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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Charleston debuts in Week 5 Missouri hoops rankings

By By Brandon Parker

After games on Monday, Jan. 9.

Most of the top 10 teams have started the new year off right. Top-ranked Vianney keeps on winning and now sits at 14-0 and 43rd in the POWERADE FAB 50 after Monday's victory against Eureka. Defending Class 5 champ McCluer North, which has won 10 straight, appears to be hitting its stride. And Lee's Summit West is making a case for the top ranking with its 12-0 start.

Charleston's victorious ways have catapulted it into the state rankings at No. 10 this week. Much thanks goes to Greg Tucker, who is putting together a monster season. In a December win against Meridian (Ill.), the senior guard dropped 40 points and he's averaging 20.4 points on the year.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Vianney (Kirkwood) 14-0 (1)
Golden Griffins are 3-0 in the new year, highlighted by a 66-59 win against Breese Central (Ill.) this past Saturday.

2. McCluer North (Florissant) 12-1 (2)
Stars look like they did during last year's Class 5 title run, riding a 10-game win streak entering Tuesday's contest against Hazelwood East.

3. Lee's Summit West 12-0 (4)
Titans look to continue undefeated run against Park Hill on Tuesday.

Click here for the full POWERADE Missouri weekly basketball rankings.