The new Coaches and Media Boys Basketball Poll has some small changes to it.

As the end of January approaches, the voting seems to be settling down on which teams are considered the top tier in their classification.

The No. 1 ranked teams remain the same. There are two new teams in this week’s top five, while there’s some shuffling in all four divisions.

Class 4A’s top three is unchanged. Cheyenne Central is still at the top with all but two first-place votes. Cheyenne East received those other two, as the Thunderbirds hold at No. 2. Thunder Basin is a solid choice for third. Defending champion Kelly Walsh, who has won five of their last six games, jumps back into the rankings at No. 4. Sheridan falls to fifth after a head-to-head loss last week to the Trojans. The Broncs will host the Bolts on Friday night. Meanwhile, Laramie drops from the top five but will have a chance to perhaps jump back in. The Plainsmen face No. 2 and No. 1 in conference quadrant action this week.

Worland comes off a title in the Big Horn Basin Classic. They remain No. 1, but their margin over second-ranked Lander is down to nine points in the balloting. Those two don’t play until next week. Mountain View and Wheatland trade spots in the middle of the top five. The Buffaloes edge the Bulldogs by three points in the voting, so Mountain View is No. 3, while Wheatland drops to fourth. Rawlins holds at No. 5. The Bulldogs host the Outlaws on Saturday.

Four teams moved positions in the Class 2A rankings. The only team that didn’t change is No. 1 Rocky Mountain. The Grizzlies are first for the fifth consecutive poll. Wyoming Indian is back in second, which pushed Pine Bluffs to third. Sundance leapfrogs Southeast for No. 4. The Cyclones fall to fifth. Class 2A does not feature a ranked match-up this weekend, but Sundance hosts Big Horn on Saturday. The Rams have won four in a row entering conference play.

Encampment and Upton continue to reign in first and second in Class 1A voting. The Tigers remain only one vote shy of being a unanimous pick for No. 1. The Bobcats are two votes from being the lone choice for No. 2. Finally, after three weeks, the tie for third in the poll has been broken. A second-place vote for the St. Stephens Eagles puts them alone in that spot. Saratoga drops to fourth. Kaycee re-enters the top five for the first time in a month at No. 5. The Buckaroos will host No. 2 Upton on Saturday.

Find the complete voting breakdown here: 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.

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