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2017 AP preps football rankings: Week 7

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2017 AP preps football rankings: Week 7

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

Class 8A

Others receiving votes: Naperville North 10, Hinsdale Central 7, Gurnee Warren 4, Stevenson 2, Oswego 2, St. Charles East 2, South Elgin 2, Oswego East 1

Class 7A

Others receiving votes: Hoffman Estates 18, Willowbrook 5, Jacobs 4, Benet 4, Rockford Auburn 3, Lincoln Park 2, Hersey 1

Class 6A

Others receiving votes: Lemont 17, Danville 8, St. Laurence 5, Oak Lawn Richards 4, Riverside-Brookfield 4, Peoria Central 2

Class 5A

Others receiving votes: Triad 9, Rich Central 5, Payton 4, Chicago (Solorio Academy) 2, Rochelle 1, Lindblom 1

Class 4A

Others receiving votes: Raby 15, Taylorville 10, Chicago Sullivan 1

Class 3A

Others receiving votes: Anna-Jonesboro 10, Fairfield 9, Wilmington 4, Sesser (S.-Valier) 3, Vandalia 2, Watseka Coop 1

Class 2A

Others receiving votes: Chicago (Hope) Academy 8, Trenton Wesclin 5, Aurora Christian 2, Alton Marquette 1, Clifton Central 1

Class 1A

Others receiving votes: Fulton 21, Aquin 11, Princeville 5, Camp Point Central 3, Dakota 2, Argenta-Oreana 1

Viewers' Choice: Vote for High School Lites game coverage

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Viewers' Choice: Vote for High School Lites game coverage

Who wants it more?

We are putting High School Lites, Chicagoland's top prep sports show, in the hands of area basketball fans in our "Viewers' Choice Game of the Week." Fans will get the chance to pick one game that the NBC Sports Chicago (@NBCSPreps) crew will cover on Friday night. We will send our cameras to the game that gets the most votes; highlights and postgame reaction of that game will appear on that night's "High School Lites" broadcast at 11 p.m. The show also live streams at NBCSportsChicago.com/watchlive. High School Lites will also have broadcast replays at 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. the following Saturday. This week, Santa and his NBC Sports Chicago reindeer will either go south, north or west to cover a boys varsity basketball game for highlights and postgame reaction. Which game is the most worthy of holiday (fan) cheer?

Minooka at Plainfield North, 6:30 p.m.

Brother Rice at Loyola, 7:00 p.m.

Lake Park at Larkin, 7:00 p.m.

Poll opens Monday at 12 p.m. and closes Thursday at 4 p.m. Here is what fans need to do to vote:

— Follow @NBCSPreps on Twitter.
— Note the "pinned Tweet" atop the @NBCSPreps feed. Vote for the game you want us to cover.
— Spread the word! 

We will make an announcement on @NBCSPreps just after 4 p.m. Thursday with the official results of which game will be covered. And as a reminder, be sure to follow @NBCSPreps for updates on the "Viewers' Choice Game of the week," along with other high school sports news, scores and highlights this season.

High School Lites Basketball Roundup: Week 3

High School Lites Basketball Roundup: Week 3

High School Lites had plenty of action during Week 3 of the basketball season. 

Highlights include a matchup of CSL favorites as Niles North hosted Evanston while other rivalries took place across the Chicagoland area. 

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NBCSPreps for the latest news and scores for IHSA basketball.

Team of the Week: DePaul Prep Boys Basketball

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Simeon's Messiah Jones

Highlights

No. 6 Niles North takes down No. 19 Evanston

Willowbrook slows down No. 24 Hinsdale South

No. 11 West Aurora needs overtime to stop Glenbard East

No. 13 Fenwick uses buzzer-beater to take down Brother Rice

No. 20 St. Viator collects big conference win over No. 18 Benet

Notre Dame beats Carmel

North Lawndale holds off Prosser

Prospect runs by Buffalo Grove

Batavia knocks off Geneva in boys basketball thriller

Geneva runs past Batavia in girls basketball