Wyoming High School Girls Basketball Rankings: Jan. 16, 2014
There was some movement in the first girls coaches/media rankings for 2014…just not at the top.
In 4A…#1 Natrona rebounded from their 0-3 performance at the Energy Classic tournament, to thrash Gillette, which was enough for them to hold on to the top ranking. Actually, the voters knew that Stanford-bound Kaylee Johnson was back from injury, so that tipped the scales in their favor. NC could face a stern test Saturday at #2 Sheridan. The Lady Broncs lost by 11 in Casper last month, which is the closest that any Wyoming has been so far this season. As for the rest of the rankings…East is #3, the Lady Camels drop to #4, and as for the #5 ranking…no one is really sure. Central, Green River and Rock Springs all tied for it, with very few votes.
The 3A rankings were shook up some last week. Douglas retain the #1 spot in unanimous fashion. Rawlins moves up to #2, and visit the Lady Bearcats on Friday. Torrington falls 1 spot to #3, after they lost against the Lady Outlaws last weekend. After that, 2 newcomers occupy the #4 and #5 spots. That being Mountain View and Newcastle. Meanwhile, the voters came down hard on former #3 Lyman, who did not get a single vote, after dropping back-to-back home games vs. unranked opponents.
The top 4 spots are unchanged in 2A, and not much is on the schedule for this coming weekend. The polls have Lovell on top, followed by Kemmerer, Tongue River, and Wind River. Southeast is now in at #5, after beating then #5 Burns a couple of week ago.
1A saw a tiny bit of movement. The 2 undefeated teams are on top, which means Lingle-Ft. Laramie is still ranked #1, and now Upton is at #2, which pushes Cokeville down to #3. Little Snake River holds at #4 and Rock River has #5 all to themselves. Games of interest this weekend, feature the Lady Doggers playing #5 2A Southeast on Friday, at Eastern Wyoming College, and then they hit the road Saturday, to play at RR.