Starkville boys ranked No. 1 in preseason MHSAA basketball coaches poll


From Special Reports



The Starkville High School boys basketball team was ranked No. 1 in the state and in Class 6A in the Impact Sports preseason coaches poll, released Tuesday.


Callaway and Meridian rounded out the top three overall, with Meridian right behind Starkville in Class 6A. Oxford, Tupelo and Gulfport rounded out the Class 6A rankings.


The Starkville girls team cracked the top five in the Class 6A girls rankings as well, slotting in fourth. Olive Branch was picked first, and Pearl was picked second.



Columbus High School's girls team was ranked fifth in Class 5A. Brookhaven was ranked No. 1, and West Jones was ranked No. 2.


The West Lowndes boys team made the top five in Class 1A, ranked fifth. Ingomar was ranked first, and Baldwyn was ranked second.


Impact Sports will continue publication of its coaches poll, which ranks the top five boys and girls teams in public and private classifications throughout the year.


Highlights, video clips and scores can be sent to Billy Thomas of Impact Sports by at [email protected] or by text at 662-549-3918.


The polls can be accessed on Impact Sports' website,


Impact Sports Coaches Poll






1. Starkville


2. Callaway


3. Meridian


4. Raymond


5. Center Hill


6. Hattiesburg


7. Oxford


8. Tupelo


9. Forest Hill


10. Gulfport


Class 6A


1. Starkville


2. Meridian


3. Oxford


4. Tupelo


5. Gulfport


Class 5A


1. Callaway


2. Center Hill


3. Hattiesburg


4. Forest Hill


5. Holmes County Central


Class 4A


1. Raymond


2. Pontotoc


3. Lanier


4. Ripley


5. Gentry


Class 3A


1. Velma Jackson


2. Yazoo County


3. Holly Springs


4. Houston


5. St. Andrews


Class 2A


1. Coahoma County


2. Bay Springs


3. Potts Camp


4. Calhoun City


5. North Forrest


Class 1A


1. Ingomar


2. Baldwyn


3. Leake County


4. Biggersville


5. West Lowndes






1. Olive Branch


2. Pearl


3. Meridian


4. Choctaw Central


5. Brookhaven


6. West Jones


7. Hattiesburg


8. Starkville


9. Tupelo


10. Terry


Class 6A


1. Olive Branch


2. Pearl


3. Meridian


4. Starkville


5. Tupelo


Class 5A


1. Brookhaven


2. West Jones


3. Hattiesburg


4. Lafayette


5. Columbus


Class 4A


1. Choctaw Central


2. Louisville


3. Ripley


4. Pontotoc


5. Lanier


Class 3A


1. Ruleville


2. Kossuth


3. Belmont


4. Forest


5. Senatobia


Class 2A


1. Newton


2. Coahoma County


3. Puckett


4. Calhoun City


5. New Site


Class 1A


1. Pine Grove


2. Tupelo Christian Prep


3. Simmons


4. Leake County


5. Baldwyn




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