Post Conference Tournament Oracle Power Rankings: Girls and Boys Class A Basketball


Boys Class A Rankings:

1. Lincoln Pius X (9-0, *4) – The last remaining unbeaten in Class A competition, the Thunderbolts are coming off of a nice run to win the HAC tournament over the prolonged winter break. Sam Hoiberg and Kolbe Rada lead Pius scoring 17 ppg each. This week the newly ranked number one faces a lighter schedule against Lincoln Southwest, and Lincoln Northeast.
This Week: @ Lincoln Southwest, Vs. Lincoln Northeast

2. Millard North (8-1, *1) – The star studded Mustangs dropped an early season game to a below .500 Omaha North team. However Millard North found inspiration in the loss, and made a quick turn around winning an ambitious Omaha Metro tournament full of teams primed for the post-season. Sallis leads the Mustangs with 24ppg.
This Week: @ Gretna

3. Creighton Prep (8-2, 8*) – An annually solid team continues to stay true to their winning ways, with only two very close losses, both to the number one and two teams listed above respectively. They’ll face another tough test in Omaha Westside this week.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This week: @ #10 Omaha Westside, Vs. Benson

4. Omaha Central (8-1, *3) – The Eagles lone loss on the year stands against a thriving #7 Papillion-La Vista team in the Holiday Omaha Metro tournament. However, Central will get another shot at the Monarchs in a few weeks, following a lighter stretch of schedule this week. L.J. Wrightsell leads all scoring with 22 ppg, as the D1 prospect looks to add to his resume.
This Week: Vs Sioux City East

5. Omaha South (6-2, *6) – With two losses by a combined 4 points, the Packers have had some misfortune in the early steps of the season. Omaha South is a relentless team, and fortunately for them their immediate future looks much more tolerant. Lead by the senior trio in Tyrece Griggs, Skyler Wilson, and Jadriane Saunders, all putting up over 16 ppg, and nearly 3 steals per game, the Packers will likely find their footing in the coming weeks.
This Week: Vs Omaha Bryan, Vs Gretna

6. Lincoln North Star (7-3, *5) – The Navigators have dropped 3 tough games, including two losses to #1 Pius X, and an overtime struggle against #3Creighton Prep. Fortunately the HAC runner ups returned a major piece of production as 4 star prospect Donovan Williams returned Tuesday night against Lincoln Southeast, pouring in 31 in the 74-60 win over the Knights, Kwat Abdelkarim helped the effort with 25 points of his own as well. Things will begin to start looking normal to the state semi-finalists of the prior year.                                                                                                         This Week: Vs #7 Papillion-La Vista

7. Papillion-La Vista (6-3, NR*) – The surging Monarchs had a Holiday tournament to remember after knocking off #4 Omaha Central, and ultimately faltering to the tournament runner ups in #3 Creighton Prep. A tough weekend approaches with tough difficult away games featuring cross town rival #9 Papillion-La Vista South, and #6 Lincoln North Star.
This Week: @ #9 Papillion-La Vista South, @ #6 Lincoln North Star

8. Bellevue West (6-2, *2) – A short lived tournament for the Thunderbirds who were slated to face #3 Creighton Prep in the first round of the playoffs. While Bellevue West continues to struggle against higher competition, they patiently await the return of Chucky Hepburn, a 4 star Wisconsin commit. They will look forward to facing #1 Pius X next week.
This Week: @ Lincoln High (Council Bluffs, IA)

9. Papillion-La Vista South (6-4, NR*) – Another team debuting in the Oracle top ten, the Titans have been unfortunate enough to face #2 Millard North twice, dropping both games in the process. The Titans look to assert their dominance over #7 Papillion-La Vista in a cross town matchup this weekend.
This Week: Vs Papillion-La Vista, Vs Omaha Burke

10. Omaha Westside (5-3, 7*) – Three very respectable losses to teams ranked above them, the Warriors shouldn’t find discouragement in their supposedly sub par record. Each game has been competitive, additionally they have solid wins as well. Jadin Boothe leads scoring with 19 ppg.
This Week: Vs #3 Creighton Prep, @Elkhorn South

Girls Class A Rankings:

1. Millard South (11-0,*1) – The Patriots continue to be the dominant team in Class A coming off of a Metro Conference Tournament Championship. The Patriots continue to be lead by Creighton commit Jayme Horan and South Dakota commit Maddie Krull who average over 10 ppg a piece. Millard South is our number 1 team once again but the gap is beginning to close between them and #2 Pius X.
This Week: Vs Millard West, Vs Lewis Central (IA)

2. Lincoln Pius X (8-0, *2) – The Thunderbolts come in at number 2 in our rankings this week after a convincing HAC Conference Tournament Championship that included Fremont, Lincoln East, and Southwest. South Dakota State commit Alexis Markowski is dominating with nearly 25 ppg and another 14 rpg. The Bolts have relied on their stout defense locking down the likes of Fremont Sophomore Taylor McCabe and Lincoln East Senior Charley Boivard.
This Week: @ Lincoln Southwest, Vs #10 Lincoln Northeast

3. Fremont (11-2, *4) – The Tigers are coming off of a runners up finish in the highly competitive HAC Conference Tournament and a close win over an underrated Kearney squad. In the HAC Tournament, Fremont beat Lincoln North Star and Lincoln Northeast handily but then lost to #2 Lincoln Pius X by 18. Fremont has another challenging game this Saturday at home vs #4 Lincoln East.
This Week: Vs #4 Lincoln East

4. Lincoln East (8-1, *3) – The Spartans suffered their first setback of the season against a very talented Thunderbolts squad in the HAC Tournament semifinals, but were able to bounce back against this Fridays opponent Lincoln Northeast in the third place game winning by 20. The Spartans will face the #10 Rockets this Friday at home before going on the road to #3 Fremont.
This Week: Vs Lincoln Northeast, @ #3 Fremont

5. Omaha Westside (9-3, *7) – The Warriors have elevated in the rankings two spots after a runners up finish in the Metro Holiday Tournament. They played a tough #1 Millard South team and only lost by 14, one of the Patriots closest games of the season. On their way to the championship game, they beat Gretna, Millard West, and a previously undefeated #6 Papillion LaVista team. The Warriors face Marian and Elkhorn South this week.
This Week: Vs Marian, @ Gretna

6. Papillion LaVista (8-1, *8)- The Monarchs suffered their first loss of the season against #5 Omaha Westside in the Metro Holiday Tournament semifinals. They beat a solid Omaha Northwest team to get to the semis. This week the Monarchs face North Star and a tough game against #7 Millard North.
This Week: @ Papillion LaVista South, @ North Star

7. Millard North (6-3, *6) – The Mustangs have played an extremely tough schedule with all three losses coming against top teams in the state #1 Millard South, #4 Lincoln East, and Lincoln High. They’ve been able to beat Burke twice and a good Lincoln Southwest team. This week Millard North faces Elkhorn South and Gretna.
This Week: @ Gretna, @ Marian

8. Omaha Northwest (7-4, *NA) – The Huskies re enter the rankings this week after a strong showing at the Nike Tournament of Champions. They exited the Metro Holiday Tournament earlier than they would’ve liked but look to bounce back against Omaha North and Bellevue East this week.
This Week: @ Omaha North, @ Bellevue East

9. Omaha Burke (5-3, *9) – The Bulldogs are coming off a 2nd round exit in the Metro Holiday Tournament after losing to #7 Millard North by 14. This week the Bulldogs will look to rebound against Bellevue East and then on the road at Papillion LaVista South.
This Week: Vs Bellevue East, @ Papillion LaVista South

10. Lincoln Northeast (5-4, *NA) – The Rockets are back in our rankings this week after a brief period where they dropped out. In the HAC Tournament, Northeast beat a solid Lincoln High team before losing to Fremont in the 2nd round and then Lincoln East in the 3rd place game. This week, the Rockets go to #4 Lincoln East and #2 Lincoln Pius X for one of the toughest weekends of any team this season.
This Week: @ #4 Lincoln East, @ #2 Lincoln Pius X