Class AA for both boys and girls hasn't changed much, but there is a new number one team in Class A boys in this week's edition of the South Dakota Sportswriters High School Basketball poll.

For Class AA Boys Watertown is now the unanimous number one team with a 8-1 record. The top five teams have remained consistent, however Huron has jumped Pierre after a 50-48 head-to-head win last Tuesday.

Class AA Boys
(ranking, team, first place votes, record, points, previous ranking)

1. Watertown (7) 8-1 35 1
2. Huron 8-2 26 3
3. Pierre 6-2 22 2
4. Sioux Falls O’Gorman 6-4 12 4
5. Aberdeen Central 6-3 9 5
Receiving votes: None

Class AA girls has not seen any changes in the poll over the last week. Washington continues to hold first place, but Aberdeen Central is still right behind them with a 8-0 record.

Class AA Girls
(ranking, team, first place votes, record, points, previous ranking)

1. Sioux Falls Washington (5) 8-1 32 1
2. Aberdeen Central (1) 8-0 28 2
3. Sioux Falls O’Gorman (1) 8-0 24 3
4. Rapid City Central 7-3 12 4
5. Sioux Falls Lincoln 6-3 9 5
Receiving votes: None

Sioux Valley is now the top team in Class A Boys with a 10-1 record. Their only loss this season was at the Pentagon to Class AA Lincoln. Sioux Falls Christian, with losses to Dell Rapids and MOC-Floyd Valley, IA, has moved to second place. Speaking of Dell Rapids, they have found themselves into the top five for this week.

Class A Boys
(ranking, team, first place votes, record, points, previous ranking)

 

1. Sioux Valley (6) 10-1 33 2
2. Sioux Falls Christian (1) 7-2 24 1
3. Dell Rapids 7-1 16 NR
4. Dakota Valley 9-0 14 4
5. St. Thomas More 7-2 13 3
Receiving votes: Madison 2, Winner 1, Clark-Willow Lake 1, Red Cloud 1

Teams in Class A Girls have remained consistent this week with only one change in the rankings. Elk Point-Jefferson and McCook Central-Montrose switched positions this week following McCook Central-Montrose losing to Sioux Valley (10-0) and Mt. Vernon/Plankinton (9-1).

Class A Girls
(ranking, team, first place votes, record, points, previous ranking)

1. St. Thomas More (7) 8-2 35 1
2. Mt. Vernon-Plankinton 8-1 26 2
3. Sioux Valley 10-0 22 3
4. Elk Point-Jefferson 8-3 8 5
5. McCook Central-Montrose 6-2 7 4

Other receiving votes: Webster Area 4, Dakota Valley 2, Little Wound 1

Class B Boys is one of the more interesting conferences at this point with the amount of votes spread out. In total, ten total teams in Class B received votes to be ranked in the top five. Unlike last week, we now have a set 1-5 and no ties in the ranking. Warner continues to be the unanimous top team.

Class B Boys
(ranking, team, first place votes, record, points, previous ranking)

1. Warner (7) 9-0 35 1
2. White River 9-1 27 2
3. Canistota 8-1 15 4
4. Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 7-1 10 4
5. Langford Area 8-1 7 5
Other receiving votes: Wolsey-Wessington 5, James Valley Christian 3, Corsica-Stickney 1, Harding County 1, De Smet 1

And this week in Class B Girls we see another unanimous selection in the top team with Sully Buttes, who stands at 10-0 on the year. Ethan and Warner swapped positions this week, while Castlewood secured the lone fifth spot.

Class B Girls
(ranking, team, first place votes, record, points, previous ranking)

1. Sully Buttes (7) 10-0 35 1
2. Hanson 6-3 25 2
3. Ethan 7-2 16 4
4. Warner 9-2 13 3
5. Castlewood 8-0 5 T5
Other receiving votes: De Smet 4, Freeman 3, Viborg-Hurley 2, Sanborn Central-Woonsocket 1