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Prep basketball: Early season upsets shake up KSL Coaches' Poll

By Jeremiah Jensen | Posted - Dec. 7, 2011 at 1:35 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY - Some surprising early season results have led to several changes in this week's KSL Coaches' Poll.

Games to watch this weekend
Game Night Live Game of the Week - Brighton at Riverton Friday 7pm
Neither team is currently ranked but both teams have the talent to be considered. Should be a great early season matchup.No. 5 Juan Diego at No. 1 Desert Hills Friday 7pm
Not a lot of games this week featuring two ranked teams but this is one of them. A huge test for Juan Diego making the long trip to face the best team in 3A.Cottonwood at No. 1 Lone Peak Friday 7pm
This is your first chance to watch the defending state champions who feature a star-studded lineup featuring BYU commits Nick Emery and T.J. Haws.Ken Robinson Classic at Dixie High School Friday and Saturday
If you love high school basketball this will be a great opportunity this weekend to check out some very good teams. The Flyers will host Spanish Fork, Springville and Logan.1A boys preview Friday and Saturday at Sevier Valley Center
Who are the best teams in 1A? The results of this early season tournament should answer the question.

Alta moves into the No. 4 spot in 5A after crushing the previous No. 4 Davis 76-50. Jordan also moves into the top five on the strength of a 3-0 start.

Lone Peak is still No. 1 as the Knights prepare for their season opener Friday at home against Cottonwood.

West Jordan moved up one spot on the strength of a 75-40 win over rival Bingham. American Fork drops to 3rd

Bountiful is the new No. 1 in 4A. The Braves are 2-0 with wins over Northridge and Bingham. They led American Fork 54-53 with 1:15 left in the 4th quarter when a power outage forced the conclusion of the game to be postponed.

Orem moves up to No. 2 after impressive wins over Pleasant Grove, Wasatch and West have the Tigers at 3-0.

Sky View drops from No. 1 after losing on the road at Fremont.

Skyline and Provo round out the top five.

Top five performances of the week
Brandon Miller, Brighton
Miller scored 26 points with the help of four 3-pointers in 64-56 win over LehiEddie Dunham, Bryce Valley
Dunham scored 32 points in a 62-53 win over KanabBrock Smith, Fremont
Smith scored 28 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in 74-62 win over Sky ViewDayon Goodman, Alta
Goodman blocked 7 shots to go along with 18 points in a 51-47 win over HillcrestRace Parsons, South Sevier
Parsons had 26 points and 15 rebounds in a 68-52 win over North Sanpete

Desert Hills remains No. 1 after a strong showing at the 2A/3A preseason preview. They crushed Bear River before earning a hard fought victory over a ranked Park City team.

Cedar also fared well at the 2A/3A preseason preview. They earned wins over North Sanpete and a ranked Morgan team.

The Trojans are ranked 3rd despite their loss to Cedar. They have impressive wins over Juan Diego and Hurricane.

Park City is ranked 4th this week followed by Juan Diego.

Wasatch Academy tops the first 2A rankings of the season. Last year's 1A champions have made a successful move to 2A and are off to a 3-0 start.

South Sevier is ranked 2nd and are celebrating a huge road win over 5A Fremont on Tuesday night.

Manti is ranked third in the 2A poll followed by Richfield and South Summit.

The first 1A poll of the season will be released next week.

Email: jjensen@ksl.com; Twitter: @jjsportsbeat

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