Maine West

IHSA Preps Girls Basketball AP Poll

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Associated Press

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 (4) 7-0 40 -
2. Homewood-Flossmoor 4-1 28 -
3. Marist 4-0 22 -
4. Edwardsville 6-0 20 -
5. Benet 6-0 18 -
6. Fremd 4-0 16 -
7. Lincoln-Way West 0-2 14 -
8. Whitney Young 0-0 12 -
9.  Thornwood 4-1 9 -
10. Geneva 5-0 8 -

Others receiving votes: Lincoln-Way Central 7, Mother McAuley 6, Hersey 5, Lincoln-Way East 4, Moline 3, Argo 3, Lake Park 2, Normal West 2, Dundee-Crown 1.
 

Class 3A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Morton (4) 5-0 40 -
2. Kankakee 7-0 29 -
3. Rich South 7-0 26 -
4. Bethalto Civic Memorial 6-0 23 -
5. Montini 6-0 18 -
6. Richwoods 3-3 14 -
7. Peoria Central 5-1 12 -
8. Nazareth 4-1 11 -
9. Burlington Central 5-1 10 -
10.  Glenbard South  2-2 8 -

Others receiving votes: Marian Catholic 7, Sacred Heart-Griffin 7, Sandwich 4, Rock Island 4, Geneseo 4, Washington 2, Boylan Catholic 1.

Class 2A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Chicago Marshall (5) 2-1 50 -
2. Teutopolis 5-1 41 -
3. Carterville 6-1 32 -
4. Lisle 7-0 24 -
5.  Riverdale 4-0 16 -
6. Harrisburg 7-0 14 -
7. Bismarck-Henning Rossville Alvin 6-0 13 -
8. Walther Christian 4-1 12 -
9. Sullivan 4-1 11 -
10. Piasa Southwestern 7-0 10 -

Others receiving votes: Hillsboro 7, Monmouth-Roseville 7, Knoxville 6, Illini West Carthage 6, Watseka 5, Prairie Central 4, St. Joseph-Ogden 4, Tolono Unity 1, Hamilton County 1, Eureka 1.


Class 1A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Lanark Eastland (3) 7-0 56 -
2. Lewistown (3) 7-0 48 -
3.  Amboy 6-0 37 -
4.  Aquin 7-0 29 -
5. Illini Bluffs 5-1 24 -
T-6. Marissa 5-0 23 -
T-6. Jacksonville Routt 8-0 23 -
8. Altamont 6-0 21 -
9.  Gardner-South Wilmington 6-0 20 -
10. Shiloh 4-1 12 -

Others receiving votes: Carrollton 11, Goreville 10, Hope 4, Concord Triopia 4, Brimfield 4, Stockton 2, Dakota 1, Colfax Ridgeview 1.

VOTE: Wintrust Viewers' Choice Game of the Week

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NBC Sports Chicago

VOTE: Wintrust Viewers' Choice Game of the Week

Who wants is more?

NBC Sports Chicago and Wintrust present our “Viewers’ Choice Game of the Week.” We are putting High School Lites, Chicagoland’s top prep sports show, in the hands of passionate high school football followers. 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 that night’s “High School Lites” broadcast at 11:00 p.m. The show also live streams at www.nbcsportschicago.com/watchlive and appears in the MyTeams app.  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, we are going to spotlight some fantastic IHSA 7A matchups. Who goes home? And who advances one step closer to DeKalb? Check out our list of options. Which game should we cover Friday night?

(28) Moline at (5) Willowbrook, 7:00 p.m.

(19) DeKalb at (14) Prospect, 7:00 p.m.

(27) Downers Grove North at (6) Maine West, 7:00 p.m.

(numbers in parentheses represent 7A bracket seeding)

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

**Follow our NBC Sports Chicago preps Twitter page: @NBCSPreps.

**Note the pinned tweet that is atop the feed.

**Vote for the game you want NBC Sports Chicago to cover Friday night.

**Spread the word!

The poll will start promptly at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday. We will make an announcement with the official results on @NBCSPreps just after 3 p.m. Thursday. 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, all season long.

61 Days to Kickoff: Maine West

61 Days to Kickoff: Maine 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 July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

School: Maine West

Head coach: Jason Kradman

Assistant coaches: Steve Piha (Def. Coordinator), Mike O'Brill (DB/ST Coordinator), Tony Manicke (LB/Head JV Coach), Dan Wilson (OL) Russ Swenson (TE) Ryan Willett (QB) Matt Boswell (DL) Trent Greco (WR) Kyle Prater (WR) Mike Smith (Head Frosh Coach) Joe Duszynski (Frosh Asst.) and DJ Frey (Frosh Asst.).

How they fared in 2017: 7-3 (4-1 Central Suburban North Conference). Maine West made the Class 7A state football playoff field. The Warriors lost to Benet Academy in opening round action.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 vs Mundelein

Sept. 1 @ Fenton

Sept. 7 vs Elk Grove

Sept. 14 @ Hersey

Sept. 21 vs Glenbrook North

Sept. 28 @ Maine East

Oct. 5 vs Vernon Hills

Oct. 12 vs Highland Park

Oct. 19 @ Deerfield

[MORE: 65 Days to Kickoff - Elmwood Park]

Biggest storyline: Will history repeat itself? Can the Warriors post back-to-back IHSA state playoff appearances? If so, it'd be a first for the Des Plaines high school.

Names to watch this season: RB/LB Jake Bellizzi, FB/LB Krystian Garbicz and WR/DB Ely Grimmer

Biggest holes to fill: The Warriors will need to replace standout TE Matt Kentgen (now at Butler). He was a multi-year starter and team leader last fall.  

EDGY's Early Take: Maine West, coached by Jason Kradman, has been one of the area's better success stories. Kradman took over the Warriors program in 2014 and guided the Warriors to their first state playoff appearance since 2002. With 13 returning starters back from a season ago (seven offense, six defense) and a program-wide boost in overall numbers and excitement, look for the Warriors to have a good shot at playoff football once again this October.