New boys No. 1 in QC hoops polls


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Originally Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2013, 9:02 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
Bettendorf is quite accustomed to being ranked No. 1 locally in football.

However, for the first time Wednesday, the Iowa powerhouse sits atop the boys' portion of the Quad Cities Prep Basketball Power Polls.

The unbeaten Mississippi Athletic Conference leaders took over the top spot in the local media rankings with Rock Island falling in overtime last weekend, 48-47 at state-ranked Western Big 6 rival Quincy.

Meanwhile, the Big 6-leading Rock Island girls remained No. 1 in the distaff ratings for the bi-state ballot.

The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus adminsters the poll for a sixth straight season. Participating co-sponsors this season include WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, the Kewanee-based Regional Radio Group and the Clinton Herald.

Both the boys' and girls' votes were largely unchanged, with the Top 10s combining for a 37-10 record in the last week. Included was a dominating 16-3 mark by last week's best in the boys' ballot.

The slight changes includes Rocky (14-4) dropping from its preseason perch to No. 2 in the boys' poll, and Annawan (21-2) and Assumption (13-2) flip-flopping the 2-3 poll positions in the girls' vote, with the MAC-leading Knights falling to Iowa Class 5A-ranked Southeast Polk.

Sterling Newman (15-4) -- which accounted for one of those rare boys' losses last week -- also was replaced in the 10th spot by Danville (16-0), the top-ranked team in Iowa 1A.

Galesburg (17-9), which suffered a pair of setbacks in its Mid-Winter Classic last weekend, losing to state-ranked Morton in the title game, also surrendered its 10th place to Iowa 3A-ranked Mediapolis (16-2).

Otherwise, the 3-9 spots remained the same in the boys vote, with Rockridge (17-2) followed in order by Assumption (11-3), North Scott (13-2), Monmouth-Roseville (14-4), Kewanee (16-3), Wethersfield (17-3) and Pleasant Valley (9-4).

The girls' poll featured places 4-9 unchanged, with that descending order still being Muscatine (14-2), Riverdale (19-2), Sherrard (21-3), Prophetstown (22-3), Wethersfield (20-6) and United Township (15-11)

In the boys' ballot, Bettendorf (14-0) received 16.5 of the 20 first-place ballots cast, for 195.5 of a possible 200 voting points. Rocky (1.5) and Rockridge (2) accounted for the other top nods.

Rocky drew ever closer to unanimous approval in the girls' poll, receiving 17 first-place votes and 197 voting points. Annawan (2) and Assumption (1) also drew No. 1 votes.

In all, 17 boys' and 14 girls' squads received some sort of voting recognition in the bi-state ballot this week, with

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QC Prep Boys' Basketball Power Poll

- 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's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media and the Clinton Herald.

Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK.

1. Bettendorf (16.5) (14-0) 195.5 2

-- Last week: Beat No. 9 Pleasant Valley, 50-39 Friday; Beat United Township, 62-36 Saturday; Won at Davenport Central, 70-43 Tuesday. Note: The unbeaten Bulldogs have a chance to render the February portion of the Mississippi Athletic Conference title chase a moot point in next week's rematch with the state-ranked Knights. Next: Friday hosts Muscatine; Tuesday at No. 4 Assumption.

2. Rock Island (1.5) (14-4) 174.5 1
-- Last week: Lost at Illinois-ranked Quincy, 48-47 (OT) Friday. Note: Two of the Rocks' losses this season have come in Western Big 6 Conference play. With Quincy in control at 5-0, and Rocky 3-2 in the race, the defending champs need some help in the season's second half. Next: Friday hosts Alleman; Saturday vs. Wheaton North in the QC-Wheaton Shootout at Moline.

3. Rockridge (2) (17-2) 155 3
-- Last week: Beat Sherrard, 65-35 Friday; Beat Chillicothe IVC, 70-51 Saturday at Abingdon's Great Western Shootout. Note: The Rockets get a chance in the next week to nail down a regional top seed against a pair of clubs knocking on the Top 10 door. Next: Friday hosts No. 14 Orion; Tuesday hosts No. 15 Riverdale.

4. Assumption (11-3) 144 4
-- Last week: Beat Davenport Central, 72-47 Friday; Won at Burlington, 56-42 Tuesday. Note: Of Assumption's three setbacks by a combined six points, perhaps the most painful was losing a two-point heartbreaker at Bettendorf in MAC action last month. Next: Friday at Davenport North; Tuesday hosts No. 1 Bettendorf.

5. North Scott (13-2) 101 5
-- Last week: Won at Clinton, 60-31 Friday; Beat Central DeWitt, 78-29 Saturday; Beat Davenport West, 57-45 Tuesday. Note: After back-to-back losses earlier this month to Bettendorf and Assumption, the Lancers are biding their time at 7-2 in the MAC, hoping season-ending rematches with both mean something. Next: Friday at Davenport Central; Tuesday hosts Davenport North.

6. Monmouth-Roseville (14-4) 84 6
-- Last week: Beat No. 14 Orion, 57-48 Friday; Beat Petersburg PORTA, 73-64 Saturday at Abingdon's Great Western Shootout. Note: A Feb. 8 rematch with Rockridge long has been circled. But at 4-2 in the West Central North, and trailing the 6-0 Rockets, the Titans need some help to make that more than a state-rankings showdown. Next: Friday at Illini West; Tuesday hosts Camp Point Central.

7. Kewanee (16-3) 67 7
-- Last week: Beat No. 15 Riverdale, 78-73 Friday. Note: The Boilers dodged a big bullet last weekend to remain unbeaten leaders (9-0) in the Three Rivers Conference title chase. Next: Thursday hosts Prophetstown.

8. Wethersfield (17-3) 62 8
-- Last week: Beat Ridgewood, 100-68 Tuesday. Note: A special season is shaping in Mother Goose Land. Wethersfield is tied for the Lincoln Trail Conference's top spot at 5-0 after hitting the Century Mark on a record-breaking 49-point game by Trevor Lay. Next: Friday at ROWVA; Monday at the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament.

9. Pleasant Valley (9-4) 35 9
-- Last week: Lost at No. 2 Bettendorf, 50-39 Friday; Beat Muscatine, 58-35 Tuesday. Note: After losses to the MAC's big three, the Spartans have been relegated to a regular-season spoiler's role in the season's final-month title drive. Next: Friday at Davenport West; Tuesday hosts Burlington.

10. Danville (16-0) 33 11
-- Last week: Beat Fort Madison Holy Trinity, 89-54 Friday; Won at New London, 97-25 Saturday; Won at West Burlington, 92-41 Tuesday. Note: The state's highest-scoring squad (84.1 points per game) is ranked No. 1 in Iowa Class 1A. Next: Friday hosts Fairfield Maharishi.

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES:

11. Sterling Newman (15-4) 26 10

-- Last week: Lost to Peru St. Bede, 63-36 Friday; Beat No. 16t Preston, 63-36 Saturday at West Carroll's Manny's Shootout. Note: At 6-1 in the TRAC, the Comets have the best shot at catching Kewanee. Next: Friday hosts Prophetstown; Monday hosts Fulton.

12 (tie). Erie (16-9) 7 16t
-- Last week: Won at Amboy, 46-30 Friday; Beat Morrison, 44-42 Tuesday. Note: The Cardinals have a shot at another 20-win season. A TRAC title is a tougher proposition, though, sitting at 6-3 in TRAC action right now. Next: Friday at No. 15 Riverdale.

12 (tie). Northeast Goose Lake (13-3) 7 13
-- Last week: Beat Lisbon, 63-39 Friday; Beat Tipton, 70-47 Saturday; Lost at North Cedar, 82-65 Monday. Note: Looking for a big rebound after falling Monday for the second time in nine days to an unranked foe. Next: Friday hosts Camanche; Saturday hosts Central DeWitt; Tuesday hosts Bellevue.

14. Orion (13-9) 5 14
-- Last week: Lost at No. 6 Monmouth-Roseville, 57-48 Friday; Beat Monmouth United, 55-30 Saturday at Abingdon's Great Western Shootout. Note: The Chargers have a chance to make the West Central North title chase awful interesting this weekend. Next: Friday at No. 3 Rockridge; Tuesday at Knoxville.

15. Riverdale (11-10) 2 15
-- Last week: Lost at No. 7 Kewanee, 78-73 Friday; Beat Bureau Valley, 53-51 Tuesday. Note: The Rams have come close to scoring a signature win. They have a chance to get a pretty mean pair in thie ensuing week. Next: Friday hosts No. 12t Erie; Tuesday at No. 3 Rockridge.

16 (tie). Galesburg (13-11) 1 12
-- Last week: Beat Alleman, 47-34 Friday; Lost to both Minooka (50-47) & Maine South (37-30) Saturday at Galesburg's Martin Luther King Tournament; Lost to Bloomington (77-67) & beat Kankakee (61-48) Monday at Galesburg's Martin Luther King Tournament. Note: Sophomore stud Grant Gibson soared past the magical 500-point mark for the season over the weekend. Dale "Machine Gun'' Kelley's school record, of 813 set in 1966, should be safe for now, though. Next: Friday hosts Moline.

17. Galva (15-3) 1 NR
-- Last week: Beat ROWVA, 45-41 Friday; Lost at Williamsfield, 55-43 Saturday; Won at Biggsville West Central, 68-64 Tuesday. Note: The defending Lincoln Trail Conference champs have quietly compiled another fine season, sitting tied for the league lead with Wethersfield at 5-0. Next: Friday hosts Stark County; Monday in the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament.

-- Dropped out: Preston (13-2).

ALSO ON THE RADAR:

-- Preston (13-2): Won at Camanche, 75-43 Friday; Lost to No. 10 Sterling Newman, 63-36 Saturday at West Carroll's Manny's Shootout; Beat Bellevue, 76-32 Tuesday.

-- Bureau Valley (17-10): Beat Fulton, 57-49 Friday; Lost at No. 15 Riverdale, 53-51 Tuesday.

-- Moline (13-9): Won at United Township, 53-46 Friday; Beat Marengo (49-30) & Chicago Noble Street Bulls (66-40) Saturday at Moline's Martin Luther King Tournament; Beat Rochelle (62-60) & Lost to state-ranked Washington (54-40) Monday at Moline's Martin Luther King Tournament.

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QC Prep Girls' Basketball Power Poll

- 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's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media and the Clinton Herald.

Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK.

1. Rock Island (17) (21-2) 197 1

-- Last week: Won at No. 9 United Township, 61-44 Thursday. Note: These state-ranked Rocks can taste a title. Beating a hated rival assures Rocky no worse than a share of the Western Big 6 Conference crown. Next: Tonight hosts No. 12 Galesburg; Saturday at Peoria Notre Dame.

2. Annawan (2) (21-2) 164 3
-- Last week: Beat both Biggsville West Central (57-47 Thursday's semifinals) & Stark County (36-30 Saturday's championship) at the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament; Beat Sciota West Prairie, 66-37 Monday; Won at Galva, 73-33 Wednesday. Note: The Bravettes again claimed Lincoln Trail Conference regular-season and tournament titles in a five-day span. Next: Tonight at Henry-Senachwine; Monday hosts River Ridge; Wednesday hosts No. 8 Wethersfield.

3. Assumption (1) (13-2) 156 2
-- Last week: Won at Davenport Central, 56-14 Friday; Lost at state-ranked Southeast Polk, 68-50 Saturday; Beat Burlington, 76-25 Tuesday. Note: Before chasing a third straight Iowa Class 3A state title next month, another Mississippi Athletic Conference crown is within the Lady Knights' grasp. The reigning queens of local hoops heading into the weekend 11-0 in league action. Next: Friday hosts Davenport North; Saturday at Iowa City West; Tuesday at Bettendorf.

4. Muscatine (14-2) 117 4
-- Last week: Won at Davenport West, 64-17 Friday; Beat No. 14t Pleasant Valley, 57-34 Tuesday. Note: With a head-to-head meeting looming, the Muskies still have a chance to force a MAC title share currently sitting 10-1 in league play. Next: Friday hosts Bettendorf; Tuesday at Davenport West.

5. Riverdale (19-2) 116 5
-- Last week: Won at Kewanee, 49-36 Thursday; Beat Bureau Valley, 96-27 Saturday; Won at Fulton, 64-37 Tuesday. Note: A dandy title dual is on tap in the Three Rivers, with the Rams (9-1) a half-game back of Prophetstown (10-1) heading into a jam-packed week. Next: Tonight hosts Erie; Saturday at Amboy; Tuesday at Sterling Newman.

6. Sherrard (21-3) 97 6
-- Last week: Beat Carthage Illini West, 35-26 Thursday; Won at River Ridge, 55-48 Saturday. Note: The defending conference champs can clinch a share of the West Central North crown this weekend. Next: Saturday hosts Monmouth-Roseville; Monday hosts Knoxville.

7. Prophetstown (22-3) 84 7
-- Last week: Won at Morrison, 58-23 Thursday; Beat Amboy, 69-29 Saturday. Note: Too bad Prophetstown and Riverdale won't meet again. The TRAC title will be decided by others, with Riverdale unfortunately facing the two biggest spoilers (Newman and Erie). Next: Saturday at Kewanee; Tuesday at Fulton.

8. Wethersfield (20-6) 50 8
-- Last week: Lost to Stark County (50-48 Thursday's semifinals) & Beat Biggsville West Central (59-52 Saturday's third-place game) at the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament; Beat Galva, 71-40 Monday; Lost to Stark County, 56-39. Note: The Flying Geese have fallen twice now in the last week to Stark County. Next: Monday at Monmouth United; Wednesday at No. 2 Annawan.

9. United Township (15-11) 34 9
-- Last week: Lost to No. 1 Rock Island, 61-44 Thursday; Beat state-ranked Champaign Centennial (51-49) & lost to state-ranked Morton (47-24) Saturday at Galesburg's Mid-Winter Classic; Beat Peoria Notre Dame, 53-41 Monday at Galesburg's Mid-Winter Classic; Lost at Illinois-rated DeKalb, 23-17 Tuesday. Note: The Panthers went 2-3 last week, but all three losses were to state-ranked squads, and more importantly one of those wins was over highly-rated Centennial. Next: Tonight hosts Alleman.

10. Mediapolis (16-1) 32 11
-- Last week: Won at Lone Tree, 70-18 Friday; Beat Pekin, 72-36 Saturday; Beat Waco, 74-30 Tuesday. Note: The Bulldogs have chewed up six straight foes since suffering their lone loss so far to Mid-Prairie Wellman. Next: Friday hosts Wapello; Tuesday at Keokuk.

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES:

11. Burlington Notre Dame (16-2) 22 12

-- Last week: Lost to state-ranked Central Lee Donnellson, 74-69 Friday; Won at Van Buren Keosauqua, 62-40 Saturday; Beat Fairfield, 66-44 Tuesday. Note: The fourth-highest scoring squad in Iowa at 72 points per game. Next: Friday hosts New London; Monday hosts Keokuk.

12. Galesburg (17-9) 17 10
-- Last week: Won at Quincy, 51-38 Thursday; Beat Peoria Notre Dame (54-36) & lost to Normal U-High (55-40) Saturday at Galesburg's Mid-Winter Classic; Lost to state-ranked Morton, 43-33 Monday at Galesburg's Mid-Winter Classic. Note: Win or lose tonight, the Silver Streaks will head into postseason action next month without fear, knowing they've prepared by playing one of the state's toughest schedules. Next: Tonight at No. 1 Rock Island.

13. Orion (17-7) 12 13
-- Last week: Beat both Peoria Manual (50-45) & Kewanee (40-33) Saturday at Kewanee's Martin Luther King Tournament; Beat Freeport, 47-43 Monday at Kewanee's Martin Luther King Tournament. Note: Has anybody shown more improvement from the start of the season to now? The Chargers have basically been unbeatable since New Year's Day. Next: Tonight hosts Macomb; Saturday at Illini West.

14. Stark County (17-8) 2 NR
-- Last week: Beat No. 8 Wethersfield (50-48 Thursday's semifinals) & Lost to No. 3 Annawan (36-30 Saturday's championship) at the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament; Lost to Ridgewood, 36-34 Monday; Won at No. 8 Wethersfield, 56-39 Wednesday. Note: Next:

-- Dropped out: Erie (17-6); Pleasant Valley (8-8); Preston ().

ALSO ON THE RADAR:

-- Erie (17-6): Lost at Amboy, 39-28 Thursday.

-- Pleasant Valley (8-8): Lost at Bettendorf, 43-35 Friday; Lost at Linn-Mar Marion, 62-56 Saturday; Lost at No. 4 Muscatine, 57-34 Tuesday.

-- Preston (12-4): Lost at Camanche, 55-44 Friday; Won at West Carroll, 66-35 Saturday; Lost to Bellevue, 58-47 Tuesday.

-- Sterling (14-11): Beat Dixon, 51-40 Friday; Beat Yorkville, 56-54 Saturday.

-- Sterling Newman (13-9): Beat Clinton Prince of Peace, 46-31 Saturday at West Carroll's Manny's Shootout.

-- North Scott (9-6): Beat Clinton, 55-31 Friday; Won at Davenport West, 50-14 Tuesday.

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INDIVIDUAL VOTES


Marc Nesseler, mnesseler@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus sports editor
United Township beat writer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rockridge
3. Rock Island
4. Assumption
5. North Scott
6. Wethersfield
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Kewanee
9. Erie
10. Galva

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Riverdale
4. Assumption
5. Prophetstown
6. Muscatine
7. Sherrard
8. Wethersfield
9. United Township
10. Galesburg


Matt Randazzo, Matt.Randazzo@WQAD.com
WQAD-TV 8 Sports Director


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Danville
6. North Scott
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Kewanee
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Wethersfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Riverdale
6. Mediapolis
7. Wethersfield
8. Sherrard
9. Burlington Notre Dame
10. Prophetstown


Steve Tappa, tappa@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus poll coordinator
Moline beat writer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. North Scott
7. Pleasant Valley
8. Kewanee
9. Sterling Newman
10. Wethersfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. Muscatine
5. United Township
6. Galesburg
7. Sherrard
8. Riverdale
9. Wethersfield
10. Prophetstown


Kory Kuffler, Kory.Kuffler@WQAD.com
WQAD-TV 8 sports anchor


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Danville
6. Northeast Goose Lake
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Wethersfield
9. Sterling Newman
10. North Scott

GIRLS:
1. Assumption
2. Rock Island
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Mediapolis
6. Riverdale
7. Burlington Notre Dame
8. Prophetstown
9. Sherrard
10. Wethersfield


Pete Ivanic, pwivanic36@gmail.com
MC22 broadcast play-by-play/analyst


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Kewanee
6. Sterling Newman
7. North Scott
8. Wethersfield
9. Danville
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Sherrard
4. Riverdale
5. Annawan
6. Muscatine
7. Prophetstown
8. Wethersfield
9. Mediapolis
10. United Township


Fred Klauke, fklauke@mediacomcc.com
MC22 production manager


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. North Scott
5. Rockridge
6. Kewanee
7. Wethersfield
8. Pleasant Valley
9. Monmouth-Roseville
10. Danville

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Muscatine
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Sherrard
8. Mediapolis
9. Burlington Notre Dame
10. Wethersfield


John Hoscheidt, john@wrmj.com
WRMJ-FM 102.3 owner & operator


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. North Scott
5. Pleasant Valley
6. Rockridge
7. Sterling Newman
8. Monmouth-Roseville
9. Kewanee
10. Wethersfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. Muscatine
5. Sherrard
6. Riverdale
7. Prophetstown
8. Wethersfield
9. United Township
10. Galesburg


Mike Cocquit, sports@regionaldailynews.com
Regional Media Sports Director
WJRE-FM 102.5 play-by-play


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rockridge
3. Assumption
4. Monmouth-Roseville
5. North Scott
6. Rock Island
7. Wethersfield
8. Kewanee
9. Orion
10. Erie

GIRLS:
1. Annawan
2. Rock Island
3. Prophetstown
4. Riverdale
5. Wethersfield
6. Sherrard
7. Muscatine
8. Assumption
9. Orion
10. Galesburg


Ken Jacoby, ken.jacoby@mchsi.com
WYEC-FM 93.9 play-by-play


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. North Scott
6. Wethersfield
7. Sterling Newman
8. Kewanee
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Monmouth-Roseville

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Muscatine
3. Assumption
4. Annawan
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Sherrard
8. Wethersfield
9. Mediapolis
10. Burlington Notre Dame


Kurt Ritzman, kritzman@clintonherald.com
Clinton Herald, Assistant Sports Editor


Did not vote


Jeff Wendland, jwendland@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus lead sports layout


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Monmouth-Roseville
5. Assumption
6. North Scott
7. Wethersfield
8. Kewanee
9. Erie
10. Galesburg

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Riverdale
4. Sherrard
5. Assumption
6. Prophetstown
7. Wethersfield
8. United Township
9. Galesburg
10. Orion


Tom Johnston, tbone@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus college beat writer


BOYS:
1 (tie). Rock Island
1 (tie). Bettendorf
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. Kewanee Wethersfield
7. Kewanee
8. North Scott
9. Orion
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1 (tie), Rock Island
1 (tie), Annawan
3. Muscadine
4. Assumption
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Sherrard
8. Wethersfield
9. Stark County
10. Orion


Daniel Makarewicz, Danmak@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Big 6 boys/Rock Island/Alleman beat writer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. Wethersfield
7. Kewanee
8. North Scott
9. Riverdale
10. Erie

GIRLS:
1 (tie). Rock Island
1 (tie). Annawan
3. Sherrard
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. United Township
7. Assumption
8. Orion
9. Wethersfield
10. Galesburg


Dan Tomlin, dtomlin@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Big 6 girls/Geneseo beat writer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. North Scott
7. Pleasant Valley
8. Wethersfield
9. Kewanee
10. Sterling Newman

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. Sherrard
5. Muscatine
6. United Township
7. Riverdale
8. Orion
9. Prophetstown
10. Wethersfield


Terry Duckett, tduckett@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus area beat writer


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Rockridge
3. Bettendorf
4. Assumption
5. North Scott
6. Kewanee
7. Wethersfield
8, Monmouth-Roseville
9. Sterling Newman
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Riverdale
5. Sherrard
6. Muscatine
7. Prophetstown
8. Wethersfield
9. United Township
10. Galesburg


Chris Steele, chrissteele@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus prep reporter


BOYS:
1. Rockridge
2. Bettendorf
3. Rock Island
4. Assumption
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. Kewanee
7. North Scott
8. Wethersfield
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Orion

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. Riverdale
5. Sherrard
6. Prophetstown
7. Muscatine
8. Wethersfield
9. United Township
10. Orion


D.J. Jarvis, djarvis@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Scoreboard page/online results


BOYS:
1. Rockridge
2. Bettendorf
3. Rock Island
4. North Scott
5. Wethersfield
6. Kewanee
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Assumption
9. Sterling Newman
10. Erie

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. Galesburg
7. Muscatine
8. Sherrard
8. Wethersfield
10. United Township


Anthony Sandoval, asando@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus prep reporter


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. North Scott
5. Assumption
6. Kewanee
7. Sterling Newman
8. Pleasant Valley
9. Monmouth-Roseville
10. Wethersfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Riverdale
4. Muscatine
5. Assumption
6. Sherrard
7. Prophetstown
8. Wethersfield
9. United Township
10. Orion


Brett Nowack, Brett.Nowack@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Sports Reporter


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. Danville
6. North Scott
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Wethersfield
9. Kewanee
10. Northeast Goose Lake

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. Muscatine
5. Mediapolis
6. Burlington Notre Dame
7. Riverdale
8. Prophetstown
9. Sherrard
10. United Township


Scott Weas, Scott.Weas@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Score photographer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Danville
6. North Scott
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Pleasant Valley
9. Kewanee
10. Northeast Goose Lake

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Prophetstown
6. Burlington Notre Dame
7. Sherrard
8. Wethersfield
9. Mediapolis
10. Riverdale


Jenny Hipskind, Jenny.Hipskind@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Score photographer


Did not vote


Anthony Panicucci, Anthony.Panicucci@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Score Photographer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. Danville
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. North Scott
8. Pleasant Valley
9. Kewanee
10. Wetherfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Mediapolis
6. Sherrard
7. Riverdale
8. Burlington Notre Dame
9. United Township
10. Prophetstown

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QC Prep Basketball Power Poll glance

- 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's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media and the Clinton Herald.

BOYS:
Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK


1. Bettendorf (16.5) (14-0) 195.5 2
2. Rock Island (1.5) (14-4) 174.5 1
3. Rockridge (2) (17-2) 155 3
4. Assumption (11-3) 144 4
5. North Scott (13-2) 101 5
6. Monmouth-Roseville (14-4) 84 6
7. Kewanee (16-3) 67 7
8. Wethersfield (17-3) 62 8
9. Pleasant Valley (9-4) 35 9
10. Danville (16-0) 33 11

-- Also receiving votes: Sterling Newman (15-4) 26; Erie (16-9) 7; Northeast Goose Lake (13-3) 7; Orion (13-9) 5; Riverdale (11-10) 2; Galesburg (13-11) 1; Galva (15-3) 1.

-- Dropped out: Preston (13-2).

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GIRLS:
Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK


1. Rock Island (17) (21-2) 197 1
2. Annawan (2) (21-2) 164 3
3. Assumption (1) (13-2) 156 2
4. Muscatine (14-2) 117 4
5. Riverdale (19-2) 116 5
6. Sherrard (21-3) 97 6
7. Prophetstown (22-3) 84 7
8. Wethersfield (20-6) 50 8
9. United Township (15-11) 34 9
10. Mediapolis (16-1) 32 11

-- Also receiving votes: Burlington Notre Dame (16-2) 22; Galesburg (17-9) 17; Orion (17-7) 12; Stark County (17-8) 2.

-- Dropped out: Erie (17-6); Pleasant Valley (8-8); Preston (12-4).

-- Note: Records through Wednesday night; Last year denotes final poll position.














 



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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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