Tribune power rankings • Prep boys’ basketball
Published: February 13, 2012 11:37PM
Updated: February 11, 2012 11:41PM

Class 5A

1. West Jordan • Looked the part of title contender in solid road win at Alta

2. Lone Peak • Knights must keep wits about them when Nick Emery struggles

3. American Fork • Beating Lone Peak was a needed mental edge for playoffs

4. Alta • Hawks are a great team but have trouble defending star players

5. Northridge • Time to believe the Knights can do postseason damage

Class 4A

1. Orem • Between Nixon, Darger and Pollard, there’s no tougher offensive frontcourt

2. Bountiful • Held past four opponents to 40 points or fewer in region play

3. Skyline • Even if it beats Olympus, Herriman still looms in the season finale

4. Sky View • Jalen Moore is becoming elite, but loss to Lakers shows he needs help

5. Mountain Crest • Behind in the title chase, but a favorable slate to close out

Class 3A

1. Payson • Defense lagging a bit, but the Lions can score with anybody in 3A

2. Judge Memorial • Beat toughest region opponents to finish with No. 1 seed

3. Morgan • Only opponent to score less than 50 in past seven games is Tooele

4. Desert Hills • Clinched a tough region with a 20-point win over Hurricane

5. Hurricane • Got outworked on the boards in loss to the Thunder

Class 2A

1. South Sevier • Odds-on favorite to repeat as state champion this year

2. Wasatch Academy • Some road games ahead should test if Tigers are playoff-ready

3. Manti • On a seven-game winning streak but have tough match with North Summit

4. South Summit • Beau Rydalch flashed his 3-point shooting against Braves

5. Millard • With three double-figure scorers, Eagles have won past four

Class 1A

1. Bryce Valley • One-loss Mustangs seem as good a bet as any to go all the way

2. Piute • Pounded Diamond Ranch for 100 points with no individual over 20

3. Duchesne • Loss to West Wendover raises questions about region strength

4. Panguitch • Has to face Region 20’s best teams on the road to end the season

5. Layton Christian • Averaging 91 points per game in past four contests