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IHSA Preps Girls Basketball AP Poll

IHSA Preps Girls Basketball AP Poll

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


Class 4A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Maine West (8) 23-0 80 1
2. Rock Island 22-1 72 2
3. Fremd 20-4 61 4
4. Edwardsville 21-2 58 3
5. Boylan Catholic 22-1 47 5
6.  Montini 23-4 36 6
7.  Whitney Young 17-5 32 7
8.  Benet 19-5 24 8
9.  Mother McAuley 20-2 15 9
10.  Hononegah 20-4 14 10

Others receiving votes: Geneva 1.
 

Class 3A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Kankakee (10) 26-0 117 1
2.  Richwoods (2) 23-2 108 T-2
3.  Morton 21-2 94 T-2
4.  Bloomington Central Catholic 20-3 75 4
5. Charleston 21-0 72 5
6.  Nazareth 21-1 69 6
7 Sandwich 23-0 45 8
8. Carterville 21-3 39 7
9.  Bethalto Civic Memorial 21-5 14 T-9
10. Sterling 18-4 9 NR

Others receiving votes: Effingham 8, Geneseo 5, Burlington Central 4, St. Viator 1.

Class 2A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Eureka (12) 22-2 138 1
2. Greenville (1) 22-2 119 2
3. Sullivan (1) 21-1 104 3
4. Chicago Marshall 17-7 81 4
5.  Watseka  21-2 79 5
6.  Walther Christian 22-0 78 6
7.  St. Joseph-Ogden 20-4 45 10
8. Harrisburg 22-3 33 9
9.  Teutopolis 23-4 26 8
10. Marshall 13-7 17 NR

Others receiving votes: Hillsboro 15, Carlinville 11, Pleasant Plains 10, Knoxville 6, Hamilton 4, Illini West (Carthage) 2, Hamilton County 2.


Class 1A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Danville Schlarman (14) 21-2 140 1
2. Jacksonville Routt 21-2 118 2
3.  Lewistown 25-1 117 3
4.  Stockton 21-3 93 4
5. Lanark Eastland 23-4 81 5
6. Shiloh 20-4 61 7
7.  Goreville 17-4 53 6
8.  Amboy 23-1 38 9
9.  Aquin 21-4 24 NR
10. Altamont 22-2 22 10

Others receiving votes: Illini Bluffs 11, Centralia Christ Our Rock 9, Concord Triopia 3.

43 Days to Kickoff: Shepard

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

School: Shepard

Head coach: John Rone

Assistant coaches: Vincent Holmes, Andy Schindel, Chris Lewis, Justin Harris and Mark Thomas

How they fared in 2018: 8-3 (5-1 South Suburban Red Conference). Shepard made the Class 6A IHSA state football playoff field, defeated Springfield and then lost to Normal West in second round action.

2019 regular season schedule:

Aug. 30 vs Leyden
Sept. 6 vs St Francis
Sept. 13 @ Reavis
Sept. 20 @ Evergreen Park
Sept. 27 @ Eisenhower
Oct. 4 vs Oak Lawn
Oct. 11 @ Lemont
Oct. 18 vs Richards
Oct. 25 vs Argo

Biggest storyline: Coach Rone’s first season was a success. Can the Astros make another state playoff run in 2019?

Names to watch this season: LB Matthew Hightower (Sr.), WR/DB Jalen Smith (Sr.)

Biggest holes to fill: The Astros welcome back six returning starters back on defense, but they will feature nearly an entire starting offense with very limited experience.

EDGY's Early Take: Head coach John Rone was able to get the Astros into the  playoffs in his first season in charge of the Shepard program. It was also the fourth straight playoff appearance for the school. The Astros always have plenty on hand in the skills department. But the defense may need to carry a talented —but younger— offense. If the pieces can gel, they can challenge for another IHSA state playoff appearance.

44 Days to Kickoff: Mundelein

44 Days to Kickoff: Mundelein

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: Mundelein

Head coach: Vince DeFrancesco

Assistant coaches: Alex Adams, Dave Whitson, Ken Mooney, John Cowhey, Steve Nolte, Brett Wilhelm, Mike Vukovics, Craig Stocker, Stephen Douglas, Alex Miramontes, Cody Gokan, Joe Lendino and Thomas McArthur

How they fared in 2018: 2-7 (1-6 North Suburban Conference). Mundelein failed to qualify for the IHSA state football playoff field.

2019 regular season schedule:

Aug. 30 vs Maine West

Sept. 6 @ Grayslake Central

Sept. 13 vs Lake Forest

Sept. 20 vs Waukegan

Sept. 27 @ Zion-Benton

Oct. 4 @ Stevenson

Oct. 11 @ Libertyville

Oct. 18 @ Lake Zurich

Oct. 25 @ Warren Township

Biggest storyline: In addition to Coach DeFrancesco bringing his program-building acumen to the northern suburbs, can the Mustangs win on the road? Their last five regular season games of the year are all away from Mundelein.

Names to watch this season: QB Isaac Wellman (Sr.) and OLB Alex Wing (Jr.)

Biggest holes to fill: The Mustangs welcome back 10 returning starters (three offense, seven defense) but will need to replace their entire starting offensive line group from a season ago. 

EDGY's Early Take: First-year head coach Vince DeFrancesco comes over from Lincoln Park and is looking to get the Mustangs on the winning track. DeFrancesco will take on a daunting schedule; however, this program will play with a ton of energy which has been already evident at various team events and 7-on-7’s this summer.