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The state championship games are just days away for the top Texas girls basketball teams. We look at where the top 10 teams in the state rank nationally.
Top 10 Texas girls basketball teams ranked nationally
Duncanville - No. 2
The Panthers are going for their fourth UIL state title in the last six years. Duncanville (37-2) will play Judson (Converse) (28-6) in the 6A state semifinals on March 3. The next day is the state title game.Mansfield Timberview (Arlington) - No. 6
The Wolves advanced to the 5A state semifinals and will face Corpus Christi Flour Bluff (29-9) on March 2. Mansfield Timberview (36-2) has won 31 of its last 32 games.Amarillo - No. 20
The Sandies (37-2) had their dream season cut short in a 46-42 loss to Canyon in a 5A regional final. Amarillo had split a regular-season series with Canyon.Canyon - No. 23
The Eagles soared past Amarillo in a regional final to advance to the 5A state semifinals. Canyon (29-3) faces Barbers Hill (Mont Belvieu) (34-4), a team it hasn't faced all year, on March 2.Clear Springs (League City) - No. 27
The Chargers got all the way to the 6A regional finals before falling to Cypress Ranch (Houston) 59-56 in a nail-biter. Clear Springs had rattled off 15 wins in a row prior to the season-ending loss.Argyle - No. 36
The Eagles have been playing well this season, winning 14 games by 40 or more points. Argyle (35-2) won its 4A regional title and will face Wharton (32-6) in the state semifinals on March 3. It is looking for back-to-back state titles.Bishop Lynch (Dallas) - No. 57
The Friars (33-4) won their 28th TAPPS state title, beating Parish Episcopal (Dallas) 68-50 on Feb. 25. Legendary coach Andy Zihlman now has over 950 career wins and 25 state championships.The Colony - No. 61
The Cougars (32-2) lost to Mansfield Timberview (Arlington) in a region matchup to put an end to a solid season. Judson (Converse) - No. 71
The Rockets (28-6) will have the ultimate test in the 6A state semifinals, playing defending champs Duncanville. Judson lost two of its final regular-season games, but has turned it up in the playoffs.Wagner (San Antonio) - No. 72
The Thunderbirds (25-5) had a tough draw against Johnson in regions and lost 72-61. Wagner was also beaten by Johnson in the regular season.