Wyoming High School Volleyball Rankings: October 13, 2016
Each class of volleyball had at least a surprise or 2 last week, which caused some movement in the latest coaches/media rankings.
Voter turnout for 4A teams was a bit low this week. 2-time defending champ Cheyenne East retains the #1 ranking, with Kelly Walsh right on their heels at #2. Laramie lost twice last week, and drop them down to #5, allowing Gillette and Natrona to move up one spot each, to #3 and #4 respectively. There's some unfinished business to be settled on Saturday when Gillette visits East. The Lady Camels won the first conference game last month.
3A West teams got a good look at each other last week in Riverton, and the results helped undo the 3-way tie that was at #5. The host Lady Wolverines have that spot to themselves now. The top 4 are unchanged from last week. Star Valley is the unanimous #1, followed by Worland, Douglas and Buffalo. The Lady Bison visit the Lady Warriors in the big 3A game this Thursday.
3 of the top 5 2A teams lost last week, which scrambled up the new rankings. Wright retains the #1 spot, while Pine Bluffs jumps up to #2. Greybull ends up moving up one spot to #3, despite losing last week. Southeast drop to #4, and Sundance fell from #2 to #5, after losing twice last week.
The 1A rankings are reflective of how the teams finished at the Kaycee Invitational last weekend. Encampment, Farson-Eden, Little Snake River and Lingle-Ft. Laramie are the unanimous #1 through #4. Kaycee grabs the #5 spot, by 1 vote ahead of 3 other teams that were vying for that spot. The match to keep an eye on is on Friday, when the undefeated and defending champ Lady Tigers visit the Snake Pit.
Disclaimer: The rankings have no official say 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.