Girls’ basketball: Tribune Power Rankings

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: January 30, 2012 04:50PM
Updated: January 29, 2012 12:17AM

Class 5A

1. Syracuse • Still at the top, and it doesn’t seem to be close

2. Riverton • Smothered Lehi and Pleasant Grove with defense this week

3. Layton • Scored only 13 total points in the first half against Titans

4. Taylorsville • Warriors have to be careful not to take foot off the pedal

5. Alta • She has a young cast, but Makenzi Morrison shining through pressure

Class 4A

1. Cyprus • Doesn’t seem like a team from Region 6 will top Pirates

2. Bonneville • Lakers know how to slow down the tempo to their liking

3. Timpanogos • They’ll have to be on guard on the road at Salem Hills

4. Skyline • Eagles rebound as well as any team in the state

5. Maple Mountain • Lacks size, but this group knows how to overachieve

Class 3A

1. Morgan • Beating Bear River should be last challenge for Trojans in region

2. Desert Hills • Simply dismantled by Cedar, and it should be concerning

3. Juan Diego • Three of Soaring Eagle’s final four games are on the road

4. Snow Canyon • Blew out past two opponents in preparation for Cedar

5. Carbon • Miranda Averett has become a leader for the Dinos

Class 2A

1. Richfield • Held Grand scoreless for two quarters in 59-12 win

2. Beaver • Millard caught the Beavers off-guard, getting the upset

3. North Sevier • Kelsey Barney is the leading scorer, but everyone contributes

4. Kanab • Boasts several 3-point shooters who can be trouble

5. South Summit • Four of past six opponents held to 25 points or less

Class 1A

1. St. Joseph • Friday’s game against Rich is first tough contest in a while

2. Bryce Valley • Mustangs have already locked up a No. 1 seed for state

3. Rich • Leads 1A in scoring differential, winning by a 25-point average

4. Milford • Tigers have a hole in 3-point shooting that could haunt them

5. Piute • Four players average about 10 points per game this year