MBCA releases ninth boys basketball rankings




Nixa's shocking loss to Branson last week dropped Nixa from No. 1 to No. 7 in Class 5 this week. Mount Vernon dropped from the Class 3 rankings and Hartville is now in at No. 10 in Class 3. Fair Play slipped a spot to No. 3 in Class 1. Everton entered the Class 1 rankings at No. 10.

The complete rankings are below compilied by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association.

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CLASS 1
1. Drexel (18-1)
2. Leopold (19-2)
3. Fair Play (18-2)
4. South Iron (17-4)       
5. Ridgeway (17-2)
6. Glasgow (17-4)
7. Meadville (21-1)
8. Mercer (16-3)
9. Eminence (17-5)
10. Everton(17-4)
Others receiving votes:   North Andrew, Stanberry, Braymer, Oak Ridge

CLASS 2
1. West Platte (20-0)
2. Canton (20-0)
3. Salisbury (19-1)
4. Billings (17-4)
5. Crossroads (17-3)
6. Bernie (18-3)
7. Iberia (20-2)
8. Holcomb (18-4)
9. Oran (18-3)
10. Cole Camp (18-3)
Others receiving votes:   Sacred Heart, Gallatin, Advance, Crane, Portageville, Bismarck, Fordland, Eugene, Cairo, Putnam County,

CLASS 3
1. Madison Prep (19-1)
2. Maplewood (18-5)
3. Charleston (19-3)   
4. Fatima (20-1)
5. St. James (20-1)
6. Cuba (19-2)
7. John Burroughs (17-2)
8. Higginsville (16-1)
9. Strafford (16-4)
10. Hartville (18-3)
Others receiving votes:  Cardinal Ritter, Southern Boone, Alton, Hogan Prep, Clever,  Mt. Vernon, Mountain View Liberty,

CLASS 4
1. Sikeston (19-1)
2. Republic (18-2)
3. Lafayette (St. Joseph) (16-3)   
4. Duchesne (17-3)
5. Liberty North (15-4)
6. Mexico (16-3)
7. Hillcrest (14-5)
8. Center (16-4)
9. Smithville (14-4)
10. Normandy (14-7)
Others receiving votes: Park Hills Central, Westminster, Webb City, Harrisonville, Moberly,

CLASS 5
1. Hickman (18-2)
2. Blue Springs South (18-2)
3. CBC (16-5)  
4. Rockhurst (18-4)
5. Lee's Summit West (16-3)
6. Hazelwood Central (15-5)     
7. Nixa (16-4)
8. Ladue (16-4)
9. DeSmet (14-6)
10. Vianney (15-5)
Others receiving votes:  Lee's Summit North, Liberty, Ft. Zumwalt South, Kickapoo,

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