SD Team Rankings: Preseason 2018-2019


Posted On: 12/3/18 9:00 AM

The 2018-2019 South Dakota High School Basketball season kicks off this week.  We take a look at the preseason rankings for the Top 10 teams in each class.  Defending champs Yankton lead AA, Tea leads class A and Bridgewater-Emery leads class B.

Class AA:

The Class AA defending champions claim your preseason #1 spot.  Brandon Valley looks to be very competitive this year.  SF Roosevelt has gotten older and more experienced.  Huron and Watertown look to leave their marks as newcomers to the Top 10. (Inside the Rankings:

RankTeamRecordW's of NoteL's of NoteLast Week
1SF Lincoln14-1BV, YanktonTea1
2SF O'Gorman11-5YanktonBrandon Valley3
3SF Roosevelt10-5Yankton4
4Brandon Valley11-4O'G, John Marshall (MN)SF Lincoln, Huron2
5Yankton12-4BVWatertown, 5
7Huron10-5BVYankton, SF Lincoln9
8Rapid City Stevens11-6SF Roosy7


Class A:

Tea is coming off a 2018 runner-up finish after wining in 2017; they claim the #1 spot.  Sioux Falls Christian will be tough once again as will St. Thomas More.  2018 defending champion Madison checks in at #10. (Inside the Rankings:

RankTeamRecord W's of NoteL's of NoteLast Week
1Tea17-1Lennox, SF Lincoln, SFC, STM, Dak Valley, C/WL1
2Sioux Falls Christian14-2STM, Lennox, West CentralTea, SC East3
3St. Thomas More13-2HarrisburgTea, SFC2
4Pine Ridge14-3Red Cloud, White RiverB-E, Red Cloud, White River4
5Lennox13-4MadisonSFC, Tea5
6Dakota Valley13-4VermillionTea, SFC7
7Little Wound11-5Red CloudNR
8Parker11-4Sioux ValleyCanistota9
9Sioux Valley12-5Tiospa Zina10
10Vermillion9-7Dell Rapids, Bridgewater-EmeryDVNR


Class B:

Bridgewater-Emery is #1 to start the year coming of a 3rd place finish in 2018 and a 2017 championship.  Clark/Willow Lake, White River, Timber Lake, Sully Buttes and Canistota all finished top 6 at the state tourney last year, and this year and they start all in the top 6 again.  Look out for much improved Viborg-Hurley. (Inside the Rankings:

RankTeamRecordW's of NoteL's of NoteLast Week
1Bridgewater-Emery14-3Aberdeen ChristianVermillion, White River4
2Viborg-Hurley16-1Parker, Cansitota, Aberdeen Christian3
3White River14-2B-E, Pine RidgeCanistota, Pine Ridge1
4Clark/Willow Lake13-2Timber LakeFlandreau, Tea2
5DeSmet13-2Hanson, Sioux Valley, DR ST MaryC/WL, Hamlin7
6Canistota11-5White River, ParkerHansonNR
7Timber Lake13-2Sully Buttes, C/WL6
8Sully Buttes 13-3Timber LakeJones County, Winner, Warner5
10Northwestern12-2Aberdeen Christian10
8Hanson12-4Canistota, ParkerDeSmet9