Only a few minor differences are in the new WyoPreps Coaches and Media basketball polls on Wednesday.

There were two new teams, and a couple of moves within a top five, but most of the classifications remained the same.

The one big change in the girls’ ranking was in Class 2A. Lingle-Fort Laramie enters the poll for the first time this season at No. 5. The top two are still Wyoming Indian and Rocky Mountain. The Chiefs earned all but two first-place votes. The Grizzlies are followed by Tongue River and Kemmerer, who traded spots in the poll.

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The one difference in Class 1A is no tie. Southeast remained No. 1 with 13 of the 14 first-place votes. Burlington was alone in second, and Upton was now third. Cokeville and Riverside stayed in fourth and fifth.

The other two classes had no changes.

Class 4A was still Cody at the top. Then, East, Laramie, Campbell County, and Central rounded out the top five.

3A remained Douglas, Buffalo, Mountain View, Newcastle, and Lyman, first through fifth.

The same thing transpired in the boys’ rankings with only slightly more movement.

Class 3A was the one division that change. Lyman re-entered the poll at No. 5. Douglas was at the top with 18 of the 21 first-place votes. Worland moved back to second after last weekend’s head-to-head win over Lander, who fell to third. Powell held at fourth.

Class 4A saw two teams trade spots. East and Central remained first and second. The Thunderbirds got 18 of the 23 first-place votes, and the other five went to the Indians. Riverton jumped up two spots to third. Star Valley was steady in fourth, and Thunder Basin dropped two positions down to fifth.

In 2A, the top three stayed Tongue River, Pine Bluffs, and Big Horn. Wind River moved up to fourth, and that pushed Greybull down to fifth.

Finally, in 1A boys, there was no change. Saratoga is still first. The Panthers are followed by Burlington, Southeast, Cokeville, and Little Snake River.

Perhaps the most significant difference came in the number of teams that received votes.

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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