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1. Mountain View (8-1) Class: 5A

Was: 1. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: The Bruins' only loss came at a national tournament two weeks ago, but losses in Region 3 will be few and far between. They open up region play at home versus Brighton Tuesday and then travel to Alta Thursday.

2. Kearns (7-2) Class: 5A

Was: 2. Last week: 1-0. Outlook: The Cougars most likely will stay the in Fox Sports' West Region rankings when the new polls come out (they were 11th). They shook off the Christmas dust with a seven-point victory over Union.

3. Clearfield (7-2) Class: 5A

Was: 3. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: Haven't played since Dec. 21 when they beat Skyline in their first Region 1 contest of the year. The Falcons continue region play Tuesday with a contest at Viewmont.

4. Bingham (8-0) Class: 5A

Was: 4. Last week: 1-0. Outlook: When Emily Johnson is hitting four bombs a game and scoring 22 points the Miners are tough to beat. The Miners and Kearns Cougars are both 2-0 in region play.

5. Lone Peak (9-0) Class: 4A

Was: 5. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: The Knights have been off since Dec. 19 when they beat Provo in the Region 6 opener. They have Payson and Pleasant Grove on the schedule this week. Both games are league contests.

6. Timpanogos (7-1) Class: 5A

Was: 6. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: Are still smarting after their loss to 3A Carbon a couple of weeks ago, but they can make amends with region victories over Orem and Brighton this week.

7. Highland (6-1) Class: 4A

Was: 7. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: It will be a battle between the Rams, Murray, East and Bountiful for the Region 5 crown. All are currently 1-0 in league play. The Rams host Murray this Friday.

8. Murray (7-1) Class: 4A

Was: 8. Last week: 1-0. Outlook: Melinda Johnsen provides the outside threat and Nina Sanford provides the inside threat for a very balanced Murray squad that handled West Jordan by 13 last week.

9. Fremont (5-1) Class: 4A

Was: 9. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: The Silverwolves travel to Roy and host Sky View in their first two Region 4 contests this year.

10. Timpview (4-3) Class: 4A

Was: 10. Last week: 1-0. Outlook: Started off league play on a good note with a six-point victory over Pleasant Grove.

11. Logan (6-1) Class: 4A

Was: 11. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: With the preseason schedule now complete the Grizzlies look forward to battles on a nightly basis with Box Elder, Bonneville, Fremont and the rest of the Region 4 schools.

12. American Fork (4-3) Class: 4A

Was: 12. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: They have their meeting with Lone Peak circled on the calendar, but there are plenty of other Region 6 teams they cannot afford to overlook.

13. Judge (9-2) Class: 3A

Was: 13. Last week: 1-0. Outlook: Class 3A MVP candidate Rose Hamilton and the rest of the Bulldogs bullied the 5A Skyline Eagles. They have a league title in their sights.

14. Dixie (11-0) Class: 3A

Was: 14. Last week: 1-0. Outlook: Chasi Winningham is getting it done for the Flyers. She has thrust herself into the MVP picture with Judge's Rose Hamilton and Hurricane's Sheila Robertson.

15. Hurricane (10-1) Class: 3A

Was: 15. Last week: 1-0. Outlook: Got back to their winning ways with a victory over Enterprise. Now they have future matchups with Dixie, Pine View and Snow Canyon when Region 9 starts this week. First up: Snow Canyon.

16. Wasatch (8-1) Class: 3A

Was: 16. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: It's going to be a two-team race in Region 10 between the Wasps and Judge. They will get their first shot at each other Jan. 4 when the Wasps travel to Judge Memorial.

17. Carbon (8-4) Class: 3A

Was: 17. Last week: 1-0. Outlook: Chelsea Warburton is another player that is putting up numbers good enough to warrant Class 3A MVP considerations.

18. Wayne (8-3) Class: 1A

Was: 18. Last week: 1-0. Outlook: Kali Taylor and the rest of the Badgers had no problem with 2A San Juan as they beat the Broncos by 20.

19. Kanab (7-2) Class: 2A

Was: 19. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: Now they have the big test of proving that their win over Hurricane was no fluke.

20. Mountain Crest (6-1) Class: 4A

Was: —. Last week: 0-0. Outlook: The Mustangs are one of four Region 4 teams that have only one loss.