The new Tennessee Associated Press state high school basketball rankings were released on Monday. The biggest change came with the Middleton boys (14-3) jumping up four spots to a tie for No. 4 with Cosby in the Class A rankings.
The Tigers had a big win over Fayette-Ware, a ranked team in Class AA last week and this week, on Saturday.
Union City (18-3) held on to the No. 1 ranking in Class A despite a loss on Saturday. The Golden Tornadoes received six of 17 first-place votes.
In Division II boys, University School of Jackson (14-5) broke the tie for 10th and kept the ranking. The Bruins are the fourth ranked team in the rankings from Division II-A.
In Class AA boys, there was movement all around, but none of the movement was big. Haywood (17-2) dropped one spot to No. 3 after losing to Simeon (Ill.) on Friday.
Westview (15-4) and Ripley (20-5) each moved up one spot to No. 6 and No. 7, respectively.
Fayette-Ware (15-5) did drop three spots to No. 9 after taking losses to Lexington and Middleton .
The top-ranked boys’ teams in each class were Hamilton (Class AAA), Creek Wood (Class AA), Union City (Class A) and Brentwood Academy (Division II).
On the girls’ side, Middleton (17-0) is still the No. 1 ranked team in Class A, and the Lady Tigers received 15 of the 16 first-place votes.
Gibson County (21-2) jumped up one spot to No. 3 this week with South Greene (17-3) as the lone team between Middleton and the Lady Pioneers.
Despite an undefeated record, West Carroll (18-0) fell two spots to No. 6 to sit behind Clarkrange and Houston County.
In Division II girls, USJ (13-4) dropped one spot to No. 9 after a loss to Rossville Christian on Tuesday.
In Class AA girls, Dyersburg (16-1) moved up one spot to No. 3, while South Side (15-3) kept its No. 6 ranking.
Dyer County (19-0) remained the No. 5-ranked team in Class AAA this week.
The top-ranked girls’ teams in each class were Blackman (Class AAA), Elizabethton (Class AA), Middleton (Class A) and Brentwood Academy (Division II).
See the complete rankings in The Scoreboard, B2