-– These local media rankings are determined on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving 9 points, and so on. Presented by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media, QC's Family Ties Productions and the Clinton Herald. The last vote was taken Oct. 24.
Rank. Team (Rec): How they fared
1. Pleasant Valley (11-1): SEASON OVER (quarterfinal Iowa 4A playoff loss).
2. Mercer County (12-0): Won at Amboy-LaMoille, 33-21 Saturday in the Illinois 2A quarterfinals. Next: Saturday hosts state-rated Clifton Central in the Illinois 2A semifinals, TBA.
3. Rock Island (8-3): SEASON OVER (second round Illinois 6A playoff loss).
4. Alleman (11-1): Won at state-rated Coal City, 28-13 Saturday in the Illinois 4A quarterfinals. Next: Saturday at Evergreen Park in the Illinois 4A semifinals, TBA.
5. Sterling Newman (12-0): Won at state-rated Wilmington, 28-26 Saturday in the Illinois 3A quarterfinals. Next: Saturday hosts defending state champ Aurora Christian in the Illinois 3A semifinals, TBA.
6. Mediapolis (13-0): Beat state-rated Dyersville Beckman, 19-6 Saturday in the Iowa 2A semifinals. Next: Friday vs. state-rated Spirit Lake in the Iowa 2A state championship.
7. Assumption (7-3): SEASON OVER (first round Iowa 4A playoff loss).
8. Annawan-Wethersfield (10-2): Lost at Clifton Central, 48-27 Saturday in the Illinois 2A quarterfinals. SEASON OVER.
9. Muscatine (7-3): SEASON OVER (first round Iowa 4A playoff loss).
10. Monmouth-Roseville (8-3): SEASON OVER (second round Illinois 3A playoff loss to No. 5 Sterling Newman).
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES:
11. Rockridge (7-3): SEASON OVER (first round Illinois 2A playoff loss).
12. Sterling (6-4): SEASON OVER (first round Illinois 5A playoff loss).
13. Bettendorf (6-4): SEASON OVER (first round Iowa 4A playoff loss to No. 15 North Scott).
14. Stark County (10-2): Beat state-rated Forreston, 50-20 Saturday in the Illinois 1A quarterfinals. Next: Saturday hosts top-ranked Stockton in the Illinois 1A semifinals, TBA.
15. North Scott (7-4): SEASON OVER (second round Iowa 4A playoff loss to No. 1 Pleasant Valley).
16. Preston (9-2): SEASON OVER (second round Iowa Eight-Man playoff loss).
17 (tie). Geneseo (6-5): SEASON OVER (second round Illinois 4A playoff loss).
17 (tie). Monmouth United (6-4): SEASON OVER (first round Illinois 1A playoff loss).
17 (tie). Morrison (6-4): SEASON OVER (first round Illinois 2A playoff loss).
ON THE RADAR:
NR. Galesburg (5-5): SEASON OVER (first round Illinois 5A playoff loss).
NR. Erie-Prophetstown (5-5): SEASON OVER (first round Illinois 3A playoff loss).
NR. Orion (6-5): SEASON OVER (second round Illinois 2A playoff loss).
Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital. 1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post . 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.