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High school girls basketball: Morgan, Beaver, Piute tabbed preseason No. 1s in respective classification as 3A/2A/1A tip off this week

Utah high school girls basketball tips off this week in the 3A/2A/1A ranks.
Morgan begins the 2021-2022 season as the preseason No. 1 in the Deseret News’ coaches rankings
David Anderson

The 2020-21 high school girls basketball season tips off this Tuesday for 3A, 2A and 1A, and familiar faces begin the season as the favorites once again.

In the Deseret News annual coaches preseason rankings, Morgan (3A), Beaver (2A) and Piute (1A) open the season as the team to beat, and Morgan and Piute are both defending state champs.

Morgan edged Emery in last year’s 3A state championship, and according to the state’s 3A coaches they’re the two favorites again this season.

North Summit is the 2A defending state champ, but it will open the season ranked No. 2 in the Deseret News preseason rankings behind top-ranked Beaver.

Defending 1A champion Piute narrowly edged Valley for the preseason top spot, the same team it beat to win last year’s state title.


Class 3A

Team (2020-21 record)

1. Morgan (17-8)

2. Emery (16-5)

3. Richfield (16-8)

4. Judge Memorial (15-5)

5. Carbon (17-7)

Others receiving multiple votes: Juan Diego, Grantsville, Layton Christian, Ogden, Manti.

Class 2A

Team (2020-21 record)

1. Beaver (17-6)

2. North Summit (20-4)

3. Kanab (15-5)

4. Millard (16-9)

5. South Sevier (16-5)

Others receiving multiple votes: Enterprise, Duchesne, Wasatch Academy, American Heritage.

Class 1A

Team (2020-21 Record)

1. Piute (19-5)

2. Valley (17-5)

3. Wayne (20-6)

4. Rich (15-8)

5. Panguitch (6-15)

Others receiving multiple votes: Tabiona, Milford, Bryce Valley, Altamont.