Boys Basketball Rankings: Feb. 2nd
2 new #1's mark the first boys basketball poll of February, and the basketball groundhog says there will be 6 more weeks of the Wyoming High School basketball season. Rejoice!
Gillette is back on top of the 4A poll in unanimous fashion after a 1 week abscence. The Camels will continue their conference road trek this weekend in Cheyenne, against Central and East. The same goes for Sheridan, except in reverse order. The Broncs drop to #4. #2 Rock Springs and #3 Evanston are on a collision course for first place in the west, this Saturday in Sweetwater County...but before that, RS must attend to Star Valley on Friday, while the Red Devils are home vs. Green River. Natrona still holds the #5 position, however Laramie and Riverton will attempt to lay claim to that spot, when the 2 teams visit Casper this weekend.
Buffalo is still the unanimous #1 in the 3A poll, and the schedule maker was very kind to the Bison, as far this weekend is concerned. They get #3 Wheatland AND #2 Torrington back-to-back at home. It can't get much better then that! Saturday will be the first meeting between the Trailblazers and the Bison, since last year's 3A championship game. But first, Torrington has some unfinished business with #5 Douglas this Thursday. The Bearcats won at Torrington last month. As for Wheatland, the Bulldogs first have to travel to Buffalo on Friday, and then host #4 Rawlins on Saturday. Rawlins will tune up for that game on Friday when they host South. Douglas will then visit Cheyenne on Saturday.
It's hard to be undefeated and not ranked #1, but Big Horn doesn't have to worry about that anymore. The Rams are now atop the 2A poll. Just 1 game for them this week, and that's a Friday game at Moorcroft. Lovell slips to #2, and will visit Wind River on Friday, and then host 3A Cody on Tuesday. Kemmerer holds at #3 and will attend to conference business at Saratoga on Saturday, and then host 3A Pinedale on Tuesday. Despite beating former #1 Lovell last week, Wyoming Indian is still #4. The Chiefs take their act on the road this weekend to Greybull and Riverside. Lusk maintains the #5 position. The Tigers will visit Lingle-Ft. Laramie on Friday and then host Hot Springs, SD.
Little Snake River still has the 1A poll coiled up, in a unanimous way. The undefeated Rattlers will attend to conference business this weekend, at Cokeville and at Farson-Eden. #2 St. Stephens only has a Friday game at Riverside to content with this week. Kaycee moves up to #3 in this week's poll. The Buckaroos hope to wrap the top spot in the 1A Northeast this weekend, with games at Hulett and at Upton. H.E.M. drops to #4, and will deal with some nearby rivals. Home vs. Rock River, and at Encampment. #5 Ten Sleep will be at Dubois on Saturday.