Teams try to improve each week throughout the season, and week 2 is the time to do that.

4A teams have played 2 games so far, and the latest coaches/media rankings have already started to show some consistency. Sheridan holds at command lead, and they will make the long road trip to Evanston this week. Natrona still holds at #2 by 1 vote ahead of #3 Gillette. Those 2 teams will settle things next week, but until then, the Mustangs will try to fine tune things at Laramie, while the Camels won't be that far away at #5 Cheyenne Central. Cheyenne East holds at #4, heading into their homecoming game vs. Cheyenne South.

3A rankings saw some movement, and if they're not careful, there could be more after this week. Cody is still #1, are on the road for the 2nd straight week. This time, it's a state championship rematch at Douglas, against a Bearcat team that will try to redeem themselves in a number of ways. Jackson is up to #2 and will play Lander a visit this week. #3 Riverton could be in for an interesting game hosting a Star Valley team, looking to get into the rankings. Torrington take the #4 spot, by 1 vote ahead of #5 Powell. The TrailBlazers head to Worland this weekend, while the Panthers host Buffalo.

It's pretty clear for now, which teams are the top 3 in 2A. Wheatland, Big Horn and Mountain View stay in those spots again. The #2 Rams are the only team out of the east, that does not start conference play this week. Instead they will make a cross state trip to Lyman, who is hoping to recover from being trounced by #1 Wheatland last week. As for the Bulldogs, they will start conference play at Thermopolis. It will be a battle of Buffalos (a great Bison-selfie moment) when #3 Mountain View goes to play a Greybull team, that has yet to play. Remember that Greybull won their game last week via forfeit, so expect them to be hungry. Other conference games has Burns visiting #4 Newcastle, while #5 Pinedale heads to The Pit to play Kemmerer.

1A has a new #1 team, as Lingle-Ft. Laramie has been put on top for now. The Doggers are looking to avoid being stung at Pine Bluffs, against a Hornets team, that learned how to win for the first time in 3 seasons. #2 Cokeville had their winning streak snapped last week, but the 2-time defending champs didn't drop far in the rankings, and will try to regroup at Saratoga. The game of interest is the East conference opener between #3 Upton/Sundance at #4 Lusk. The result of this game could go a long way in determining not only a playoff bid, but seeding as well. Elsewhere, #5 Southeast will entertain an out of state opponent, from Bayard, Nebraska.

This will be a big week in 6-man as the top 4 ranked teams all play each other under the Friday night lights in their respective conference opener. #4 Kaycee is 0-2 lifetime at new #1 Guernsey-Sunrise, and haven't played in Viking country, since they made 2 visits back in 2009. Early indications is that this game could be for the #1 seed in the East, even though there are 6 more games to be played after this. On the west side, #3 Little Snake River makes an overdue trip to #2 Meeteetse. The last 4 games between these 2 teams have been played at Baggs, hence the overdue comment. While all that is going on, #5 Farson-Eden will try to teach a JV from Evanston, what the 6-man game is all about.

Disclaimer: The polls have no official say or use on post-season positioning, and are only to be used as a measuring stick on the regular season. Please don’t read too much into the rankings.