OSN Power Rankings
Josh Callaway January 14th, 2021
The high school basketball season is roaring on as we enter the meatiest part of the regular season schedule.
The stretch from mid-January to mid-February is one that is packed in with great games as teams gun for big statement victories to improve their resume heading into the postseason.
It was a busy week last week with lots of tournaments going on around the state, so here is our fresh OSN Power Rankings after the latest action.
LARGE SCHOOLS (BOYS)
#1 Edmond Memorial – Last Week: #1
This was an extremely difficult week of rankings to put together because many of the top teams beat up on each other in the last week or so. Edmond Memorial remains at #1 despite dropping a game to Norman North simply because their resume is still as strong as anybody’s and everyone has a flaw somewhere. For now, the top team remains the same.
#2 Kingfisher – Last Week: #6
Kingfisher makes a big jump this week up into the top-2 as they continue to rack up good wins. Their only loss is to Edmond Memorial, they beat Edmond North who is very strong, and they pounded a very solid Tuttle team this week on the road. The Yellow Jackets could beat anyone in the state.
#3 Heritage Hall – Last Week: #2
The top section of the rankings this week are incredibly jumbled with everyone having big wins but also tough losses to other top teams. Heritage Hall stays a top-3 team despite losing twice last week simply because they have too many wins to ignore. They’ve beaten Lawton MacArthur and Carl Albert this season, which are both very impressive victories.
#5 Edmond North – Last Week: NR
#7 Memorial – Last Week: #4
#8 Crossings Christian – Last Week: #5
#9 Hugo – Last Week: #10
#10 Norman North – Last Week: NR
LARGE SCHOOLS (GIRLS)
#1 Norman – Last Week: #1
Norman stays at #1 despite not having a game since the last rankings. There was some consideration to move them down, but their resume is good enough to keep them there for now, plus they have some big time games coming up. They will get the chance to prove themselves further.
#2 Edmond North – Last Week: #2
Edmond North bounced back from their overtime loss to Mustang with a really solid win over Moore earlier this week. They have great wins up and down their season to this point and are a great team that could easily be #1, and will get the opportunity to get that ranking in due time.
#3 Sapulpa – Last Week: #4
Sapulpa climbs into the top-3 as they continue to get wins and have had teams fall in front of them. They just keep winning, simple as that. Their only loss is to Edmond North and they have lots of good wins as well. They belong in the conversation among the best teams in the state.
#4 Union – Last Week: #9
#5 Tuttle – Last Week: NR
#6 Weatherford – Last Week: #3
#8 Roland – Last Week: #8
SMALL SCHOOLS (BOYS)
#1 Roff – Last Week: #1
The small school rankings are essentially the complete opposite of the big schools in that instead of everyone at the top beating up on each other, nobody at the top has really played yet. So many teams have gaudy records it is hard to fathom. This is going to be very interesting to watch play out, but for now Roff has to stay at #1 with their 12-0 record.
#2 Hydro-Eakly – Last Week: #2
Hydro-Eakly extended their undefeated mark to 11-0, so they keep a firm hold on the #2 spot for the time being. They have some fascinating games coming up in the next few weeks including a game against Minco that has a lot of intrigue.
#3 Hooker – Last Week: #3
Hooker stays put as well after their impressive win over Minco last week. They are also undefeated, like many of the top small school teams, at 10-0 and have some fabulous wins under their belt already. They belong toward the top.
#4 Dale – Last Week: #4
#5 Varnum – Last Week: #5
#6 Oklahoma Union – Last Week: #7
#7 Ft. Cobb-Broxton – Last Week: #8
#8 Calumet – Last Week: #9
#9 Arapaho-Butler – Last Week: #6
#10 Pawnee – Last Week: NR
SMALL SCHOOLS (GIRLS)
#1 Vanoss – Last Week: #1
Vanoss is a ridiculous 13-0 on the season, and I think it is fair to question if they will be beat in the entire regular season. Their schedule strength does pick up significantly here soon, so they will have the chance to prove themselves even more. But 13-0 is 13-0. You don’t get there by accident.
#2 Lomega – Last Week: #3
Lomega climbs up one spot after some very solid wins over Erick and Hammon last week. They are 9-0 and have beaten good teams along the way, earning this spot. The rest of their schedule lines up pretty nicely as well, so this team has a chance of potentially running the table if all falls right going forward.
#3 Dale – Last Week: #9
Dale makes a big jump this week after a big time win over Silo, which avenged their only loss of the year from earlier in the season. Silo has been a team consistently toward the top of our rankings, so for Dale to knock them off is very impressive. They get the big jump due to other solid wins along the way in addition to avenging their only loss.
#4 Silo – Last Week: #2
#5 Hydro-Eakly – Last Week: #5
#6 Howe – Last Week: #6
#7 Crowder – Last Week: #7
#8 Leedey – Last Week: #4
#9 Amber-Pocasset – Last Week: #10
#10 Varnum – Last Week: #8