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Boys Basketball Coaches Poll: 1.15.22

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Each week during the high school basketball season select coaches from the six Nebraska classes rate the teams in their class. Here are the ratings for January 15, 2023.

Class A (Record), Previous Ranking
1. Bellevue West (14-0), 1
2. Gretna (10-1), 2
3. Creighton Prep (10-4), 3
4. Omaha Westside (9-3), 4
5. Millard North (11-2), 6
6. Lincoln East (8-2), 7
7. Lincoln High (9-4), 5
8. Lincoln Southwest (7-4), 9
9. Elkhorn South (8-3), NR
10. Lincoln Northeast (9-5), RV

Notes: Things seem to have stabilized with the top three. Gretna stays No. 2 after a home win over No. 4 Westside. The Dragons travel to No. 1 Bellevue West for what is the biggest game of the week. The HAC continues to beat each other and this week Lincoln North Star falls out of the ratings this week after an overtime loss to Southwest. Games to watch: Creighton Prep at Millard North (Tuesday), Lincoln Northeast at Lincoln East (Tuesday), Omaha Central at Creighton Prep (Friday) Receiving Votes: Omaha Central (9-4), NR; Lincoln North Star (7-4), 8.

Class B (Record), Previous Ranking
1. Skutt Catholic (11-0), 1
2. Platteview (12-1), 2
3. Crete (12-1), 3
4. York (8-2), 4
5. Bennington (9-4), 5
6. Waverly (8-4), RV
7. Beatrice (7-3), 9
8. Omaha Roncalli Catholic (8-4), 7
9. Scottsbluff (8-5), 6
10. Elkhorn Mount Michael (9-3), 8

Notes: Waverly makes the biggest jump after a 3-0 week. York stays at No. 4 despite a loss at Crete. Games to watch: Mount Michael at Omaha Roncalli (Monday), Platteview vs Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln at DJ Sokol Arena (Saturday), Waverly at C-1 Wahoo (Thursday) Receiving Votes: Elkhorn (7-6), NR.

Class C-1 (Record), Previous Ranking
1. Ogallala (14-0), 2
2. Ashland-Greenwood (11-1), 1
3. Wahoo (11-1), 3
4. Omaha Concordia (10-1), 6
5. Pierce (11-1), 4
6. Central City (12-1), 5
7. Auburn (9-4), 7
8. Wayne (12-4), 10
9. Malcolm (11-3), 9
10. Aurora (8-4), 8

Notes: No significant changes to the top 10. Wayne re-enters the ratings for the first time since week 1. Games to watch: C-2 Freeman at Malcolm (Tuesday), Pierce at C-2 Norfolk Catholic (Tuesday), Class B Bennington at Omaha Concordia (Saturday). Receiving Votes: O’Neill (7-3), NR; Sidney (9-4), NR.

Class C-2 (Record), Previous Ranking
1. Cedar Catholic (10-2), 4
2. Doniphan-Trumbull (15-0), 3
3. Freeman (13-1), 1
4. Amherst (12-1), 2
5. Tri County (13-2), 6
6. Norfolk Catholic (8-3), 5
7. Archbishop Bergan (7-5), 9
8. Cross County (12-2), 8
9. Lutheran High Northeast (10-2), RV
10. Elkhorn Valley (10-1), 10

Notes: Freeman’s loss in the MUDECAS semifinals is Cedar Catholic’s gain. Cedar’s home win over C-1 No. 5 Pierce certainly is the reason why they jump Doniphan-Trumbull to No. 1. Games to watch: C-1 Ashland-Greenwood at Yutan (Tuesday), Lutheran High Northeast at Clarkson/Leigh (Tuesday), Lutheran High Northeast at Norfolk Catholic (Friday), Bergan at C-1 Scotus (Friday), Cedar Catholic at C-1 Wayne (Friday). Receiving Votes: Gordon-Rushville (7-3), 7.

Class D-1 (Record), Previous Ranking
1. Maywood-Hayes Center (15-0), 1
2. Howells-Dodge (11-3), 3
3. North Platte St. Patrick’s (12-2), 4
4. Mead (9-3), 2
5. Dundy County Stratton (10-2), 6
6. Bancroft-Rosalie (10-4), 5
7. Elm Creek (12-1), 7
8. Johnson-Brock (10-3), 8
9. South Loup (10-2), 10
10. Leyton (11-0), NR

Notes: Leyton enters the ratings for the first time this season. Howells-Dodge jumps to No. 2 and Mead falls to No. 4 after the Jaguars 64-50 win at Mead. Games to watch: Ansley-Litchfield at South Loup (Tuesday), McCool Junction at Osceola (Thursday), Elm Creek at Pleasanton (Friday). Receiving Votes: Ansley-Litchfield (9-4), NR; Elgin Public/Pope John (9-5), RV.

Class D-2 (Record), Previous Ranking
1. Parkview Christian (11-2), 1
2. Shelton (10-1), 3
3. Osceola (11-2), 4
4. Wynot (11-2), 2
5. Creighton (10-3), 7
6. Falls City Sacred Heart (7-5), 6
7. Mullen (8-2), 8
8. Wausa (8-4), 5
9. Humphrey St. Francis (8-3), 9
10. Potter-Dix (7-2), RV

Notes: Parkview remains No. 1 despite a loss in the MUDECAS A Division championship game to C-2 No. 2 Tri County. Creighton jumps to No. 5 after a win versus previously unbeaten Summerland. Wausa drops to No. 8 after a 1-2 week. Games to watch: Wausa at C-2 Elkhorn Valley (Tuesday), Wynot at Creighton (Tuesday), C-2 Elmwood-Murdock at Parkview (Tuesday), Mullen at C-2 Gordon-Rushville (Tuesday), C-1 Auburn at Falls City Sacred Heart (Tuesday). Receiving Votes: Sumner-Eddyville-Miller (8-2), NR.

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