Tuesday, February 19, 2013

WSN Basketball Rankings - Feb 19 (Week 12)

WSN Basketball Rankings for February 19, Week 12 of 2012-13 season, Division 5 (See WSN Commentary):

Immanuel made the WSN rankings this week!  For the Week 1 poll, Immanuel had been ranked to start the season at #7.  Now for the last WSN ranking of the season, Immanuel crept back into the rankings at the #10 spot!  These are clearly the two highest rankings ever in Immanuel girls basketball history!  This is two seasons in a row that Immanuel has been ranked.  Last year Immanuel was ranked #14 during Week 14 and #13 during Week 15 (final ranking week).  This season the rankings have only included the top 10.  Interestingly, Immanuel has not received any AP votes this season.  Last year they received votes in the AP poll:  8 votes on Feb. 6 (see post), 1 vote on Feb. 13, 8 votes on Feb. 20, 8 votes on Feb. 26.  A source close to the 2005-06 season says that the team that year may have received an AP poll vote once.


Rankings based on games played through 2/18/2013)
With WIAA Playoff games beginning next Tuesday, this will be our final WisSports.net Girls Basketball Coaches Poll of the season.

Division 1
De Pere will end the season as they started in the D! Coaches Poll, ranked #1. Eight of the teams in the final poll were ranked in Week 1, Milwaukee Riverside and Verona were the only two not in the opening WisSports.net Coaches Poll.

Division 2
New London finishes the season as the top-ranked team in the D2 WisSports.net Coaches Poll after starting the season at #3. Like Division 1, eight of the teams ranked in the opening Coaches Poll end the season in the rankings.

Divsion 3
Neillsville closes out the season as the #1 in the D3 Coaches Poll. Kewaunee started the season as the top-ranked team and end the year at No. 3 while East Troy began the year at #3 and finish at #2. Eight of the teams ranked in the opening Coaches Poll end the year in the rankings.

Divsion 4
Algoma ends the season as the top-ranked team in the WisSports.net Coaches Poll after being ranked #4 in the opening poll. Colfax and Cuba City started in the year in the top five and they will end there as well. The Week 12 D4 rankings have eight of the teams ranked in Week 1.

Division 5
Heritage Christian closes the year where they began, ranked #1 in the Division 5 Coaches Poll. Barnevled, Assumption and Owen-Withee were in the Week 1 top five and they are also in the Week 12 top five. While we saw many different teams crack the rankings in Division 5, there are nine teams from the Week 1 Coaches Poll that are ranked in Week 12.

AP Poll for Feb. 18
Here is the Associated Press Wisconsin prep girls basketball poll for the week of February 18, with first-place votes in parentheses, record, total points and last week's ranking, as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters: