Two Classes Change in the New WyoPreps Boys Basketball Rankings
Two new teams and a new No. 1 are part of this week’s WyoPreps.com Coaches and Media Boys Basketball Poll, which features the final rankings for 1A and 2A.
There’s a new team in the final poll for 2A boys, while 3A has the most change. Classes 4A and 1A remain the same.
In the last 2A boys’ rankings of the season, as postseason play begins, the top four did not change. Rocky Mountain received nine of the 12 first-place votes. The Grizzlies were either alone at the top or shared the No. 1 ranking all season long. Sundance is second in the final poll, while Big Piney and Tongue River hold in third and fourth. The new team to the top five is Pine Bluffs. The Hornets end the season at no. 5 and haven’t been ranked since early January.
In the final 1A boys’ poll, the top five didn’t change from last week. These are the same five teams that were in the preseason poll back in December but in a different order. Defending champion Saratoga enters the postseason at No. 1. The Panthers received 10 first-place votes. Upton is second, and the Bobcats did garner a pair of first-place ballots. Encampment picked up the other vote for No. 1, and the Tigers hold in third. Farson-Eden and Southeast round out the top five, in fourth and fifth, respectively. These five teams were part of the top-five rankings in all but one poll this season.
The most shuffling happens in Class 3A. Worland is back on top of the rankings. The Warriors received 11 first-place votes. Powell drops to second. Four first-place votes went to Buffalo, but the Bison remain in third. Lyman is new to the rankings at No. 4 after their win last week over previous No. 1 Powell. The Eagles had received votes earlier this season, but this is their first appearance in the poll. Mountain View is alone in fifth after being tied for that spot last week.
There is no change in 4A. Sheridan lost a game last week, but the Broncs still earned 16 first-place votes. Cheyenne Central picked up five first-place ballots, and the Indians hold in second. The other three first-place votes went to Cheyenne East. The Thunderbirds sit in third, again. Thunder Basin and Campbell County remain in fourth and fifth.
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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 postseason seeding.