The South Dakota Sportswriters have released their high school basketball poll for December 29. Watertown has claimed the top spot in Class AA Boys.

We are still in the early parts of the season but Watertown is securing the top spot in Class AA Boys. Washington and O'Gorman remain right behind Watertown, while no other Sioux Falls school cracks the top five or received any votes.

Class AA Boys:
1) Watertown (4-0)
T2) Sioux Falls Washington (3-1)
T2) Sioux Falls O'Gorman (2-1)
4) Huron (4-1)
5) Yankton (3-1)
*Receiving Votes: Rapid City Stevens, Pierre

Sioux Falls Washington continues to be the favorite in Class AA girls even following a loss at the Pentagon to Western Christian, Iowa. Overall, not much has shifted in the Class AA girls poll.

Class AA Girls:
1) Sioux Falls Washington (3-1)
2) Aberdeen Central (3-0)
3) Sioux Falls O'Gorman (3-0)
4) Rapid City Central (6-0)
5) Sioux Falls Lincoln (2-1)
*Receiving Votes: Sioux Falls Roosevelt

Here is the poll for Class A and Class B for both the boys and girls:

Class A Boys:
1) Aberdeen Roncalli (3-0)
2) Sioux Falls Christian (3-0)
3) Winner (3-0)
4) Dell Rapids (3-0)
5) St. Thomas More (3-2)
*Receiving Votes: Sioux Valley, Madison, Dakota Valley

Class A Girls:
1) St. Thomas More (3-0)
2) Mt. Vernon-Plankinton (4-0)
3) Elk Point-Jefferson (6-0)
4) Sioux Valley (4-0)
5) McCook Central-Montrose (4-0)
*Receiving Votes: Webster Area

Class B Boys:
1) White River (4-1)
2) Sanborn Central-Woonsocket (3-0)
3) Warner (3-0)
4) Canistota (3-0)
5) Langford Area (2-1)
*Receiving Votes: De Smet, Potter County, James Valley Christian

Class B Girls:
1) Sully Buttes (3-0)
2) Hanson (6-0)
3) Sanborn Central-Woonsocket (1-1)
4) Warner (4-1)
5) Freeman (5-0)
*Receiving Votes: Waubay-Summit, James Valley Christian, Castlewood