The Omaha World Herald has released its final rankings for the 2021/22 high school girls and boys basketball seasons. Broken Bow ended the season at #5 in the final Class C1 girls rankings. The Lady Indians finished the season at 22-5 and made their second straight appearance at the girls state basketball tournament. Gothenburg was ranked #4 in Class C1. Broken Bow and Gothenburg met four times this season. Broken Bow won three of the four matchups but Gothenburg edged Bow in the opening round of the state tournament 45-43. Anselmo-Merna was ranked #5 in the final Class D2 girls rankings. AM finished the season at 19-7 and made their first state tournament appearance since 2006.
Mullen finished in the top ten of the Class D2 boys rankings. The Broncos were #7 in the final poll. The Broncos completed the season with an 18-9 overall record and made their third straight appearance at the boys state tournament. Hyannis, who plays in the Mid Nebraska Activities Conference, finished 23-4 this season and was ranked #8. Burwell was third in the final Class D1 poll. The Longhorns were 25-4 this season. Burwell made it to the D1 state semifinals where they fell to eventual state champion North Platte St. Pat’s. The Longhorns defeated Dundy County Stratton in the D1 consolation game at state to finish third at the state tournament.