Week 9 Oracle Power Rankings: Girls and Boys Class A Basketball

Boys Class A Basketball:

1. Omaha South (12-2, *4) – Omaha South is building up a nice resume with 6 straight wins. Lead by dynamic trio Skyler Wilson, Tyrece Griggs, and Jadriane Saunders, all putting up impressive stats over 17 ppg, 4.5 rpg, and defensive efforts with each around 2-3 spg. The Packer’s excellent display of teamwork will face a lighter schedule again this weekend before the competition will begin to look more like the postseason in the coming weeks.
This week: Vs Omaha Burke, @ Lincoln Southwest
2. Millard North (13-2, *2) – This past week kicked off with a 40 point win in which the Mustangs put up 90, and ended with a between the legs and off the backboard alley-oop from Jadin Johnson to Hunter Sallis, capping off a win against #8 Omaha Westside. Leading scorer, and 5 star recruit Hunter Sallis with 22 ppg will look to lock down, and perfect imperfections along with his team as the last month of the season is set to kick off.
This week: Vs Millard South, Vs #10 Lincoln Southeast
3. Bellevue West (10-2, *5) – 4 top ten wins in the state, and a win against #2 team in Iowa versus Lincoln (Council Bluffs), prove just how deep a team Bellevue West is. However many challenges still lie ahead for the Thunderbirds, as 4 star guard Chucky Hepburn, 19 ppg, 5 rpg, and 6 apg, looks to lead his team to knock off some of the top teams in the state.
This week: @ Omaha Northwest, @ Omaha Bryan
4. Omaha Central (11-2, *3) – The Eagles recently dropped their first loss in this new year Tuesday night, following a nice redemption win against Papillion-La Vista. This loss, coming at the hands of a peaking #3 Bellevue West team, but Central will look for atonement in a tough matchup this weekend versus #5 Creighton Prep. They’ll look towards scoring leader LJ Wrightsell with 20 ppg, as well as a very respectable 3.5 spg, to prove their might after a loss this weekend against a very tested top ten foe.
This week: @ #5 Creighton Prep, Vs Norfolk
5. Creighton Prep (11-5, *6) – What’s been an up and down season for a very strong Blue Jay team continues to follow such a script. With wins against many top teams in the state, followed by losses to below .500 record teams. However, with a team full of senior depth, and playoff experience Creighton Prep should not be worried as the schedule will lighten up for Prep, giving them room to correct issues before the postseason ramps up.
This week: Vs #4 Omaha Central, @ Kearney
6. Lincoln Pius X (12-3, *1) – After beginning the year 11-0 the Thunderbolts have had their fair share of woes these past few weeks, as they’re 1-3 in the past two weeks. With two straight losses, and a solemn 2 point win against 5-10 Norfolk. Pius X went on to drop a game against #1 Class B team Omaha Skutt by 9. Fortunately for the Thunderbolts their schedule will plateau to a light schedule in the coming weeks before districts.
This week: @ Elkhorn South, @ Gretna
7. Papillion-La Vista South (11-5, *8) – Aside from a blowout loss to a 6-8 Omaha Benson team, the Titans have been on top of their game in recent weeks with convincing wins putting up impressive scoring efforts. Lead by Jared Mattley with 16 ppg, 4 rpg, an 5 apg, who’s doing the most to help his team thrive. As a tougher stretch of schedule will give Papillion-La Vista South a chance to compete for a great district seed, and a chance to host come postseason tournaments.
This week: @ Omaha Northwest, Vs Omaha Bryan
8. Omaha Westside (9-5, *7) – Coming off a few hard fought losses to top 5 teams, Westside will only gain from such efforts, and are not to take lightly. The Warriors have proven that they can hang with the best in state lead by Jadin Booth 21 ppg, and PJ Ngambi 13 ppg, 5 apg, two players who have quick impacts on close games.
This week: @ Millard West, @ Bellevue East
9. Lincoln North Star (10-5, *NR) – The return of 4 star guard Donovan Williams has been uncomfortable for the Navigators. With two close losses to solid, mid-state level teams, and two wins against below .500 teams, it will be interesting to see how this team adjusts to recent adversity. North Star will look to Williams putting up a state leading 26 ppg with 11 rpg for a double double average, and Abdelkarim with a helping 20 ppg and 6 rpg, to lead the Gators into a postseason run.
This week: Vs Lincoln Southwest, @ Millard South
10. Lincoln Southeast (10-5, *NR) – The Knights are building a nice win streak with 3 in a row, fueled by star guard Ajantae Hogan’s latest show in a 31 point, 10 rebound effort in a Tuesday night win against Grand Island. A more than competitive schedule lies ahead in the coming month, Southeast will face 4 adversaries ranked ahead of them in this week’s rankings.
This week: Vs Lincoln East, @ #2 Millard North

Girls Class A Basketball:
1. Millard South (17-0,*1) – The Patriots quest for an undefeated season is still a reality as they defeated Omaha Burke and Omaha North handily to improve to 17 wins on the season. Millard South will play #9 Millard North and North Star this weekend in what should be a little step up in competition.
This Week: @ #9 Millard North, Vs North Star
2. Lincoln Pius X (14-0, *2) – The Thunderbolts are ranked 2nd once again this week after a wins over Kearney and Norfolk. Alexis Markowski is still averaging a double double more than halfway through the season so Pius isn’t a team that you’re going to want to run into late in the season. This week the Thunderbolts will play Elkhorn South.
This Week: @ Elkhorn South,
3. Lincoln East (14-1, *3) – Lincoln East is coming off of solid wins over Lincoln North Star and a good #7 Lincoln High team. East was led by Senior Charley Bovaird who hit several three pointers when it mattered most. This week the Spartans will play Lincoln Southeast and #10 Millard West.
This Week: @ Lincoln Southeast, Vs #10 Millard West
4. Omaha Westside (15-4, *4) – The Warriors stayed at 4 this week coming off a big wins over #9 Millard North and #6 Papillion LaVista. They’ll have another tough matchup this weekend with #10 Millard West before playing at Bellevue East.
This Week: @ #10 Millard West, @ Bellevue East
5. Fremont (13-4, *5) – The Tigers are coming off of a blowout win over Lincoln Southeast last week. This week Fremont will be at Norfolk before hosting Omaha North.
This Week: @ Norfolk, Vs Omaha North
6. Papillion LaVista (15-2, *6)- Papillion LaVista is coming off of wins over Omaha Central and Omaha Bryan but a loss to #4 Omaha Westside by 11. This week, the Monarchs will play Gretna.
This Week: Vs Gretna
7. Lincoln High (9-3, *7) – The Links come off of a 1-1 week with a win over Norfolk before going to #3 Lincoln East and suffering a 13 point defeat. Nyayongah Gony was held to 4 points in the loss to the Spartans.
This Week: Vs Norfolk, @ #3 Lincoln East
8. Lincoln Southwest (10-6 *8) – The Silverhawks stay at 8 this week after wins over Lincoln Northeast and Kearney. Southwest was lead by Junior Kate Dilsaver who scored 15 vs Kearney. This week the Silverhawks will play North Star and Omaha South.
This Week: @ North Star, Vs Omaha South
9. Millard North (10-5, *9) – The Mustangs are coming off another tough loss, this time to #4 Omaha Westside by 12 in a very low scoring affair. Their schedule isn’t any easier this week as they host #1 Millard South.
This Week: Vs Millard South, Vs Lincoln Southeast
10. Millard West (9-4, *10) – The Wildcats are coming off of a win over Omaha Marian. This week they will have a tough weekend with two top 5 teams, #4 Omaha Westside and #3 Lincoln East.
This Week: Vs #4 Omaha Westside, @ #3 Lincoln East