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Boys rated No. 1 for first time in 15 years


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The boys basketball team moved into the No. 1 ranking in Class 4A basketball this week. It is the first time since 2002 they have held the top spot.

The Giants are defending state champions and are off to a 4-0 start with wins over Southport, Franklin Central , Terre Haute North and Terre Haute South. Ben Davis visits No. 5 Warren Central this Friday before hosting Brownsburg on Saturday.

Senior Aaron Henry leads the Giants with 19 points and 10.2 rebounds a game. Last year when the Giants won the state championship, they were never ranked No. 1 and spent half the season out of the top 10.

Here is this week’s Associated Press state polls

The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school boys basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:

Class 4A

                           W-L  Pts  Prv

1. Ben Davis (12)             4-0  354    2

2. S. Bend Riley (4)         6-0  332    3

3. Hamilton SE                5-0  277    5

4. New Albany (3)            4-1  250    1

5. Warren Central            3-0  197    6

6. Floyd Central             4-0  187    NR

7. Zionsville                    4-0  180    8

8. Bloomington South     4-1  115    9

9. Ft. Wayne North         4-2  110    4

10. Center Grove           5-1  63    NR

Others receiving votes: Lawrence North 52. Brownsburg 47. Valparaiso 44. Jeffersonville 27. Lafayette Jeff 13. Lawrence Central 12. McCutcheon 8. Penn 6. Carmel 6.

Class 3A

                           W-L  Pts  Prv

1. Crispus Attucks (15)  4-0  372    1

2. Ev. Bosse (4)             3-0  340    2

4. Brownstown               4-0  236    6

5. Silver Creek             6-0  195    8

6. S. Bend Washington        4-0  155    9

7. Greensburg               5-0  148    10

8. Culver Academy            3-2  142    7

9. Brebeuf Jesuit            3-2  95    5

10. NorthWood              3-2  66    3

Others receiving votes: New Castle 62. Danville 54. Beech Grove 45. Northwestern 27. Mishawaka Marian 21. Evansville Memorial 13. Salem 8. W. Lafayette 8. Manual 7. Glenn 6. Sullivan 6.

Class 2A

                                   W-L  Pts  Prv

1. Oak Hill (13)             5-0  364    1

2. Frankton (5)             5-0  350    2

3. Westview (1)             5-0  291    4

4. Covington                6-0  201    10

5. Tipton                       5-1  186    T7

6. Shenandoah            4-1  142    T7

7. Linton-Stockton       4-1  131    3

8. Howe                       3-2  124    6

9. Forest Park              4-0  102    NR

10. Andrean                3-2  77    5

Others receiving votes: Southwestern (Jefferson) 64. Wapahani 58. Paoli 55. Milan 34. Heritage Christian 22. Scecina 16. Irvington 15. Eastern Hancock 12. Clarksville 8. LaVille 8. Monroe Central 7. River Forest 7. Michigan City Marquette 6.

Class A

                           W-L  Pts  Prv

1. Barr-Reeve (14)             4-0  364    1

2. Tri-County                       4-0  314    2

3. Tindley (5)                      4-1  300    3

4. University                        6-0  273    4

5. Ft. Wayne Blackhawk     4-1  227    5

6. S. Newton                      5-0  170    7

7. Wood Memorial             3-1  123    6

8. Westville                        4-0  74    NR

9. Gary 21st Century        4-3  67    8

10. Morristown                  4-1  64    NR

Others receiving votes: Lanesville 63. Hauser 59. Southwood 51. Washington Twp. 40. Lafayette Catholic 30. Christian Academy 14. Edinburgh 13. N. Vermillion 12. Covenant Christian 10. Springs Valley 6. Vincennes Rivet 6.

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