SD Team Rankings: Week 12

High School

Posted On: 02/20/18 8:40 AM

With only a few regulars season games left this week before regions start, every game is crucial for seeding in the region tournaments.  With some great late season matchups this past week, there was bound to be some movement in the rankings.  Most notably in  Class A and Class B were we see some new faces emerge late in the year.

Class AA:

RankTeamRecordW's of NoteL's of NoteLast Ranking
1Yankton17-7State Champions9
2Harrisburg 19-5State Runner-UpYankton5
3Rapid City Stevens19-43rd PlaceHarrisburg1
4Rapid City Central18-5
Yankton, RC stevens2
6SF O'Gorman15-97
7SF Washington13-106
8SF Lincoln14-93
9Aberdeen Central13-84
10Brandon Valley14-78

Very simply… pick names out of a hat 1-10 and that’s as scientific as these rankings.  Class AA is WIDE OPEN as every team has proven they can beat each other. RC Central won the rematch of the Rapid City schools and they regain the top spot. Aberdeen Central is the hottest team as they’ve won six on a row and now jump up to #6 this week.

New to Poll (this weeks ranking): N/A

Leaving Poll (last weeks ranking): N/A


Class A:

RankTeamRecordW's of NoteL's of NoteLast Ranking
1Madison24-1State Champions2
2Tea19-6State Runner-UpMadison4
3Sioux Falls Christian24-13rd placeTea1
4Sioux Valley21-4Madison, SFC3
5Red Cloud20-5NR
6Dakota Valley17-88
7Crow Creek21-5NR
8Pine Ridge17-8NR
9Dell Rapids17-55
10Bon Homme18-49

#1 through #5 stay exactly the same as they have the past few weeks.  Sisseton jumps to #6 and Dakota Valley falls to #8 after a couple of tough losses.  Sioux Falls Christian remains the team to beat as they finish up their regular season this Friday night, looking to go a perfect 20-0.  Miller jumps into the top ten this week at #10 and they have a great chance for an excellent seed if they make it sweet 16.

New to Poll (this weeks ranking): Miller (10)

Leaving Poll (last weeks ranking): Red Cloud (10)


Class B:

RankTeamRecordW's of NoteL's of NoteLast Ranking
1Sully Buttes 25-1State Champions1
2Clark/Willow Lake20-6State Runner-UpSully Buttes5
3Bridgewater-Emery22-43rd PlaceClark/Willow Lake2
4White River22-4Bridgewater-Emery3
5Timber Lake21-4NR
7Lower Brule17-9NR

Corsica-Stickney moves in to the top five as they swap spots with Corsica.  Colman-Egan is the big mover this week after a win over Canistota. The C-E Hawks now sit at #7 after not being ranked for most of the season.  Arlington also is new to the top ten as they enter at #10 after some nice wins of late.  Irene-Wakonda departs the top ten after a few losses, however don’t be surprised if they are back in after regions because they’ve rattled off some upset wins.

New to Poll (this weeks ranking): Arlington (10)

Leaving Poll (last weeks ranking): Irene-Wakonda (7)