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AP Illinois high school boys basketball rankings: Week 11

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AP Illinois high school boys basketball rankings: Week 11

By Associated Press

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

Class 4A

No. Team Record Pts Prev
1. Simeon (10) 19-3 100 1
2. Curie 18-4 89 2
3. Harvey Thornton 18-1 76 4
4. Evanston 20-2 67 5
5. Kenwood 16-3 64 3
6. Edwardsville 17-4 49 7
7. Lisle (Benet Academy) 21-3 36 8
8. Marian Catholic (Chicago Heights) 17-5 20 6
9. Homewood-Flossmoor 16-5 20 10
10. East Moline United 19-5 15 NR

Others receiving votes: Riverside-Brookfield (8), Rock Island (2), Proviso East (1), Quincy (1), Whitney Young (1), Glenbard West (1)

Class 3A

No. Team Record Pts Prev
1. Morgan Park (7) 19-2 115 1
2. Althoff Catholic (5) 21-2 113 2
3. Fenwick 22-2 94 3
4. Galesburg 26-1 81 4
5. Peoria Manual 18-3 64 5
6. Rockford Boylan 23-2 53 6
7. Bogan 17-6 37 7
8. Centralia 21-2 35 9
9. Springfield Lanphier 17-3 21 10
10. Bloomington 19-4 19 NR

Others receiving votes: Dixon (10), LaSalle-Peru (6), Metamora (4), Springfield Southeast (3), Washington (2), Normal University (2), Westchester St. Joseph (1)

Class 2A

No. Team Record Pts Prev
1. Orr (7) 16-2 113 1
2. Warrensburg-Latham (4) 21-2 105 4
3. Breese Central (1) 17-2 88 2
4. Rockridge 17-0 71 7
5. Seton Academy 19-1 50 6
6. Pleasant Plains 16-4 49 8
7. Teutopolis 16-4 39 10
8. Winnebago 17-2 39 3
9. Lawrenceville 20-2 38 5
10. Sterling Newman 19-5 22 9

Others receiving votes: Quincy Notre Dame (16), Nismarck-Henning (15), Bloomington Central Catholic (9), Athens (3), Williamsville (2), Kewanee (1)

Class 1A

No. Team Record Pts Prev
1. Ridgeview (10) 19-2 168 1
2. Okawville (1) 21-3 156 2
3. Brimfield 22-1 131 5
4. Leo (2) 15-5 118 4
5. Newark 20-2 93 3
6. Woodlawn 18-2 80 7
7. Payson Seymour 19-1 78 8
8. Metro-East Lutheran 21-4 77 6
9. Liberty 18-2 43 10
10. Arcola 17-3 16 NR

Others receiving votes: Flanagan (12), Waterloo Gibault (7), Wethersfield (2), Quest Academy (2), Christopher (1), Polo (1)

92 Days to Kickoff: St. Edward

92 Days to Kickoff: St. Edward

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

School: St. Edward

Head coach: Mike Rolando

Assistant coaches: Steve McShane, Scot Brockner, Eloy Diaz, Mike Childers, Mike Holte, Tim Wood, Zack McQueen and Andrew Yarwood

How they fared in 2017: 5-4 (2-3 Metro Suburban Blue Conference). St. Edward failed to make the 2017 IHSA state playoff field.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 vs Tinley Park

Aug. 31 @ Wheaton Academy

Sept. 7 @ Hope Academy

Sept. 14 vs Elmwood Park

Sept. 21 @ Guerin Prep

Sept. 28 @ Chicago Christian

Oct. 5 vs IC Catholic Prep

Oct. 12 vs Fenton

Oct. 19 vs Ridgewood

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Biggest storyline: Can the Green Wave reload and replace several multi-year starters lost to graduation this spring?

Names to watch this season: RB/LB Nick Wright and WR/DB Sidney Muhammed

Biggest holes to fill: Replacing standout quarterback Dylan Mlinarich will likely be one of the bigger projects for the 'Wave.

EDGY's Early Take: The Green Wave just missed out on the 2017 playoff because of low playoff points and will need to reload come August. Only two starters are back on both sides of the football. Look for St. Edward to get the football into the hands of RB Nick Wright quite a bit. WR Sidney Muhammed will also be another experienced play maker this fall. 

NBC Sports Chicago's 100 Days to Kickoff

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NBC Sports Chicago's 100 Days to Kickoff

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

In case you missed any of our previews, here is our rundown:

100. De La Salle

99. Crystal Lake South

98. Eisenhower

97. Back of the Yards

96. Jacobs

95. Waubonsie Valley

94. Kaneland

93. West Aurora

92. St. Edward