In that preview, we said we'd break out the Power Rankings as the dust settled from the beginning of the season and the best of the best began to show themselves.
We'll, we've reached that point. It's that time of the season where we put pen to paper as to who is the best in the area, right now.
[UPDATED: 5:36 a.m. Friday, February 26]
Just like the girls playoff schedule, the boys schedule is a bit out of sync across the state thanks to the winter storm that blew through last week.
In some areas of the state, teams have already advanced to the third round while most of the state is waiting to play the Area Round, including some Metroplex teams that were just able to play their Bi-District games earlier this week.
The Area Round is about to get underway, and here are the matchups featuring DFW teams.
W4 Byron Nelson 64, T2 Abilene 48
W3 North Crowley 39, R2 Odessa Permian 38
W8 South Grand Prairie 70, R5 Denton Braswell 47
W7 Richardson 63, R6 Flower Mound Marcus 42
W2 Wolfforth Frenship 62, T4 Northwest Easton 53
W1 El Paso Americas 49, T3 Euless Trinity 25
R7 Richardson Lake Highlands 53, W6 Coppell 50
T7 Dallas Jesuit 64, W5 McKinney 60
W12 Killeen Ellison 78, R9 Garland Naaman Forest 48
W11 Waxahachie 74, R10 Rockwall 62
R11 Duncanville 61, F9 Garland Sachse 51
T11 Mansfield 62, W9 Garland 56
W8 Mansfield Timberview 48, T6 Birdville 37
W7 Fort Worth Wyatt 59, R6 Denton Ryan 44
T8 Mansfield Legacy 76, W6 Richland 44
R8 Mansfield Summit 61, F6 Grapevine 45
W12 Lancaster 78, R9 Frisco Heritage 58
W11 Carrollton Smith 50, R10 McKinney North 43
W16 Huntsville 91, R13 North Forney 82
T12 Dallas South Oak Cliff 46, W10 Lucas Lovejoy 44
R12 Dallas Kimball 69, W9 Frisco Wakeland 63
W14 Midlothian 44, R15 Sulphur Springs 36
W13 Highland Park 57, T15 Longview 52
W8 Fort Worth Young Men's Leadership Academy 89, R5 Burkburnett 74
W7 Argyle 65, R6 Lampasas 45
R7 Decatur 47, W6 Glen Rose 35
R8 Fort Worth Dunbar 64, W5 Wichita Falls Hirschi 62
W12 Dallas Carter 91, R9 Anna 41
F12 Dallas Pinkston 71, R10 Carrollton Ranchview 56
W10 Oak Cliff Faith Family Academy 67, T12 Dallas Hutchins 41
W9 Van Alstyne 74, R12 Dallas Lincoln 67
W13 Kaufman 47, R16 Tyler Chapel Hill 38
W8 Brock 47, T6 Tuscola Jim Ned 29
W22 Slidell vs. R23 Dodd City - 2/25 @ 7:30 p.m.