have sprung a leak somewhere, and needs to right the ship, because the voters kicked the Bobcats out of the rankings. As a result, Little Snake River moves up to #3, with Cokeville at #4, and they have to share that spot with Kaycee, who is new to the rankings, after taking the lead in the 1A Northeast. The Rattlers and Panthers are scheduled to duke it out this Friday, in Lincoln County.
Record updates: The WHSAA announced that Big Piney and Cokeville were given wins via forfeit, vs. Thermopolis and H.E.M. respectively. Both games had to be called off due to the snowstorm that hit the west side of the state, and there will be no makeup of those games.