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By Jim Powers | Photo by David Smith

Liberty High School remains on top of the SBLive Missouri boys basketball power rankings. The Blue Jays have been on top of the Class Six list as voted on by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association since the beginning of the season.

1. Liberty (15-0)

The Blue Jays have won the past three games and will take on Staley in the final of the CW Stessman Invite Friday.

2. Vashon (14-1)

The Wolverines continue their winning ways with a pair of wins against two out-of-state teams this past week.

3. Lee’s Summit (13-1)

The Tigers won the first two games of the Summit Grill Shootout this week and will play Ruskin on the final this weekend. 

4. Webster Groves (12-3)

The Statesmen move up in the poll after a 79-68 win over Willard in the Border Shootout in Pittsburg, Kan.

5. Chaminade (10-4)

The Red Devils took control of the Metro Catholic Conference with wins over CBC and Vianney this week.

6. Bolivar (15-1)

The Liberators won their only game of the week with a 69-45 victory over Camdenton.

7. Christian Brother College (9-5)

The Cadets fell to Chaminade earlier in the week and then bounced back to beat Staley 56-50. 

8. Staley (12-2)

The Falcons lost a heartbreaker at home to CBC last weekend but rebounded to earn a finals berth in the final of the CW Stessman Invite Friday with a 61-43 semifinal victory against William Chrisman Thursday night.

9. Fair Oaks (14-1)

The Falcons earned a pair of wins this week with victories over Linn and Southern Boone.

10. Thayer (13-1)

The Bobcats dropped their first game of the year to Willow Springs before defeating Alton 62-42 Wednesday night.

11. DeSmet (10-4)

The Spartans won their only game of the week with a 53-43 win over O’Fallon, Ill.

12. Mexico (13-0)

The Bulldogs won the first two games of the Macon Invite and play Kirksville in the final this weekend.

13. Eugene (16-0)

The Eagles move into the poll after keeping their winning streak alive with a 73-61 win over Richland.

14. Westminster Christian Academy (15-1)

The Wildcats move up a spot after defeating MICDS 49-35 earlier in the week.

15. Cardinal Ritter (9-8)

The Lions continue to play one of the toughest schedules in the state with a 71-50 win over St. Mary’s.

16. New Madrid Co. Central (7-4)

The Eagles dropped a pair of games in the Bass Pro TOC before defeating Springfield Catholic in the seventh-place game.

17. Parkview (10-4)

The Vikings dropped the fifth-place game in the Bass Pro TOC to Nixa 48-44

18. Norwood (13-1)

The Pirates extended its winning streak to three games with a 59-44 victory over Seymour.

19. Monroe City (11-3)

The Panthers extended its winning streak to seven games with a 89-38 win over Mark Twain.

20. South Iron (15-2)

The Panthers won the opening game of the Black River League Tournament with an 81-53 win over Ellington.

21. Mound City (16-0)

The Panthers defeated Northeast Nodaway 83-48 in their only game of the week.

22. MICDS (10-3)

The Rams earned a split on the week with a win over John Burroughs before falling to Westminster 49-35 Wednesday night.

23. Father Tolton (13-4)

The Trailblazers head to the Quincy Shootout after an 84-61 win over Battle earlier in the week.

24. Charleston (14-2)

The Blue Jays defeated Century 112-30 in the opening round of the Superman Classic and will play Carterville Saturday night.

25. Nixa (13-2)

The Eagles have won three straight games after falling to Milton on a last second shot in the opening round of the Bass Pro TOC.