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Raiderettes ranked No. 2 in AP poll

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Lone senior Rachel Garland leads the Raiderettes, who are ranked No. 2 in this week's AP poll.

This week’s Associated Press high school girls basketball poll stayed relatively unchanged. Moore County High School’s girls team — the only area team to earn mention in either the boys or girls top 10 — remained at No. 2 in the Class A girls poll.

The Raiderettes (22-3) earned three first-place votes and 162 points in the poll. No. 1 Lake County (21-3) garnered 11 first-place votes and 186 points. Jackson County (16-6) claimed two first-place votes and moved from No. 4 to No. 3. Cloudland (19-3) had one first place vote and is No. 4, while Summertown (17-2), with three first-place votes is No. 5, moving up two spots from No. 7.

Madison Academic Magnet School fell from third to sixth.

Clarkrange, Houston County, Clay County and Collinwood completed the top 10.

Riverdale (18-3) stayed at No. 1 in the Class AAA poll, while Science Hill (22-0) moved up from third to fourth. Clarksville (24-0) is No. 3. Memphis Central fell from No. 2 to No. 4.

Murfreesboro team dot the top 10, with Oakland coming in at No. 9 and Blackman at No. 10.

In the girls Class AA poll, Upperman (21-1) picked up 15 first-place votes and stayed No. 1, while Obion County (21-1) stayed at No. 2. Livingston Academy jumped from fourth to third this week.

Cannon County (19-4) is ranked No. 9.

In the Div. II poll, Briarcrest (16-3) received 17 first-place votes to remain No. 1 in the poll. Girls Preparatory School moved up from No. 3 to No. 2. Knoxville Webb fell from second to third.

In this week’s boys poll, there was only one change at the top. Southwind High School (20-2), of Memphis, collected 13 first-place votes and moved from No. 2 to No. 1 in the Class AAA boys poll. Ridgeway (19-1) fell from No. 1 to No. 2. Science Hill (21-2) stayed at No. 3.

Christ Presbyterian Academy (20-2) was the unanimous No. 1 in the Class AA poll. Alcoa moved up to No. 2 and Raleigh Egypt moved up to third. Bolivar Central dropped from second to fifth.

The other unanimous No. 1 was Booker T. Washington (19-0), which claimed all the first-place votes in Class A to stay atop that ranking. Mt Pleasant (16-1) is No. 2, while McEwen, the only other unbeaten team in the top 10 is No. 3.

McCallie (15-1) is still No. 1 in the Div. II poll.

Moore County ended their bid to repeat into the TSSAA Class A Championship game with a 49-39 sub-state to Loretto last year.

In 2010, they fell to Jackson County 46-31 to earn Reserve State Champion honors.

[Tullahoma News Sports Editor Robert Holman contributed to this article.]