Daily Journal basketball rankings, Jan. 24, 2014

GIRLS

1. Tupelo (6A) 17-1: G Jaleigha Polk selected for North/South Junior All-Star Game.

Coming up: Ackerman Challenge vs. Scott Central, Saturday.

2. Shannon (4A) 16-3: Warren Jennings’ Lady Raiders won Lee County Tournament.

Coming up: at Itawamba AHS, today.

3. Pontotoc (4A) 16-3: Play 6A power Olive Branch on Saturday at North Pontotoc tournament.

Coming up: at Tishomingo County, today.

4. Itawamba AHS (4A) 15-4: Lady Indians lost by 3 points last week to Pontotoc

Coming up: host Shannon, today.

5. Ripley (4A) 17-3: Lady Tigers have won seven straight games.

Coming up: at New Albany, today.

6. Booneville (3A) 16-4: Defeated ranked Baldwyn and New Site to win Prentiss County Tournament.

Coming up: at Mooreville, today.

7. New Site (2A) 13-6: Lost in Prentiss County finals to Booneville.

Coming up: at East Union, today.

8. Nettleton (3A) 14-5: Won non-division home game against Booneville.

Coming up: host Winona, today.

9. Pine Grove (1A) 17-5: Katie Bates’ team has won four straight since loss to Ripley in Tippah finals.

Coming up: at Alcorn Central, today.

10. Ashland (1A) 14-3: Leads Division 2-1A with a 5-0 record.

Coming up: host Myrtle, today.

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BOYS

Lauren Wood | Buy at photos.djournal.com A.J. Jones, right, and his West Point squad will face Tylan McMillian's Aberdeen team again on Saturday.

Lauren Wood | Buy at photos.djournal.com
A.J. Jones, right, and his West Point squad will face Tylan McMillian’s Aberdeen team again on Saturday.

1. Aberdeen (3A) 13-6 : New No. 1, huge matchup hosting No. 2 West Point Saturday night.

Coming up: host West Point, Saturday

2. West Point (5A) 18-3: Coming off third loss of the season, at 5A opponent Oxford. First time out of top spot.

Coming up: at New Hope, today

3. Corinth (4A) 18-3: Dominant Warriors have split two games with Pontotoc. An unexpected division challenger?

Coming up: at Itawamba AHS, Friday

4. Tupelo (6A) 13-8: Biggest jump of the week, from No. 10. Winners of five straight.

Coming up: vs. North Pontotoc at Hotbed, Saturday

5. Shannon (4A) 16-5: Red Raiders have won 5-of-6, including Lee championship.

Coming up: at Itawamba AHS, today

6. Biggersville (1A) 16-3: Lions play 2A West Lincoln in Saturday’s Hotbed. Beat WL in March’s 1A semifinals.

Coming up: host Jumpertown, today

7. Ripley (4A) 14-5: Beat then-No. 7 Calhoun City by 14 points in Kings of the Court.

Coming up: at New Albany, today

8. Baldwyn (2A) 19-1: Fresh off Prentiss title, Bearcats have back-to-back weekend challenges against Aberdeen and Corinth.

Coming up: at Okolona, Tuesday

9. North Pontotoc (3A) 12-8: Lost 2-of-3, but two wins over Calhoun City keeps Vikings in Top 10.

Coming up: at Kossuth, today

10. Pontotoc (4A) 13-8: Warriors enter rankings after wins over Biggersville and Corinth.

Coming up: at Tishomingo County, today