WV girls finish up rated 7th
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:00 pm
As the postseason begins, Westview has ended up at No. 7.
The final Associated Press prep basketball polls of the 2012-13 season list the Lady Chargers as the seventh-best team in Class AA. Westview picked up 59 total points in the poll, falling down two spots from last week’s rank at No. 5.
Westview’s first game as the No. 7 squad came a few hours after the polls came out on Monday afternoon was a relatively easy one as the Lady Chargers routed Crockett County 64-36 in the opening round of the District 13AA Tournament.
Now 25-4, the Lady Chargers are guaranteed three more games, beginning Thursday night against Obion Central in the semifinals.
Covington, which capped off the regular season by winning the 13AA top seed, finished the year at No. 2 with a 27-2 overall mark. Covington then added a win to that total Monday night by blowing past Haywood 72-36 on the way to the district semifinals and Region 7AA Tournament next week.
Grainger remains the No. 1 team, unbeaten in 28 games and receiving all 16 first-place votes.
McMinn Central held on to the No. 3 spot, while the next two teams in the polls jumped four spots each, Creek Wood rated fourth and Elizabethton ranked fifth.
Cannon County fell two spots to No. 6. Livingston Academy also fell two spots to No. 8, Gatlinburg-Pittman moved up a spot to No. 9, and defending state champion Christ Presbyterian Academy fell three spots to 10th.
Union City remained the highest-ranked team from rural West Tennessee, holding firm to No. 1 in the Class A poll for the fifth straight week.
University School of Jackson is sixth in the Division II poll.
Jackson South Side leads the area’s ranked boys’ teams at No. 3 in 2A. Union City is fifth in single-A. Published in The WCP 2.12.13