The South Dakota Sportswriters have released their high school basketball poll for January 5, and Class AA boys features a new team in the top five.

In the first game of the New Year, Pierre T.F. Riggs defeated Watertown in overtime to send them into the top five. Sioux Falls Washington has fallen to the 5th spot following a loss to Class A Sioux Falls Christian. O'Gorman defeated Western Christian (IA) in their first game of 2016. Roosevelt, who received no votes, sits at 2-3. Lincoln is also not ranked.

Class AA Boys
(Rank, Team, First Place Votes, Record, Total Votes, Previous Ranking)

1) Watertown (3) 4-1 30 1
2) Pierre (3) 4-1 26 NR
3) Sioux Falls O’Gorman (1) 4-2 20 T2
4) Huron 4-1 18 4
5) Sioux Falls Washington 4-3 7 T2
Other receiving votes: Yankton 3, Aberdeen Central 1.

Sioux Falls Washington remains on top of Class AA girls with a 5-1 record. Their lone loss on the season was to Western Christian (IA) at the Pentagon. The Aberdeen Golden Eagles continue to roll with a perfect 6-0 record. O'Gorman is also off to a fast start with a 5-0 record, while Lincoln currently sits on top of District 2 at 3-1.

Class AA Girls
(Rank, Team, First Place Votes, Record, Total Votes, Previous Ranking)

1) Sioux Falls Washington (6) 5-1 33 1
2) Aberdeen Central 6-0 27 2
3)Sioux Falls O’Gorman (1) 5-0 24 3
4) Sioux Falls Lincoln 3-1 11 5
5) Rapid City Central 6-2 9 4
Others receiving votes: Sioux Falls Roosevelt 1.

Here is the South Dakota Sportswriters Poll for Class A and Class B

Boys Class A
(Rank, Team, First Place Votes, Record, Total Votes, Previous Ranking)

1) Sioux Falls Christian (4) 4-0 30 2
2) St. Thomas More (2) 4-2 22 5
3) Madison (1) 6-0 19 NR
4) Sioux Valley 5-1 13 NR
5) Aberdeen Roncalli 4-1 7 1
Other receiving votes: Dakota Valley 6, Sisseton 4, Winner 4.

Girls Class A
(Rank, Team, First Place Votes, Record, Total Votes, Previous Ranking)

1) St. Thomas More (7) 5-1 35 1
2) Mt. Vernon-Plankinton 5-1 27 2
3) Elk Point- Jefferson 7-0 21 3
4) Sioux Valley 7-0 13 4
5) McCook Central-Montrose 4-0 8 5
Other receiving votes: Groton 1.

Boys Class B
(Rank, Team, First Place Votes, Record, Total Votes, Previous Ranking)

1) Warner (3) 5-0 29 3
2) White River (2) 4-1 28 1
3) Sanborn Central-Woonsocket (2) 4-0 22 2
4) James Valley Christian 6-0 10 NR
5) Canistota 4-1 6 4
Other receiving votes: Langford 4, De Smet 3, Wolsey-Wessington 2, Highmore-Harrold 1.

Girls Class B
(Rank, Team, First Place Votes, Record, Total Votes, Previous Ranking)

1) Sully Buttes (7) 5-0 35 1
2) Hanson 6-1 27 2
3) Sanborn Central Woonsocket 2-1 15 3
4) Warner 4-1 9 4
5) Ethan 4-1 8 T5
Other receiving votes: Freeman 4, James Valley Christian 3, Castlewood 3, Florence-Henry 1.