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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 (6) 24-0 60 1
2. Rock Island 24-1 54 2
3. Edwardsville 22-2 43 4
4. Fremd 21-4 42 3
5. Boylan Catholic 23-1 35 5
6.  Montini 25-4 33 6
7.  Whitney Young 18-5 25 7
8.  Benet 21-5 15 8
9.  Mother McAuley 22-2 13 9
10.  Hononegah 22-4 8 10

Others receiving votes: Geneva 1, Normal Community 1.
 

Class 3A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Kankakee (6) 27-0 85 1
2.  Richwoods (3) 25-2 84 2
3.  Morton 22-2 73 3
4.  Bloomington Central Catholic 22-3 60 4
5. Nazareth 22-1 51 6
6.  Charleston 23-0 49 5
7 Sandwich 25-0 36 7
8. Carterville 23-3 23 8
9.  Bethalto Civic Memorial 22-5 18 9
10. Sterling 19-4 11 10

Others receiving votes: Burlington Central 2, Geneseo 1, Effingham 1, Marengo 1.

Class 2A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Eureka (8) 25-2 89 1
2. Greenville (1) 24-1 78 2
3. Chicago Marshall 18-7 74 4
4. Walther Christian 24-0 61 6
5.  St. Joseph-Ogden 21-4 46 7
6.  Sullivan 22-3 37 3
7.  Watseka 22-3 33 5
8. Teutopolis 25-4 32 9
9.  Hillsboro 23-5 14 NR
10. Pleasant Plains 22-5 9 NR

Others receiving votes: Harrisburg 6, Stanford Olympia 5, Carlinville 4, Hamilton County 3, Knoxville 2, Piasa Southwestern 1, Marshall


Class 1A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Danville Schlarman (9) 24-2 90 1
2. Lewiston 24-1 80 3
3.  Stockton 23-3 66 4
4.  Jacksonville Routt  23-3 64 2
5. Lanark Eastland 23-4 50 5
6. Shiloh 23-4 48 6
7.  Goreville 19-6 27 7
8.  Amboy 23-1 20 8
9.  Aquin 22-4 16 9
10. Illini Bluffs 22-5 13 NR

Others receiving votes: Altamont 9, Centralia Christ Our Rock 8, Annawan 3, Concord Triopia 1.

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. 

45 Days to Kickoff: Joliet West

45 Days to Kickoff: Joliet West

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: Joliet West

Head coach: Bill Lech

Assistant coaches: Harry Hessling, Seandell Davis, Patrick Lauer, Terry Clarke, Diondrey Hood, Kevin Kusnik, Jeff Peterson, Nick Davis, Peter Nackovic, Dan Tito and Brett Gould

How they fared in 2018: 3-6 (3-6 Southwest Prairie Conference). Joliet West failed to qualify for the IHSA state football playoff field.

2019 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 30 @ Minooka

Sept. 6 vs Oswego

Sept. 13 @ Oswego East

Sept. 20 vs Yorkville

Sept. 27 @ Romeoville

Oct. 4 @ Plainfield East

Oct. 11 vs Joliet Central

Oct. 18 vs Plainfield South

Oct. 25 @ Plainfield Central

Biggest storyline: Can the Tigers make more positive steps as a program as they embark on the newly-realigned Southwest Prairie conference?

Names to watch this season: OL Hunter Brooks (Sr.) and FB/LB Tom Luedke (Sr.)

Biggest holes to fill: The Tigers graduated nearly their entire starting offensive skills group from a season ago. Junior RB Trent Howland is the lone returning starter back this fall. 

EDGY's Early Take: Joliet West posted just a 3-6 record in 2018 but that record was a bit misleading on several levels. The Tigers, under then-first year head coach Bill Lech, turned the program around on a lot of levels. Joliet West came within a few plays of potentially winning four of those six losses. If the Tigers can get their offense on track early this season (against a front-loaded schedule against four Southwest Prairie West crossover opponents) they will again challenge for an IHSA state football playoff spot.