Week 11 Oracle Power Rankings: Girls & Boys Class A Basketball

Boys Class A Basketball:
Key: ^District wild card points according to NSAA (top 7 host)

1. Millard North (18-2, *1, ^2) – The Mustangs will have undoubtedly the toughest close to the regular season out of any other team, putting them in a adequate position for the first overall seed if they can pull out some quality wins. This weekend will be the toughest test for Millard North as they look to face #23 nationally ranked IMG Academy in the Heartland Classic, and in the next two weeks closing out with top ten teams in the state.
This week: #2 @ Bellevue West, Vs #23 IMG Academy (Nationally)
2. Bellevue West (16-2, *2, ^1) – After a shootout dual and win over #8 North Star the Thunderbirds will look ahead to their final test against Millard North where a win would likely put them in the prime position to host the first overall seed in districts.
This week: Vs #1 Millard North, Vs Lincoln High
3. Omaha Central (13-3, *5, ^4) – A lighter stretch of schedule will help the Eagles get some much needed wins, barring any upsets from capable teams. Central’s hope for the one seed is not out of the picture, however with a chance at current one seed Millard North upcoming.
This week: Vs Omaha Northwest, @ Lincoln Northeast
4. Omaha Westside (14-5, *7, ^3) – The Warriors have been playing at an all time high and just in time for the season’s looming close, with the last loss coming a month ago against the one and two teams, respectively. With three more upcoming games, Westside will have a terrific opportunity at a top two seed with the top two seeds slated to face each other, and a test with Omaha Central for the season’s close.
This week: Vs Millard South, @ Lincoln Southeast
5. Omaha South (14-4, *3, ^7) – Two tough top ten losses likely diminished South’s chances at a one seed in districts, with upcoming bouts against current top ten teams could help improve their stock for a better host. They’ll look to get back in the win column this week against two win-able opponents.
This week: Vs Omaha North, Vs #9 Lincoln Pius X
6. Creighton Prep (14-6, *4, ^5) – Prep will look to tack on as many wins to their record in the final stretch of what’s been a very up and down year. The next few weeks should harbor some nice wins for the Jays to compete for a higher district seed, including a solid out of state test against Rockhurst (KS), and a conclusion against Papillion-La Vista South.
This week: Vs Lincoln Northeast, Vs Rockhurst
7. Papillion-La Vista South (13-6, *6, ^9) – After a competitive exchange with Millard North the Titans will have solid weekend, and a chance to pick up some respectable wins, most notably against top tier 2 seed Lincoln Southeast. This will get Papio South ready for a season finale against two accompanying top ten teams, where they will have excellent chances to upgrade their district placement.
This week: @ Bellevue East, Vs Lincoln Southeast
8. Lincoln North Star (13-6, *9, ^11) – On the outside looking in is the current status of the Navigators, as current two seed. North Star has three games against .500 teams before a shot at the top spot against the Mustangs of Millard North, after a highly contested game against Bellevue West, in which Donovan Williams dropped 50. However, hosting a district could be farfetched as wild card points place them 4 spots outside a hosting placement.
This week: @ Kearney, Vs Millard West
9. Lincoln Pius X (13-5, *8, ^6) – An ill plagued team has seemed to finally regained full strength, and in a great timing too. The Thunderbolts lost 5 of the last 7 games, but still remain the 6th overall seed after starting the 12-0, and a great chance to upkeep their current 1 seed status against some strong teams in the coming weeks.
This week: Vs Fremont, @ #5 Omaha South
10. Grand Island (12-7, *NR, ^12) – Back in the top ten for the first time since week 7, the Islanders have been playing terrific basketball as of late, picking up some key wins in the process, winning 5 of the last 6, including a win against Creighton Prep. A current two seed, and likely to remain here for the postseason, and will look to upgrade as much as possible with some sure wins upcoming.
This week: Vs Norfolk, Vs Grand Island Central Catholic

Girls Class A Basketball:

1. Millard South (21-0,*1, ^2) – The Patriots are coming off arguably their best win of the season against #5 Fremont. The Patriots won by 18 in their first major test of the season. 3 of Millard South’s last 4 games are against ranked teams which will be the most likely chance to defeat the Patriots all season.
This Week: @ #4 Omaha Westside, Vs Omaha Benson
2. Lincoln Pius X (18-0, *2, ^1) – The Thunderbolts beat the Spartans for the 2nd time this season to increase their lead in the Class A Wildcard Standings. Pius X beat Lincoln East by 13 last week and will have another tough test against sharpshooting #5 Fremont this week.
This Week: Vs #5 Fremont, @ Omaha South
3. Lincoln East (17-2, *3, ^3) – Lincoln East is coming off of their second loss of the season against #2 Lincoln Pius X, but thanks to their nice win over #6 Papillion LaVista, they stay at 3 this week. This week, the Spartans will have another battle this Friday against #7 Lincoln Southwest.
This Week: Vs #7 Lincoln Southwest, @ Bellevue East
4. Omaha Westside (18-4, *4, ^4) – The Warriors beat a tough #7 Lincoln Southwest team in overtime at home by 8. Westside will play #1 Millard South in what could be the game of the week.
This Week: Vs #1 Millard South, Vs Kearney
5. Fremont (16-5, *5, ^8) – The Tigers had a tough weekend last week, they played 2 top 10 teams and went 1-1. Fremont lost to #1 Millard South but beat #8 Lincoln High. This week, Fremont has another tough game in what is a loaded slate for Class A once again when the Tigers travel to #2 Lincoln Pius X.
This Week: @ #2 Lincoln Pius X, Vs Omaha Burke
6. Papillion-LaVista (18-3, *6, ^6)- The Monarchs are coming off of a week where they went 2-1. Papio had a close win over Bellevue West and a double digit win over Omaha Burke but went down to #3 Lincoln East and were unable to pull the upset losing late. Schedule isn’t any easier this week when the Monarchs face off with #8 Millard West.
This Week: Vs #8 Millard West
7. Lincoln Southwest (13-7, *8, ^10) – The Silverhawks move up to #7 this week despite a loss against #4 Omaha Westside. Southwest took the Warriors to overtime on the road and are a scrappy team that is tough to fend off. The Silverhawks will have a chance at another statement win this week against #3 Lincoln East on the road again.
This Week: @ #3 Lincoln East, Vs Gretna
8. Millard West (10-7, *8, ^13) – Millard West stays put at #8 this week after a week in which they went 1-1. The Wildcats had a surprising blowout loss against #9 Millard North but bounced back against Omaha Central. This week, the Wildcats will go to #6 Papio LaVista and then North Star.
This Week: @ #6 Papillion-LaVista, @ Lincoln North Star
9. Millard North (13-7, *9, ^11) – The Mustangs are one of the more confusing teams in Class A thus far, they beat #8 Millard West last week but then lost by 12 to Lincoln Northeast. Millard North will play Bellevue West, Lincoln North Star, and Omaha Central to round out their schedule.
This Week: @ Bellevue West, Vs Lincoln North Star
10. Lincoln High (13-5, *8, ^9)- The Links are coming off of a tough loss to #5 Fremont last week. This week, Lincoln High will play Lincoln Southeast and Bellevue West.
This Week: Vs Lincoln Southeast, @ Bellevue West