SBLive Boys Basketball Rankings (Jan. 3): Columbus, Tremont make debut in polls

Each week during the 2021-22 Mississippi high school boys basketball season, SBLive’s Tyler Cleveland will rank the Top 10 teams in Mississippi regardless of classification, as well as the top five teams for each of the MHSAA’s six classifications. 

Here’s a look at the boys basketball rankings for the week starting Monday, Jan. 3.

(Feature photo by Keith Warren)

SBLive Top 10

1. Starkville (12-2)
2. Biloxi (16-1)
3. Meridian (15-2)
4. Madison-Ridgeland Academy (18-2)
5. Brandon (14-3)
6. Olive Branch (13-3)
7. Tupelo (11-2)
8. Petal (14-3)
9. Murrah (15-2)
10. Southaven (14-3)

Moved in: Southaven (14-3)
Dropped out: Northwest Rankin (11-5)

Class rankings

6A

1. Starkville (12-2)
2. Biloxi (16-1)
3. Meridian (15-2)
4. Brandon (14-3)
5. Olive Branch (13-3)

Moved in: NA
Dropped out: NA

5A

1. Holmes County Central (12-6)
2. Florence (15-2)
3. Saltillo (15-1)
4. Columbus (11-3)
5. Forest Hill (6-8)

Moved in: Columbus (11-3)
Dropped out: Callaway (5-10)

4A

1. Raymond (11-5)
2. Lanier (11-5)
2. Choctaw Central (15-0)
4. Gentry (14-4)
5. South Pontotoc (14-3)

Moved in: NA
Dropped out: NA

3A

1. St. Andrew’s (8-3)
2. St. Patrick (16-1)
3. Booneville (11-2)
4. North Panola (14-3)
5. Winona (11-4)

Moved in: NA
Dropped out: NA

2A

1. Coahoma County (11-6)
2. Pine Grove (10-5)
3. Pisgah (13-4)
4. Newton (9-6)
5. North Side (11-5)

Moved in: NA
Dropped out: NA

1A

1. Bay Springs (10-1)
2. Biggersville (10-2)
3. Leake County (13-2)
4. Ingomar (14-4)
5. Tremont (14-5)

Moved in: Tremont (14-5)
Dropped out: Houlka (10-6)

Feature photo by Keith Warren

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