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Science Hill boys, girls hold at No. 2 (complete Tennessee prep polls)

staff report • Jan 28, 2013 at 8:39 AM

NASHVILLE — The Science Hill boys and girls basketball teams held onto their No. 2 spots in The Associated Press Tennessee Class AAA high school polls released Monday.The teams sitting above them still managed to pull away a bit, however.Blackman (20-0), with 17 first-place votes in the boys’ poll, and Riverdale (21-0), with 16 first-place votes in the girls’ rankings, were both unanimous No. 1 picks for the first time this season.The Science Hill boys entered the week 26-2, the Lady Hilltoppers 21-3.In the AA rankings, the Sullivan East boys and Elizabethton girls were each 10th. The Patriots (21-6), who received one first-place vote, were tied for ninth last week. The Lady Cyclones (18-4) dropped three spots following a 45-38 loss to Unicoi County last Tuesday.AP TOP 10 BOYS POLLS The Associated Press’ Top 10 boys 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. (First-place votes in parentheses and records through Jan. 27): Class AAA 1. Blackman (17) 20-0 2. Science Hill 26-2 3. Southwind 19-4 4. Ridgeway 17-3 5. Brentwood 21-2 6. Siegel 20-2 7. Dyer County 21-2 8. White Station 15-5 9. Melrose 17-7 10. Powell 18-1 Others receiving 12 or more points: Hamilton 17.Class AA 1. CPA (14) 21-2 2. Giles County (2) 18-2 3. Covington 21-3 4. Jackson South Side 15-2 5. Sheffield 15-5 6. Waverly 18-3 7. Knoxville Fulton 15-6 8. Cheatham County 18-3 9. Fayette Ware 18-5 10. Sullivan East (1) 21-6 Others receiving 12 or more points: McMinn Central 26.Class A 1. Booker T. Washington (6) 15-3 2. Wartburg Central (9) 17-3 3. Mount Pleasant 15-2 4. Columbia Academy 17-3 5. Trinity Christian Academy (1) 18-2 6. Union City 14-7 7. Watertown 18-3 8. Clay County 16-4 9. Richland 18-5 10. Cloudland (1) 16-8 Others receiving 12 or more points: Hampton 20.Division II 1. Briarcrest (13) 20-4 2. CBHS 19-4 3. Ensworth (1) 15-6 4. Franklin Road Academy (1) 20-3 5. Knoxville Webb 19-6 6. MUS 15-6 7. Pope John Paul II 17-6 8. Father Ryan 14-6 9. St. George’s 17-4 10. DCA 17-4 (tie) St. Benedict 14-9 Others receiving 12 or more points: None. AP TOP 10 GIRLS POLLS The Associated Press’ Top 10 girls 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. (First-place votes in parentheses and records through Jan. 27):Class AAA 1. Riverdale (16) 21-0 2. Science Hill 21-3 3. Blackman 20-1 4. Bradley Central 18-2 5. Columbia 20-3 6. Memphis Central 15-4 7. Oakland 18-3 8. Farragut 20-3 9. Bearden 18-4 10. Ridgeway 16-2 Others receiving 12 or more points: None.Class AA 1. Grainger (16) 23-0 2. Covington 23-2 3. McMinn Central 20-3 4. Cannon County 21-3 5. Westview 20-3 6. Livingston Academy 20-5 7. Knoxville Fulton 16-4 8. CPA 16-5 8. Creek Wood 19-3 10. Elizabethton 18-4 Others receiving 12 or more points: Macon County 13.Class A 1. Union City (10) 19-3 2. Summertown (1) 18-3 2. Jackson County (4) 20-3 4. Cosby (1) 18-3 5. Oliver Springs 16-4 6. Clarkrange 18-6 7. Hampton 18-5 8. North Greene 18-7 9. Moore County 22-4 10. Collinwood 15-4 Others receiving 12 or more points: Cascade 26. Cloudland 20.Division II 1. Ensworth (11) 19-1 2. Briarcrest (2) 21-1 3. Franklin Road Academy 18-2 4. Knoxville Webb 19-5 5. University-Jackson 20-3 6. Harding Academy 17-5 7. Harpeth Hall 13-5 8. SBEC 15-4 9. St. George’s 15-5 10. Brentwood Academy 12-8 Others receiving 12 or more points: None.

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