Week 2 Oracle Power Rankings: Girls & Boys Class A Basketball

Boys Class A Rankings:

1. Millard North (4-0,*1) – Hunter Sallis and Co. continued to assert their dominance with a 19 point win over Burke, Sallis leading the scoring with 34 points. This week they will face two .500 teams in Omaha North, and Lincoln East.

2. Bellevue West (4-0,*2) – Two solid wins this weekend for the Thunderbirds against Omaha Benson, and cross town rival Bellevue East. With star Chucky Hepburn out, Bellevue West showed how deep their roster is with convincing double digit wins. They face defensive juggernaut #6 Omaha South, and a hot #9 Kearney team.

3. Omaha Central (5-0,*3) – Omaha Central added two more wins to their resume, after a close contest with Gretna, and a 31 point blow out over Lincoln High. Wrightsell and Polk impressed with high scoring games again, as this week the Eagles prepare for Bellevue East, and Grand Island.

4. Lincoln Pius X (4-0,*4) – A little more competitive week for Pius, with close wins over Omaha North, and #10 Lincoln Southeast. The Thunderbolts have a tough weekend ahead of them, facing #5 Lincoln North Star, and #7 Omaha Westside.

5. Lincoln North Star (4-0,*5) – While star Donovan Williams patiently awaits his return, the young Gator team has maintained their undefeated title, after a big win over Lincoln High, and an OT thriller against Elkhorn South, with Abdelkarim pouring in 29 points. They’ll face #4 Lincoln Pius X, and a state tournament rematch from last year against #8 Creighton Prep.

6. Omaha South (3-1,*6) – Two wins by 22 points each, arguably the best defensive team in the state hasn’t allowed more than 58 points this year. However the Packers have a tough weekend as they travel to #2 Bellevue West, and an underrated Lincoln Northeast team.

7. Omaha Westside (3-1,*7) – A lighter week for the Warriors beat a talented Omaha Northwest team by 24, with 4 players putting up over double digit points. A tougher weekend is upcoming for Westside as they travel to #4 Lincoln Pius X, and a solid Gretna team.

8. Creighton Prep (3-1,*10) – The Jays have found their footing after a tough season opener, with two more wins this past weekend. However this weekend they travel to an up and down team in Omaha Burke, and host #5 Lincoln North Star

9. Kearney (3-1,*NR) – Making their top 10 debut the Bearcats moved past their loss at the hands of #5 Lincoln North Star last weekend. Another difficult test for Kearney, as they will host #2 Bellevue West as their sole opponent of the weekend.

10. Lincoln Southeast (2-2,*8) – A rough weekend for the Knights, Lincoln Southeast dropped two close losses against # 4 Lincoln Pius X, and an overtime loss by one to an athletic Omaha Benson team.

Girls Class A Rankings:

1.Millard South (5-0,*1) – The Patriots continued their dominant start with wins over Elkhorn South and Kearney. They still haven’t failed to score less than 70 points in a game this season and have a lot of depth that makes them multi dimensional. The Patriots continue to be lead by Creighton commit Jayme Horan and South Dakota commit Maddie Krull who average over 15 ppg a piece. Millard South is our unanimous number 1 for the second week in a row.

2. Lincoln Pius X (4-0, *2) – The Thunderbolts come in at number 2 in our rankings this week after wins vs Omaha North and Lincoln Southeast. South Dakota State commit Alexis Markowski leads the team with 22 ppg and nearly 14 rpg. The Bolts have relied on their height to get a lot of second chance points. Pius X is becoming a force to be reckoned with in Class A for sure.

3. Lincoln East (4-0, *4) – The Spartans continued their hot shooting last weekend vs Omaha Northwest and in a close contest against Kearney. Senior Charley Bovaird scored 25 in the win over Omaha Northwest to lead the Spartans, Taylor Searcey also chipped in 16 in the win. East looks to continue their success this weekend against Grand Island and defending champion Millard North.

4. Fremont (5-0, *5) – The Tigers come off of wins over Omaha Bryan and Grand Island. Sophomore Taylor McCabe paces the team with 21 ppg along with Senior Sydney Golladay who adds another 13.4 points a game. The Tigers look to keep their winning streak alive against tough competition in the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Arizona this week.

5. Lincoln High (4-0, *3) – The Links are off to a strong start this season with wins over Omaha Central, North Star, Papillion-LaVista South, and Millard North. The Links had close wins over North Star and Omaha Central but a win is a win. The Links are our number 5 team this week in Class A.

6. Millard North (3-1, *6)- The defending champion Mustangs bounced back from a 1-1 opening week with wins over talented Lincoln Southwest and Omaha Burke teams. They held the Bulldogs under 70 pts for the first time this season and relied on defense and experience to beat the Silverhawks. The Mustangs have a tough weekend ahead against Omaha North and #3 Lincoln East at home.

7. Omaha Westside (3-1, *7) – The Warriors are coming off of big wins over a tough Papillion-LaVista South team and Omaha Northwest. Westside is going to the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Arizona this upcoming weekend where they’ll face more stiff competition. The Warriors are going to be a team to keep an eye on throughout the season.

8. Papillion LaVista (4-0, *NA) – The Monarchs crack into our top 10 this week after wins over Omaha Marian and Omaha North. The Monarchs are lead by Senior Lindsey Ingwerson who’s averaging nearly 15 ppg. They face Elkhorn South and #5 Lincoln High this weekend in a battle of unbeatens.

9. Omaha Burke (2-2, *9) – The Bulldogs are coming off a win over a scrappy Lincoln Northeast team and a close loss to Millard North. Omaha Burke stays at number 9 this week and look to win against Omaha Marian and Omaha North this weekend.

10. Lincoln North Star (2-2, *NA) – The Gators come off of a win over Elkhorn South and a close loss vs the #5 Links. The Gators face #2 Pius X and Marian this weekend.