High school media poll: All No. 1's stay the same after weekend of boys basketball 1-2 matchups

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After three No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchups in South Dakota boys high school basketball last weekend, all six No. 1 teams across boys and girls basketball remained intact.

Roosevelt in Class AA defeated No. 2 O'Gorman, while Dakota Valley and De Smet beat the No. 2 teams in Class A and Class AA, respectively, to remain at the top of the ranking. Class AA's O'Gorman, Class A's St. Thomas More and Class B's White River, who entered the weekend the No. 2 team in each class, held onto their No. 2 spots despite taking losses.

Jefferson boys basketball moved into the poll after not receiving votes a week ago, checking in at No. 5 in Class AA.

In girls basketball, the rankings stayed entirely the same, though Lakota Tech is inching nearer to the Class A top-5 ranking. The Tatanka had 11 points in the poll, just two behind No. 15 St. Thomas More's 13.

De Smet's Tory Holland throws a pass to a teammate on Saturday, January 22, 2022, in the Hanson Classic at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
De Smet's Tory Holland throws a pass to a teammate on Saturday, January 22, 2022, in the Hanson Classic at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.

The South Dakota Prep Media Basketball Poll for the week of Jan. 24 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams, the team’s record, points received and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes are listed in parentheses.

Boys basketball

Class AA

1. Roosevelt (21) 9-0 105 1

2. O’Gorman 10-2 84 2

3. Mitchell 9-2 60 3

4. Washington 5-3 31 RV

5. Jefferson 6-5 18 NR

Receiving votes: Aberdeen Central 8, Harrisburg 5, Sioux Falls Lincoln 3, Brandon Valley 1.

Class A

1. Dakota Valley (20) 11-0 104 1

2. St. Thomas More 9-1 73 2

3. Winner 10-0 65 3

4. Sioux Valley 9-2 40 5

5. Flandreau (1) 11-1 24 RV

Receiving votes: Tea Area 9.

Class B

1. De Smet (21) 11-1 105 1

2. White River 7-2 74 2

3. Lower Brule 8-1 72 3

4. Aberdeen Christian 9-2 43 4

5. Platte-Geddes 5-3 7 5

Receiving votes: Potter County 6, Viborg-Hurley 4, Timber Lake 4.

Girls basketball

Class AA

1. O’Gorman (20) 9-1 104 1

2. Washington 9-1 82 2

3. Brandon Valley (1) 9-1 63 3

4. RC Stevens 10-1 41 4

5. RC Central 9-1 25 5

Class A

1. Wagner (20) 10-0 104 1

2. West Central (1) 12-1 83 2

3. Flandreau 9-1 57 3

4. Dakota Valley 11-1 34 4

5. St. Thomas More 8-3 13 5

Receiving votes: Lakota Tech 11, Parkston 6, Red Cloud 6, Hamlin 1.

Class B

1. Roncalli (20) 10-0 104 1

2. Corsica-Stickney (1) 11-2 84 2

3. Aberdeen Christian 10-0 60 3

4. White River 8-2 38 4

5. De Smet 11-1 17 5

Receiving votes: Viborg-Hurley 9, Colman-Egan 2, Wall 1.

This article originally appeared on Sioux Falls Argus Leader: South Dakota High school basketball polls; Week of Jan. 24

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