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Sun Prairie boys hold on to No. 2 ranking in AP weekly Division 1 state basketball poll

Editor's Note: Dennis Semrau covers prep sports for 100.5 ESPN.

Sun Prairie remained in second place in Division 1 in the Associated Press weekly state boys’ basketball rankings.

The Big Eight Conference-leading Cardinals (18-1), who are riding a 14-game winning streak and have clinched at least a share of their third straight league title, received two first-place votes. Oshkosh North (19-1) received the remaining eight first-place votes to retain the top spot.

Badger North Conference leader Waunakee (16-2) remained in fifth place. Madison La Follette (17-3) moved up one spot to sixth. Madison Memorial, which lost to Sun Prairie last week, and Madison East received honorable mention.

Kaukauna (18-2) received all 10 first-place votes to remain ranked No. 1 in Division 2. Monona Grove (18-1) moved up one spot to fifth. Mount Horeb received honorable mention.

In Division 3, Appleton Xavier (19-0) received all 10 first-place votes to remain ranked No. 1. Wisconsin Dells (17-1) moved into a tie for fourth place. Lakeside Lutheran and Lake Mills received honorable mention.

In Division 4, New Glarus (19-0) received eight first-place votes to retain possession of first-place ahead of Milwaukee Destiny (14-2), which received two first-place votes. Wisconsin Heights earned honorable mention.

Columbus Catholic (13-2) received seven first-place votes to retain the top spot in Division 5. Deerfield (15-4) moved into ninth place after previously receiving honorable mention.

Following is The Associated Press Wisconsin prep basketball poll for the week of Feb. 12, with first-place votes in parentheses, record, total points and last week’s rankings as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters:

Division 1

School Record Points Last Week

1. Oshkosh North (8) 19-1 98 1

2. Sun Prairie (2) 18-1 91 2

3. Franklin 18-1 79 3

4. Brookfield East 18-1 70 4

5. Waunakee 16-2 55 5

6. Madison La Follette 17-3 46 7

7. Kimberly 16-4 39 8

8. Racine Park 14-3 26 6

9. Bay Port 15-3 25 9

10. Brookfield Central 15-4 18 10

Others receiving votes: Eau Claire North 1, Madison East 1, Madison Memorial 1.

Division 2

School Record Points Last Week

1. Kaukauna (10) 18-2 100 1

2. Pewaukee 18-10 84 2

3. Onalaska 19-1 67 5

4. La Crosse Central 17-2 67 5

5. Monona Grove 18-1 62 6

6. Cedarburg 16-2 51 4

7. Whitnall 16-4 36 10

8. Milwaukee Washington 14-3 26 7

9. Pulaski 15-3 15 9

10. Rhinelander 16-2 14 8

Others receiving votes: Mount Horeb 10, Green Bay Notre Dame 3.

Division 3

School Record Points Last Week

1. Appleton Xavier (10) 19-0 100 1

2. Waupun 18-1 85 2

3. Brown Deer 17-2 79 3

4. Dominican 15-3 60 4

tie, Wisconsin Dells 17-1 60 5

6. Martin Luther 16-3 39 8

7. Bloomer 17-1 34 7

8. Prescott 17-2 29 9

9. Racine St. Catherine’s 14-4 25 10

10. Valders 17-2 23 6

Others receiving votes: Wrightstown 5, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 5, Lakeside Lutheran 3, Kettle Moraine Lutheran 1, Black River Falls 1, Lake Mills 1.

Division 4

School Record Points Last Week

1. New Glarus (8) 19-0 97 1

2. Milwaukee Destiny (2) 14-2 90 2

3. Clear Lake 19-0 77 3

4. Howards Grove 19-1 58 4

tie, The Prairie School 13-4 58 5

6. Winnebago Lutheran Academy 16-3 49 6

7. Pardeeville 16-2 38 7

8. Kohler 16-3 28 8

9. Marathon 16-3 22 9

10. Manitowoc Roncalli 15-4 10 NR

Others receiving votes: Fennimore 8, Mineral Point 6, Grantsburg 4, Auburndale 3, Melrose-Mindoro 1, Wisconsin Heights 1.

Division 5

School Record Points Last Week

1. Columbus Catholic (7) 16-2 94 1

2. Bangor (3) 16-1 93 2

3. Seneca 16-2 78 T3

4. Royall 14-3 59 T3

5. South Shore 16-3 58 7

6.Rio 15-3 43 10

7. Sheboygan Area Lutheran 16-4 39 8

8. Wauzeka-Steuben 15-4 36 6

9. Deerfield 15-4 16 NR

10. Oshkosh Lourdes Academy 12-7 8 NR

Others receiving votes: Solon Springs 7, Almond-Bancroft 6, De Soto 6, Port Edwards 3, Drummond 2, Potosi 1, Pecatonica 1.