Dyersburg moves up to No. 2 in latest AP poll

Monday, February 6, 2017

JASON PEEVYHOUSE

jpeevyhouse@stategazette.com

With the Trojans currently enjoying the most success the program has had in the last 30 years, Dyersburg inched another step closer to the top spot in the Class AA polls, moving up one spot to No. 2 in the polls released today.

Last week, the Dyersburg boys extended their currently winning streak to 17 games with home wins over Milan (Tuesday, 75-34) and Westview (Friday, 93-75). The Trojans improved their record this season to 22-1 with a perfect 8-0 mark in District 13AA. With two games remaining in both the regular season and in district play, Dyersburg has already clinched the top seed in the upcoming District 13AA Tournament, which will be held at South Gibson High School in Medina next week.

When the polls were released on Monday, the Trojans picked up 20 more points from last week's total, moving ahead of Whites Creek, who split games with East Nashville and Maplewood last week. The Trojans total of 140 points – which included a pair of first-place votes – moved them into second behind Knoxville Catholic (157 points, 13 first-place votes). One of the first place votes received by Dyersburg was cast by the State Gazette.

The Trojans return to action on Tuesday night when Dyersburg travels to Medina to face the South Gibson Hornets. Tipoff for girls action will be at 6 p.m. with boys action following.

A look at the complete boys and girls poll is:

The Associated Press' Top 10 teams in each of Tennessee's three Division I non-financial aid classifications and in the combined Division II financial aid classification as selected by Tennessee AP-member sportswriters and broadcasters. With first-place votes in parentheses, records through February 6, total points based on 10 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 10th-place vote:

Boys

Class AAA

                                    Record  Pts Prv

1. Memphis East (15)               22-3    158 1

2. Oak Ridge (1)                   21-2    142 2

3. Blackman                        20-2    129 3

4. Cordova                         18-5    76  4

5. Cleveland                       21-3    75  5

(tie) Ridgeway                      21-6    75  8

(tie) Maryville                     21-2    75  9

8. Southwind                       24-5    57  6

9. Summit                          20-4    39  7

10. Springfield                     21-4    18  NR

Others receiving 12 or more points: none.

Class AA

                                    Record  Pts Prv

1. Knoxville Catholic (13)         21-1    157 1

2. Dyersburg (2)                   22-1    140 3

3. Fulton (1)                      19-2    120 4

4. Whites Creek                    21-4    102 2

5. Maplewood                       19-5    98  6

6. Tyner Academy                   20-2    85  5

7. Douglass                        18-3    51  10

8. Brainerd                        17-4    43  9

9. Grainger                        21-4    25  8

10. Haywood County                  18-7    20  7

Others receiving 12 or more points: none.

Class A

                                    Record  Pts Prv

1. Humboldt (15)                   24-1    159 1

2. Goodpasture                     20-2    138 2

3. Clay County                     20-3    121 3

4. Mitchell (1)                    18-6    109 4

5. W.E.B. Dubois                   23-4    82  5

6. Grace Christian                 19-7    67  6

7. Watertown                       20-4    63  7

8. Middle Tennessee Christian      20-4    46  10

9. Harriman                        22-4    34  8

10. Richland                        21-1    27  NR

Others receiving 12 or more points: Middleton 21.

Division II

                                    Record  Pts Prv

1. Brentwood Academy (15)          22-2    150 1

2. CBHS                            22-3    128 3

3. McCallie                        25-4    120 2

4. MUS                             18-7    74  4

5. FACS                            14-4    72  5

6. MBA                             14-7    66  8

7. University-Jackson              18-8    61  10

8. Ensworth                        13-9    39  6

9. Briarcrest                      17-9    34  9

10. Lausanne Collegiate             17-7    25  NR

Others receiving 12 or more points: Baylor 19. Rossville Christian 12.

Girls

Class AAA

                                 Record  Pts Prv

1. Riverdale (15)               23-0    159 1

2. Bradley Central (1)          24-0    145 2

3. Oak Ridge                    22-1    116 4

4. Bearden                      22-1    97  5

5. White Station                21-3    85  3

6. Wilson Central               24-2    83  6

7. Morristown West              23-2    59  7

8. Daniel Boone                 22-4    46  8

9. Stewarts Creek               18-4    39  9

10. Cumberland County            21-3    30  10

Others receiving 12 or more points: Memphis Central 13.

Class AA

                                 Record  Pts Prv

1. Jackson South Side (12)      19-0    154 1

2. Upperman (1)                 24-3    138 2

3. McMinn Central (3)           22-3    135 3

4. Cheatham County              22-2    104 4

5. Westview                     23-3    97  5

6. Westmoreland                 21-2    79  7

7. East Nashville               22-4    52  6

7. Gatlinburg-Pittman           18-4    52  9

9. Lewis County                 23-3    29  8

10. Fulton                       20-4    14  NR

Others receiving 12 or more points: none.<

Class A

                                 Record  Pts Prv

1. South Greene (12)            24-4    152 1

2. Pickett County (3)           23-1    147 2

3. Moore County (1)             20-2    123 3

4. Gleason                      24-4    104 4

5. Greenfield                   22-3    89  5

6. Mitchell                     22-3    69  7

7. Meigs County                 20-5    54  8

8. Dresden                      20-6    44  6

9. Clarkrange                   20-7    33  10

10. Northview Academy            22-3    27  NR

Others receiving 12 or more points: Huntland 13.

Division II

                                 Record  Pts Prv

1. Brentwood Academy (8)        20-5    144 2

2. Father Ryan (5)              21-1    139 1

3. Northpoint                   21-2    129 3

4. Ensworth (3)                 18-4    112 5

5. University-Jackson           23-2    102 4

6. Harding Academy              22-3    80  6

7. Briarcrest                   17-6    68  7

8. Davidson Academy             18-6    31  8

9. Franklin Road Academy        17-8    20  NR

(tie) Girls Prep                 13-10   20  10

Others receiving 12 or more points: Baylor 12.

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All Associated Press members in Tennessee are eligible to participate in the high school basketball poll. Those who voted for this week's poll are: The Daily Post-Athenian, Athens; Chattanooga Free Press, Chattanooga; Cleveland Daily Banner, Cleveland; Cookeville Herald-Citizen, Cookeville; The Tennessean (Nashville), Murfreesboro; State Gazette, Dyersburg; The Jackson Sun, Jackson; Johnson City Press, Johnson City; Marshall County Tribune (Lewisburg); The Tomahawk (Mountain City), Mountain City; The Commercial Appeal, Memphis; The Mountain Press, Sevierville; Union City Daily Messenger, Union City; WCMT, Martin.

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