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Wolfpack Hold No. 3 Ranking as Polls Solidify
Glacier boys to battle for Western AA title in cross-town game against Flathead
The high school basketball rankings have cemented into place with the postseason arriving.

In Class AA, the streaking Glacier boys are still ranked third with one game left, a cross-town rivalry showdown at home against Flathead on Friday night. With a win, the Wolfpack will clinch their second Western AA title in a row.

In Class A, the Columbia Falls boys enter this week's divisional tournament as the fourth ranked team in the state. Winners of three straight divisional titles and last year's state title, the Wildcats are rolling into postseason play on a 10-game win streak. They play Friday at home against the winner of Thursday's Polson-Libby game.

Frenchtown, the newest member of Northwestern A, has the second ranked girls team. The Lady Broncs play Libby on Friday at 2 p.m.

In Class B, Bigfork is at divisionals this week in Hamilton. The boys beat Loyola handily on Wednesday night in the opening round and are playing Thursday night. The Bigfork girls played St. Ignatius Thursday night.

Complete rankings are below.

Associated Press High School Basketball Polls
Class AA
1. Billings West (6) 17-1
2. Billings Skyview 15-3
3. Glacier 14-3
4. Helena Capital 11-6
5. Billings Senior 9-7
Others receiving votes: Bozeman 13.

Class A
1. Browning (4) 15-0
2. Dillon (2) 14-2
3. Stevensville 16-2
4. Columbia Falls 15-3
5. Livingston 15-1
Others receiving votes: Laurel 18. Butte Central 6.

Class AA
1. Bozeman (6) 18-0
2. Helena 13-4
3. Missoula Sentinel 13-4
4. Great Falls Russell 13-4
5. Billings West 10-8
Others receiving votes: Billings Senior 6.

Class A
1. Butte Central (4) 17-0
2. Frenchtown (2) 17-1
T3. Billings Central 14-4
T3. Stevensville 14-4
5. Laurel 14-4
Others receiving votes: Polson 23. Havre 7.
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