The first South Dakota Prep Basketball Media Poll has been released and Aberdeen Central is the favorite in both Class AA boys and girls.

Media members from around South Dakota have joined together this basketball season to bring one comprehensive poll. Each week, media members around the state rank teams in each class 1-5. Jerry Palleschi, voice of high school sports on ESPN 99.1, is our representative in the poll.

Aberdeen Central is this year's preseason favorite in both Class AA Boys and Girls. Sioux Falls Lincoln is ranked second on the boys side, while Harrisburg takes the second spot in Class AA Girls.

O'Gorman and Washington both make an appearance in the top-five for AA boys, while O'Gorman and Lincoln are ranked in AA girls.

Rankings will be released each Monday on ESPN991.com.

The preseason South Dakota Prep Media basketball poll is listed below, with the top five teams in each class ranked by points received, along with the teams receiving votes. First-place votes are indicated in parentheses.

Boys

Class AA

  1. Aberdeen Central (17) -- 109
  2. Sioux Falls Lincoln (3) -- 84
  3. Sioux Falls O’Gorman (3) -- 62
  4. Harrisburg (1) -- 52
  5. Sioux Falls Washington -- 17

Receiving votes: Huron 13, Brandon Valley (1) 10, Rapid City Stevens 7, Yankton 7, Pierre 6, Sturgis 4, Brookings 3, Rapid City Central 1,
Class A

  1. Tea Area (25) -- 125
  2. Madison -- 93
  3. Sioux Falls Christian -- 56
  4. Sioux Valley -- 35
  5. Tri-Valley -- 31

Receiving votes: Vermillion 13, St. Thomas More 10, Dell Rapids 8, Chamberlain 2, Pine Ridge 1.
Class B

  1. Bridgewater-Emery (24) -- 124
  2. Clark/Willow Lake (1) -- 90
  3. Sully Buttes -- 57
  4. Irene-Wakonda -- 39
  5. T-5. Canistota -- 16
  6. T-5. Langford Area -- 16

Receiving votes: Colman-Egan 11, Corsica-Stickney 5, Wolsey-Wessington 5, Harding County 3, White River 3, Potter County 2, Warner 1, Arlington 1, Aberdeen Christian 1, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 1.
Girls

Class AA

  1. Aberdeen Central (13) -- 107
  2. Harrisburg (10) -- 104
  3. Sioux Falls O’Gorman (2) -- 52
  4. Sioux Falls Lincoln -- 47
  5. Brandon Valley -- 31

Receiving votes: Sioux Falls Roosevelt 16, Rapid City Stevens 11, Pierre 4, Sioux Falls Washington 3.
Class A

  1. St. Thomas More (23) -- 118
  2. Lennox (1) -- 89
  3. Hamlin -- 49
  4. Vermillion -- 42
  5. Dell Rapids -- 24

Receiving votes: McCook Central/Montrose 22, Sioux Falls Christian (1) 14, Aberdeen Roncalli 7, Madison 5, Flandreau 4, Belle Fourche 1.
Class B

  1. Sully Buttes (15) -- 92
  2. Warner (7) -- 79
  3. Avon (1) -- 63
  4. De Smet -- 50
  5. Ethan (2) -- 47

Receiving votes: Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 27, Tripp-Delmont/Armour 6, Hanson 5, New Underwood 5, Deubrook Area 1.