It’s the Final WyoPreps Basketball Rankings of the Season
A new top-ranked team and a few other subtle changes highlight the final WyoPreps.com Coaches and Media Boys and Girls Basketball Polls of the 2019-2020 season.
The 3A boys have the most change with new teams at No. 1 and No. 5. In 4A boys and 3A girls, there some shuffling among the top five, but the teams stayed the same. 4A girls don’t have any changes.
As they enter the postseason, the 4A girls’ top five is the same as a week ago. Defending state champion Thunder Basin remains No. 1 with 21 of the 24 first-place votes. Cheyenne East has solidified its position in second. Cheyenne Central is third again, but Green River closed the gap in the final balloting. Despite a loss last week, Kelly Walsh holds onto the No. 5 spot. Three other teams received votes.
Douglas and Worland are still first and second, respectively, in the Class 3A girls’ poll. The Bearcats are a unanimous pick for the top position. The Douglas girls received every No. 1 vote all season long. They are a heavy favorite for a third straight Class 3A title. Even after losing at home to Lander, the Warriors remain in second. Then, Mountain View and Lander both move up one spot to third and fourth, while Lyman drops to No. 5. Four other teams received votes.
In 4A boys, Cheyenne Central has been ranked first in all but the preseason poll. They end at No. 1 with 23 of 24 first-place votes. Cheyenne East has all but two second-place votes. Those two Cheyenne schools were ranked 1-2 the final eight polls of the season. Sheridan edges out Thunder Basin for third in the final rankings. The difference was six points in the balloting. These two teams trade spots. Star Valley holds at No. 5 for the third consecutive poll. Only two more teams garnered a vote.
The Lander Tigers are back on top of the 3A boys’ rankings for the first time in eight weeks. Lander edges out Worland by just six points in the poll. The Tigers received one more first-place vote than the Warriors. Mountain View and Wheatland remain in third and fourth, while Rawlins jumps back into the fifth spot. That pushes Buffalo out of the top five. The Bison and Big Piney were the two that received votes but it wasn’t enough for the top five.
Regional tournaments will be taking place in Lyman and Newcastle for Class 3A, while Class 4A is in Evanston and Gillette.
This is the final voting breakdown for the boys’ and girls’ 4A and 3A polls. To see the voting, click the button below:
If you're looking for Classes 1A and 2A, their final rankings came out last week.
WyoPreps.com polls coaches and media from across the state each week during the basketball season. These rankings are not associated with the Wyoming High School Activities Association or its member schools. The poll is conducted for fun and has no bearing on any game or post-season seeding.