Boys Top Five
1. Jackson Co. (11-5 overall, 5-1 vs. 13th Region foes)
What’s the scoop: After seeing Clay County fall to North Laurel Tuesday night, the Generals jump back into the top spot after knocking off Oneida Baptist Institute and Pineville this past week.
Surprise, surprise: There really have been no surprises so far this season for Jackson County. An early road loss to Corbin, the team's only 13th Region loss this season, was avenged with a win in the Cumberland Falls Invitational Tournament.
What’s ahead: The Generals will face district rival North Laurel Friday and take part in the 13th Region All 'A' Classic starting on Monday.
2. Knox Central (9-7, 4-1)
What’s the scoop: The best part about this power poll is it's based on how a team is playing right now and few teams are playing as well as Knox Central right now. The Panthers have won four straight over regional foes, including Tuesday's 66-61 win over Clay County.
Surprise, surprise: After struggling a bit on the road early in the season, the Panthers have won their last three road games, all against 13th Region teams.
What’s ahead: Knox Central will host 51st District rival Bell County Friday before traveling to South Laurel Tuesday.
3. Clay County (10-4, 5-1)
What’s the scoop: The Tigers drop to third in this poll for the first time this season after dropping three straight games, dating back to the team's loss to Dacula, GA. in the Sunshine Classic.
Surprise, surprise: The fact the Tigers have lost three straight is as big a surprise as any this week. The good news for Clay County may be the fact that the team dropped three straight last January, but won the next 15 games to get to the Sweet Sixteen.
What’s ahead: Clay County will host Boyd County Saturday before traveling to Perry County Central Tuesday.
4. Corbin (11-5, 6-2)
What’s the scoop: The Redhounds have won four straight, including three in a row against 13th Region foes. Tony Pietrowski's squad will try to improve to 3-0 in 50th District play when they travel to Whitley County Friday.
Surprise, surprise: Despite having a legitimate superstar, the Redhounds have a solid nucleus of quality basketball players. As he seems to always do, Pietrowski has gotten the most out of each and every player he puts on the floor
What’s ahead: Corbin will look to keep it's unbeaten district record intact against Whitley County Friday before hosing Christian Academy of Knoxville, Tenn. on Tuesday.
5. Bell County (9-6, 8-2)
What’s the scoop: After dropping three straight to close out 2013, the Bobcats have won three of the last four games, all three wins coming against regional foes.
Surprise, surprise: Bell County has nine wins on the season, eight of which have come against 13th Region competition.
What’s ahead: The Bobcats will host Knox Central Friday and travel to Scott County for a Saturday evening showdown with Billy Hicks' Cardinals.
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