WyoPreps Boys Basketball Poll Doesn’t Change Much
The final rankings for 1A and 2A teams and this week’s top five in 3A and 4A featured only a few differences from last week in the WyoPreps Coaches and Media Boys Basketball Poll.
There is one new team in the 2A top five, while all four classes had one change.
In the last poll of the season for Class 2A, there’s a new team at the bottom of the top five. The Pine Bluffs Hornets went nearly wire-to-wire at No. 1. They received 13 of the 14 first-place votes. Pine Bluffs has been atop the 2A poll since the second rankings of the season back in December. Tongue River remained second. The Eagles have been in that position since the third poll of the season. Rocky Mountain and Wind River flipped spots. The Grizzlies moved up to third, while the Cougars fell one to fourth. The new team in the top five is Big Horn. The Rams rejoined the rankings for the first time since the seventh poll of the season in mid-January. That pushed the Wyoming Indian Chiefs out of the top five.
In Class 1A, it’s only a minor change at the bottom. Upton went wire-to-wire atop our rankings. The Bobcats got all but one first-place vote in the final 1A poll. Dubois and Saratoga remained second and third, respectively. The one difference is Farson-Eden and Little Snake River traded spots. The Pronghorns rose to fourth, while the Rattlers fell to fifth.
Class 4A saw Cheyenne East and Kelly Walsh flip flop for the third straight rankings. Thunder Basin stayed atop the poll with all 17 first-place votes. The Thunderbirds moved back to second by six points in the voting over the Trojans, who drop to third. Sheridan and Cheyenne Central held at four and five.
The top five teams are the same in Class 3A. The only difference was no tie for fourth this week. Douglas received 12 first-place votes, and the Bearcats hold the No. 1 rankings for the tenth straight poll or since their head-to-head win over Worland. The Warriors are second and earned five first-place votes. Rawlins was one vote shy of being a unanimous choice for third. The tie was broken at the bottom of the rankings. Lyman is fourth, while Buffalo is No. 5.
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The WyoPreps Coaches and Media Basketball Rankings are selected 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.