Boys’ basketball: Tribune Power Rankings

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: January 21, 2012 06:13PM
Updated: January 22, 2012 12:21AM

Class 5A

1. Lone Peak • Knights were tested, but they remain top dog in their region

2. West Jordan • Deshawn Perkins stepped up from long range in win over Alta

3. American Fork • Fourth-quarter letdown sunk Cavemen’s upset chances

4. Alta • Brush with Jaguars shows how close Hawks are to elite, but still not there

5. Fremont • Outside shooters have helped take pressure off Brock Smith

Class 4A

1. Orem • Three players are averaging more than 12 points per game

2. Sky View • Beat Bonne­ville soundly after overtime test against Murray

3. Olympus • Titans have scored at least 70 points in past four games

4. Bountiful • Upcoming games will determine if Braves are for real

5. Highland • Simply destroyed Woods Cross with unrelenting 3-pointers

Class 3A

1. Desert Hills • Took out last week’s loss on Pine View to bounce back

2. Morgan • Winning, but so-so defense could be a concern against better teams

3. Payson • Clint Bateman had 45 points in two games last week

4. Judge Memorial • Super tough preseason is now paying dividends

5. Dixie • In past four games, fourth quarter has been Flyers’ best period

Class 2A

1. South Sevier • Richfield posed one of the team’s tougher tests this season

2. Wasatch Academy • Cody John leading the way with more than 15 points per game

3. Waterford • Beat Manti and North Summit convincingly this week

4. Richfield • Two straight losses means Wildcats need to rebound soon

5. Manti • Managed to stay afloat by dropping Gunnison on Friday

Class 1A

1. Piute • Had an exciting overtime win over archrival Panguitch

2. Duchesne • Outpaced Rich 9-2 in overtime in big victory on Friday

3. Bryce Valley • Wayne and Diamond Ranch were no match for Mustangs

4. Panguitch • Has to be disappointed in missing opportunity against Piute

5. Green River • Justin Johnson averages a state-leading 33 points per game