The new Coaches and Media Girls Basketball Rankings feature change, just like the boys’ poll that was released Wednesday.

There is a new No. 1 in Class 2A. A total of seven new teams have entered the rankings and most of the change is in the lower two classifications.

The top remains the same in Class 4A girls with Thunder Basin at No. 1, and nearly unanimously, and Cheyenne East at No. 2. The Bolts received all but one first-place vote, while the Thunderbirds got all but two second-place votes. The next three are just in a slightly different order than the preseason poll. Kelly Walsh moves up two spots to third. That pushed Cheyenne Central and Campbell County to fourth and fifth, respectively.

In Class 3A, Douglas continues its reign. The Bearcats are a unanimous choice for No. 1 with all 20 first-place votes. The top four are the same as the preseason rankings. Buffalo, Mountain View, and Rawlins hold at two, three and four. There’s a new No. 5 and it’s the Lander Tigers. Six other teams picked up votes in 3A.

Pine Bluffs takes over the top spot in Class 2A. The Hornets garnered nine of the 10 first-place votes. Rocky Mountain and preseason No. 1 Wyoming Indian are tied for second. The Grizzlies good start helped them jump from unranked into that tie. Southeast debuts in the poll at No. 4. There’s a tie for fifth between Wind River and a new team to the poll in Riverside. Five other teams received a vote in this classification.

Cokeville is the other unanimous pick for No. 1, as the Panthers top Class 1A girls’ basketball. Three new teams highlight this division. Upton jumps into the rankings at second. The Bobcats are followed by another newly ranked team in H.E.M. The Miners went 4-0 in the Carbon County Classic last week. Little Snake River holds at No. 4. The Rattlers are followed by a new team in Encampment at fifth.

Here is the complete voting breakdown for the second Coaches and Media Girls’ Basketball Rankings.

The Coaches and Media Poll is done for fun. It has no bearing on the post-season or any seeding. Coaches and Media Members across the state are invited to participate in the poll.

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