SALT LAKE CITY — The Lone Peak Knights not only top the latest 5A Coaches Poll but have also landed the top spot in the MaxPreps Top 25.
The Knights become the first boys basketball team in Utah history to be ranked No. 1 and the first in any sport since Taylorsville baseball in 2003.
That ranking will be tested this week at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Florida. The invitational will feature 6 of the top 10 ranked teams in the nation. The Knights begin play Wednesday night against a team from Mississippi.
The Knights are followed in the poll by the Davis Darts who are off to a 5-0 start. Weber held off a furious rally by Brighton to knock off the Bengals on the road and move up to No. 3 in the poll. Brighton is No. 4 followed by Bingham at No. 5 who knocked off Herriman and Olympus last week.
Defending 4A champ Orem remains No. 1 in the 4A poll. The Tigers only loss this season is to Lone Peak. Sky View earned an impressive road win Friday against Provo and move up to No. 2. Timpview is undefeated at 4-0 and ranked No. 3 this week. Provo drops to No. 4 after the loss to Sky View. Bountiful moves into the top five after wins over Judge and rival Viewmont.
Judge is still No. 1 in 3A. The Bulldogs have played a tough non-region schedule against 4A and 5A competition. They lost to Bountiful last week but defeated Highland. Desert Hills moves back to No. 2 after defeating No. 3 Spanish Fork. The Dons fell for the first time this season against the Thunder on Saturday 55-48
Morgan moves up to No. 4 after knocking off 5A Syracuse 72-68 on Saturday. Bear River drops to No. 5 after three straight losses.
Wasatch Academy is No. 1 in 2A. The Tigers beat 3A North Sanpete 72-39 on Friday. South Sevier is No. 2 and celebrating a 48-44 win over Cedar after a 74-56 win over Gunnison on Wednesday. Manti is No. 3 followed by Beaver and South Summit.
Defending champ Layton Christian is still No. 1 in 1A. The Eagles lost to 5A Fremont by just two points last week. They are followed in the poll by Monticello, Panguitch, Duchesne and Bryce Valley.