The opening WSN Division 1 Boys Basketball Coaches Poll is dominated by the Greater Metro and the Big Eight Conferences. The top two teams in the initial poll are from the Greater Metro, top-ranked Sussex Hamilton and defending champion Brookfield Central. Brookfield East is also in the rankings at number seven. Big Eight teams occupy spots three and four: last year's runner-up Sun Prairie to go with Madison East.
La Crosse Central is a strong favorite for the top spot in Division 2, as the Raiders are led by the Davis twins, Johnny and Jordan, along with Terrance Thompson. Another Mississippi Valley Conference team is third. Kaukauna holds down the second spot, with Hortonville, also from the Fox Valley Association, at sixth. Cedarburg is off to an impressive start after going 3-20 last year and the Bulldogs begin the year ninth, one spot behind Reedsburg.
Racine St. Catherine's dominated the voting for the number one position in the first WisSports.net Division 3 Boys Basketball Coaches Poll. The Angels are followed closely by East Troy, with Saint John's Northwest Military Academy, Prescott, and Oostburg rounding out the top five.
It was extremely close at the top of Division 4, but Cuba City gets an ever-so-slight edge on Milwaukee Academy of Science to begin the year. The Cubans are 2-0 to begin the season under legendary head coach Jerry Petitgoue, helped by the transfer of junior Brayden Dailey. A trio of SWAL clubs join Cuba City in the poll, with Darlington, Fennimore, and Mineral Point sitting fifth through seventh.
Defending state champion Sheboygan Lutheran begins the year atop the Division 5 rankings, though the Crusaders were far from a slam dunk, with Wauzeka-Steuben, Blair-Taylor, and Bangor all getting strong support towards the top of the poll. Randolph rounds out the top five.