SBLive Power 10 Boys Basketball Rankings: Raymond moves in at No. 8

Every Monday during the 2020-2021 boys basketball season, SBLive will rank the Top 10 high school boys basketball teams in the state of Mississippi, regardless of classification.

Here are the SBLive Power 10 boys basketball rankings for Jan. 11, as compiled by SBLive Sports reporter Tyler Cleveland. 

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SBLIVE POWER 10 BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS

Jan. 11, 2021

1. Clinton (9-0)

Last week: No. 1

The Arrows built on a 7-0 non-region start by going 2-0 last week against Warren Central and Madison Central in their first two games of Region 4 play.

2. Oak Grove (8-0)

Last week: No. 2

The Warriors picked up right where they left off before the new year with back-to-back road wins over Pearl River Central (84-56) and Petal (60-39).

3. Starkville (11-1)

Last week: No. 4

The Yellow Jackets picked up two solid road wins with a 78-56 victory over South Panola and an 84-49 win over Germantown.

4. Callaway (3-0)

Last week: No. 6

The Chargers looked solid again in their third game of the season, a 66-62 win in the region-opener against then-No. 10 Vicksburg. Daeshun Ruffin is averaging more than 35 points per game.

5. Forest Hill (8-1)

Last week: No. 9

The outlook on the Patriots’ young season continues to get brighter. Last week, they beat Jim Hill 70-47, then turned around and beat Brookhaven 86-40.

6. Pontotoc (15-3)

Last week: No. 7

The Warriors went 3-0 last week with an 86-57 win over Shannon, a 57-53 win over Itawamba AHS and a 76-65 win over New Albany.

7. Biloxi (8-1)

Last week: No. 8

The Indians had another solid week, picking up wins over Faith Academy and D’Iberville.

8. Raymond (12-2)

Last week: NR

The Rangers picked up right where they left off in 2020 with a 78-57 win over Lawrence County and a 77-60 win over South Pike to open Region 6-4A play.

9. Petal (6-2)

Last week: No. 3

The Panthers had a rough week and went 0-2 with a 60-50 loss to Meridian and a 60-39 loss to No. 2 Oak Grove.

10. Vicksburg (9-5)

Last week: No. 10

The Gators dropped a heart-breaker to No. 3 Callaway 66-62 on the road Tuesday, but bounced back with a 69-62 win over Ridgeland to move to 1-1 in Region 4-5A.

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(Feature photo by Keith Warren)

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