Not every team started their season this past weekend, but enough teams played for the coaches and media to assemble the first rankings of the season.

It was a close vote on top of 4A boys. Campbell County starts the season at #1, by 1 vote ahead of #2 Cheyenne East. After that there's a pretty big gap in the voting between those 2 and #3 Natrona. The Mustangs are followed by Rock Springs and Cheyenne Central, who are not far behind at #4 and #5 respectively. The Indians and Thunderbirds were scheduled to play each other on Friday, but due to the approaching snowstorm, the contest was moved up 1 day. Defending champ Laramie played their first game Tuesday night, but most of the votes had already been cast by the time the game ended. As a results, the Plainsmen are not ranked, but they will get opportunities to prove themselves.

The new team in 3A has the bulls-eye on their back to start out. Last year's 4A runner-up Riverton is ranked #1. Depending on weather and road conditions, the Wolverines are schedule to host Laramie in a rematch of last year's 4A state championship game. #2 Cody missed the #1 spot by 1 vote, but it's early in the season. #3 Lander will start their season this weekend at #4 Torrington, and the TrailBlazers will have a couple of games under the belts by then. Buffalo rounds out the top 5, and will host 4A opponents, Sheridan #1 Campbell County this weekend.

In 4A Girls, Campbell County put on a pretty dominating performance over the weekend, and are rewarded with the first #1 ranking of the season. Rock Springs impressed voters to be ranked #, but the Lady Tigers just lost to #5 Jackson, and most of the votes had been cast by then. Last year's 3A champs has 3 conference game this weekend, and will head back to Casper to play Natrona and Kelly Walsh. Meanwhile Laramie and Cheyenne East claim the #3 and #4 rankings, early in the season.

The top 4 teams in Girls 3A are pretty solid. After that it's anyone guess. Cody, Worland and Star Valley occupy the #1, #2 and #3 spots. The season got off to a good start for the Fillies with a road win at SV this past weekend. Buffalo is ranked #4, despite an 0-2 start. As for #5...Riverton and Rawlins share the ranking for now, but there's a number of other teams that can lay claim to that spot as well.

Disclaimer: The rankings have no official say on post-season positioning, and are only to be used as a measuring stick on the regular season. Please don't read too much into the rankings.

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