The #1 ranked teams in last week's coaches/media poll stay the same heading into early May, but the teams ranked below them, got shuffled in some areas.

Sheridan remains the top ranked 4A boys team. Natrona moves up to #2 after their big road win at now #3 Riverton. That enabled the Mustangs to take over first in the 4A West. Gillette drops to #4, behind the Wolverines. Laramie and Central share the #5 ranking. The Indians host both #4 Gillette and #1 Sheridan this weekend.

For now, it's Jackson and everyone else in 3A boys, but a team not used to having success has made a move. The Broncs are the unanimous #1, while Torrington is back up to #2. In just their 9th season, this year has been the most successful thus far for the TrailBlazers. The big test will be at the state tournament, because they don't play teams from the west, in the regular season. Lander drops 1 spot to #3, while Buffalo moves up to #4, after hanging with Jackson last week, in a 1-0 loss. Worland falls to #5 and will have a challenge on Thursday, in a rematch at Buffalo. The Warriors beat the Bison at the beginning of the season, but much has changed since then. Star Valley missed out on the rankings after winning at Worland last week, and this weekend will be a tough challenge. The Braves host #1 Jackson on Friday, then go to Lander on Saturday to play Buffalo.

There will be some battles this weekend in Girls 4A...both on the east and west side of the state. New #2 Cheyenne East has the most to gain from these games. The Lady Thunderbirds host #3 Gillette and #1 Sheridan, back-to-back on Thursday and Friday. Laramie is still ranked #4 and has the weekend off, to prepare for a big home vs. East next Tuesday. Elsewhere, Green River is still ranked #5. The Lady Wolves have a challenge in front of them this weekend, against Natrona and Kelly Walsh, back-to-back on the road.

Schedule change: The Gillette at East boys and girls games scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, have been moved up to Thursday. Gillette has prom on Saturday.

The latest 3A girls rankings saw only 1 move. Thanks to their road win last week, Star Valley moves up to #3, and the Lady Warriors drop to #4. Jackson, Cody and Buffalo keep their rankings at #1, #2 and #5 respectively. The schedule this week is busy. First on Thursday, #4 Worland travel to #5 Buffalo. Then on Friday, the big game has #1 Jackson at #3 Star Valley. The Lady Braves won the first game in late March, but that seems like a long time ago. Then on Saturday, SV and Buffalo will meet at Lander.

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.