Boys basketball top 20

Published: Monday, Dec. 31 2012 8:57 p.m. MST

1. Lone Peak (10-1)Class: 5AWas: 1. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: The Knights are in the midst of a much-deserved 18-day day break after their historic tourney run in Florida prior to Christmas.

Next up: vs. Riverton, Jan. 9.2. Davis (10-0)Class: 5AWas: 2. Last week: 3-0. Outlook: Won three games in Wyoming last week to capture the championship of the eight-team Energy Classic.

Next up: vs. Viewmont, Friday.3. Orem (7-2)Class: 4AWas: 3. Last week: 2-1. Outlook: Went 3-1 in South Carolina, which included a win over Spring Valley, S.C. in the consolation championship of the Beach Ball Classic.

Next up: vs. Provo, Friday.4. Timpview (7-0)Class: 4AWas: 4. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: Back in action Friday against Mountain View in the Region 8 opener.

Next up: vs. Mountain View, Friday.5. Weber (9-1)Class: 5AWas: 5. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: Before the Warriors can completely turn their attention toward the grind of Region 1, they've got two more preseason games against 4A foes.

Next up: at Box Elder, Friday.6. Brighton (7-4)Class: 5AWas: 6. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: Hosts Bingham this Wednesday in a great test for both teams heading into region play.

Next up: vs. Bingham, Wednesday.7. Bingham (8-3)Class: 5AWas: 11. Last week: 4-0. Outlook: Went 4-0 and won the Senator's Division of the Holiday Classic.

Next up: at Brighton, Wednesday.8. Springville (7-0)Class: 4AWas: 8. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: Three of the Red Devils' first four Region 8 games are on the road.

Next up: at Maple Mountain, Friday.9. Bountiful (7-3)Class: 4AWas: 10. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: The Braves host Olympus this Wednesday in what should be a great game between two of 4A's top teams.

Next up: vs. Olympus, Wednesday.10. Olympus (5-3)Class: 4AWas: 12. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: Will try and build momentum toward the start of region play next week with games against Bountiful, West Jordan and Riverton this week.

Next up: at Bountiful, Wednesday.11. East (10-1)Class: 4AWas: 20. Last week: 3-0. Outlook: East beat Jordan in the championship game of the Jordan Holiday Tournament to extend its winning streak to nine.

Next up: at Roy, Friday.12. Jordan (9-3)Class: 5AWas: 17. Last week: 3-0. Outlook: The 'Diggers played great at their own tournament, but missed free throws in final minute proved costly.

Next up: vs. Taylorsville, Friday.13. Judge Memorial (8-4)Class: 3AWas: 15. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: Despite loss to Davis on Monday, the Bulldogs have posted quality wins over Bingham, East, Wasatch Academy and Highland.

Next up: vs. Murray, Wednesday.14. Alta (5-5)Class: 5AWas: 14. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: After posting a 1-2 record on its pre-Christmas trip back to New York, the Hawks will try and get back on track at Bingham this Friday.

Next up: at Bingham, Friday.15. Wasatch Academy (10-1)Class: 2AWas: 16. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: It's 2A and 1A teams the rest of the way for the Tigers, who will be a big favorite in most games the rest of the way.

Next up: at North Sevier, Jan. 9.16. Pleasant Grove (9-3)Class: 5AWas: 19. Last week: 3-1. Outlook: Went 3-1 in Palm Springs last week in the MaxPreps Holiday Classic.

Next up: vs. Hunter, Jan. 9.17. Herriman (6-3)Class: 4AWas: 18. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: Winners of four straight, the Mustangs will look to continue the momentum this weekend with games against Riverton and West Jordan.

Next up: at Riverton, Friday.18. Sky View (7-2)Class: 4AWas: 7. Last week: 2-1. Outlook: After dropping Jordan Holiday Tournament opener to East, the Bobcats regrouped to win three straight.

Next up: vs. Highland, Idaho, Wednesday.19. American Fork (8-4)Class: 5AWas: 9. Last week: 1-2. Outlook: Split a pair of games at Jordan Holiday Tournament, and the Cavemen's defense in particular struggled in its two losses.

Next up: at Syracuse, Friday.20. Highland (5-5)Class: 4AWas: -. Last week: 1-2. Outlook: Despite .500 record, the Rams have enjoyed a quality preseason and will be a force to be reckoned with in Region 6. Next up: vs. Juan Diego, Wednesday.

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