Small Moves in the Latest Girls Basketball Rankings
Some shuffling within three of the four classes is all that is different in the new WyoPreps.com Coaches and Media Girls Basketball Poll.
There are no new teams to this week’s rankings. The four No. 1 teams remain the same with two, Douglas and Cokeville, unanimous choices for the top spot.
Four of the five changed positions in Class 4A. Thunder Basin was the only team that stayed in their same spot from last week. The Bolts received 20 of the 21 first-place votes. Cheyenne East is the new No. 2 ranked team. Natrona County falls to third, but the Fillies did earn one first-place vote. After a win last Saturday over NC, Green River moves up to fourth, which pushes Cody down to fifth. They stay in the top five despite a loss to Star Valley last weekend.
The Bearcats continue to dominate Class 3A. They have been on top all season, and Douglas is the last unbeaten in the top two classes. They received all 18 ballots for first place. Lyman moves into second, while Mountain View climbs to third. The two Bridger Valley rivals are separated by three points in the voting. Fresh off their first two losses of the season, Lander slides down to No. 4. Pinedale holds steady in fifth.
The voting among the top four in Class 2A is getting tighter, though the top five is the same as a week ago. Moorcroft holds the No. 1 ranking for the third straight week and seventh overall week this season. Rocky Mountain is second but only nine points back. Shoshoni received a majority of the votes for third and stays in that spot. Wyoming Indian earned two first-place votes and sits fourth again, while Tongue River rounds out the top five. The voting closed before the Eagles lost to Sundance on Tuesday night.
There is only a small change in 1A. The top three hold in their spots. Cokeville was chosen first on all nine ballots, while Upton is a unanimous pick for second in the poll. Kaycee is still in third. H.E.M. and Southeast flip spots, with the Miners fourth this week followed by the Cyclones in fifth.
For a look at how the coaches and media cast their ballots and who else received votes, click the button for the complete voting breakdown.
Disclaimer: 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.