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Heading into playoffs, Central moves up in final poll

Heading into playoffs, Central moves up in final poll

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As the playoffs get underway Tuesday, the final AP poll in boys basketball is out.

In Division 2, Central High School (20-2) remains in the No. 2 spot, while Onalaska (19-3) moved up two spots to fourth. Kaukauna (19-3) remains the top-ranked team.

At 7 p.m. Friday, the Red Raiders will host the winner of (9) New Richmond – (8) Sparta. Onalaska will host the winner of (7) Holmen – (10) Menomonie.

The first-round games begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Bangor (20-1), which is the top seed and plays No. 16 La Farge on Tuesday, finished the year with the No. 2 ranking behind Columbus Catholic (20-2).

Falling just out of the Top 10 are Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau and Black River Falls in Division 3 and Melrose-Mindoro in Division 4.

Here are the playoff brackets. The entire poll is below.

2018 Final Boys Basketball Poll
Here is The Associated Press Wisconsin prep basketball poll for the week of February 26, 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:

Division 1
School Record Points Last Week
1. Oshkosh North (7) 21-1 88 1
2. Sun Prairie (2) 21-1 82 2
3. Franklin 21-1 71 3
4. Waunakee 20-2 64 5
5. Brookfield East 20-2 47 4
6. Kimberly 18-4 45 6
7. Racine Park 18-4 33 7
8. Brookfield Central 18-4 29 8
9. Bay Port 18-4 16 10
10. Eau Claire North 19-3 10 NR
Others receiving votes: Madison East 4, Madison La Follette 3, Madison Memorial 2, Stevens Point 1.

Division 2
School Record Points Last Week
1. Kaukauna (9) 19-3 90 1
2. La Crosse Central 20-2 80 2
3. Monona Grove 21-1 66 4
t-4. Onalaska 19-3 49 6
t-4. Pewaukee 20-2 49 3
6. Milw. Washington 19-3 43 7
7. Whitnall 18-4 39 8
8. Cedarburg 18-4 33 5
9. Rhinelander 20-2 28 9
10. Pulaski 17-4 8 T10
Others receiving votes: Mount Horeb 6, Union Grove 4.<

Division 3
School Record Points Last Week
1. Appleton Xavier (8) 22-0 87 1
2. Waupun (1) 21-1 79 2
3. Wisconsin Dells 21-1 73 4
4. Brown Deer 19-3 63 3
5. Prescott 20-2 48 7
6. Dominican 17-5 40 5
7. Martin Luther 19-3 38 6
8. Bloomer 20-2 25 8
9. Valders 19-3 12 10
10. Racine St. Catherine’s 16-6 11 9
Others receiving votes: Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 7, Black River Falls 5, Wrightstown 4, Stratford 2, Lakeside Lutheran 1.

Division 4
School Record Points Last Week
1. New Glarus (9) 22-0 90 1
2. Clear Lake 21-0 81 3
3. Howards Grove 20-2 66 5
4. The Prairie School 18-4 63 4
5. Pardeeville 19-2 44 T7
6. Winnebago Lutheran Academy 19-3 42 6
7. Destiny 16-5 41 2
8. Kohler 19-3 31 T7
9. Mineral Point 18-4 20 T10
10. Marathon 18-4 5 9
Others receiving votes: Roncalli 4, Melrose-Mindoro 3, Auburndale 3, Fennimore 1, Shiocton 1.

Division 5
School Record Points Last Week
1. Columbus Catholic (8) 20-2 85 1
2. Bangor (1) 20-1 82 2
3. Seneca 19-2 73 3
4. South Shore 19-3 62 4
5. Sheboygan Area Luth. 18-4 53 5
6. Royall 18-4 42 6
7. Deerfield 18-4 33 9
8. Wauzeka-Steuben 18-4 32 8
9. De Soto 16-4 20 10
10. Rio 16-5 10 7
Others receiving votes: Lourdes Academy 1, Potosi 1, Assumption 1.

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