Three New Teams Enter the New WyoPreps Basketball Rankings
New basketball rankings to start a new year are here. The latest WyoPreps Coaches and Media Girls and Boys Basketball Polls were released on Thursday.
There are two new teams in the girls’ poll, one in the boys’ poll, and no ties in the boys’ rankings unlike two weeks ago. Three of the four classifications have a change in each poll, but the top-ranked teams are the same as the last rankings.
For the ladies, Cheyenne Central and Pinedale are the new teams.
In 4A, the top two remain Cody and Cheyenne East. The Fillies receive 15 of the 17 first-place votes, and the T-Birds got the other two votes for the top spot. Laramie moves up one position from a tie for fourth to third. Campbell County falls one spot to fourth. The Indians debut in this year’s rankings at No. 5.
The same thing occurs in Class 3A. Douglas and Lyman are still first and second. The Bearcats earn 17 of the 22 first-place votes. Mountain View climbs one spot to third, which pushes Newcastle to fourth. The Wranglers are the new team in fifth. Lyman, Mountain View, Pinedale, and Buffalo all got at least one first-place vote in this division.
There’s only a minor change in 2A. Wyoming Indian is a unanimous choice for No. 1 with 13 first-place votes. Rocky Mountain holds in second. Kemmerer and Tongue River flip positions. The Rangers are now third, while the Eagles are fourth. Shoshoni holds in fifth.
Finally, there are no changes in 1A. Southeast stays on top as a unanimous choice for No. 1. Following the Cyclones are Upton, Burlington, Cokeville, and Saratoga.
The one new team in the boys’ poll is in Class 2A with the Wyoming Indian Chiefs making their debut. The top 3 are still Pine Bluffs, Big Horn, and Tongue River. The Hornets receive 16 of the 17 first-place votes. The other No. 1 ballot goes to the Chiefs who jump into the rankings at fourth. Wind River falls to fifth.
After a tie in both 1A and 4A two weeks ago, neither division has a tie in the latest poll.
Saratoga tops Class 1A with ten of the 13 first-place votes. Burlington and Southeast follow in second and third. Little Snake River is alone in fourth, which means Cokeville stays in the top five at No. 5.
Cheyenne rivals East and Central top the 4A poll again. The two teams are separated by 12 points in the voting. The Thunderbirds get 10 first-place votes, and the Indians earn nine first-place votes. After those two, Thunder Basin stays third and Star Valley remains fourth. Jackson is now alone in fifth, breaking the tie with Sheridan from the previous poll.
Finally, there are no changes in 3A boys. Douglas is still on top, and the Bearcats pick up 12 of the 17 first-place votes. Worland is only six points in the voting ahead of Lander. Buffalo and Powell round out the top five.
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.