Boys Basketball Rankings: Dec. 22nd
All the #1 teams hold their place heading into the winter break, while 2 polls have no change at all.
The 4A poll is the same as it was last week. Natrona, Gillette, Rock Springs, Evanston and East. The #1 and #2 teams will both compete at the Energy Classic tournament at Gillette, next week, and although they are on the opposite sides of the bracket, there is a possibility that they could cross paths!
3A sees a little bit of a change-up after former #2 Torrington lost vs. Lyman last week. The TrailBlazers and Rawlins swap spots at #2 and #4. Buffalo is now a unanimous #1, while Wheatland and Lander hold at #3 and #5. The first weekend in January will be a big one as Buffalo visits Wheatland and Rawlins goes to Torrington.
The top 4 in the 2A poll remains the same. Lovell, Big Horn, Kemmerer, and Wyoming Indian. The polls had closed by the time word got out that Lovell lost to 3A Cody back on Tuesday. Lusk makes its first appearance in the polls this season at #5.
Like 4A, the 1A poll is unchanged as well. Little Snake River, St. Stephens, H.E.M., Ten Sleep and Kaycee. Both SS and TS will play at the Fremont County Shootout next week.
Poll Breakdown: Natrona with 4 1st place votes, and 3 2nd place votes, for a total of 32 points. Gillette with 1 1st, 4 2nd's, and 2 3rd's, for 27 points. Rock Springs with 1 1st, 4 3rd's, 1 4th, and 1 5th, for 20 points. Evanston with 1 3rd, 3 4th's and 2 5th's, for 11 points. East with 1 1st, and 1 4th, for 7 points. Sheridan with 1 4th, and 3 5th's, for 5 points. Riverton with 1 4th, for 2 points. Laramie with 1 5th, for 1 point.
3A: Buffalo with 15 1st place votes, for a total of 75 points. Rawlins with 5 2nd's, 6 3rd's, 3 4th's, and 1 5th, for 45 points. Wheatland with 5 2nd's, 5 3rd's, 3 4th's and 1 5th, for 42 points. Torrington with 4 2nd's, 3 3rd's, 6 4th's, and 1 5th, for 38 points. Lander with 3 4th's and 9 5th's, for 15 points. Cody with 1 2nd, and 1 5th, for 5 points. Douglas with 1 3rd, for 3 points. Jackson and Lyman with 1 5th each, for 1 point each.
2A: Lovell with 10 1st place votes, and 5 2nd place votes, for a total of 70 points. Big Horn with 5 1st's and 9 2nd's and 1 3rd, for 64 points. Kemmerer with 1 2nd, 8 3rd's, 3 4th's and 3 5th's, for 37 points. Wyoming Indian with 3 3rd's, 8 4th's and 1 5th, for 26 points. Lusk with 2 3rd's, 2 4th's, and 5 5th's, for 15 points. Tongue River with 1 4th, and 3 5th's, for 5 points. Rocky Mountain with 1 3rd, for 3 points. Wind River with 1 4th, for 2 points. Moorcroft with 2 5th's, for 2 points. Pine Bluffs with 1 5th, for 1 point.
1A: Little Snake River with 7 1st place votes, and 1 2nd place vote, for a total of 39 points. St. Stephens with 1 1st, and 7 2nd's, for 33 points. H.E.M. with 5 3rd's, and 1 4th, for 17 points. Ten Sleep with 3 3rd's, 2 4th's and 1 5th, for 14 points. Kaycee with 3 4th's and 2 5th's, for 8 points. Cokeville with 2 4th's and 3 5th's, for 7 points. Burlington and Guernsey with 1 5th each, for 1 point each.