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Sunday, January 8, 2012
Basketball rankings debut with familiar teams

By ESPNDallas.com

The basketball season is in full swing, so it's time to debut our weekly rankings.

The new top 10s are led by teams that finished last year as the best in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Flower Mound Marcus' boys (5A), Dallas Kimball's boys (4A) and Irving MacArthur's girls (5A) won state championships last year and are all No. 1 in this year's first polls. Dallas Lincoln, the only girls team from the area to reach the 4A state tournament, is the other No. 1.

Three Class 5A schools have their boys and girls teams ranked: Plano West (both No. 4), DeSoto (both No. 5) and Cedar Hill (both No. 8).

In 4A, two schools doubled up: Arlington Seguin (No. 7 boys, No. 6 girls) and Lincoln (No. 10 boys, No. 1 girls).

Here are ESPNDallas.com's debut rankings for 2012: