Second WyoPreps Poll for Boys Basketball Has Small Changes
The second edition of the WyoPreps Coaches and Media Boys Basketball Poll does have some change, just not as much as the girls’ rankings.
The four No. 1 ranked teams of Cheyenne Central, Worland, Rocky Mountain, and Saratoga held their spots. Three teams made their debut in this week’s poll.
The biggest change was in Class 2A. While the Grizzlies earned all but one first-place vote, they were the only team that didn’t move. Pine Bluffs moved up three spots to No. 2. Big Piney jumped into the poll and is tied with Wyoming Indian for third. The fate of the Chiefs season remains unknown at this time. The Tongue River Eagles found their way into the rankings at No. 5. The two teams that fell out, Sundance and Big Horn, both received votes.
Class 3A has the other new team in its top five. After a 2-0 start, Douglas makes their debut in fourth. Worland held the top spot but by only six points over Lander, who is second. Powell moved up one position to third. Rawlins fell two to No. 5. Three other teams, including Wheatland, who dropped out, received votes.
Class 4A sees Cheyenne Central with a firm grip for No. 1. The Indians garnered 19 of the 20 first-place votes. Sheridan and Thunder Basin trade places this week. The Broncs received the other first-place vote and are second. The Bolts fall to third and are just three points in the balloting ahead of No. 4 Cheyenne East. Campbell County held steady in fifth. Three more teams earned votes in the second poll.
Finally, Class 1A had two teams trade spots. Defending champion Saratoga was a near-unanimous choice for the top position. Farson-Eden was the only other team that received a first-place vote. The Pronghorns hold in second. Encampment and Southeast swapped positions. The Tiger climbed to third, followed by Upton in fourth, while Southeast dropped down to No. 5. Three more schools received at least one vote this week.
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Disclaimer: WyoPreps.com polls coaches and media from across the state each week during the basketball season. These rankings are not associated with the Wyoming High School Activities Association or its member schools. The poll is conducted for fun and has no bearing on any game or post-season seeding.