Wyoming High School Volleyball Rankings: October 6, 2016
So far the #1 teams in the coaches/media volleyball rankings have been dominant this season.
Cheyenne East is still the team to beat in Class 4A. Their record last weekend in Phoenix, Arizona may not have been all the great, but they did play some extremely good out of state competition. The experience they gained from those matches, is sure to pay off for the Lady Thunderbirds during the second run through the conference. The 4A rankings are unchanged from last week, which means #2 through #5 are Kelly Walsh, Laramie, Gillette, and Natrona. Laramie has a tough week on their scheduled. They just got creamed home vs. East earlier this week, and still have to play every conference opponent on the road, starting with Gillette and Sheridan.
Star Valley is the unanimous #1 in 3A, and this week could be an interesting week. All the teams in the west will gather at Riverton for the conference duals. The Lady Braves will be there, along with the 3 teams tied at #5 (Cody, Mountain View and Riverton). Results from the weekend should straighten things out in the rankings. Meanwhile, Worland moves up #2 after their big road win last week. The match of interest is scheduled for Saturday, when #4 Buffalo visits #3 Douglas.
Last week, #1 visited #2 in 2A, and walked out with a sweep. This weekend, #2 visits #1, and Wright (unanimous #1) is hoping to do just as well vs. Sundance, compared to the previous time. Southeast and Greybull hold their spots this week at #3 and #4. Pine Bluffs and Big Piney share the #5 ranking. PB visits SE on Friday, in another match of interest.
Kaycee will be hosting a preview of the 1A State Tournament this weekend, as 16 of the 19 teams will be competing. This includes unanimous #1 Encampment, #2 Farson-Eden, #3 Lingle-Ft. Laramie and #4 Little Snake River. As for #5, that spot is shared between Cokeville and H.E.M., and both teams are taking the weekend off.
Disclaimer: The rankings have no official say 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.