The calendar has flipped to February and that means high school basketball in South Dakota is nearly the completion of the regular season. This week's poll features a change in almost every class.

All but one of the classes for basketball in South Dakota featured at least some form of change to the top-five rankings. The biggest change came in Class A Boys where Vermillion has jumped to the top of the standings with a perfect 12-0 record. Right behind them is the surging Sioux Falls Christian Chargers. The Chargers have won four straight games including a win over former #1 Dakota Valley.

Class AA Girls is the only class that didn't see a change in the top-five this week. Aberdeen Central continues to be the favorite in the class with an undefeated 12-0 record.

Sioux Falls Washington (10-0) remains the favorite in Class AA Boys after another week that featured wins over Lincoln and Brandon Valley.

The South Dakota Prep Media Basketball Poll for the week of Feb. 1 is listed below, ranking the top-five teams, the team’s record points received, and ranking in the previous poll. First-place votes are listed in parentheses.

Boys basketball

Class AA

  1. Washington (19) 10-0 95 1
  2. Yankton 12-2 75 2
  3. Mitchell 10-1 58 3
  4. Harrisburg 9-2 35 5
  5. Roosevelt 7-5 18 4

Receiving votes: Rapid City Central 3, Brandon Valley 1.

Class A

  1. Vermillion (17) 12-0 92 2
  2. SF Christian (2) 12-2 73 4
  3. Dakota Valley 12-1 55 1
  4. Sioux Valley 12-1 46 3
  5. Dell Rapids 9-3 9 5

Receiving votes: St. Thomas More 7, Winner 3.

Class B

  1. De Smet (19) 12-1 95 1
  2. Howard 12-1 75 3
  3. Canistota 11-1 52 4
  4. Platte-Geddes 10-2 37 2
  5. Dell Rapids St. Mary 10-3 17 5

Receiving votes: Viborg-Hurley 7, White River 2.

Girls basketball

Class AA

  1. Aberdeen Central (15) 12-0 88 1
  2. Washington (3) 7-2 74 2
  3. Harrisburg (1) 12-1 65 3
  4. Brandon Valley 9-3 28 4
  5. Mitchell 10-2 27 5

Receiving votes: Sioux Falls O’Gorman 3.

Class A

  1. St. Thomas More (19) 13-0 95 1
  2. T-2. Sioux Falls Christian 12-1 66 4
  3. T-2. Winner 12-1 66 3
  4. West Central 11-2 39 2
  5. Hamlin 10-2 18 RV

Receiving votes: Aberdeen Roncalli 1.

Class B

  1. Corsica-Stickney (12) 13-2 86 1
  2. Castlewood (5) 10-0 77 2
  3. White River (2) 11-0 64 3
  4. Ethan 11-2 35 5
  5. T-5. Hanson 11-2 10 4
  6. T-5. Viborg-Hurley 11-2 10 RV

Receiving votes: Waverly-South Shore 3.

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