CPHS Basketball: Undefeated Lady Sandites claim No. 1 ranking in Class 6A

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The Charles Page High School girls' basketball team claimed the number-one ranking in Class 6A Monday evening. The undefeated Lady Sandites handily won the Bishop Kelley Invitational this past weekend, handily overpowering formerly undefeated No. 8 Norman North (5-1) in the finals, 59-34. 

The Sandites, who were ranked third the week before, picked up eight first-place votes from the 6A coaches after not receiving any votes the week before. Formerly top-ranked Choctaw (4-1) dropped to third after falling 49-33 to 4A No. 1 Harrah (6-0) at the Panthers' home tournament. The Yellowjackets received six first-place votes after having fifteen the week prior. 

Coming in at number two is Putnam City West (4-1) whose only loss was 80-44 to Duncanville, Texas three weeks prior. The Patriots dominated unranked Putnam City (1-5) 60-35 in their lone game last week and actually received the most first-place votes with ten. 

Also receiving first-place votes is undefeated No. 4 Bartlesville (4-0) with five, No. 5 Norman North (5-1) with one, and No. 9 Deer Creek (4-2) with one. 

The Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference is still the best-represented team in the rankings with nine ranked schools and six in the top-ten. The Big Ten has three ranked teams in 6A and three in 5A with two top-five 6A teams and one top-five 5A team. 

Only three undefeated teams remain in 6A, and all three are from the Frontier Valley Conference. Sand Springs is 6-0, Bartlesville is 4-0, and the biggest surprise is Bixby who is also 4-0. The Spartans kicked off the season with a 52-36 win over No. 5 Owasso, then handily defeated Southmoore, No. 13 Ponca City, and No. 10 Deer Creek to win their own invitational tournament and go from unranked last week to No. 11.  

The Lady Sandites will defend their new position against unranked Union (2-2) Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in Sand Springs.

Class 6A Week 4 OSSAA Rankings as of 12/11/2017

  1. Sand Springs (6-0)
  2. Putnam City West (4-1)
  3. Choctaw (4-1)
  4. Bartlesville (4-0)
  5. Norman North (5-1)
  6. Westmoore (4-2)
  7. Edmond Memorial (4-2)
  8. Mustang (5-1)
  9. Deer Creek (4-2)
  10. Edmond North (4-2)
  11. Bixby (4-0)
  12. Edmond Santa Fe (4-2)
  13. Owasso (0-1)
  14. Midwest City (4-2)
  15. Norman (5-1)
  16. Yukon (4-1)
  17. Ponca City (3-1)
  18. Shawnee (3-2)
  19. Sapulpa (2-2)
  20. Jenks (3-1)

Undefeated teams as of 12/11/2017.

  • 6A No. 1 Sand Springs (6-0)
  • 6A No. 4 Bartlesville (4-0)
  • 6A No. 11 Bixby (4-0)
  • 5A No. 3 Booker T. Washington (2-0)
  • 5A No. 4 Eisenhower (5-0)
  • 5A No. 5 Woodward (2-0)
  • 5A No. 19 Guthrie (1-0)
  • 4A No. 1 Harrah (6-0)
  • 4A No. 2 Ft. Gibson (5-0)
  • 4A No. 3 Ardmore (4-0)
  • 4A No. 4 Broken Bow (4-0)
  • 4A No. 5 Muldrow (4-0)
  • 4A No. 9 Perkins-Tryon (5-0)
  • 4A No. 11 Classen SAS (8-0)
  • 4A No. 16 Oologah-Talala (2-0)
  • 4A No. 18 Kingfisher (3-0)
  • 3A No. 2 Adair (3-0)
  • 3A No. 3 Comance (2-0)
  • 3A No. 6 Prague (3-0)
  • 3A No. 7 Beggs (0-0)
  • 3A No. 8 Kansas (5-0)
  • 3A No. 9 Alva (3-0)
  • 3A No. 10 Pocola (6-0
  • 3A No. 13 Hartshorne (5-0)
  • 3A No. 20 Eufala (1-0)
  • 2A No. 1 Christian Heritage (5-0)
  • 2A No. 2 Dale (8-0)
  • 2A No. 3 Cashion (2-0)
  • 2A No. 5 Mounds (4-0)
  • 2A No. 7 Kiefer (3-0)
  • 2A No. 8 Fairview (5-0)
  • 2A No. 11 Caney Valley (7-0)
  • 2A No. 13 Rush Springs (7-0)
  • 2A No. 17 Oklahoma Union (7-0)
  • 2A No. 18 Hobart (6-0)
  • 2A No. 19 Savanna (3-0)
  • A No. 1 Seling (2-0)
  • A No. 3 Vici (9-0)
  • A No. 16 Thomas-Fay-Custer (2-0)
  • B No. 1 Lomega (8-0)
  • B No. 4 Red Oak (9-0)
  • B No. 6 Sasakwa (7-0)