Class 6A Boys
Ryan Aber: Midwest City. The Bombers don't have a standout star like they've had in the past but the way Midwest City plays defense makes them the favorite coming into the tournament.
Ed Godfrey: Edmond Memorial. Point guard and Oklahoma signee Jordan Woodard will shine in state tournament.
Jacob Unruh: Edmond Memorial. The Bulldogs have upset Midwest City once, and can definitely do it again.
Scott Wright: Midwest City. There's a reason “defense wins championships” became a cliché. Because it's true, and nobody plays better defense than the Bombers.
Class 6A Girls
Ryan Aber: Edmond Santa Fe. There's no winner that's easier to pick in any class than this one. Santa Fe has been dominant since losing to Putnam City very early.
Ed Godfrey: Edmond Santa Fe. The Wolves are clearly the class of 6A girls' basketball with their outstanding guard play.
Jacob Unruh: Edmond Santa Fe. The heavy favorite, there hasn't been much of a challenge thus far for the Wolves.
Scott Wright: Edmond Santa Fe. Aside from an early season slip-up, the Wolves have been dominant.
Class 5A Boys
Ryan Aber: Bishop McGuinness. There's just something about the Irish once they get to the tournament. Sophomore Will Lienhard gives the Irish a defensive force in the middle.
Ed Godfrey: Tulsa Memorial. Hot team heading into the state tournament.
Jacob Unruh: Bishop McGuinness. Irish was upset by Lawton MacArthur on Friday, but still unlikely to slow down.
Scott Wright: Southeast. Southeast's Rashawn Thomas, an unheralded 6-foot-7 forward, will prove himself as one of the state's best players.
Class 5A Girls
Ryan Aber: Shawnee. The Wolves have shown some vulnerability at times, but McKenzie Cooper's play has sparked Shawnee of late and will lift it to a repeat.
Ed Godfrey: Shawnee. Defending state champs will win it again.
Jacob Unruh: Deer Creek. Antlers are on fire, winning 12 straight. This is the right time for that.
Scott Wright: Shawnee. Wendi Wells' squad plays sound basketball, and they know how to win.
Class 4A Boys
Ryan Aber: Douglass. Stephen Clark gets yet another gold ball to wrap up his Trojans career having swept Class 4A.
Ed Godfrey: Douglass. Can anybody in their right mind really pick against Douglass and Oklahoma State signee Stephen Clark?
Jacob Unruh: Douglass. The Trojans have been on this path since winning last season.
Scott Wright: Douglass. The Trojans are the most talented team, but a title isn't a given. Watch out for Roland.
Class 4A Girls
Ryan Aber: Anadarko. Lakota Beatty and Co. give the Lady Warriors a second consecutive title.
Ed Godfrey: Anadarko. Has the best player in the class in Oklahoma State signee Lakota Beatty.
Jacob Unruh: Anadarko. Only loss was to Edmond Santa Fe, and no team below 6A has come within six points.
Scott Wright: Anadarko. The clear favorite with Lakota Beatty running the show.
Class 3A Boys
Ryan Aber: Millwood. This is what Varryl Franklin's teams do — enter the tournament with records that don't overwhelm, then take home a gold ball.
Ed Godfrey: Centennial. Simply more talented than the rest of the field.
Jacob Unruh: Centennial. Has tough side of the bracket, but if there Saturday, don't count out another win.
Scott Wright: Millwood. No superstars, just talented athletes who play winning basketball the way Varryl Franklin coaches it.
Class 3A Girls
Ryan Aber: Millwood. More than anyone else in this bracket, the Falcons have been tested
Ed Godfrey: Perkins-Tryon. The Demons are unbeaten for a reason.
Jacob Unruh: Sulphur. Veteran group's defense is too suffocating for the rest of the field.
Scott Wright: Perkins-Tryon. A showdown with fellow unbeaten, No. 1 Sulphur, is looming.
Class 2A Boys
Ryan Aber: Ketchum. In a tournament that has been turned on its head by upsets to this point, the Warriors have been a constant.
Ed Godfrey: Chouteau. The team knocked out No. 1 Northeast, is riding a hot streak and has four players who average double figures in scoring
Jacob Unruh: Ketchum. Knocked off Northeast, increasing chances of completing perfect season.
Scott Wright: Ketchum. Undefeated and showed they're for real by upsetting the defending champ, Northeast, in the area finals.
Class 2A Girls
Ryan Aber: Northeast. After coming so close a year ago, the Vikings break through to take the hold ball.
Ed Godfrey: Dale. The team that plays the best defense in the class will hoist the gold ball. The only time the Lady Pirates lost this year is when they shot a dismal 16 percent, and the game still went into double overtime
Jacob Unruh: Dale. Breck Clark and the Pirates have been rolling, and Northeast has shown vulnerability.
Scott Wright: Northeast. Depth is the only concern; otherwise one of the three or four most talented teams in any class.