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Girls basketball coaches poll: Little separation in top 2 tiers

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The Westwood girls basketball team looks to find a slot in the play-in portion of the 6A girls basketball postseason. (Jason P. Skoda/MyNewsMesa.com)

The top four teams in the 6A Girls Basketball Coaches Poll have been the same all year.

The order has changed, but Millennium, Gilbert, Valley Vista and Xavier have been the top contenders from the jump.

The belief is that there is very little that separates those programs heading into the final few games.

The rest of the field has been pretty consistent as well with a different mash up every week with Red Mountain being among those squads now that the Mountain Lions have won 18 games and the East Valley Region title.

There might be even less separation in talent between the next 10 teams than there is between the top four.

“Just as close as the top four are, I believe five through 13 are super close,” one coach said. “Teams like Horizon and Mountain Pointe, who are just outside my top 10, if they get hot can make it to the Final 8 in February.”

Here is a look at the 6A coaches poll presented by MyNewsMesa.com:

6A Girls Basketball Coaches Poll (15 votes)              

Team (Record)                 LW        Points (First-place votes)

1. Millennium (20-5)               1                   146 (11)

2. Gilbert (23-2)                    2                   132 (4)

3. Valley Vista (18-6)             3                    123

4. Xavier (21-4)                    4                    107

5. Desert Mtn (21-5)             5                     92

6. Highland (18-7)                7                     68

7. Pinnacle (20-5)                 6                     48

8. Hamilton (17-8)                8                     44

9. Red Mountain (18-6)        10                    35

10. S.D. O’Connor (17-7)      –                     26

Dropped out: Horizon.

Others receiving votes: Mountain Pointe 6, Horizon 3.

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

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