The Tellico Plains Lady Bears rose in the Tennessee AP Class A Girls’ poll this week.

The Lady Bears climbed up into ninth place, previously 10th the week prior, and have also received one first place vote.

Only four teams in Class A have received four first place votes — Gibson County (11), Summertown (1) and McKenzie (1).

The Lady Bears’ (19-0) week brought in more battled tested wins — including wins at Hiwassee Dam and over Polk County.

Tellico plains received 43 points in the poll, five behind eighth place Trenton-Peabody. Gibson County (27-1), the first place team, received 135 points.

Division I Class A

Gibson County (11) (27-1) 135 pts.

Summertown (1) (23-3) 120 pts.

McKenzie (1) (23-1) 111 pts.

Clarkrange (21-5) 88 pts.

Loretto (15-6) 69 pts.

Van Buren County (21-2) 65 pts.

Houston County (17-2) 52 pts.

Trenton-Peabody (22-5) 48 pts.

Tellico Plains (19-0) 43 pts.

Jo Byrns (15-2) 29 pts.

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