Changes in 3A Highlight the New WyoPreps Girls Basketball Rankings
A pair of newly ranked teams are part of the fifth edition of the WyoPreps Coaches and Media Girls Basketball Poll on Wednesday.
The two new teams enter the poll in the same classification. While there is movement in all four divisions of the rankings, the top-ranked teams of Cheyenne East, Douglas, Wyoming Indian, and Upton remain the same.
Class 3A sees the biggest change from last week. Douglas and Lyman are still first and second. The Bearcats received 17 of the 21 first-place votes. The Eagles got the other four. Pinedale moves up one spot to third in this week’s poll. The new teams are at No. 4 and No. 5, where Newcastle and Buffalo enter the top five. The Dogies are fourth and the Bison are fifth. That pushed Mountain View and Lander out of the rankings.
The other class that featured a good amount of movement was in 1A. Upton holds onto the No. 1 ranking. The Bobcats received nine of the 14 first-place votes. The Southeast Cyclones move up one spot to second. Burlington jumps two spots from fifth to third in the new rankings. That means that Cokeville and Little Snake River dropped down. The Panthers fall to fourth, which also pushed the Rattler down to fifth.
In 4A, Cheyenne East is the only unanimously ranked No. 1 team in the entire poll. The Thunderbirds earned all 17 first-place votes. They dominated all three of their opponents at last weekend’s Taco John’s Invitational, which included Natrona County. Cody is now alone in second in the new rankings. The Fillies received a majority of the votes for that position in the poll. Thunder Basin climbed one spot to third without even playing last weekend. NC falls from a tie for second down to fourth. Sheridan stays at No. 5 but by only three points in the voting.
The top three are the same in Class 2A. Wyoming Indian’s loss to 3A Lovell didn’t impact the Lady Chiefs too much. They are one vote shy of being a unanimous choice for No. 1. Moorcroft picked up the other first-place vote. The Wolves are a solid second. Rocky Mountain holds in third. Glenrock and Sundance traded spots. The Herders are now fourth after their head-to-head win over the Bulldogs last weekend. Sundance falls to fifth.
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The WyoPreps Coaches and Media Basketball Rankings are selected 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.