WyoPreps Volleyball Poll Sees Some Significant Changes in 4A and 3A
The two largest classifications have the most change in the new WyoPreps Coaches and Media Poll unveiled on Thursday.
Class 4A sees two new teams join its’ top five. Class 3A had its first change among the top five in four weeks. There is also a tie in Class 1A. Meanwhile, the top-ranked teams remain the same.
The Star Valley Braves make their first appearance in the 4A poll. Thunder Basin re-enters for the first time in three weeks. The top three remain the same. Laramie is No. 1 with 11 of the 12 first-place votes. Kelly Walsh is a solid second, and Cheyenne East stays third. The Thunderbirds received one first-place vote.
In 3A, Lander beat three of the top five in Lovell last weekend, but it wasn’t enough to push the Tigers to the top. Mountain View and Lander earn the same amount of first-place votes, six, but it was the votes for second place in the poll that keeps the Buffalos at No. 1. The Tigers do move into second. They are just six points back in the balloting from Mountain View. Lyman fell to third. Buffalo and Pinedale remain fourth and fifth. They are separated by six points in the voting.
Class 1A has Cokeville remaining in the favorite role. The Panthers received eight of the 11 first-place votes. Kaycee picked up two first-place tallies, and the Buckaroos are still second. Little Snake River got a first-place vote. The Rattlers move into a tie for third with Upton. LSR gets their shot at top-ranked Cokeville this weekend. Southeast stays at No. 5.
The only class that did not change was 2A. Riverside is a unanimous choice as the top-ranked team. The Rebels earn all ten first-place votes. Sundance keeps its spot at No. 2. Big Horn holds onto the third spot. Moorcroft and Rocky Mountain remain fourth and fifth, respectively.
You can view the voting breakdown of how the coaches and media around the state voted in this week’s poll.
Disclaimer: The WyoPreps Coaches and Media Poll is done for fun. It does not have any bearing on the postseason or seeding for any postseason tournament.