Posted On: 11/17/15 9:15 PM

We are less than six days away from the start of the high school basketball season and that means it is time to see the preseason rankings.

The first Associated Press Class Basketball Poll came out this afternoon.  There are a lot of surprises among this group but also some pretty obvious selections.  Southport is in at #1 in the 4A poll.  New Albany, Carmel, Evansville Reitz, and North Central join them to round out the Top 5.

Griffith came in as the top team in 3A, Indianapolis Howe in 2A, and Liberty Christian in 1A.  The rest of the results of the poll are listed below.

Others receiving votes: Bloomington South 42. East Chicago Central 31. Lawrence Central 24. South Bend Riley 17. Logansport 16. Crown Point 15. Richmond 14. McCutcheon 13. Guerin Catholic 12. Fort Wayne North 9. Fort Wayne Snider 8. Merrillville 7. Lafayette Jeff 6. Evansville North 6. Ben Davis 6. Terre Haute South 6.

Others receiving votes: Columbia City 48. Crispus Attucks 40. Evansville Memorial 36. Tri-West 31. Hamilton Heights. 25. Twin Lakes 22. Fort Wayne Dwenger 16. Washington 16. Tipton 15. Vincennes Lincoln 14. West Lafayette 9. Brebeuf Jesuit 8. Jasper 7. South Bend St. Joseph’s 7. West Vigo 6. Corydon Central 6.

Others receiving votes: Hammond Noll 36. Gary Roosevelt 28. Cloverdale 26. Winamac 26. LaVille 17. Covington 15. Churubusco 14. Providence 10. Madison-Grant 8. Forest Park 7.

Others receiving votes: Jac-Cen-Del 24. Bloomfield 24. Wood Memorial 23. Gary 21st Century 22. Trinity Lutheran 18. Borden 17. Seton Catholic 16. Indianapolis Lutheran 10. Clinton Prairie 8. South Newton 7. Tri-County 7. West Washington 7. University 6.