Concho Valley Basketball Teams Crack Top 25 in Preseason Rankings


SUGARLAND, TX — Good news for Concho Valley High School Basketball fans! The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches released its pre-season rankings for the upcoming 2023-24 High School Basketball season this week, and multiple teams from around the Concho Valley came in the Top 25. 

Even better than that, the Owls team that finished with a 30-10 overall record and a perfect 14-0 in district play and runner-up in the Regional Final returned almost everyone back this season. The TABC must have taken notice, as they have the Owls ranked No. 2 in the state in the initial preseason rankings.


Area Champions Reagan County Owls

Area Champions Reagan County Owls

(San Angelo LIVE! Photo/Ryan Chadwick)

2A State Rankings

1. Martins Mill

2. Reagan County

3. Tolar

4. Schulenburg

5. Timpson

6. Floydada

7. North Hopkins

8. Beckville

9. New Home

10. Evadale

11. Hawkins

12. Farwell

13. Sam Rayburn

14. Dallardsville Big Sandy

15. LaPoynor

16. Poolville

17. Wellington

18. Thorndale

19. Shelbyville

20. Lipan

21. Port Aransas

22. Grapeland

23. Mumford

24. Albany

25. Lee Academy

Elsewhere in the Concho Valley, the Irion County Hornets come into this season ranked No. 24 in the initial 1A State Rankings. The Hornets graduated key pieces from last year’s team that lost in the regional tournament but came in with enough talent for the state to take notice.

Irion County

Irion County

(San Angelo LIVE! Photo/James Bouligny)

1A State Rankings

1. Graford

2. Jayton

3. Benjamin

4. Fayetteville

5. Texline

6. Gordon

7. Garden City

8. Abbott

9. Nazareth

10. Huckabay

11. Calvert

12. Dodd City

13. McMullen County

14. Slidell

15. Brookeland

16. Perrin Whitt

17. Knox City

18. Happy

19. Buena Vista

20. Rocksprings

21. Silverton

22. Rankin

23. Wildorado

24. Irion County

25. San Perlita

Girl’s High School Basketball

On the ladies' side, the Wall Lady Hawks enter another season in the Top 10. After a hard-fought season a school year ago, these ladies are poised for another good one. Joining the Concho Valley top-ranked teams are the Mason Lady Cowgirls. Mason enters this season ranked No. 17. After a trip to the state title game where the ladies fell 47-35 in the finals, the Irion County Lady Hornets enter this season ranked No. 4. Within the same district as the Runner-Up Lady Hornets, the Veribest Lady Falcons are poised for a revenge tour this season. The Lady Falcons come in at No. 8. Finally, 44 miles east of San Angelo, the Eden Lady Bulldogs are ready to make their mark this year. The Lady Bulldogs round out the Concho Valley ranked No. 20 in 1A.

Lady Hawks' Brylyn Watts

Lady Hawks' Brylyn Watts

(Ryan Chadwick/San Angelo LIVE! Photo)

Girl’s 3A State Rankings

1. Holliday

2. Fairfield

3. Winnsboro

4. Columbus

5. Tuscola Jim Ned

6. Mt. Pleasant Chapel Hill

7. Gunter

8. Pottsboro

9. Rice

10. Wall

11. Lytle

12. Mexia

13. Brock

14. Idalou

15. Peaster

16. Shallowater

17. Bushland

18. Edgewood

19. Poth

20. Kountze

21. Aransas Pass

22. Huntington

23. Goliad

24. Malakoff

25. Hitchcock

Girl’s 2A State Rankings

1. Lipan

2. Gruver

3. Panhandle

4. Nocona

5. Martins Mill

6. LaPoynor

7. Sundown

8. New Home

9. Hearne

10. Dallardsville Big Sandy

11. Tenaha

12. Goldwaithe

13. Muenster

14. Cooper

15. Merit Bland

16. Wellington

17. Mason

18. Windthorst

19. Chireno

20. Skidmore Tynan

21. Ropes

22. Clarendon

23. Farwell

24. Evadale

25. Shiner

Irion County during a timeout

Irion County during a timeout


Girl’s 1A State Rankings

1. Nazareth

2. Huckabay

3. Neches

4. Irion County

5. Dodd City

6. Slidell

7. Claude

8. Veribest

9. D’Hanis

10. Sands

11. Whiteface

12. Borden County

13. Hermleigh

14. Roscoe Highland

15. Rocksprings

16. Aquilla

17. Gorman

18. Throckmorton

19. Brookeland

20. Eden

21. Bloomburg

22. Eula

23. Lamesa Klondike

24. McMullen County

25. Slocum

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