The only changes in the girls’ basketball rankings this week take place in Class 2A. Yuma’s win over Wray last Friday created some changes there, but the top five in both Class 1A and 3A remain unchanged from the previous week.
Our rankings include our Top five teams, the next five and several other teams to watch. These polls are the opinion of Colorado Preps and are not used in other media or statewide rankings.
- Kit Carson (9-0)
- South Baca (8-0)
- Haxtun (9-1)
- Briggsdale (10-0)
- Sangre De Cristo (7-1)
Next Five: Genoa Hugo, Fleming, North Park, DeBeque, Wiley
Others to watch: McClave, Springfield, Merino, La Veta, Cotopaxi, Belleview Christian, Kim/Branson, Cheraw
Notes: The top five teams remain in the same order last week as the clubs made it through the week without being challenged. Some lost games to weather on Friday and bounced back with impressive wins on Saturday. Haxtun beat Holyoke (2A) 38-37 on Saturday and South Baca picked up a good victory over Wiley 54-42. The second five adds North Park as the Wildcats scored a very important decision over DeBeque which should give them the top district seed from the Western Slope. Coming up this week are critical games in the North Central and Southern Peaks. Prairie is unbeaten in the North Central but must face Briggsdale and Fleming on back-to-back nights. Cotopaxi (9-1) challenges Sangre De Cristo in the Southern Peaks and has a test with La Veta. Those games should determine spots 1-2-3 for the district event there.
- Del Norte (9-0)
- Limon (9-1)
- Yuma (7-2)
- Wray (7-2)
- Swink (8-1)
Next Five: Meeker, Soroco, Simla, Rye, Holyoke
Others to watch: Heritage Christian, Highland, Dawson, Sanford, Peyton, Holly, Hotchkiss
Notes: Yuma’s last second 40-38 win over Wray and Soroco’s loss to DeBeque shook up the 2A rankings quite a bit this week. Del Norte, which rolled past Crested Butte and Center, easily stayed put at number one but Limon was able to move up one spot and Yuma jumped two. Swink also entered the rankings at #5 as they replace Soroco following the Rams loss to De Beque last Friday. The Lions were also boosted by their hard-fought win over previously unbeaten Rye to take control of the Santa Fe chase. Despite the losses, Soroco and Rye were able to stay in our second five. Holyoke (4-4) also stays in the second five even though they’ve lost four straight. The losses are against quality teams such as Haxtun and Limon last week and have come by a total of 14 points. They have another difficult test at Wray this week. Meeker has a tough week as well as the Cowgirls open three games in three nights against Little Snake River WY on Thursday. They then tangle with De Beque on Friday before going to Paonia on Saturday. Outside the next five sit Heritage Christian (10-0) and Highland (6-2). They collide Friday night in what may turn out to be the Mile-High league championship game.
- St Mary’s (8-0)
- Colorado Springs Christian (9-0)
- Centauri (9-1)
- Pagosa Springs (7-2)
- Eaton (10-1)
Next Five: Delta, Academy, Lutheran, Alamosa, Coal Ridge, Grand Valley
Others to watch: University, Platte Valley, Resurrection Christian, Liberty Common, Cedaredge, Skyview Academy, Vanguard
Notes: The one game that may have created change in our rankings last week was lost to weather. The scheduled game between Centauri and Pagosa Springs on Saturday was postponed so no changes occurred. That game will now be played on Monday night so the result will impact rankings for next week. St Marys beat Pueblo East by 19 points and Colorado Springs Christian dominated both Thomas Jefferson and La Junta by a combined 110 points so the Pirates and Lions remain solid atop the poll. Eaton picked up important Patriot league wins over Estes Park and Platte Valley and now share the top spot with surging Liberty Common (both 2-0). Looking to this week, there are two high level games inside the Western Slope as Delta battles Coal Ridge and Grand Valley faces Moffat County. Both contests are Friday night. Eaton could get tested by University Tuesday night in the Patriot and Pagosa Springs, after facing Centauri on Monday, must also deal with a good Alamosa club on Saturday.