The latest Arkansas Sports Media basketball polls released with just one area boys team holding a place in the polls, while three girls teams find their way in.

On the boys polls, Mayflower is the lone team to be featured throughout as it has gotten off to a 9-1 start to the season.

In doing so, Mayflower locked up the second spot in the Class 3A polls behind 7-1 Dumas as Dumas received 14 total first-place votes, while Mayflower received four.

The Eagles’ lone loss came in a conference road contest to Lamar on Jan. 8 in a 67-62 loss.

Mayflower hosts Two Rivers and plays at Atkins this week.

On the girls side of the polls, Conway and Vilonia girls teams both feature in the top 10 polls, while Mt. Vernon-Enola makes an appearance in the Class 1A top 5.

With the dynamic trio of junior Jaiden Thomas and sophomores Chloe Clardy and Savannah Scott along with the winning pedigree of coach Ashley Hutchcraft, the Conway Lady Cats have been seen as one of the top teams in the state.

Currently, the Lady rank second in the overall polls, behind 6A West opponent Bentonville.

In the Class 6A polls, Conway holds a second-place tie with Fort Smith Northside with Northside getting eight first-place votes and Conway receiving two.

The Lady Cats have lost two games this season, but are unbeaten in two conference contests.

This week, Conway travels Tuesday to Cabot and then hosts one of the nation’s top athletes in Jersey Wolfenbarger and Northside on Friday.

The Vilonia Lady Eagles are playing good basketball this season thus far as they’ve amassed a 12-1 record, while picking up wins over 6A Fayetteville as well as conference wins against Siloam Springs and Alma.

Despite Vilonia’s strong play, it sits behind Batesville, Greenwood and Little Rock Christian in both the 5A and overall polls.

This week, the Lady Eagles host Mountain Home before an important battle against Greenwood on the road on Friday.

The Mt. Vernon-Enola girls have been on a tear, losing just two games through 16 contests thus far.

Because of its strong start to the season, MVE ranked behind Viola in the Class 1A standings.

This week, the Lady Warhawks will have a tough two-game stretch as they travel within the county to take on Guy-Perkins before hosting Wonderview Friday.

Wonderview is sitting on the outside looking in as they are the top vote-getter to not get into the Class 1A top five.

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Arkansas Basketball Poll List

Following is the Overall Top 10 boys high school basketball teams in Arkansas and the top five in Classes 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A as voted by a panel of sports media from around the state for the week ending January 9. Ranking is given with first-place votes received, records, total points and last week’s rankings:

OVERALL

1. Magnolia (10) 9-0 159 2

2. LR Central (1) 11-3 151 3

3. North Little Rock (2) 7-1 141 1

4. Marion 9-1 135 4

5. Bryant (5) 10-0 108 7

6. Bentonville 8-1 64 8

7. Fayetteville 11-2 59 9

8. LR Parkview 6-2 58 5

9. LR Mills 7-2 41 6

10. Maumelle 10-2 28 NR

Others receiving votes: Springdale 17, Jonesboro 11, Sylvan Hills 9, LR Christian 8, Viola 1.

CLASS 6A

1. LR Central (9) 11-3 81 2

2. North Little Rock (4) 7-1 66 1

3. Bryant (5) 10-0 56 3

4. Bentonville 8-1 34 4

5. Fayetteville 11-2 25 5

Others receiving votes: Springdale 8.

CLASS 5A

1. Marion (18) 9-1 90 1

2. LR Parkview (4) 6-2 63 2

3. Maumelle 10-2 47 4

3. Jonesboro 6-3 29 3

5. Sylvan Hills 10-2 22 5

Others receiving votes: LR Christian 19.

CLASS 4A

1. Magnolia (18) 9-0 90 1

2. LR Mills 7-2 68 2

3. Blytheville 13-2 58 3

4. Southside Batesville 9-0 19 5

5. Ozark 12-2 9 NR

Others receiving votes: Brookland 8, Morrilton 8, Monticello 8, Dardanelle 2.

CLASS 3A

1. Dumas (14) 7-1 86 2

2. Mayflower (4) 9-1 64 1

3. Manila 10-3 54 3

4. Osceola 6-3 41 5

5. Pangburn 14-6 12 4

Others receiving votes: Bergman 5, Clinton 3, Rivercrest 3, Corning 1, Valley Springs 1.

CLASS 2A

1. Marianna (14) 4-0 84 1

2. Caddo Hills (3) 16-2 72 2

3. England (1) 2-1 46 3

4. Flippin 15-4 38 5

5. Earle 2-0 15 NR

Others receiving votes: Tuckerman 10, Dierks 4, Acorn 1, Melbourne 1.

CLASS 1A

1. Viola (18) 20-2 90 1

2. Nevada 9-3 57 4

3. West Side Greers Ferry 12-4 47 3

4. Izard County (4) 13-4 44 2

5. Bradley 10-1 18 5

Others receiving votes: New School 7, Ridgefield Christian 4, Clarendon 3.

Arkansas Girls Basketball Poll List

Arkansas Sports Media Girls High School Final Basketball Poll. Following is the Overall Top 10 girls high school basketball teams in Arkansas and the top five in classes 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A as voted by a panel of sports media from around the state for the week ending January 2. Ranking is given with first-place votes received, records, total points and last week’s rankings:

OVERALL

1. Bentonville (7) 7-2 161 1

2. Conway (1) 10-2 152 2

3. FS Northside (7) 12-1 144 3

4. Batesville (3) 12-0 129 4

5. Melbourne 13-1 116 5

6. Greenwood 7-3 101 6

7. LR Christian 10-1 72 7

8. Vilonia 8-4 43 10

9. Nort Little Rock 8-2 28 8

10. Harrison 10-1 22 NR

Others receiving votes: Farmington 7, Fayetteville 5, Lake Hamilton 5, Jonesboro 2, Bergman 2, Viola 1.

CLASS 6A

1. Bentonville (8) 7-2 76 1

2. FS Northside (8) 12-1 70 3

(tie) Conway (2) 10-2 70 2

4. North Little Rock 8-4 32 4

5. Fayetteville 6-5 18 NR

Others receiving votes: Rogers 3, Bryant 1.

CLASS 5A

1. Batesville (15) 12-0 87 1

2. Greenwood (3) 7-3 73 2

3. LR Christian 10-1 52 3

4. Vilonia 12-1 34 4

5. Lake Hamilton 9-3 15 5

Others receiving votes: Jonesboro 7, Paragould 1, Greenbrier 1.

CLASS 4A

1. Harrison (13) 9-0 84 2

2. Farmington (2) 9-3 70 1

3. Star City (3) 12-3 46 3

4. Mena 9-0 27 5

5. Nashville 11-3 20 4

Others receiving votes: Shiloh Christian 12, Southside Batesville 5, Fountain Lake 3, Pea Ridge 3.

CLASS 3A

1. Bergman (9) 21-1 76 2

2. Mountain View (5) 7-2 59 3

3. Valley Springs (2) 14-5 50 1

4. Dover 12-0 42 4

5. Lamar (1) 7-1 26 4

Others receiving votes: Central Arkansas Christian 6, Atkins 5, Cossatot River 4, Hoxie 2.

CLASS 2A

1. Melbourne (18) 13-1 90 1

2. Tuckerman 15-1 68 2

3. Des Arc 8-0 62 3

4. Marmaduke 15-4 23 4

5. Acorn 13-3 16 5

Others receiving votes: Salem 6, Flippin 5, Cotter 4.

CLASS 1A

1. Viola (18) 18-2 90 1

2. Mount Vernon-Enola 14-2 68 2

3. Emerson 10-2 40 3

4. Kirby 9-4 38 4

5. Norfolk 13-5 15 NR

Others receiving votes: Wonderview 11, West Side Greers Ferry 6, Ouachita 2.

Andy Robertson is the sports editor of the Log Cabin Democrat and can be reached at arobertson@thecabin.net.

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