Not Much Movement in the New WyoPreps Basketball Polls
A co-No. 1 in the boys’ poll and three ties in the girls’ rankings are the biggest changes in this week’s WyoPreps Coaches and Media Basketball Polls. Powell joined the club as a top-ranked team in boys’ basketball. The ties came in the lowest three classes of the girls’ poll. One team re-entered the rankings on the boys’ side.
Powell and Douglas are tied for the top spot in 3A boys. The Bearcats earned one more first-place vote, but Powell received enough second-place votes that pushed them into the tie. Lovell, Pinedale, and Thermopolis remained third, fourth, and fifth.
Big Horn rejoined the 2A boys’ poll. The Rams’ upset of Tongue River last weekend helped them into fifth. Lingle-Ft. Laramie tightened its grip on the top spot. The Doggers got 13 of the 14 first-place votes. Wright held in second. Wyoming Indian pushed up to third, while Tongue River fell to fourth.
In 4A, two teams traded spots. Cheyenne Central was a near-unanimous pick for No. 1 with 16 of the 17 first-place votes. Laramie moved up to second and got the other first-place vote. Cheyenne East fell to third. Natrona County and Sheridan held fourth and fifth, respectively.
Finally, there was no change in the 1A boys’ rankings for the third straight week. Upton got all but one first-place vote and stayed in the top position. Saratoga kept the second spot. Cokeville remained third. Farson-Eden received a first-place vote, but the Pronghorns were still fourth. Southeast held onto fifth.
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Class 1A, 2A, and 3A girls all have a tie in the poll this week.
The most change was in the 2A division. Tongue River kept the top spot with ten of the 12 first-place votes. Wyoming Indian received the other two first-place votes and held in second. Sundance and Lingle-Ft. Laramie were tied for third. The Doggers moved up two spots from last week. Rocky Mountain fell to fifth.
In 1A and 3A, the last two teams moved into a tie.
Cokeville held the top position in 1A. The Panthers earned 11 of the 12 first-place votes. Upton garnered the other first-place vote. Southeast barely held onto third by three points in the voting. Both Burlington and Little Snake River received more votes than last week, as they tied for fourth, just three points back.
In 3A, Douglas was an overwhelming pick for No. 1. The Bearcats got 16 of the 18 first-place votes. Buffalo picked up a pair of votes for first, but the Bison remained in second. Mountain View was steady in third. They are followed by Pinedale and Powell, who tied for fourth. The Panthers moved up after winning last weekend’s Big Horn Basin Classic.
There was no change in 4A girls. Cheyenne East was one of four teams that received a first-place vote. The Thunderbirds stayed at the top with ten first-place votes. Cody kept second and garnered five first-place votes. Sheridan picked up two first-place votes, but the Broncs were still third. Campbell County held off Cheyenne Central for fourth. The Camels got one vote for the top spot. The Indians were just three points behind in the voting.
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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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