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Boys basketball coaches poll: 4 teams split first-place votes

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Mesa coach Shane Burcar has the Jackrabbits playing well early in the season. (Photo courtesy of USAToday)

The 6A boys basketball coaches have a wide range of views when it comes to figuring out the top team a handful of weeks into the season.

Four teams garnered at least two first-place votes in the second poll of the season.

Desert Vista remained in first place after getting six first-place votes and sat in at least third place in all 16 submissions, while Pinnacle and Brophy each grabbed four first-place votes and Mountain Pointe received two.

So, does this mean it is a wide-open race in 6A or is it more of the fact that not many of the top teams have faced each other yet so no one has a real feel for who is the top team?

Let’s hope it is wide open because that makes it more fun for all involved.

Some of the comments that came along with the rankings focused on local teams, including Skyline, which is off to a 7-2 start.

“Skyline is 4-1 in power point games all on the road. The only loss was to Brophy.”

“Red Mountain had a good week, and have a Pac-12 player (Timmy Allen). They’re going to be tough.”

“Brophy won a tourney in Sacramento. This is a very good team.”

Here’s a look at this week’s rankings:

6A Conference Coaches Boys Basketball Poll

Week 2 (16 coaches)

Team                   Last week        Points (first-place votes)

1.Desert Vista (5-1)   1                  146 (6)

2. Pinnacle (5-4)        2                  138 (4)

3. Brophy (7-0)         4                  132 (4)

4. Mtn Pointe (9-1)    2                  126 (2)

5. Hamilton (7-1)       6                   78

6. Mesa (6-2)            4                   66

7. Red Mtn (5-1)       7                   64

8. Westview (5-2)     9                   44

9. Mtn View (5-2)      8                   40

10. Corona (6-3)       –                   14

Dropped out: Desert Mountain.

Others receiving votes: Sandra Day O’Connor 10, Central 8, Chavez, Perry, Horizon 4, Skyline 1.

– Jason P. Skoda is a senior writer for MyNewsMesa.com. Send Mesa-based story ideas to jskoda@mynewsmesa.com.

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