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Week 8 Girls Basketball Coaches Poll

01/16/2024, 2:45pm CST
By Norbert Durst


Presented by JustAGame Fieldhouse

Week 8 Girls Basketball Coaches Poll
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Division 1

Top-ranked Verona (14-0) cruised to a win over Madison West, 104-20, since the last coaches poll was released. The Wildcats have contests this week against Middleton (Thursday) and No. 5 Hortonville (Saturday). 

No. 2 Arrowhead (11-1) was off last week after the postponement of its game against Mukwonago. The Warhawks travel to D3 No. 9 Xavier on Saturday for their only game of the week. 

Third-ranked Oregon (14-0) didn’t have any games last week after the Badger Challenge game versus McFarland was postponed. The Panthers have upcoming games against Elkhorn (Tuesday) and Milton (Thursday). 

No. 4 Kimberly (12-2) beat Kaukauna, 76-47, in its only game last week. The Papermakers have a FVA showdown versus No. 6 Neenah on Friday. Neenah won the first meeting, 68-67. 

Fifth-ranked Hortonville (9-3) didn’t play any games last week; the Polar Bears were scheduled to play Oshkosh West on Friday but that was postponed. Hortonville has contests this week against Appleton West (Tuesday), Appleton North (Friday), and No. 1 Verona (Saturday). 

Division 2

Top-ranked Pewaukee (14-1) dropped its first game of the season on Monday, losing to Nazarene Academy, Ill. (Class 4A #6), 44-43, at the 34th annual Coach Kipp Hoopsfest (hosted by Benet Academy, Ill.). The Pirates win streak ends at 14 games, but they remain in the top spot in the D2 rankings. Pewaukee beat No. 6 Pius XI Catholic, 65-35, on Thursday. The Pirates’ only game this week is at home against New Berlin West on Friday. 

No. 2 Notre Dame (12-1) has won its last 12 games. The Tritons rolled past Green Bay Southwest, 89-16, in their only game last week. They have games versus Sheboygan North (Tuesday) and Pulaski (Friday) this week. 

Third-ranked Monona Grove (9-5) topped McFarland (#3 last week), 92-89, in a triple-overtime thriller on Wednesday and dropped a 58-48 contest against D3 No. 4 Edgewood (Badger Challenge) on Saturday. The Silver Eagles have road games against Watertown (Thursday) and Madison La Follette (Saturday) this week. 

No. 4 Beaver Dam (11-4) defeated Reedsburg, 85-55, on Monday in the Badger Challenge which was postponed from Saturday. The Golden Beavers travel to D1 No. 6 Neenah (Tuesday) and Fort Atkinson (Thursday) this week. 

Fifth-ranked McFarland (10-4) lost a triple-overtime thriller against No. 3 Monona Grove, 92-89, on Wednesday. Their game against undefeated Oregon (D1 #3) in the Badger Challenge on Saturday was postponed. The Spartans have a Badger Small showdown against D3 No. 4 Edgewood on Thursday. McFarland won the first meeting, 61-58. The Spartans also have a contest against Madison Memorial on Saturday. 

Division 3

Top-ranked Waupun (13-1) posted a 73-63 victory over No. 9 Xavier on Thursday. The Warriors have games this week against Sussex Hamilton (Tuesday) and No. 5 Kettle Moraine Lutheran (Friday) in a matchup of the top teams in the East Central. Waupun won the first meeting, 61-48. 

Second-ranked Catholic Memorial (11-1) didn’t have any games last week. The Crusaders have home games against Waukesha North/South (Friday) and DSHA (Saturday). 

No. 3 Oostburg (12-1) was idle last week. The Lady Dutch host unbeaten Sheboygan Falls (ranked #10, Tuesday) and have road contests at D4 No. 7 Sheboygan Lutheran (Thursday) and Cedar Grove-Belgium (Saturday). 

Fourth-ranked Edgewood (12-2) defeated D2 No. 3 Monona Grove, 58-48, on Saturday in the Badger Challenge. The Crusaders have games this week at D2 No. 5 McFarland (Thursday) and home versus D4 No. 1 Laconia (Saturday). Edgewood fell to McFarland, 61-58, in their first Badger Small contest of the season. 

No. 5 Kettle Moraine Lutheran (11-2) didn’t play any games last week. The Chargers have a couple of big contests this week, hosting D2 No. 6 Pius XI Catholic (Tuesday) and traveling to No. 1 Waupun (Friday). KML lost to Waupun, 61-48, in their first East Central matchup. 

Sheboygan Falls (13-0) joined the rankings for the first time this season, while Altoona dropped out. 

Division 4

Top-ranked Laconia (13-1) didn't play any games last week. The Spartans have games this week at Lomira (Tuesday) and D3 No. 4 Edgewood (Saturday). 

No. 2 McDonell Central (14-0) is riding a 21-game winning streak. They cruised to a 92-23 win over Thorp in its lone contest last week. The Macks travel to Hudson, a D1 school on Tuesday, and host Osseo-Fairchild on Thursday. 

Third-ranked The Prairie School (11-3) routed Racine Lutheran, 72-23, and fell to Grafton, 82-80, in contests last week. The Hawks have Metro Classic games versus Kenosha St. Joseph (Tuesday) and Dominican (Saturday) this week. 

No. 4 St. Mary Catholic (13-1) cruised to a 70-19 win over Hilbert in its only game last week. The Zephyrs travel to Manitowoc Lutheran in a Big East contest on Thursday. 

Fifth-ranked Bonduel (13-2) rolled past Manawa, 52-23, in its last contest since the last coaches poll was released. The Bears host Wittenberg-Birnamwood on Thursday in a CWC-East showdown. Bonduel won the first meeting, 51-36. 

Division 5

Top-ranked Assumption (13-0) cruised to a 64-34 win over Newman Catholic in its lone contest last week. The Royals have games this week against Edgar (Tuesday) and Prentice (Friday). 

No. 2 Argyle/Pecatonica (16-1) has won its last 16 games. The co-op rolled past Parkview, 70-37, and Benton, 71-43, in games last week. Their only game this week is at Black Hawk on Thursday. 

Third-ranked Randolph (10-3) hasn’t played since the last coaches poll was released. The Rockets’ only game this week is at home against Fall River on Thursday. 

No. 4 Albany/Monticello (13-2) defeated Shullsburg, 66-43, on Monday. The co-op has two more contests this week, Juda (Thursday) and Barneveld (Saturday). 

Fifth-ranked Pacelli (13-1) routed Wild Rose, 74-49, on Monday. The Cardinals have two more games this week, Shiocton (Tuesday) and Rosholt (Thursday). 

Games to watch this week are below, click here for the full schedule.

Capitol South
Cambridge at D4 No. 9 New Glarus
Midwest Classic 
Living Word Lutheran Brookfield Academy
D2 No. 4 Beaver Dam at D1 No. 6 Neenah
D3 No. 10 Sheboygan Falls at D3 No. 3 Oostburg
D2 No. 6 Pius XI Catholic at D3 No. 5 Kettle Moraine Lutheran 
D4 No. 2 McDonell Central at Hudson
Marshfield at Lakeland
D1 No. 7 Brookfield East at Franklin
D1 No. 9 Hartford at Oak Creek

Badger Large
D2 No. 3 Monona Grove (9-5, 5-2) at Watertown (11-5, 3-4) 
Badger Small
D3 No. 4 Edgewood (12-2, 6-1) at D2 No. 5 McFarland (10-4, 7-0)
Big East South
D3 No. 3 Oostburg (13-1, 5-0) at D4 No. 7 Sheboygan Lutheran (13-2, 5-0) 
CWC East 
Wittenberg-Birnamwood (12-1, 5-1) at D4 No. 4 Bonduel (13-2, 6-0)
Dunn-St. Croix 
Colfax (9-6, 4-2) at Durand-Arkansaw (12-3, 6-1) 
Marawood Crossover 
Auburndale (11-4, 8-1) at Phillips (13-2, 7-1) 
Middle Border 
Baldwin-Woodville (8-5, 5-1) at Altoona (9-5, 3-2) 
North Eastern
Wrightstown (8-6, 7-3) at Freedom (9-5, 7-2) 
North Shore 
D2 No. 7 Whitefish Bay (12-3, 6-2) at D1 No. 9 Hartford (14-2, 8-1) 
Northern Lakes 
Crandon (13-2, 6-0) at Wabeno/Laona (9-5, 4-1)
Trailways South
Palmyra-Eagle (10-3, 4-2) at Deerfield (10-6, 6-0) 
Prairie du Chien (11-4, 3-1) at Platteville (9-5, 4-0) 

D3 No. 9 Xavier (10-5, 4-1) at Menasha (10-4, 4-1)
Woodland West 
D2 No. 6 Pius XI Catholic (9-5, 4-2) at Wisconsin Lutheran (8-5, 3-2)
Big Rivers
D2 No. 9 Menomonie (13-2, 5-1) at Hudson (11-4, 4-2)
East Central
D3 No. 5 Kettle Moraine Lutheran (11-3, 4-1) at D3 No. 1 Waupun (14-1, 6-0)
D1 No. 6 Neenah (12-2, 7-1) at D1 No. 4 Kimberly (12-2, 8-1)

D1 No. 5 Hortonville (10-3) at D1 No. 1 Verona (15-0) - 2:30 p.m. 
D4 No. 1 Laconia (14-1) at D3 No. 4 Edgewood (12-3) - 2:30 p.m. 
D1 No. 2 Arrowhead (11-1) at D3 No. 9 Xavier (10-5) - 4:00 p.m. 
Bangor (12-1) at D3 No. 8 Aquinas (12-3) - 5:30 p.m. 
Metro Classic 
Dominican (11-4, 6-1) at D4 No. 3 The Prairie School (12-3, 7-0) - 4:00 p.m. 

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