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MTN power rankings: High school boys basketball

Posted at 10:00 AM, Jan 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-31 23:42:22-05

MTN Sports power rankings

Boys basketball

Jan. 30, 2023


1, Billings West (10-1)

2, Bozeman (8-2)

3, Missoula Hellgate (9-2)

4, Helena (8-2)

5, Helena Capital (7-3)

Around Class AA: Since losing at Bozeman Gallatin on Jan. 5, Billings West has been on a tear with eight straight wins and has taken over the top spot in this week's rankings. Previous No. 1 Helena lost on the road at Butte and has slipped to No. 4. Defending state champion Helena Capital won twice and has crept back in at No. 5. No. 2 Bozeman and No. 3 Missoula Hellgate are also two of AA's hottest teams, each with five consecutive wins. Gallatin has fallen out of the rankings after an OT loss to Bozeman.


1, Lewistown (10-0)

2, Butte Central (12-1)

3, Hamilton (11-2)

4, Columbia Falls (11-3)

5, Dillon (10-4)

Around Class A: No. 1 Lewistown and No. 2 Butte Central continue to lead the pack, although the Eagles had two games postponed last week and did not play. There is a newcomer to the rankings this week — No. 5 Dillon. The Beavers have won three in a row and have supplanted Billings Central, which suffered a tough loss at the hands of league rival Hardin. That means there are no teams from the (traditional) east in the top five, at least for one week.


1, Wolf Point (13-0)

2, Missoula Loyola (13-1)

3, Fairfield (12-1)

4, Bigfork (11-3)

5, Lodge Grass (10-3)

6, Columbus (11-3)

7, Huntley Project (9-3)

8, Red Lodge (10-3)

9, Lame Deer (10-4)

10, Rocky Boy (9-4)

Around Class B: Wolf Point keeps on trucking as the only unbeaten team in Class B and remains No. 1 in MTN's rankings this week. The marquee game in Class B last week saw Missoula Loyola knock off Bigfork 48-37, and as a result the Rams hold firm at No. 2 while the Vikings, who had two previous losses to Class A competition, slipped to No. 4. Columbus has seemingly righted its ship and is now No. 6. Lame Deer and Rocky Boy are new to the rankings.


1, Lustre Christian (15-0)

2, Heart Butte (13-0)

3, Fairview (12-1)

4, West Yellowstone (11-1)

5, Manhattan Christian (12-1)

6, Harlowton (13-1)

7, Belt (12-2)

8, Roy-Winifred (11-2)

9, Box Elder (12-2)

10, St. Regis (13-1)

Around Class C: There is very little movement in the Class C rankings, as nine of the top 10 went unbeaten last week. Drummond, following a loss to District 13C rival Seeley-Swan, dropped out of the rankings. New to the poll is No. 10 St. Regis. The Tigers have a rematch with 14C rival Charlo on Friday, which could go a long way to decided the district crown.

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