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2017 AP preps girls basketball rankings: Week 1

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2017 AP preps girls basketball rankings: Week 1

Here are the girls prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record and total points:

Class 4A

Others receiving votes: Homewood-Flossmoor 9. Wheaton North 7. Mother McAuley 6. Belleville East 5. Hononegah 4. Naperville Central 2. Fremd  1. Marist 1

Class 3A

Others receiving votes: Rochester 9. Burlington Central 9. Dunlap 8. Quincy Notre Dame 6. Lincoln 6. St. Viator 5. Galesburg 3. Dixon  2. Rockford Lutheran 1

Class 2A

Others receiving votes: Knoxville 14. Breese Mater Dei 11. Heyworth 7. Auburn 7. Nashville 3. Tuscola 2. Sherrard 2. Bureau Valley 2. Hall 1. Havana 1. Byron 1

Class 1A

Others receiving votes: Prophetstown 10. Shiloh 10. Hardin Calhoun 9. Hope Academy 8. Cissna Park 7. Barry (Western) 7. Elgin Academy 6. Princeville 6. Galena 5. Illini Central 5. Brimfield 5. Aquin 4. Goreville 1. Colfax Ridgeview 1

2017 AP preps basketball rankings: Week 1

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2017 AP preps basketball rankings: Week 1

Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school basketball teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:

Class 4A

Others receiving votes: Romeoville 15. Bolingbrook 14. Naperville North 13. New Trier 2. Larkin 2. Rock Island 1

Class 3A

Others receiving votes: Richwoods 12, Springfield Southeast 10. Champaign Central 10. Carmel 4. Rich East 4. Bogan 3. Galesburg 2. Rock Falls 2. Washington 2. Lincoln 1

Class 2A

Others receiving votes:  Quincy Notre Dame 15. Deer Creek-Mackinaw  9. Leo 7. Mt. Carmel 4. Monmouth-Roseville 4. Effingham St. Anthony 3. Tremont 2. Pittsfield 2. Harrisburg  2. Greenville 2. Pleasant Plains 1

Class 1A

Others receiving votes: Sterling Newman 16. Milledgeville 16. North Greene 13. Brimfield 12. Brown County  11. Milford 10. Springfield Calvary 6. Quest Academy 6. Madison 6. Heyworth 5. Mt. Pulaski 4. Freeport (Aquin) 4. Payson Seymour 4. Patoka 3. Concord Triopia  3. Raymond Lincolnwood 3

High School Lites Podcast: What's the best high school basketball rivalry in Illinois?

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High School Lites Podcast: What's the best high school basketball rivalry in Illinois?

What is the best high school basketball rivalry in the Land of Lincoln?

On the latest edition of the High School Lites Podcast, Simeon head coach Robert Smith shares his thoughts on the topic ahead of his team's matchup with Morgan Park this week. Joe Collins and Scott Phillips talk about why that matchup is so meaningful on the prep basketball scene.

Plus, the panel also discusses the @NBCSPreps Power Rankings, as several new teams are in the mix, and break down the next episode of High School Lites, which features several high-caliber rivalry games.

Listen below: