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IHSA Preps Football AP Poll: Playoff Edition

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NBC Sports Chicago

IHSA Preps Football AP Poll: Playoff Edition

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

Class 8A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Lincoln-Way East (9) 9-0 99 1
2. Maine South 8-1 78 2
3. Oswego 9-0 71 4
4. Marist 8-1 67 3
5. Brother Rice (1) 9-0 65 2 (in 7A)
6. Homewood-Flossmoor 8-1 64 5
7. Warren 8-1 40 8
8. Glenbard West 7-2 20 9
9. Bolingbrook 7-2 19 6
10. Hinsdale Central 7-2 16 10

Others receiving votes:  West Aurora 5, Plainfield South 3, Minooka 3, Naperville Central 3, Oak Park-River Forest 3, Oswego East 1, Edwardsville 1, Evanston 1.

Class 7A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Batavia (6) 9-0 102 1
2. East St. Louis (3) 7-2 85 3
3. Nazareth 8-1 81 4
4. Simeon (1) 9-0 69 6
5. Mt. Carmel 8-1 66 5
6. Hononegah 9-0 49 7
7. Willowbrook 9-0 48 3 (in 6A)
8. Glenbard East (1) 9-0 36 9
9. Normal Community 8-1 31 8
10. DeKalb 8-1 14 9 (in 6A)

Others receiving votes: Rolling Meadows 10, Moline 4, Wheaton Warrenville South 3, Hersey 2, Belleville West 2.

Class 6A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Cary-Grove (9)  9-0 108 1
2. Richards (2) 9-0 101 2
T-3. Phillips 7-2 76 4
T-3. Washington (1) 9-0 76 1 (in 5A)
5. Prairie Ridge 7-2 60 6
6. Normal West 8-1 47 8
7. Antioch 9-0 39 6 (in 5A)
8. Chatham Glenwood 8-1 37 5
9. Sacred Heart-Griffin 7-2 23 T-10
10.  Niles Notre Dame 7-2 19 NR


Others receiving votes: Bloomington 6, Kenwood 4, Belvidere North 3, Kaneland 2, Providence 1, Quincy 1, Shepard 1

Class 5A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Hillcrest (4) 9-0 90 4
2. Montini (5) 8-1 87 2
3. Highland 9-0 67 5
4.  Rockford Boylan 8-1 56 3 (in 4A) 
5.  Sterling 8-1 52 3
6. Metamora 8-1 47 8
7. Payton 9-0 44 9
8. Sycamore 7-2 31 NR
9.  Cahokia 8-1 30 5 (in 4A)
10.  Carbondale 7-2 11 NR

Others receiving votes: St. Francis 10, Decatur MacArthur 9, Joliet Catholic 7, Marion 2, Mattoon 2.


Class 4A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. IC Catholic (11) 9-0 128 1
2. Rochester (2) 8-1 114 2
T-3. Taylorville 9-0 83 4
T-3. Coal City 8-1 83 6
5. Bishop McNamara 8-1 70 2 (in 3A)
6.  Richmond-Burton 8-1 64 7
7.  Pontiac 8-1 50 9
8. Marengo 7-2 48 10
9. Paris 9-0 20 5
10. Columbia 7-2 14 NR

Others receiving votes: Murphysboro 8, Urban Prep/Bronzeville 5, Breese Mater Dei 4, Fairbury Prairie Central 3, Herrin 2, Genoa-Kingston 1.
 

Class 3A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Byron (11) 9-0 134 1
2. Carlinville (2) 9-0 120 3
3. Monticello (1) 9-0 119 4
4. Farmington  9-0 84 5
5. Williamsville 8-1 81 6
6. Beardstown 8-1 54 8
7. Lisle 8-1 43 7
8. Fairfield 9-0 39 NR
9. Anna-Jonesboro 7-2 21 NR
10. Eureka 8-1 17 NR

Others receiving votes: Dunbar 16, Rock Island Alleman 8, North Boone 8, West Frankfort 3, Monmouth-Roseville 3, Princeton 1, Vandalia 1

Class 2A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Maroa-Forsyth (5) 9-0 129 1
2. GCMS (8) 9-0 115 1 (in 1A)
3. Orion (1) 9-0 106 2
4. Decatur St. Teresa 9-0 103 3
5. Sterling Newman 8-1 81 4
6. Eastland-Pearl City 9-0 73 5
7. Illini West (Carthage) 9-0 60 6
8. Hope Academy 7-2 36 8
9. Tuscola 8-1 32 T-3 (1A)
10. Pana 8-1 25 7

Others receiving votes: Nashville 15, Athens 4, Eldorado 3, Clifton Central 1, Collins 1, Rockridge 1


Class 1A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Lena-Winslow (10) 8-1 133 2
2. Princeville (1) 9-0 113 T-3
3.  Ottawa Marquette 9-0 108 5
4. Argenta-Oreana (1) 9-0 87 7
5. Camp Point Central 8-1 84 6
6. Concord (Triopia) 8-1 59 8
7. Milledgeville 9-0 56 9
8. Aurora Christian 6-3 45 10
9. Forreston 7-2 19 NR
10. Red Hill 8-1 15 NR

Others receiving votes: Madison 10, Sesser-Valier 9, Orr 3, Arcola 3.

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. Curie (8) 29-1 89 1
2. Belleville West (1) 26-3 82 3
3. Normal Community 23-3 62 4
4. Danville 26-3 53 5
5. Whitney Young 23-7 52 2
6.  Evanston 26-4 39 7
7. Bloom 23-3 29 T-8
8. Simeon 16-14 28 NR
9.  Collinsville 27-4 22 T-8
10. Rockford East 29-3 21 10

Others receiving votes: Marian Catholic 13, Moline 2, Lincoln Park 2, Geneva 1.
 

Class 3A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Morgan Park (11) 26-4 110 2
2. Bogan 22-3 91 1
3. Springfield Southeast 24-2 90 3
4. East St. Louis 23-5 81 4
5. Peoria Notre Dame 21-4 61 5
6. Rock Falls 26-2 48 7
7. St. Viator 23-5 35 9
8. Lincoln 25-3 32 6
9. Ottawa 22-2 28 8
10.  St. Laurence 24-3 15 10

Others receiving votes: Farragut 5, Kankakee 4, Herrin 3, DePaul College Prep 1, Peoria Manual 1.

Class 2A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Nashville (7) 29-2 105 1
2. Orr (4) 19-11 95 2
3. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 27-2 89 3
4. Leo 20-8 67 4
5. Alton Marquette 27-3 60 5
6.  Bloomington Central Catholic 23-7 53 6
7.  Teutopolis 29-5 49 7
8. Fairfield 29-2 29 9
9. Sterling Newman 28-3 22 10
10. Dunbar 18-5 14 8

Others receiving votes: Corliss 7, Casey-Westfield 5, Warsaw West Hancock 3, Pinckneyville 3, Chester 2, Williamsville 1, Aurora Christian 1.


Class 1A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Providence -St. Mel (10) 23-6 100 1
2. Kewanee (Wethersfield) 26-2 80 3
3.  Moweaqua Central A&M 27-3 74 4
4. East Dubuque 27-1 64 5
5. Cissna Park 26-4 63 2
6. Ottawa Marquette 26-2 47 6
7.  Winchester-West Central 23-6 43 7
8. Madison 16-11 22 NR
T-9.  Thompsonville 29-2 17 T-9
T-9. Elmwood 24-2 17 T-9

Others receiving votes: Concord Triopia 14, Nokomis 5, Champaign Judah Christian 2, Payson Seymour 1, Sesser-Valier 1.

VOTE: Viewers' Choice Game Of The Week

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NBC Sports Chicago

VOTE: Viewers' Choice Game Of The Week

Who wants it more? 

We are putting High School Lites, Chicagoland's top prep sports show, in the hands of area boys basketball fans in our "Viewers' Choice Game of the Week." Fans will get the chance to pick one game that the @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 Friday night’s "High School Lites" broadcast at 11 p.m on NBC Sports Chicago. The show also live streams at www.nbcsportschicago.com/watchlive. High School Lites will also have broadcast replays at 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. the following Saturday on NBC Sports Chicago. This week: it's bracket time! We are highlighting some of the 2A boys basketball regional championships around the Windy City.

Which boys basketball sectional title game would you want to see the most?

2A Latin, 7:00 p.m. (poss. teams: Latin, Uplift, Parker, Disnery, Christ The King and ASPIRA)

2A UCCS/Woodlawn, 7:00 p.m. (poss. teams: UCCS/Woodlawn, Leo, CICS/Ellison, Noble/Baker, ACE Amandla)

2A Dunbar, 7:00 p.m. (poss. teams: Dunbar, Urban Prep/West, Chi. Military Acad./Bronzeville, Wells, Phoenix, Horizon/McKinley)

We will update this article after Tuesday's/Wednesday's semifinal games conclude.

To participate in the poll, our fans are encouraged to do the following:

— Follow @NBCSPreps on Twitter.
— Note the "pinned Tweet" atop the @NBCSPreps feed. Vote for the game you want us to cover.
— Spread the word!
 
The poll will start at 12:00 p.m. Monday. 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.