Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
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The 2017-2018 high school girls basketball season tipped off last Friday for Class 1A, but gets into full swing this Tuesday with 40-plus games around the state.

As the season gets underway, here’s a look at the Deseret News preseason coaches girls basketball rankings. This year’s preseason No. 1 teams are Copper Hills (6A), Skyline (5A), Mountain View (4A), Emery (3A), North Summit (2A) and Panguitch (1A).

Only one is a reigning state champ, as Skyline claimed last year’s 4A state title. With the addition of a sixth classification by the UHSAA this season, Skyline will now compete in Class 5A.

American Fork won the 5A title last year, and it begins this season ranked fourth in the inaugural 6A preseason rankings.

Juan Diego won last year’s 3A championship and it opens this preseason ranked third in 4A.

North Sevier is the defending 2A state champion, and is ranked third to open this season. Defending 1A champion Bryce Valley opens this season ranked fifth.

Class 6A

Team ’16-’17 Rec.

1. Copper Hills 21-4

2. Bingham 17-8

3. Riverton 17-6

4. American Fork 25-1

5. Pleasant Grove 14-9

Others receiving votes: Fremont, Layton, Lone Peak, Herriman, Taylorsville, Clearfield.

Class 5A

Team ’16-’17 Rec.

1. Skyline 23-4

2. East 15-10

3. Corner Canyon 13-10

4. Timpview 17-6

5. Viewmont 21-4

Others receiving votes: Springville, Alta, Box Elder, Bountiful, Roy, Maple Mountain, West, Provo, Skyridge.

Class 4A

Team ’16-’17 Rec.

1. Mountain View 19-4

2. Sky View 20-4

3. Juan Diego 18-5

4. Cedar 18-7

5. Desert Hills 20-4

Others receiving votes: Salem Hills, Lehi, Ridgeline, Snow Canyon, Spanish Fork, Hurricane, Pine View, Stansbury, Logan

Class 3A

Team ’16-’17 Rec.

1. Emery 22-2

2. Richfield 21-4

3. Morgan 20-6

4. Judge Memorial 19-5

5. Carbon 19-5

Others receiving votes: Grantsville, Union, Summit Academy, South Sevier.

Class 2A

Team ’16-’17 Rec.

1. North Summit 23-2

2. Beaver 17-7

3. North Sevier 19-7

4. Kanab 17-8

5. Wasatch Academy 13-2

Others receiving votes: Enterprise, Layton Christian, Duchesne, St. Joseph, Millard.

Class 1A

Team ’16-’17 Rec.

1. Panguitch 19-9

2. Rich 19-8

3. Wayne 24-5

4. Tabiona 16-7

5. Bryce Valley 23-4

Others receiving votes: Piute, Monticello.