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IHSA Preps Boys Basketball AP Poll

IHSA Preps Boys Basketball AP Poll

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


Class 4A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Belleville West (8) 23-1 80 1
2. Curie 24-1 72 2
3. Whitney Young 21-6 62 3
4. Marian Catholic 22-3 42 6
5. Normal Community 21-3 39 10
6.  Danville 20-3 35 4
7. Evanston 23-4 30 T-8
8. Bloom 20-3 27 5
9.  Rockford East 26-2 20 T-8
10. Moline 19-4 10 7

Others receiving votes: Collinsville 9, Lincoln Park 5, Simeon 4, Bolingbrook 2, Geneva 2, Homewood-Flossmoor 1.
 

Class 3A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Bogan (8) 20-2 96 1
2. Morgan Park (1) 22-3 91 2
3. Springfield Southeast (1) 20-2 83 3
4. East St. Louis 20-5 65 4
5. Peoria Notre Dame 18-4 55 5
6. Lincoln 19-2 47 6
7. St. Laurence 20-3 42 8
8. Rock Falls 22-2 25 10
9. Ottawa 17-2 15 7
10.  St. Viator 18-5 9 NR

Others receiving votes: DePaul Prep 6, Farragut 5, Kankakee 3, Lindblom 2, Herrin 2, Carbondale 2, Normal University 1, Highland 1.

Class 2A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Nashville (10) 26-2 115 1
2. Leo 18-6 101 2
3. Orr (2) 16-10 84 4
4. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 21-2 75 6
5. Bloomington Cent. Catholic 18-6 70 5
6.  Teutopolis 22-4 65 3
7.  Alton Marquette 22-3 43 8
8. Dunbar 18-4 27 9
9. Fairfield 25-2 21 10
10. Pinckneyville 22-4 19 7

Others receiving votes: Corliss 11, Sterling Newman 9, Warsaw West Hancock 9, Casey-Westfield 7, Aurora Christian 3, Williamsville 1.


Class 1A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Providence -St. Mel (12) 19-5 120 1
2. Cissna Park 21-2 95 2
T-3. Kewanee (Wethersfield) 20-2 85 3
T-3. Moweaqua Central A&M  22-3 85 4
5. Winchester-West Central 20-5 76 5
6. East Dubuque 22-1 62 6
7.  Ottawa Marquette 23-2 45 7
8. Concord Triopia 24-2 44 8
9.  Thompsonville 23-2 20 10
10. Elmwood 18-2 8 NR

Others receiving votes: Madison 7, Nokomis 6, Sesser-Valier 3, Payson Seymour 1, Champaign Judah Christian 1, Collins 1

41 Days to Kickoff: Wilmington

41 Days to Kickoff: Wilmington

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 Aug. 5, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 30.

School: Wilmington

Head coach: Jeff Reents

Assistant coaches: Barry Southall, Rob Murphy, Chad Farrell, Robert Bolser, Drew Tyler, Mark Langusch, Mike Bushnell, Andy Peterson and Mike Lenton

How they fared in 2018: 6-4 (2-2 Interstate Eight ‘Small’ Conference). Wilmington made the Class 3A IHSA state football playoff field and lost to Monmouth-Roseville in opening round action. 

2019 regular season schedule:

Aug. 30 vs Evergreen Park
Sept. 6 vs. Oak Lawn
Sept. 13 @ Streator
Sept. 20 vs Manteno
Sept. 27 @ Lisle
Oct. 4 vs Herscher
Oct. 11 vs Reed-Custer
Oct. 18 @ Coal City
Oct. 25 vs Peotone

Biggest storyline: The Wildcats have made the playoffs 23 seasons in a row. Can they keep up their winning ways in a new conference (Illinois Central Eight) in 2019?

Names to watch this season: OL Hunter Doherty (Sr.) and RB/LB Jake Rodawold (Sr).

Biggest holes to fill: The Wildcats bring back a ton of experience with 14 returning starters but the overall numbers and depth can always be improved upon this summer. 

EDGY's Early Take: The Wildcats and head coach Jeff Reents had a rare early exit from the state playoffs in 2018. Look for this year’s team to rely on a more experienced lineup on both sides of the football. The new Illinois Central Eight conference home is a very familiar collection of teams that Wilmington has competed with for several years, so expect them to fare just fine here. 

42 Days to Kickoff: Glenbard East

42 Days to Kickoff: Glenbard East

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 Aug. 5, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 30.

School: Glenbard East

Head coach: John Walters 

Assistant coaches: Bob Stone (OC), Tony Bartolotta (OL), Joe Cristina (WR), Brian Fetterolf (RB), Steve Kuchefski (OL), Tiff Hamilton (DL), Jim Walker (DL), Maurice Mason (OLB), Jeff Cherry (DC) and Dennis Lueck (DB)

How they fared in 2018: 10-1 (9-0 Upstate 8 Conference). Glenbard East made the Class 7A IHSA state football playoff field and defeated Prospect. In the second round, they lost to East St. Louis.

2019 regular season schedule:

Aug. 30 @ Elgin

Sept. 6 vs Bartlett

Sept. 13 @ West Chicago

Sept. 20 @ Fenton

Sept. 27 vs South Elgin

Oct. 4 vs East Aurora

Oct. 11 @ Streamwood

Oct. 18 vs Glenbard South

Oct. 25 vs Larkin

Biggest storyline: Last season was one of the most successful seasons in Glenbard East football history. Can the Rams keep the momentum going this fall?

Names to watch this season: S Jason Torrevillas (Sr.) and WR Deon Cook (Sr.)

Biggest holes to fill: The Rams will need to replace 16 graduated starters from last year's roster.

EDGY's Early Take: Glenbard East made the state playoffs in 2018 for just the second time in school history. The Rams will need to reload quite a bit on both sides of the football, yet Walters’ football program has never been in better shape— both from an overall excitement level and community involvement. The 2019 schedule also gives the Rams better than a fighting chance to make a potential state playoff bid this season.