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Review-Journal boys basketball rankings — Jan. 24

Class 4A

1. Bishop Gorman (16-4, Last week 1) — The Gaels beat Clark when they met for the Tarkanian Classic title, but Tuesday’s game is a league game.

2. Clark (17-3, LW 2) — The Chargers are chomping at the bit for another crack at Gorman, and get the Gaels at home Tuesday.

3. Canyon Springs (15-1, LW 3) — The Pioneers have eyes on the state tournament after their fantastic start.

4. Foothill (15-6, LW 4) — The Falcons were run over by Coronado, and get another shot on Feb. 5.

5. Coronado (11-9, LW 5) — The Cougars dropped to third place in the league this week, but don’t count out the three-time defending league champs.

6. Liberty (12-8, LW 8) — The Patriots earned their stripes with a big-time home win against Coronado on Tuesday.

7. Las Vegas (14-5, LW 7) — The Wildcats have been a pleasant surprise in the Northeast League this year.

8. Desert Oasis (17-7, LW 9) — Wednesday’s game against Sierra Vista will be without three starters after their ejections against Durango last week.

9. Faith Lutheran (16-4, LW 6) — The Crusaders are only a half-game back in the Northwest League, and split the season series with Centennial.

10. Centennial (13-7, LW unranked) — The Bulldogs enter the rankings with a first-place spot in the Northwest League.

Class 3A

1. Cheyenne (10-8, LW 1) — The Desert Shields remain atop the 3A rankings this week.

2. Desert Pines (12-8, LW 2) — All three of the top three in 3A have beaten each other, so take your pick on who No. 1 is.

3. Mojave (13-6, LW 3) — A new contender for the 3A title? The Rattlers have been nothing short of impressive.

4. Chaparral (10-6, LW 4) — The Cowboys are giving themselves a solid cushion in the Sunrise League standings.

5. Boulder City (14-6, LW 5) — Both of the Eagles’ league losses have come to Chaparral.

Class 2A

1. Democracy Prep (20-3, LW 1) — It’s going to be an upset when/if the Blue Knights lose a 2A game.

2. The Meadows (11-9, LW 2) — The Mustangs’ last three games of the season are against teams currently ranked.

3. Lake Mead (11-9, LW unranked) — The Eagles’ 8-4 league record shows they are winning when it matters most.

4. Needles (15-7, LW 4) — The Mustangs can boost their spot in the rankings with a win at Democracy Prep on Friday.

5. Mountain View (10-12, LW unranked) — The Saints enter the rankings, putting last year’s 5-22 record behind them.

Class 1A

1. Pahranagat Valley (16-2, LW 1) — On Friday the Panthers play SLAM Academy, which beat Class 3A Tech last week.

2. Spring Mountain (17-4, LW 2) — The Golden Eagles end their season against Pahranagat Valley on Feb. 7, which could for the league championship.

3. Indian Springs (5-5, LW 5) — Tuesday’s game against Word of Life could be big for playoff seeding.

4. Word of Life (5-13, LW 4) — The Eagles are 3-1 in league after going 2-12 outside of it.

5. Tonopah (8-8, LW unranked) — The Muckers are holding onto a playoff spot.

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