POWERADE hoops rankings: Muncie Central, Hamilton SE big winners

Muncie Central remains atop the POWERADE state rankings after dropping No. 10 Pike, 69-61, on Dec. 28. The Bearcats' frontcourt was dominant against Pike, as senior forward Nick Osborne posted 23 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Junior forward Travis Woods was right behind with 19 points.

Hamilton SE was the big winner last week, winning a rematch with North Central to vault from No. 5 to No. 2 in this week's rankings. North Central won the first meeting two weeks ago, and they may still play again before the season is over.

POWERADE State Basketball Rankings

  1. Muncie Central (8-0) — Last week: No. 1

  2. Hamilton SE (7-2) — Last week: No. 5

  3. Roncalli (7-0) — Last week: No. 2

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