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FINAL WEEK PRODUCES CHANGES

A look at this year's final Deseret News high school spring sports rankings:

Baseball

The last week of region play wasn't kind to two of the top-ranked prep baseball squads. Bingham downed rival Taylorsville 3-1 to move on top of 5A, while Springville vaulted over Tooele, which lost to East, for the No. 1 ranking in 4A.

Bingham and the defending state champion Springville Red Devils will take the pole positions heading into state tournament play which begins later this week. Grand remained in the top spot in 2A.

Soccer

The rematch of last year's ugly 4A quarterfinal between Woods Cross and Granite (which featured two fights) was the only game making a change in this week's top teams. A Woods Cross loss knocked it down to No. 3 while Timpview assumed the top spot.

Viewmont remained in its lofty perch as did 3A's Cedar City. This week's opening round of playoffs in 3A has all ranked teams hosting except Wasatch High. The fifth-ranked Wasps will travel to St. George to battle with No. 2 Snow Canyon Monday. Semifinal rounds will start Thursday at Woods Cross.

Softball

This year's final rankings see the No. 1-ranked teams hold their spot as they prepare for this week's state tournaments and inter-region games.

The 5A and 4A classifications saw little change as no changes were made in 5A and only Bear River became the newest member of the 4A rankings, while Tooele and Murray flip-flopped positions after the Spartans loss to Cyprus.

Richfield and Union moved into the Nos. 4 and 5 slots, respectively, in the 3A rankings, while Grantsville's hot streak over the final few weeks boosted them into No. 4 in 2A.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Prep rankings

Baseball

Class 5A Record Prev.

1. Bingham 10-2 2

2. Taylorsville10-2 1

3. Hillcrest 10-2 4

4. Viewmont 9-1 5

5. Alta 8-4 3

Class 4A Record Prev.

1. Springville 8-2 3

2. Tooele 14-2 1

3. Murray 13-3 5

4. Cyprus 12-4 -

5. Box Elder 10-2 2

Class 2A Record Prev.

1. Grand 6-0 1

2. Manti 14-2 2

3. Gunnison 12-2 3

4. Grantsville 12-2 5

5. Kanab 6-2 4

Boys soccer

Class 5A Record Prev.

1. Viewmont 9-1 1

2. Brighton 10-2 2

3. Taylorsville 10-2 3

4. Hillcrest 9-3 4

5. Alta 9-3 5

Class 4A Record Prev.

1. Timpview 9-1 2

2. Bear River 8-3 3

3. Woods Cross 7-1 1

4. Provo 8-2 4

5. Mtn. Crest 8-3 5

Class 3A Record Prev.

1. Cedar City 10-0 1

2. Snow Canyon 8-2 2

3. Park City 10-2 -

4. Morgan 8-4 5

5. Wasatch 8-4 4

Softball

Class 5A Record Prev.

1. Bingham 11-0 1

2. Fremont 11-1 2

3. Alta 9-3 3

4. Taylorsville 9-2 4

5. Hillcrest 9-3 5

Class 4A Record Prev.

1. Box Elder 12-0 1

2. Pl. Grove 10-0 2

3. Tooele 13-2 4

4. Murray 13-2 3

5. Bear River 9-3 -

Class 3A Record Prev.

1. Uintah 8-0 1

2. N. Sanpete 6-2 2

3. Sn. Canyon 7-1 3

4. Richfield 5-3 -

5. Union 5-3 -

Class 2A Record Prev.

1. Manti 15-1 1

2. San Juan 7-1 3

3. Beaver 5-2 4

4. Grantsville 12-4 -

5. Monticello 5-2 2

Records are for region play only.