On The Poll Trip

Both the South Dakota Sportswriters and South Dakota Newspaper Association have started their basketball polls for the 2008-09 season. Neither of these polls comes out until Tuesday morning, but here is a look at my ballot.

Class AA Boys: 1. Lincoln; 2. O’Gorman; 3. Watertown; 4. Roosevelt; 5. Yankton

Class A Boys: 1. Platte-Geddes; 2. Madison; 3. S.F. Christian; 4. St. Thomas More; 5. Elk Point-Jefferson; 6. Sisseton; 7. Tri-Valley; 8. Sioux Valley; 9. Milbank; 10. Clark-Willow Lake

Class B Boys: 1. Hanson; 2. Tripp-Delmont-Armour; 3. James Valley Christian; 4. Dell Rapids St. Mary; 5. Sully Buttes; 6. Viborg; 7. Menno; 8. Faith; 9. Hitchcock-Tulare; 10. Castlewood

Class AA Girls: 1. S.F. Washington; 2. Watertown; 3. Pierre; 4. S.F. O’Gorman; 5. S.F. Roosevelt

Class A Girls: 1. Dell Rapids; 2. St. Thomas More; 3. Sisseton; 4. Wagner; 5. Canton; 6. McCook Central-Montrose; 7. Platte-Geddes; 8. Bon Homme; 9. Flandreau; 10. Pine Ridge

Class B Girls: 1. Hanson; 2. Colome; 3. Summit; 4. Avon; 5. Viborg; 6. James Valley Christian; 7. Sully Buttes; 8. Colman-Egan; 9. Castlewood; 10. Faith

I will be the first to admit that there haven’t been enough games or me to accurately gauge how teams look this year, but this is where I see it so far. Agree with me or not, I welcome your comments … unless you’re “ToddWR” or “Pedro1776,” who would turn it into some political war, as they do nearly every topic they post to on our regular newspaper site.

(O.K., off-topic rant out of the way.)

Let’s try a poll here, with the Class AA boys:

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  1. Here are the SDSWA and SDNA polls:

    SDSWA BOYS’ POLL
    The South Dakota boys basketball poll by the South Dakota Sportswriters Association, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points:
    Class AA
    1. SF Lincoln (8) 44
    2. SF Roosevelt (1) 35
    3. SF O’Gorman 21
    4. Brookings 8
    5. SF Washington 7
    (tie) Watertown 7
    Others receiving votes: Huron, Yankton, Brandon Valley.
    Class A
    1. Platte-Geddes (9) 90
    2. Madison 73
    3. Sisseton 58
    4. Sioux Valley 45
    5. Red Cloud 41
    6. Sioux Falls Christian 38
    7. Parkston 33
    8. St. Thomas More 29
    9. Lennox 28
    10. Elk Point-Jefferson 16
    Others receiving votes: Clark/Willow Lake, Chamberlain, Milbank, Tri-Valley, Winner, Aberdeen Roncalli.
    Class B
    1. Langford (7) 85
    2. Hanson (2) 83
    3. Sully Buttes 69
    4. Avon 49
    5. Chester 44
    6. James Valley Christian 37
    7. Tripp-Delmont/Armour 30
    8. Herreid 22
    9. White River 21
    10. Hitchcock-Tulare 18
    Others receiving votes: Viborg, Menno, Stickney, Hurley, Colman-Egan, Scotland, Freeman, Mount Vernon, Castlewood.
    ————
    SDSWA GIRLS’ POLL
    The girls basketball poll by the South Dakota Sportswriters Association, with first-place votes in parentheses and total points:
    Class AA
    1. SF Washington (8) 44
    2. Pierre (1) 34
    3. Watertown 28
    4. SF Roosevelt 17
    5. SF O’Gorman 12
    Class A
    1. Dell Rapids (9) 90
    2. Sisseton 73
    3. West Central 55
    4. Pine Ridge 50
    5. Sioux Valley 47
    6. Clark-Willow Lake 37
    7. Harrisburg 36
    8. Milbank 28
    9. Baltic 25
    10. Parkston 21
    Others receiving votes: Winner, Stickney-Mount Vernon, Bon Homme, Wagner, St. Thomas More, Flandreau, Platte-Geddes, Stanley County, McCook Central/Montrose, Miller.
    Class B
    1. Sully Buttes (7) 83
    2. Hanson (2) 80
    3. Summit 62
    4. James Valley Christian 46
    (tie) Avon 46
    6. Castlewood 32
    7. Colman-Egan 26
    8. Chester 24
    9. Harding County 22
    10. Colome 16
    Others receiving votes: Viborg, White River, Ethan, Freeman, Arlington, Gettysburg, Iroquois, Estelline, Scotland, Newell.
    ————
    SDNA POLL
    Class B Boys
    TOP 10: 1. Hanson; 2. Langford; 3. Sully Buttes; 4. Avon; 5. James Valley Christian; 6. Tripp-Delmont-Armour; 7. Chester; 8. Dell Rapids St. Marys; 9. White River; 10. Mitchell Christian
    RECEIVING MULTIPLE VOTES: Hitchcock-Tulare
    Class A Boys
    TOP 10: 1. Platte-Geddes; 2. Madison; 3. Sisseton; 4. Sioux Falls Christian; 5. Parkston; 6. Sioux Valley; 7. Red Cloud; 8. St. Thomas More; 9. Elk Point-Jefferson; 10. Lennox
    RECEIVING MULTIPLE VOTES: Clark-Willow Lake
    Class AA Boys
    TOP 5: 1. Sioux Falls Lincoln; 2. Sioux Falls Roosevelt; 3. Watertown; 4. Sioux Falls O’Gorman; 5. Brandon Valley
    RECEIVING MULTIPLE VOTES: Yankton
    Class B Girls
    TOP 10: 1. Hanson; 2. Summit; 3. Sully Buttes; 4. Avon; 5. James Valley Christian; 6. Colman-Egan; 7. Viborg; 8. Scotland; 9. Colome; 10. Castlewood
    RECEIVING MULTIPLE VOTES: Harding County, Chester
    Class A Girls
    TOP 10: 1. Dell Rapids; 2. Sisseton; 3. West Central; 4. Sioux Valley; 5. Harrisburg; 6. Clark-Willow Lake; 7. St. Thomas More; 8. Milbank; 9. Pine Ridge; 10. Wagner
    RECEIVING MULTIPLE VOTES: Baltic
    Class AA Girls
    TOP 5: 1. Sioux Falls Washington; 2. Pierre; 3. Watertown; 4. Sioux Falls O’Gorman; 5. Sioux Falls Roosevelt

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