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AP Illinois high school girls basketball rankings: Week 10

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AP Illinois high school girls basketball rankings: Week 10

By Associated Press

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

Class 4A

No. Team Record Pts Prev
1. Montini (13) 24-1 130 1
2. Fremd 21-2 117 2
3. Edwardsville 22-1 101 3
4. Benet 22-3 90 4
5. Whitney Young 17-5 80 5
6. Huntley 22-3 48 8
7. Rock Island 24-3 44 6
8. New Trier 20-4 34 9
9. Homewood-Flossmoor 15-3 27 10
10. Trinity 18-5 11 7

Others receiving votes: Proviso East (10), Geneva (6), Batavia (6), Evanston (5), Buffalo Grove (2), Hononegah (2), Hersey (2)

Class 3A

No. Team Record Pts Prev
1. Morgan Park (14) 21-2 140 1
2. Morton 23-3 119 2
3. Chicago Marshall 21-2 115 3
4. Galesburg 26-2 90 4
5. Rockford Lutheran 19-1 87 5
6. Rochester 21-3 72 6
7. Rich East 21-4 41 9
8. Highland 21-4 39 10
9. Burlington Central 18-3 27 8
10. Triad 18-3 9 NR

Others receiving votes: Springfield (8), Washington (7), Champaign St. Thomas More (7), Charleston (4), North Lawndale (3), Antioch (2)

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Class 2A

No. Team Record Pts Prev
1. Breese Central (9) 23-4 142 1
2. Piasa Southwestern (5) 23-3 140 2
3. Knoxville (1) 23-4 120 3
4. Teutopolis 21-6 96 4
5. Bloomington Central Catholic 18-5 84 6
6. Hillsboro 23-4 72 5
7. Sherrard 20-5 52 7
8. Havana 25-4 44 9
9. Gilman Iroquois West 22-2 31 NR
10. Byron 18-4 8 NR

Others receiving votes: Tremont (6), Peoria Christian (6), Athens (5), Kewanee (5), Camp Point Central (5), Sesser-Valier (4), Monticello (2), Flora (2), Pleasant Plains (1) 

Class 1A

No. Team Record Pts Prev
1. Moweaqua Central A&M (15) 24-1 173 1
2. Danville Schlarman (1) 20-2 134 3
3. Annawan 23-4 131 2
3. (tie) Cissna Park (1) 24-1 131 4
5. Calhoun (1) 22-2 124 5
6. Brimfield 24-4 68 7
7. Salt Fork 24-2 46 T8
8. Indian Creek 23-1 39 10
9. Liberty 24-2 37 T8
10. Lebanon 20-3 34 6

Others receiving votes: Ashton-Franklin Center (26), Winchester (26), Harvest Christian Academy (9), New Athens (7), Mount Olive (3), Mounds Meridian (1), Wethersfield (1)

62 Days to Kickoff: Lincoln Park

62 Days to Kickoff: Lincoln Park

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: Lincoln Park

Head coach: Vince DeFrancesco

Assistant coaches: Steve Karoff, Grant Magnuson, Tyler Clark, Brandon Randolph, Alex Green and Tom Dellota

How they fared in 2017: 8-2 (7-0 Chicago Public League Chicago Big Shoulders Conference). Lincoln Park made the Class 7A state football playoff field. The Lions lost to Alton in opening round action. 

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 @ IWT Speer

Sept. 1 vs. Kenwood

Sept. 7 vs. Hubbard

Sept. 14 @ Phillips

Sept. 21 vs. Lane Tech

Sept. 28 vs. Taft

Oct. 5 vs. Westinghouse

Oct. 12 vs. Raby

Oct. 19 vs. Morgan Park

Biggest storyline: The Lions' new conference. Can Lincoln Park keep its winning ways when they start playing in the CPL/Illini Land of Lincoln this fall?

Names to watch this season: RB/LB Dane Romberger and DB Jalen Jenkins

Biggest holes to fill: The Lions will need to reload on the offensive side of the football this summer with just three starters back this fall.

EDGY's Early Take: Coach Vince DeFrancesco's Lions have been on a nice roll, getting to the IHSA state playoffs in each of his past three seasons (four straight for the school overall). However, the price for the Lions' success is extremely high. The CPL Illini Land of Lincoln is loaded. The schedule includes the likes of Kenwood, Hubbard, Phillips, Raby and Morgan Park...just to name a few. If the Lions can develop their less experienced offense this summer, all the better for them.

63 Days to Kickoff: Shepard

63 Days to Kickoff: Shepard

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: Shepard

Head coach: John Rone

Assistant coaches: Andrew Porter, Ron Rivera, Chris Lewis, Ryan McGuire and Clint Connelly

How they fared in 2017: 8-2 (5-1 South Suburban Red Conference). Shepard made the Class 6A state football playoff field. The Astros lost to Marmion Academy in opening round action. 

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 @ Leyden

Sept. 1 @ Stagg

Sept 7 vs Hillcrest

Sept. 14 vs Eisenhower

Sept. 21 @ Richards

Sept. 28 @ Oak Lawn

Oct. 5 vs Reavis

Oct. 12 vs Evergreen Park

Oct. 19 @ Argo

Biggest storyline: First-year head coach John Rone. Can the Astros challenge once again for the South Suburban Red conference title under a new head coach?

Names to watch this season: RB/LB Chris Harrison and TE/DE Kevin Graham

Biggest holes to fill: The Astros bring back 10 returning starters (five offense, five defense). Overall depth could also be a concern.  

EDGY's Early Take: Shepard will be led by former Eisenhower assistant Rone, who was able to retain an experienced staff at Shepard. It will help ease the transition from former head coach Dominic Passolano this summer. If the Astros can get off to a good early start they have the overall talent to again make a state playoff appearance in 2018. Can they challenge conference power Richards in the South Suburban Red race?