The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association released its second poll of the season this past Monday and there is plenty of St. Louis representation on the lists.

In the girls’ rankings, Incarnate Word is on top of the Class 6 poll after running their current winning streak to 73 games while Vashon is the top team in Class 4. Defending state champion John Burroughs is slotted in the third spot in Class 5.

In the boys’ poll, CBC is the highest-ranked team in Class 6 as the Cadets are in the eighth slot while De Smet is the top team in Class 5 with Vashon holding the No. 1 position in Class 4.

Here is the complete list with the local team marked in bold.



Class 6:

  1. Incarnate Word
  2. Grain Valley
  3. Raytown
  4. Kickapoo
  5. Truman
  6. Nixa
  7. Republic
  8. Pattonville
  9. Rock Bridge
  10. Park Hill South

Others receiving votes: Hickman, Eureka, Battle, Francis Howell Central, Cor Jesu Academy, St. Joseph’s Academy

Class 5:

  1. West Plains
  2. Helias Catholic
  3. John Burroughs
  4. Carl Junction
  5. Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau)
  6. Rolla
  7. Jefferson City
  8. Whitfield
  9. Lutheran St. Charles
  10. North County

Others receiving votes: Branson, Union, Webb City, Marshfield, Smithville

Class 4:

  1. Vashon
  2. Ava
  3. Fatima
  4. St. James
  5. Benton
  6. Central (Park Hills)
  7. California
  8. Cardinal Ritter
  9. MICDS
  10. Doniphan

Others receiving votes: Southern Boone County, Lift for Life, Chillicothe, Dexter, Owensville Eldon

Class 3:

  1. El Dorado Springs
  2. Strafford
  3. South Shelby
  4. Skyline
  5. Licking
  6. West County
  7. Sparta
  8. East Buchanan
  9. Fair Grove
  10. Steelville

Others receiving votes: Montgomery County, Hermann, St. Pius X (Festus), Milan, Scott City, Lathrop


Class 6:

  1. Staley
  2. North Kansas City
  3. Oak Park
  4. Nixa
  5. Park Hill
  6. Lee’s Summit West
  7. Park Hill South
  8. CBC
  9. T-9. Hickman, T-9. Blue Springs  

Others receiving votes: Rock Bridge, Kickapoo, Truman, Troy Buchanan

Class 5:

  1. De Smet
  2. Cardinal Ritter
  3. Westminster Christian Academy
  4. T-4. Webster Groves  T-4. Central (Cape Girardeau)
  5. Bolivar
  6. St. Francis Borgia
  7. Helias Catholic
  8. Pembroke Hill
  9. McDonald County

Others receiving votes: Hogan Prep Academy, William Chrisman

Class 4:

  1. Vashon
  2. Father Tolton
  3. MICDS
  4. John Burroughs
  5. Mexico
  6. Fulton
  7. Blair Oaks
  8. Whitfield
  9. Fatima
  10. Lift for Life

Others receiving votes: Forsyth, Center Kansas City, Richmond, Hollister, Lafayette (St. Joseph)

Class 3:

  1. Central (New Madrid County)
  2. Strafford
  3. Charleston
  4. Lafayette County
  5. Thayer
  6. Steelville
  7. Lone Jack
  8. Monroe City
  9. Sparta
  10. Duchesne

Others receiving votes: Kelly, Mansfield, Sparta

Class 2:

  1. Westran
  2. Ash Grove
  3. Hartville
  4. Bernie
  5. Putnam County
  6. T-6. Salisbury, T-6. Norwood  
  7. Bishop LeBlond
  8. Principia
  9. College Heights Christian

Others receiving votes: New Franklin, Sacred Heart, Gallatin, Advance, Eugene, Weaubleau

Jim Powers
Jim Powers

Jim Powers has been covering prep sports in the St. Louis area for 15+ years and a part of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Championship Broadcasts for the past 11 years. Powers is also a part of the Fox 2 Verlo Mattress Prep Zone Friday nights at 10:10 during the football and basketball seasons. If you have a prep sports story, please contact Jim at Follow Jim at @hssportscaravan