Madison's Jaden Schwab hits a reverse layup in the first quarter of the Bobcats 58-41 win over Blackfoot on Friday night.

Madison’s Jaden Schwab hits a reverse layup in the first quarter of the Bobcat’s 58–41 win over Blackfoot on Friday night.

Watch out: two of the best boys basketball teams are right here in east Idaho, according to this week’s state-wide media poll.

Madison and Rigby both placed atop of this week’s 5A poll with Madison (7-0) placing first with seven first-place votes. Rigby was voted second, including one first-place vote, after beating Rocky Mountain during this year’s Preston tournament.

The two Upper Valley rivals met this Friday in Rigby.

Some changes were made elsewhere in this week’s poll.

In 4A, Idaho Falls (4-3) received a vote in this week’s poll, but not enough to crack the top five.

In 3A, Snake River moved up to the No. 1 spot after beating Ririe last week to advance to 6-0. Sugar-Salem (5-3) remains locked in at the No. 4 spot.

In 2A, Ririe was bumped down from tied for first to second place following a four-point loss to Snake River and a 7-0 record by ensuing 2A state champion, Bear Lake.

North Fremont, meanwhile, moved up a spot from tied for fifth to fourth in this week’s poll. Nuclear Conference opponent Firth received four points, but not enough to crack the top five.

In 1A Division I, Challis bumped down from second to third, as Wallace received three first-place votes.

In the 1A Division II market, Mackay remains at the fifth spot with a 5-2 record. Watersprings received two votes, but not enough to be ranked.

The entire poll can be viewed below with local teams bolded.

Idaho boys basketball poll

Week 3

All records as of Monday

CLASS 5A

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Madison (7) 7-0 42 2

2. Rigby (1) 7-1 30 4

3. Rocky Mountain 7-1 28 1

4. Borah (1) 7-1 26 3

5. Boise 5-3 6 t-5

Others receiving votes: Coeur d’Alene 1, Meridian 1, Post Falls 1.

CLASS 4A

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Twin Falls (8) 8-0 44 2

2. Minico (1) 7-0 36 1

3. Preston 8-1 28 4

4. Century 6-2 13 3

5. Kuna 6-3 7 5

Others receiving votes: Columbia 5, Idaho Falls 2.

CLASS 3A

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Snake River (2) 6-0 37 2

2. Fruitland (4) 5-2 36 1

3. Parma (3) 6-0 35 3

4. Sugar-Salem 5-3 13 4

5. Kimberly 4-2 10 5

Others receiving votes: Weiser 4.

CLASS 2A

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Bear Lake (7) 7-0 43 t-1

2. Ririe (2) 5-1 36 t-1

3. Grangeville 5-1 24 3

4. North Fremont 4-1 11 t-5

5. Declo 4-2 10 4

Others receiving votes: Marsing 5, Firth 4, St. Maries 1, Melba 1.

CLASS 1A DIVISION I

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Lapwai (6) 4-1 42 1

2. Wallace (3) 7-0 31 5

3. Challis 5-1 21 2

t-4. Prairie 3-3 14 3

t-4. Oakley 6-1 14 —

Others receiving votes: Valley 7, Potlatch 4, Glenns Ferry 1, Grace 1.

CLASS 1A DIVISION II

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Lighthouse Christian (5) 8-0 40 2

2. Genesis Prep (3) 2-2 33 1

3. Salmon River (1) 7-0 27 4

4. North Gem 6-1 19 3

5. Mackay 5-2 13 5

Others receiving votes: Watersprings 2, Garden Valley 1.

VOTERS

Mark Nelke, Coeur d’Alene Press

Michael Lycklama, Idaho Statesman

Matt Harris, IdahoSports.com

Brandon Walton, Idaho Press

Michael Guise, Idaho State Journal

Paul Kingsbury, IdahoSports.com

Sean Whooley, (Twin Falls) Times-News

Colton Clark, Lewiston Tribune

Luke O’Roark, (Idaho Falls) Post Register

Luke O’Roark is a reporter for the Post Register. He can be reached at 208-542-6772. You can also follow him on Twitter: @LukeORoark

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