top of page


SPORTSDESK - With four days until boys basketball coaches converge to decide playoff seeding for the upcoming 2021 boys basketball state tournament, it's time to take a look at where things stand. This year's format shows five divisions of 90 teams each. Regional seeds will be assigned for opening weekend play, then regional winners being reseeded prior to sectional play.

The below preview includes Division One central Wisconsin boys basketball teams in the Zaleski Sports coverage area.

Regional 1B

EC Memorial

Seed projection: 2

Record: 10-5 (4-5 Big Rivers)

Key wins: Marshfield, Holmen, Hudson, DC Everest

Key losses: EC North, Rice Lake

EC North

Seed projection: 1

Record: 9-5 (4-5 Big Rivers)

Key wins: Marshfield, EC Memorial, DC Everest, Wisconsin Rapids

Key losses: Chippewa Falls, Menomonie


Seed projection: 4

Record: 4-3 (3-2)

Key wins: Thomah

Key losses: EC Memorial

LC Central

Seed projection: 3

Record: 5-1 (3-0 Mississippi Valley)

Key wins: Tomah, Aquinas

Key losses: Eau Claire Memorial


Seed projection: 5

Record: 2-12 (2-8 Wisconsin Valley)

Key wins: Wisconsin Rapids, Wausau East

Key losses: Eau Claire North, Eau Claire Memorial

Wisconsin Rapids

Seed projection: 6

Record: 4-11 (2-8 Wisconsin Valley)

Key wins: Rhinelander, Wausau East

Key losses: Marshfield, Eau Claire North

Regional 1C

Appleton North

Seed projection: 3

Record: 11-7 (8-8 Fox Valley)

Key wins: Hortonville, Fond Du Lac

Key losses: Hortonville, Shawano

DC Everest

Seed projection: 2

Record: 9-5 (9-1 Wisconsin Valley)

Key wins: SPASH, Wausau West

Key losses: EC North, EC Memorial, SPASH


Seed projection: 4

Record: 7-9 (6-8 Fox Valley)

Key wins: Appleton North, Fond Du Lac

Key losses: Appleton North, New London


Seed projection: 1

Record: 9-2 (9-1 Wisconsin Valley)

Key wins: DC Everest, Wausau West x2

Key losses: DC Everest, DePere

Wausau West

Seed projection: 5

Record: 8-7 (6-4 Wisconsin Valley)

Key wins: Merrill, Marshfield x2

Key losses: DC Everest x2, SPASH x2