Plenty of Changes in the New WyoPreps Coaches and Media Basketball Polls
New No. 1s and new teams in the rankings highlight the second WyoPreps Coaches and Media Basketball Polls. Wyoming Indian and Cheyenne East have joined Douglas as schools with both their girls and boys at the top of the rankings. Overall, six new teams entered the polls.
Wyoming High School Girls Basketball Rankings 12-13-23
The changes in the girls’ rankings started in Class 2A. Wyoming Indian opened the new season with a perfect weekend and moved from third to first. The Chiefs received six of the 14 first-place votes. Tongue River fell to second and Burns slid to third. Two new teams debuted at fourth and fifth. Rocky Mountain jumped into fourth, and Pine Bluffs came in at fifth.
In Class 4A, Cheyenne East climbed to first with 12 of the 17 first-place votes. Two more teams moved up the ranks. Campbell County was second and earned three first-place votes. Laramie rose to third. Preseason No. 1 Cody fell to fourth. The Fillies still got two first-place votes. Sheridan appeared in the poll for the first time at fifth.
The one change in Class 1A was a swap in the middle of the rankings. Cokeville held the top position with eight of the 12 first-place votes. The Panthers were followed by Upton at No. 2. The Bobcats garnered third first-place votes. Burlington and Southeast traded spots in the poll. The Huskies received one first-place and were third, while the Cyclones dropped to fourth. Little Snake River maintained the fifth spot.
Finally, 3A also had two team trade positions, while a new team came into the poll. Douglas and Buffalo held the top two spots. The Bearcats were No. 1 again with 12 of the 18 first-place votes. The Bison got the other six. Mountain View climbed to third, which pushed Powell to fourth. Lander made their debut at No. 5.
Here are the second girls’ rankings of the season.
Wyoming High School Boys Basketball Rankings 12-13-23
The Chiefs are the only ones that took over a No. 1 spot in the boys’ WyoPreps Coaches and Media Poll. While there were changes, there wasn’t as much movement in the boys’ ranks.
Wyoming Indian’s 4-0 start last week pushed them from a tie for fifth to first in Class 2A. They received ten of the 16 first-place votes. Wright jumped from fourth to second. Preseason top-ranked Tongue River slid two spots to third. Big Horn dropped to fourth, and Big Piney was in the poll for the first time in fifth.
In 1A, Upton remained at the top with ten of the 13 first-place votes. The Bobcats were still followed by Cokeville in second. Both Saratoga and Farson-Eden moved up one position. The Panthers were third, and the Pronghorns grabbed fourth. Burlington fell to fifth.
From 3A, Douglas kept the No. 1 spot with 12 of the 17 first-place votes. Powell was still second. They got four first-place votes. Buffalo held onto third with one first-place vote. Lovell moved up to fourth, and Pinedale joined the top five in fifth.
A pair of teams traded spots in the 4A top rankings. Cheyenne East held first with 12 of the 16 first-place votes. Laramie stayed in second. Cheyenne Central climbed to third in this week’s poll. The Indians even got a first-place vote. Campbell County held at No. 4. Riverton dropped two positions to fifth.
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The WyoPreps Coaches and Media Basketball Polls are chosen in voting by coaches and media around the state. Every coach and numerous media members have a chance to vote each week throughout the season.
Rocky Mountain-Kaycee Girls Basketball
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Greybull-Kaycee Boys Basketball
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