Boys WyoPreps Basketball Rankings Change More Than the Girls
Five new teams entered this week’s WyoPreps Coaches and Media Boys and Girls Basketball Polls on Wednesday.
The boys’ rankings had more turnover compared to the girls.’
Class 4A saw the most change, as two new teams entered the top five. The top of the division remained the same. Cheyenne East was a unanimous choice for No. 1 with all 23 first-place votes. Cross-town rival Cheyenne Central stayed second, and Riverton held in third. A pair of teams that were in the poll earlier this season are back. Jackson and Sheridan rejoined the rankings in fourth and fifth, respectively. The top two, East and Central square off on Thursday in Cheyenne.
The next two divisions had the same thing occur. The top four were the same as last week, but No. 5 was different.
In 3A, Douglas retained the top spot, followed by Worland, Lander, and Powell. The Pinedale Wranglers broke into the top five for the first time.
Duplicate that for Class 2A, as the Tongue River Eagles were still ranked No. 1. Pine Bluffs, Big Horn, and Wind River were second, third, and fourth. After a 2-0 start to conference play last weekend, the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies re-entered the poll for the first time since mid-December at No. 5.
There was no change in the 1A boys’ top five. Saratoga was at the top where the Panthers have been since the second rankings of the season. Burlington was second, then Southeast held third. Cokeville and Little Snake River stayed fourth and fifth.
The girls’ poll had very little change. Only one team new team entered the rankings.
Class 3A shuffled the most. Douglas and Buffalo stayed first and second. Lyman jumped up two spots from fifth to third. Mountain View dropped one position to fourth after their first loss of the season, which followed a 14-0 start. The team the Buffalos lost to was Pinedale. Just like their boys’, the Wrangler girls joined the top five at No. 5.
The other difference was in Class 1A, where the bottom two schools in the top five traded spots. Southeast, Burlington, and Upton remained first, second, and third in the rankings. Riverside moved to fourth, while Cokeville fell to fifth. The Panthers remained in the top five despite an 0-2 road trip last weekend.
Finally, no change occurred in 4A and 2A.
The Cody Fillies are the last undefeated team in girls’ high school basketball in Wyoming. They are No. 1 again in 4A. Cheyenne East, Laramie, Campbell County, and Cheyenne Central rounded out the top five.
In 2A, Wyoming Indian was at the top. They are followed by Rocky Mountain, Tongue River, Kemmerer, and Lingle-Ft. Laramie.
One oddity in the polls this week was three No. 2 ranked teams finished with 231 points in the voting, and all in different ways.
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.