Boys Basketball Coaches Poll 1-22-23
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Boys Basketball Coaches Poll: 1.22.23

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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 22, 2023.

Class A (Record), Previous Ranking

1. Bellevue West (15-0), 1
2. Gretna (11-2), 2
3. Creighton Prep (11-5), 3
4. Omaha Westside (10-3), 4
5. Millard North (13-3), 5
6. Lincoln East (9-3), 6
7. Lincoln Pius X (11-5), NR
8. Lincoln Southwest (9-5), 8
9. Elkhorn South (9-3), 9
10. Lincoln High (10-5), 7

Notes: The top six stays the same even after No. 2 Gretna’s road loss at No. 1 Bellevue West. The Dragons lost by 11 (58-47) to Bellevue West but that was the closest margin of victory the T-Birds have had in their 15 wins. If you can figure out who the best team in Lincoln is you deserve an award. Pius and East are the hottest at the moment. The Thunderbolts enter the ratings for the first time all season after winning four in a row. Both teams have tough tests this week. East travels to Southeast Tuesday, Southwest Friday and hosts Elkhorn South Saturday. Pius hosts Class B No. 1 Skutt Tuesday. Games to watch: Omaha Westside at Creighton Prep (Tuesday), Class B No. 1 Skutt Catholic at Lincoln Pius X (Tuesday), Kearney at Lincoln North Star (Friday), Millard North at Elkhorn South (Friday), Omaha Central at Skutt (Friday) Receiving Votes: Lincoln North Star (9-4), RV; Lincoln Southeast (8-6), NR. 

Class B (Record), Previous Ranking

1. Skutt Catholic (14-0), 1
2. Platteview (13-2), 2
3. Bennington (10-5), 5
4. Crete (13-2), 3
5. York (9-4), 4
6. Omaha Roncalli Catholic (10-5), 8
7. Elkhorn (9-6), RV
8. South Sioux City (8-6), NR
9. Waverly (8-5), 6
10. Elkhorn Mount Michael (9-6), 10

Notes: Bennington moves up two spots despite a loss to C-1 Concordia. South Sioux City moves into the ratings for the first time this season after a runner-up finish to No. 1 Skutt in the River Cities Conference Tournament. Games to watch: Omaha Gross at Omaha Roncalli (Friday), South Sioux City at Mount Michael (Thursday). Eastern Midlands Conference Tournament (Monday-Friday) Receiving Votes: Norris (8-6), NR; McCook (9-4), NR; Beatrice (7-5), 7.

Class C-1 (Record), Previous Ranking

  1. Ogallala (16-0), 1
  2. Wahoo (13-1), 3
  3. Ashland-Greenwood (13-1), 2
  4. Omaha Concordia (14-1), 4
  5. Pierce (12-2), 5
  6. Central City (14-1), 6
  7. Auburn (11-4), 7
  8. Aurora (10-4), 10
  9. Wayne (13-5), 8
  10. Malcolm (12-4), 9

Notes: Aurora jumps to No. 8 after Wayne losses to unranked Boys Town and a 65-53 road win at Seward by the Huskies. Games to watch: Boone Central at Central City (Tuesday), Pierce at C-2 Norfolk Catholic (Tuesday). Receiving Votes: Boone Central (11-4), NR; O’Neill (10-3), RV. 

Class C-2 (Record), Previous Ranking

1. Cedar Catholic (11-2), 1
2. Doniphan-Trumbull (16-0), 2
3. Freeman (14-1), 3
4. Amherst (12-1), 4
5. Tri County (14-2), 5
6. Norfolk Catholic (10-3), 6
7. Cross County (12-2), 8
8. Gordon-Rushville (10-3), RV
9. Elkhorn Valley (13-1), 10
10. Lutheran High Northeast (11-3), 9

Notes: Gordon-Rushville moves back into the top 10 as Bergan falls from No. 7 to receiving votes. The top six remain the same. Games to watch: C-2 Summerland at Elkhorn Valley (Tuesday), Freeman at Elmwood-Murdock (Tuesday), C-1 O’Neill at Norfolk Catholic (Tuesday), Summerland at Elkhorn Valley (Tuesday), Wakefield at Lutheran High Northeast (Tuesday), Laurel-Concord-Coleridge at Wakefield (Thursday) Receiving Votes: Archbishop Bergan (7-7), 7.

Class D-1 (Record), Previous Ranking

  1. Maywood-Hayes Center (15-0), 1
  2. Howells-Dodge (13-3), 2
  3. North Platte St. Patrick’s (14-2), 3
  4. Mead (11-3), 4
  5. Dundy County Stratton (12-2), 5
  6. Elm Creek (14-1), 7
  7. Johnson-Brock (12-3), 8
  8. Bancroft-Rosalie (12-4), 6
  9. South Loup (11-2), 9
  10. Leyton (14-0), 10

Notes: The top five remain the same as Elm Creek replaces Bancroft-Rosalie at No 6. Games to watch: Ansley-Litchfield at Sumner-Eddyville-Miller (Tuesday), Elm Creek at Ravenna (Tuesday), Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family at Elgin Public/Pope John (Thursday). Receiving Votes: Elgin Public/Pope John (10-5), RV.

Class D-2 (Record), Previous Ranking

1. Parkview Christian (12-2), 1
2. Shelton (12-1), 2
3. Osceola (12-2), 3
4. Wynot (14-2), 4
5. Falls City Sacred Heart (8-6), 6
6. Creighton (10-5), 5
7. Mullen (9-3), 7
8. Sumner-Eddyville-Miller (10-2), RV
9. Humphrey St. Francis (10-5), 9
10. Santee (9-1), NR

Notes: Sacred Heart moves up after a 1-1 week. The one loss, 51-39 to C-1 No. 7 Auburn. Creighton falls behind the Irish after an 0-2 week. A 58-55 home loss to No. 4 Wynot and a road loss to C-2 Elkhorn Valley. Games to watch: Falls City Sacred Heart at D-1 Johnson-Brock (Thursday), C-2 No. 5 Norfolk Catholic at St. Francis (Friday), St. Mary’s at Creighton (Tuesday), C-2 Amherst at SEM (Thursday) Receiving Votes: Nebraska Lutheran (11-2), NR.

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