Wyoming High School Boys Basketball Rankings: Feb. 25, 2015
The cream is rising to the top in the latest boys basketball coaches/media rankings, although one team got sent back to near the bottom.
One week, you are ranked #1 in 4A, the next week (and 2 home losses later), you're kicked out of the top 5. Laramie was brought back to Earth last weekend, and now on the outside looking in. The Plainsmen missed staying in the top 5, by 1 vote. Kelly Walsh is back on top and can wrap up the west, if they can win both of their games this weekend, however, last year they were ranked #1, and lost at Rock Springs. Guess where the Trojans are traveling to this weekend? Sheridan moves up to #2 and already has the #1 seed, going into the regional tournament, which will be on their own court. Riverton moves up to #3 and has a chance to get one of the top 2 seeds for the regional tournament, if they win home vs. Evanston and hope that Natrona drops one of their last 2 games. Gillette is back in the top 5, but they have to share the #4 spot with East. The Camels travel to Sheridan for some rivalry business, while the Thunderbirds are hoping to get a better spot at regionals, if they can home both home vs. South and Laramie.
It's Worland's world in 3A. The Warriors are the unanimous #1, and hope to stay that way, assuming they take care of business home vs. Buffalo. The game to watch this weekend, has #2 Glenrock at #3 Rawlins on Friday, in a Southeast first place game. Lander holds steady at the #4 ranking, and Star Valley now occupies the final spot, after beating previously ranked Powell last week.
For 2A and 1A, these are the final polls, now that it's post-season time.
The 2A rankings have no change heading into the regional tournaments. Pine Bluffs stays at #1, followed by Wyoming Indian, Rocky Mountain, Lyman and Wind River. Lyman was the one who lucked out some on the coin toss, because WIHS and RM are both on the other side of the bracket, and might have to face each other in the semi-finals. However, don't count WR, or a number of unranked teams such as Greybull, Big Piney and Shoshoni.
Burlington heads into the post-season as the unanimous ranked #1 in 1A. All of the Huskies' losses are against non-1A opponents, which means they undefeated vs. 1A competition. The middle of the rankings saw some movement, compared to last week. Kaycee is now up to #2 and Lingle-Ft. Laramie is up to #3. The movement was because then #2, now #4 Little Snake River lost last week, vs. new #5 Encampment.
Disclaimer: The polls have no official say or use on post-season positioning, and are only to be used as a measuring stick on the regular season. Please don’t read too much into the rankings.