South Dakota high school basketball polls: New teams enter top 5

New teams entered the South Dakota basketball poll in three different classes this week. In Class AA and Class B boys, there were new No. 5 Lincoln County Class AA and Class B teams, which tied with Platte-Geddes for fifth in the poll.

In Class A Girls, 14-1 Lakota Tech enters the poll as the new No. 5, while St. Thomas More moves up one spot to No. 4.

The South Dakota High School Basketball Poll for the week of Jan. 31 is listed below, ranking the top five teams, team record, points received, and standings in the previous poll. Votes for first place are shown in parentheses.

boys basketball

Class AA

1. Roosevelt (17) 11-0 85 1

2. O’Gorman 11-2 68 2

3. Mitchell 10-2 51 3

4.Jefferson 6-6 14 5

5. Lincoln 5-6 12 RV

Receipt of votes: Aberdeen Central 11, Sioux Falls Washington 10, Harrisburg 2, Brandon Valley 1, Yankton 1.

Class A

1. Dakota Valley (17) 13-0 85 1

2. St. Thomas More 11-1 61 2

3. Winner 12-0 50 3

4. Sioux Valley 10-2 32 4

5. Flandreau 12-1 21 5

Receipt of votes: Tea Area 5, Lennox 1.

Class B

1. De Smet (17) 11-1 85 1

2. White River 7-2 60 2

3. Lower Burn 11-1 59 3

4. Aberdeen Christian 10-2 33 4

T-5. Potter County 10-1 8 motorhome

T-5. Platte-Geddes 8-3 8 5

Receipt of votes: Timber Lake 2.

Girls basketball

Class AA

1. O’Gorman (17) 11-1 85 1

2.Washington 11-1 66 2

3. Brandon Valley 12-1 50 3

4. RC Stevens 11-1 37 4

5. RC unit 10-2 17 5

Class A

1. Wagner (16) 13-0 84 1

2. Center-West (1) 14-1 68 2

T-3. Flandreau 11-2 18 3

T-3. St. Thomas More 11-3 18 5

T-3. Lakota Tech 14-1 18 VR

Receipt of votes: Dakota Valley 17, Hamlin 12, Sioux Falls Christian 9, Parkston 6, Red Cloud 4, Florence-Henry 1.

Class B

1. Roncalli (12) 11-1 80 1

2. Corse-Stickney (5) 12-2 73 2

3. White River 9-2 37 4

4. De Smet 14-1 36 5

5. Aberdeen Christian 11-2 17 3

Receipt of votes: Viborg-Hurley 11, Wall 1.

Follow Sioux Falls Argus Leader reporter Michael McCleary on Twitter @mikejmccleary.

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