Rocky, Wethersfield double its fun in state rankings


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Originally Posted Online: Jan. 08, 2013, 10:37 pm
Last Updated: Jan. 09, 2013, 12:39 am
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Rock Island and Kewanee Wethersfield both had its boys' and girls' basketball teams earn state rankings in the latest poll by The Illinois Associated Press.

The statewide media panel put Rocky seventh in each Class 4A poll and had Wethersfield sit ninth in the two 1A rankings.

A total of six local girls' teams earned rankings, with Annawan (No. 2), Prophetstown (No. 8) and Wethersfield in the Class 1A rankings. Sherrard (No. 6) and Riverdale (No. 10) appear in Class 2A. Alleman is receiving votes in Class 3A.

On the boys' side, West Central Conference North Division members Rockridge (No. 4) and Monmouth-Roseville (No. 8) are ranked in Class 2A.

The top-ranked girls' teams coming out of the holidays are Chicago Whitney Young (Class 4A), Lombard Montini (3A), Champaign St. Thomas More (2A) and Freeport Aquin (1A).

Whitney Young, North Chicago (3A), Harrisburg (2A) and Mason City Illini Central (1A) are the No. 1-ranked boys' squads.

Tuesday's ballot was the second taken this season, following a late November round of preseason rankings.

The poll now becomes a weekly concern until the start of the postseason's in the respective classes. The Illinois AP traditionally sidelines the poll during the holiday tournament-filled month of December.

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ILLINOIS ASSOCIATED PRESS STATE BASKETBALL RANKINGS (2012-13, Week 2)

BOYS:

Here are this season's second set of rankings of Illinois high school boys' basketball teams in each class, according to an Associated Press statewide panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. The poll now is weekly until the start of the postseason. This poll was taken Jan. 8. The next poll is taken Jan. 15.

Class 4A
School W-L Pts Prv

1. Chicago Whitney Young (7) 11-1 97 2
2. Chicago Simeon (3) 9-2 93 1
3. Proviso East 10-3 59 3
4. Chicago Heights Marian Catholic 14-1 57 NR
5. Edwardsville 13-1 45 4
6. Belleville East 13-2 43 6
7. Rock Island 12-3 35 5
8. Quincy 11-2 27 NR
9. Chicago Curie 8-5 23 7
(tie) Lisle Benet 15-3 23 NR
-- Others receiving votes: Niles Notre Dame 16. Oswego 9. Aurora West 9. Naperville Neuqua Valley 8. Chicago Marist 3. Elgin Larkin 1. Chicago Heights Bloom 1. Pekin 1.

Class 3A
School W-L Pts Prv

1. Chicago Morgan Park (11) 15-1 110 1
2. North Chicago 14-1 82 T6
3. Cahokia 12-2 81 2
4. Washington 13-1 62 4
5. East St. Louis 10-6 39 NR
6. Chicago Orr 9-2 34 9
7. Champaign Centennial 13-4 33 NR
8. Springfield Lanphier 10-5 26 NR
9. Peoria Manual 11-3 23 T6
10. Rockford Lutheran 12-2 21 NR
-- Others receiving votes: Quincy Notre Dame 19. Springfield Southeast 19. Metamora 14. Normal University 8. Westchester St. Joseph 7. Crystal Lake Central 7. Hillcrest 6. Jacksonville 4. Chicago North Lawndale 3. Peoria Notre Dame 2. Lincoln 2. Alton Marquette 1. Centralia 1. Belvidere 1.

Class 2A
School W-L Pts Prv

1. Harrisburg (11) 16-0 136 2
2. Pleasant Plains (1) 17-0 76 5
3. Providence-St. Mel (1) 12-3 74 NR
4. Rockridge 13-2 60 6
4. Teutopolis 12-3 60 3
6. Winnebago 15-0 53 NR
7. Chicago Seton Academy (1) 10-8 52 1
8. Monmouth-Roseville 10-4 48 4
9. Robinson 13-2 46 7
10. St. Joseph-Ogden 14-1 34 NR
(tie) Monticello 13-1 34 NR
-- Others receiving votes:Kankee Bishop McNamara 30. Breese Central 23. Fieldcrest 17. Riverton 12. Westville 6. Decatur St. Teresa 5. Nashville 2. Newton 2.

Class 1A
School W-L Pts Prv

1. Illini Central (6) 10-4 119 2
2. Woodlawn (3) 11-2 116 1
3. Waterloo Gibault (2) 14-2 79 8
4. Mounds Meridian (2) 14-3 74 3
5. Gallatin County 13-2 63 4
6. Salt Fork 14-2 45 6
7. Waverly 16-1 34 NR
8. Okawville 11-4 32 7
(tie) Freeport Aquin (1) 8-1 32 NR
(tie) Kewanee Wethersfield 13-3 32 NR
-- Others receiving votes: Madison 25. St. Anne 23. Cissna Park 23. Goreville 20. Lanark Eastland 15. Hinckley-Big Rock 8. Arthur-Lovington 8. Elmwood 7. Payson-Seymour 4. Winchester-West Central 4. Mooseheart 3. Jacksonville Routt 3. Henry 1.

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GIRLS:

Here are this season's second set of rankings of Illinois high school boys' basketball teams in each class, according to an Associated Press statewide panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. The poll now is weekly until the start of the postseason. This poll was taken Jan. 8.The next poll is taken Jan. 15.

Class 4A
School W-L Pts Prv

1. Chicago Whitney Young (7) 13-3 70 1
2. Edwardsville 15-0 55 2
3. Rolling Meadows 16-1 48 NR
4. Springfield 15-2 42 T4
5. Chicago Heights Marian 14-1 35 7
6. Peoria Richwoods 16-3 32 6
7. Rock Island 18-2 25 8
8. River Forest Trinity 12-2 24 T4
9. DeKalb 14-3 16 10
10. Chicago Marist 11-4 12 3
-- Others receiving votes: Plainfield East 7. Wheaton Warrenville South 4. Naperville Neuqua Valley 4. Oak Park Fenwick 4. Bolingbrook 4. Evanston 1. Lincoln-Way East 1. Maine South 1.

Class 3A
School W-L Pts Prv

1. Lombard Montini (7) 20-1 87 1
2. Quincy Notre Dame (2) 12-0 79 2
3. Champaign Centennial 15-2 67 6
4. Vernon Hills 18-0 60 T3
5. Joliet Catholic 14-1 46 NR
6. Chicago Morgan Park 11-2 39 NR
7. Bloomington Central Catholic 15-3 28 8
8. Hillcrest 12-4 26 T3
9. Breese Mater Dei 17-1 13 NR
10. Galesburg 13-6 10 5
(tie) Morton 12-4 10 NR
-- Others receiving votes: Rockford Lutheran 8. Champaign Central 5. Springfield Lanphier 4. Normal University 3. Plano 2. Rock Island Alleman 2. Belleville Althoff 2. Burlington Central 2. Springfield Southeast 1. Coal City 1.

Class 2A
School W-L Pts Prv

1. Champaign St. Thomas More (6) 18-1 113 3
2. Nashville (4) 17-0 101 5
3. Breese Central (2) 18-2 87 1
4. El Paso-Gridley 17-1 82 2
5. Mt. Carmel (1) 18-0 81 6
6. Sherrard 18-1 66 7
7. Teutopolis 16-4 31 4
(tie) Pana 17-4 31 T8
9. Byron 15-2 30 NR
10. Riverdale 15-2 22 NR
-- Others receiving votes: Carlyle 18. Clinton 17. Riverton 11. Oregon 9. St. Joseph-Ogden 6. Maroa-Forsyth 4. Peoria Christian 3. Watseka 2. Tremont 1.

Class 1A
School W-L Pts Prv

1. Freeport Aquin (8) 16-3 112 1
2. Annawan (2) 13-2 104 2
3. Illini Bluffs (1) 21-1 76 4
4. Goreville (1) 17-0 73 9
5. Moweaqua Central A&M 18-2 59 3
6. Mt. Pulaski 17-2 42 NR
7. Cowden-Herrick 11-4 33 5
8. Prophetstown 18-3 29 NR
9. Kewanee Wethersfield 16-3 28 NR
10. Shiloh 15-5 27 6
-- Others receiving votes: Winchester West Central 19. Brimfield 11. Jacksonville Routt 11. Carrollton 11. Mendon Unity 8. Okawville 7. Arcola 4. Gilman Iroquois West 3. Forreston 3.

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