Wyoming High School Boys Basketball Rankings: Feb. 26, 2014
As the small classes begin post-season play, the rankings only matter to the bigger classes now, as they wrap up their regular season.
All 5 teams in each class are still ranked from last week, and there's a new #1.
The only change in the 4A poll, was the Sheridan took back the #3 ranking from East, thus bumping the Thunderbirds down to #4. Meanwhile, Gillette is still #1, Kelly Walsh is #2, and Natrona is #5. The Camels have already locked up the #1 seed in the East Regional tournament, and an automatic trip to the state tournament, heading into their home finale with Sheridan on Friday. Meanwhile, the 2 Casper schools battle each other Thursday for the #1 and #2 seed in the west. Even if Natrona wins, they might still need a tie-breaker or 2, to go their way, to get the #1 seed.
Lander has reached the top of the 3A mountain. The Tigers took full advantage of the home court and wrapped up the #1 seed last week. Should the Tigers and now #3 Cody finished tied, Lander would get the nod, because of head-to-head sweep vs. Powell...something that the Broncs can't claim. Cody at Powell on Saturday is for the west #2 and #3 seeds. In the east, #2 Wheatland hosts #5 Rawlins, on Friday. Should the Bulldogs win, they would get the #1 regional seed. #4 Buffalo is cheering for the Outlaws, and are hoping a tie-breaker goes their way, in order to get the top spot.
For 2A and 1A, this is the final poll, since the regular season is now over. Wyoming Indian and Burlington are again the unanimous #1's. The Chiefs are followed by Lusk, Greybull, Big Piney and Big Horn, while the Huskies are looking down on Guernsey-Sunrise, Little Snake River, Cokeville and Kaycee.