HORNING: Both Tigers, T-Wolves can win it all, maybe even one over the other

Kyle Phillips / The Transcript

Norman High's Myka Perry puts up a shot during the Crosstown Clash basketball game, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Norman North High School. Both teams begin the Class 6A state tournament Friday in Tulsa.

The Norman High girls will begin the year where it ended last season — No. 1.

The OSSAA released its Week 1 boys and girls basketball rankings. The Tigers, winners of last season's 6A state title, checked in at No. 1 after starting the season with wins over a pair of Florida programs — Braden River and Bishop Kenny — last week.

The Tigers received 21 first-place votes. No. 3 Booker T. Washington, No. 4 Union and No. 6 Sapulpa also earned first-place votes.

The Moore girls checked in at No. 2 in the poll, while Norman North begins the year at No. 5.

The Southmoore boys begin the season at No. 2 in the 6A rankings and received a first-place vote. The only team in front of the SaberCats is Booker T. Washington, which knocked Southmoore out of the state tournament last season.

The NHS boys rank No. 14 and the North boys are No. 16 in the initial poll.

Week 1 OSSAA 6A Girls Basketball Rankings

RankSchool (First-place votes)W-LPoints
1Norman High (21)2-0474
3BT Washington (1)0-0375
4Union (1)1-0333
5Norman North0-0320
6Sapulpa (3)0-0316
8Ed. North0-0308
10PC West0-1279
11Ed. Santa Fe0-0276
12Deer Creek0-0221
13Ed. Memorial0-0213
14Sand Springs1-0211
16Midwest City0-0144
18PC North0-0108
20Broken Arrow0-093
20Ponca City0-193

Week 1 OSSAA 6A Boys Basketball Rankings

RankSchool (First-place votes)W-LPoints
1BT Washington (25)0-1519
2Southmoore (1)0-0467
3Ed. Memorial0-0458
4PC West0-2452
5PC North (1)1-0399
6Midwest City0-0366
8Ed. North0-0243
11Sand Springs1-0226
12Putnam City1-0220
13NW Classen0-0205
14Norman High0-0204
15Ed. Santa Fe0-0200
16Norman North0-0161
18Broken Arrow0-0144

Joe Buettner is a sports reporter for the Norman Transcript. You can contact him at (405) 366-3557 or jbuettner@normantranscript.com.

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