Some Movement in the New WyoPreps Girls Basketball Poll
New girls’ basketball rankings out Thursday from WyoPreps.com sports some change, but not a lot.
The fifth WyoPreps.com Coaches and Media Poll of the season has the same No. 1 ranked teams. There is a slight change in Class 4A, more movement in Class 3A, while 2A is the same, and only more shuffling at the bottom of Class 1A.
The top three are unchanged in the big school division. Cheyenne East is on top for the third straight poll. They are followed by crosstown rival Cheyenne Central at No. 2. After not playing last week, Thunder Basin holds onto the third position. The small change has Natrona County at No. 4, which pushed Green River down to fifth. The Fillies beat the Wolves in Cheyenne last weekend by two points, 52-50. Green River has another test on Friday, as they travel to face the third-ranked Bolts in Gillette.
Douglas remains a unanimous choice for No. 1 in Class 3A. The Bearcats’ only loss this season was to an out-of-state team ranked in the top 40 in the nation. After a 3-0 weekend at the Winter Classic in Rawlins, Mountain View jumps two spots to No. 2. The Buffaloes will face a pair of 4A foes in Evanston and Star Valley this weekend. Lander had last weekend off, but the Tigers benefit from other teams ranked above them losing last week. Lander moves up two spots to third in Class 3A. After a 1-2 weekend at the Winter Classic in Rawlins, Worland drops to fourth. The Warriors are part of the Big Horn Basin Classic with four other ranked teams this weekend. Lyman and Pinedale are new to the rankings this week and are tied for fifth. The Eagles play Star Valley and Evanston, while the Wranglers have an interclass game at Kemmerer on Friday.
There is no change in the 2A rankings. Wyoming Indian stays No. 1, but barely. The Chiefs are three points ahead of second-ranked Pine Bluffs. The Hornets received more first-place tallies, but it was the second-place votes that helped Wyoming Indian stay at the top. Rocky Mountain holds in third, as do Southeast and Wind River in fourth and fifth, respectively. The Chiefs, Grizzlies, and Cougars are all part of the Big Horn Basin Classic on Friday and Saturday. Pine Bluffs plays at Southeast in a conference game on Friday night.
The top three remain the same in Class 1A. Cokeville is unanimous at the top of the poll. H.E.M. is a solid No. 2. Upton also holds in third. The shuffling at the bottom continues. Little Snake River jumps back in the rankings at No. 4. After a three-way tie for fifth last week, Farson-Eden is alone in that spot this week. The Pronghorns visit the Rattlers in a conference tilt on Friday night.
You can view the voting breakdown for the latest WyoPreps.com Coaches and Media Girls’ Basketball Rankings here:
The WyoPreps.com Coaches and Media Poll is done for fun. It has no bearing on the post-season or any seeding. Coaches and Media Members across the state are invited to participate in the poll.