Wyoming High School Boys Basketball Rankings: Feb. 19, 2014
In terms of the latest coaches/media rankings, things are settling down in the smaller classes, in the week before the regional tournaments.
However, the bigger classes still has some big games remaining.
Top seeds can be locked down this weekend in the 4A ranks, which is what #1 Gillette and #2 Kelly Walsh want to do. The Camels host #3 East on Friday, and then Central on Saturday, while the 2 Cheyenne teams also must visit #4 Sheridan this weekend. On Thursday, the Trojans look avenge their loss to Rock Springs, which happened 3 weeks ago, then visit Riverton on Saturday. On the other side of Casper, new #5 Natrona will say good-bye to the Orange Dungeon on Thursday, after 85 years...but the Wolverines will look to play spoiler in the historic last game. NC visits Rock Springs on Saturday.
It's a big week in 3A, just like almost every other week has been. Cody is back in the unstable position of #1. Wheatland slips to #2, after last week's loss, while Lander moves up to #3. Buffalo's 2 big wins vs. the Bulldogs and Outlaws last week, put the Bison at #4 going into this weekend. The #5 spot could be debatable. Rawlins lost twice last week, and they were ranked #3 at the time. Meanwhile Powell has won 4 straight, since losing to Lander 3 weeks ago. Yet, the Outlaws remain in the rankings at #5, and the Panthers were voted out, by 1 vote. There is a lot to prove this weekend in the west, and all the attention is in Lander. The Tigers have Powell and Cody back-to-back at home, this weekend. Those 2 games could finalize the regional seeding...or cloud it up some more.
As mentioned earlier, there's not much going on in 2A and 1A. The same 5 teams are ranked, just in a slightly different order, and there's not much on the schedule, for the weekend before the regional tournaments. Wyoming Indian and Burlington are the unanimous #1's in their classes. The Chiefs are followed by Lusk, Big Piney, Greybull and Big Horn. Meanwhile the Huskies are ahead of Guernsey-Sunrise, Cokeville, Kaycee and Little Snake River.
Records Update: The WHSAA reversed its decision on the Thermopolis-Big Piney basketball situation, from February 8th, and it is no longer a forfeit. It is a cancelled game.