Area Teams Make Final OWH Boys Basketball Rankings

The Omaha World Herald released its final high school boys basketball rankings for the season. Mullen was ranked #2 in the final Class D2 poll. The Broncos finished the season at 23-4 and won the MNAC conference tournament title and the D2-1 district title. Mullen qualified for the boys state basketball tournament for the second consecutive year. The Broncos were ranked behind state champion Falls City Sacred Heart who they fell to in the opening round of the state tournament. Mullen held an 11 point advantage at the half in that game but saw the Irish come back to pull out a 49-47 victory.
Sacred Heart then knocked off Humphrey St. Francis (#4) in the semifinals and Parkview Christian (#3) in the championship game.

Burwell and Ansley/Litchfield each appear in the final Class D1 top ten poll. Burwell is ranked #5 followed by Ansley/Litchfield at #6. Burwell put together an undefeated regular season and qualified for the Class D1 boys state tournament as the #1 seed. The Longhorns defeated Central Valley in the opening round of the state tournament but then fell to Howells/Dodge in the semifinals and to North Platte St. Pat’s in the 3rd place consolation game to finish 4th at the tournament. Ansley/Litchfield qualified for the boys state tournament for the first time as a co-op sports program. The Spartans were runners-up to Amherst at the Fort Kearny Conference basketball tournament this season and claimed the D1-6 district championship on their way to a 20-5 overall record. State champion Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family was ranked #1 in D1 followed by Howells-Dodge #2, Southern Valley #3, and North Platte St. Pat’s was ranked #4.

Class A Top Five
1) Millard North
2) Bellevue West
3) Omaha Creighton Prep
4) Millard West
5) Lincoln Pius X

Class B Top Five
1) Beatrice
2) Elkhorn
3) Norris
4) Waverly
5) Auburn

Class C1 Top Five
1) Auburn
2) Adams Central
3) Omaha Concordia
4) St. Paul
5) Wayne

Class C2 Top Five
2) Yutan
4) Hartington CC
5) Freeman