Izard County, Valley Springs among top-ranked boys’ teams in ASM basketball poll

Following is the Overall Top 10 high school boys’ basketball teams in Arkansas and the top five in Classes 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A as voted by a panel of sports media from around the state for the week ending Jan. 4. Ranking is given with first-place votes received, records and total points:

OVERALL
1. Rogers (8) 11-0 118
2. North Little Rock (2) 9-3 96
3. West Memphis (1) 10-3 93
4. Conway (1) 10-2 82
5. FS Northside (2) 10-4 72
6. Har-Ber 9-2 54
7. Magnolia 8-0 53
8. Russellville 10-3 42
9. Fayetteville 9-5 33
10. Mills 11-2 26
Others receiving votes: Greene County Tech 23, Blytheville 22, Bentonville 12, Bryant 12, Jacksonville 10, Cabot 8, Marion 5, Valley View 4, Maumelle 3, Izard County 1, Valley Springs 1.

CLASS 6A
1. Rogers (8) 11-0 55
2. North Little Rock (2) 9-3 39
3. Conway (1) 10-2 36
4. FS Northside (3) 10-4 35
5. Har-Ber 9-2 22
Others receiving votes: Fayetteville 10, Bryant 6, Bentonville 5, Cabot 2.

CLASS 5A
1. West Memphis (11) 10-3 67
2. Russellville (3) 10-3 45
3. Greene County Tech 12-1 38
4. Maumelle 10-3 17
5. Vilonia 10-2 14
Others receiving votes: Jacksonville 12, Marion 7, Hot Springs 4, Benton 2, Siloam Springs 2, Lake Hamilton 1, LR Hall 1.

CLASS 4A
1. Magnolia (9) 8-0 61
2. Mills (3) 11-2 52
3. Blytheville (2) 13-3 43
4. Morrilton 10-4 16
5. Valley View 10-2 15
Others receiving votes: Dardanelle 14, Arkadelphia 3, Malvern 3, Jonesboro Westside 1, Gentry 1, eStem 1.

CLASS 3A
1. Valley Springs (10) 19-2 62
2. Dumas (3) 9-1 42
3. Bergman 20-4 32
4. Manila 12-3 18
5. Elkins 14-1 17
Others receiving votes: Waldron 15, Atkins 10, Ashdown 9, Rivercrest 1, Osceola 1, Trumann 1.

CLASS 2A
1. England (7) 11-1 57
2. Marianna (5) 12-3 51
3. Marked Tree 9-2 35
4. Lavaca (2) 16-3 32
5. Clarendon 7-2 7
(tie) Quitman 12-4 7
Others receiving votes: Earle 6, Bay 5, Dierks 4, Cutter-Morning Star 4, Flippin 2.

CLASS 1A
1. Izard County (12) 19-5 62
2. Kirby (1) 19-2 40
3. Nevada 13-3 37
4. The New School (1) 18-1 21
(tie) Hillcrest 18-2 21
Others receiving votes: Bradley 16, Concord 9, Viola 2, Ridgefield Christian 2.

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