Suffering tis third loss of the season in last week’s Class 3A Region 2 semifinals, the Booneville Bearcats have dropped out of the Arkansas Sports Media Class 3A Boys High School Basketball Poll for the week ending February 23.

The Bearcats (28-3) who face Waldron in the Class 3A state tournament in Osceola at 5:30 Wednesday, did continue to receive votes for the top 5 poll.

CLASS 3A

1. Baptist Prep (10) 29-3 50 1

2. Valley Springs 34-3 36 3

3. Drew Central 25-6 21 –

4. Ashdown 24-2 20 2

5. Harding Academy 24-5 16 –

Others receiving votes: Osceola 4, Booneville 3.

County Line, who won their regional tournament, has moved up one spot in Class 1A.

CLASS 1A

1. Izard County (10) 38-4 50 1

2. Nevada 30-4 40 4

3. Dermott 32-5 28 3

4. County Line 30-5 20 5

5. Hillcrest 26-9 5 –

Others receiving votes: Kirby 3, Bradley 2, Mount Vernon-Enola 2, Calico Rock 1.

Charleston’s girls also dropped out of the top spot in the Class 3A girls poll after their 3A Region 1tournament loss.

CLASS 3A

1. Hoxie (9) 28-2 49 2

2. Mountain View (1) 25-5 36 4

3. Valley Springs 31-8 24 3

4. Charleston 27-2 23 1

5. CAC 24-7 15 –

Others receiving votes: Lamar 2, Harding Academy 1.

Danville, which won its regional tournament jumped two spots in the Class 2A poll.

CLASS 2A

1. Melbourne (10) 26-4 50 1

2. Quitman 27-6 34 3

3. Danville 29-3 28 5

4. Bigelow 29-3 18 2

5. Earle 23-4 11 4

Others receiving votes: Junction City 8, Riverside 1.