Another week and more changes at the top and within the third WyoPreps Coaches and Media Basketball Polls. There are three new teams at No. 1. Six new teams joined the rankings, and only one division did not change.

WYOPREPS COACHES AND MEDIA GIRLS BASKETBALL POLL

Class 2A girls saw Tongue River return to the top spot. The Eagles earned ten of the 14 first-place votes.  Wyoming Indian fell to second but still picked up a pair of first-place votes. So did Rocky Mountain, and the Grizzlies climbed to third. Voting for the poll closed before Rocky suffered its first loss of the year at home on Tuesday night. There was also a tie for fourth in the 2A girls’ rankings. Pine Bluffs moved up one spot and was joined by Sundance, who moved back into the top five.

In 3A, the only change was at the bottom of the poll. Pinedale joined the top five for the first time this season at No. 5. The first four in the class stayed the same. Douglas was on top with 15 of the 20 first-place votes. Buffalo earned the other five first-place tallies and followed in second. Mountain View and Powell were third and fourth, respectively.

Class 4A girls kept the same teams in the top five but in a different order. Cheyenne East remained first with 13 of the 15 first-place votes. The Cody Fillies moved back up to second. Campbell County slipped to third. Sheridan edged up to fourth, and Laramie fell two spots to fifth.

The only division that didn’t change from the second to the third rankings was Class 1A. Cokeville was one vote shy of being a unanimous choice for No. 1. The Panthers are followed by Upton in second. Burlington, Southeast, and Little Snake River were third, fourth, and fifth, again. Those three were separated by 12 points in the voting.

Here was the girls’ third poll of the season.

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WYOPREPS COACHES AND MEDIA BOYS' BASKETBALL POLL

A pair of new teams at the top highlighted the boys’ rankings.

The Wright Panthers sit atop the Class 2A division. They received ten of the 16 first-place votes. Tongue River got the other six, and the Eagles pushed up to second. Last week’s No. 1, Wyoming Indian, fell to third in the rankings. Big Horn held steady in fourth. The new team in the top five was Lusk. The Tigers take over the fifth spot.

Class 4A had the other new No. 1. Cheyenne Central jumped two spots for the second straight week and took over the top position. The Indians just won the Greeley Roundball Invitational last weekend. They got nine of the 17 first-place votes. Cheyenne East picked up the other eight first-place votes but dropped to second. Laramie fell one to third. Natrona County made its debut in the boys’ poll. The Mustangs are 6-0 to start the season and were fourth in the voting. Riverton held onto fifth.

In 3A, the biggest mover was Thermopolis. The Bobcats went from unranked to third after their 5-0 start to the season. Douglas remained No. 1 with 14 of the 19 first-place votes. Powell got the other five first-place votes and sat second, again. Lovell stayed fourth, and Buffalo fell two spots to fifth.

Finally, in 1A, Upton’s reign at the top continued. The Bobcats received 11 of the 14 first-place votes. Saratoga moved up one spot to second, which pushed Cokeville down to third. Farson-Eden held in fourth. Southeast joined the boys’ top five, in fifth, for the first time this season.

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The WyoPreps Coaches and Media Basketball Polls are chosen in voting by coaches and media around the state. Every coach and numerous media members have a chance to vote each week throughout the season.

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