The Grantsville boys basketball team keeps on winning, and with that success, the Cowboys kept their hold on the top spot in the Class 3A Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) rankings this week.
Grantsville (9-1, 3-0 Region 13) enjoys a comfortable margin in the rankings over Manti (11-3), with its .698 rating beating the Templars’ .608. Grand (12-1) is third, followed by Juab (10-3) and Carbon (10-3). The Cowboys are in the driver’s seat for a first-round bye and a second-round home game, as the top 13 teams receive an automatic second-round berth.
Things got a little more complicated for Tooele (7-7, 3-1 Region 10) and Stansbury (6-7, 2-3 Region 10) on Wednesday, as both teams lost region road games and slipped in the rankings. No. 13 Tooele lost by a single point to No. 11 Cedar Valley (7-4), while No. 15 Stansbury lost to No. 12 Uintah (5-4). The losses put the Buffaloes and the Stallions in position to host first-round games, with the top 11 seeds receiving byes.
Currently, the Buffs would host No. 20 Ogden, and Stansbury would face No. 18 Canyon View. Desert Hills (13-0) is ranked No. 1, followed by Crimson Cliffs (11-2), Juan Diego (12-2), Dixie (10-3) and Sky View (9-3).
Wendover (5-4, 0-1 Region 21) occupies the No. 4 spot in the Class 1A rankings, putting the Wildcats in position to receive a first-round bye and a second-round home game, and Dugway (1-6) is ranked No. 19 and would have to travel to No. 13 Water Canyon in the first round. Bryce Valley (11-1) is 1A’s top-ranked boys team, followed by Panguitch (11-2) and Rich (8-4). Piute (7-4) is ranked fifth.
The Grantsville girls basketball team (12-3, 2-1 Region 13) sits sixth in Class 3A’s latest rankings after last Thursday’s loss to Morgan, followed by Tuesday’s blowout win over South Summit. No. 1 Emery (6-3), No. 2 Judge Memorial (6-1), No. 3 Carbon (11-2), No. 4 South Sevier (9-2) and No. 5 Richfield (11-2) sit ahead of the Cowboys in the RPI, though Grantsville remains comfortably in position to receive a first-round bye as one of the top 13 seeds and host a second-round game as one of the top eight.
The first round of the Class 4A state tournament could feature an all-Tooele County matchup, as Tooele (4-8, 1-2 Region 10) sits in the No. 16 seed and Stansbury (5-9, 2-3) is 17th. The top 11 seeds receive first-round byes, with seeds No. 12-16 set to host first-round games. The top five includes No. 1 Pine View (11-1), No. 2 Ridgeline (8-4), No. 3 Desert Hills (9-2), No. 4 Sky View (9-2) and No. 5 Green Canyon (8-3). Juan Diego (7-6) is the highest-ranked team from Region 10 at No. 7, though the Soaring Eagle lost to Stansbury last week.
Wendover’s girls (3-1) sit fourth in Class 1A this week after a 93-9 demolition of Draper APA on Tuesday night. The Wildcats trail No. 1 Wayne (9-2), No. 2 Valley (7-3) and No. 3 Piute (9-2) in the rankings, with No. 5 Milford (8-3) also among the top teams.