Plenty of Changes in the Latest WyoPreps Coaches and Media Volleyball Poll
The new WyoPreps Coaches and Media Volleyball Poll for Week 4 saw plenty of movement across all four classifications.
There was a new No. 1, at least one new team in all four divisions, a tie in Class 3A, and a longtime fixture missing from a top-five.
After they won the Rawlins Invitational last weekend, the Buffalo Bison ascended to the top spot in Class 3A. The Bison earned 11 of the 14 first-place votes. The Powell Panthers were the runner-up in that tournament, and they jumped up two spots to second. Previously top-ranked Mountain View fell to third. Douglas climbed up one to fourth. Lyman fell into a tie for fifth with Pinedale. The Wranglers make their 2023 debut in the poll.
Class 4A saw some significant changes. The top two remained the same. Laramie held the No. 1 ranking with 13 of the 16 first-place votes. Cody stayed in second and got the other three first-place votes. Thunder Basin moved back to third after the Bolts won the Star Valley Invitational last weekend. Campbell County dropped to fourth, and the Star Valley Braves joined the top five for the first time this year. That means that Kelly Walsh is not among the top five in the volleyball poll for the first time in a long time. We can’t recall the last time that occurred.
In 2A, Big Horn was a unanimous choice for the top position. The Rams won their own invitational last weekend and garnered all ten first-place votes. Greybull moved up two spots to second. Sundance was third, and Tongue River came in at No. 4. Wright entered the poll in fifth.
Finally, in Class 1A, the top four were the same as last week. Cokeville remained No. 1 with eight of the 12 first-place votes. Upton followed in second, and the Bobcats received three first-place votes. Little Snake River picked up one first-place vote and held in third. They were followed by Rock River in fourth, and Riverside rejoined the poll in fifth.
Click the button below to view the voting breakdown from the coaches and media around the state.
WyoPreps provided all the coaches and some media members around the state an opportunity to vote in our third volleyball rankings of the 2023 season.