Rocky girls edged for final QC poll top spot


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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com

The chance for a season-long reign atop the Quad Cities Prep Basketball Power Polls ended Wednesday for the Rock Island girls.

A day after suffering a season-ending setback to fellow Top 10-rated United Township in regional action, the Rocks were replaced in the No. 1 slot by the last wire-to-wire girls' finisher in the local media rankings.

Two-time defending Iowa state champ Assumption (21-2) edged the Rocks (25-4) and Annawan (27-2) in a tight final vote for the distaff portion of the poll.

Assumption, which rated No. 2 last week, and lost a head-to-head thriller with the Rocks in early January, received six of the 16 first-place votes cast for 145 of a possible 160 points.

Rocky slipped to second despite retaining five top nods and totalling 132 points. Annawan was a close third, accounting for 131 points and the other five No. 1 votes.

The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus administers the poll for a sixth straight season. Participating co-sponsors 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.

In the boys' bi-state ballot, unbeaten Bettendorf (20-0) retained the top spot over season-starting No. 1 Rock Island (19-4) for the fourth straight week.

The Mississippi Athletic Conference champions picked up 13.5 first-place votes and 155.5 points. The Rocky boys accounted for the other 2.5 top nods and 144.5 points.

Two more boys' votes remain after today's sixth poll of the season.

After two straight weeks featuring little movement in the Top 10s, both sets of rankings were chocked full of change.

Besides Rocky, also tumbling in the girls' ballot because of postseason losses were Riverdale (4th to 6th), Prophetstown (7th to 8th) and Wethersfield (9th to 10th).

Moving up with Assumption in the final girls' rankings were Sherrard (6th to 4th) and upset-minded UT (8th to 7th).

The boys' ballot also saw a shift with North Scott (5th to 3rd) and Monmouth-Roseville (6th to 4th) on the rise after beating, in their respective conferences, tumblers Assumption (4th to 5th) and Rockridge (6th to 3rd).

Sterling Newman (10th to 8th) also jumped in the boys' ratings.

Also a result of Wethersfield (22-6) losing thrice in the last week, and falling out of the Top 10, Moline (17-10) and Pleasant Valley (13-6) finished in a tie for the final Top 10 spot.

In all, 16 boys' and 17 girls' teams received votes this week, with Alleman (16-14) rejoining the final girls' poll of local sportswriters and broadcasters.

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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 (13.5) (20-0) 155.5 1

-- Last week: Beat Davenport North, 67-35 Friday; Beat Burlington, 64-26 Tuesday. Note: An outright Mississippi Athletic Conference crown already is assured, but the Bulldogs want a perfect regular-season, too. Next: Friday at No. 3 North Scott.

2. Rock Island (2.5) (19-4) 144.5 2
-- Last week: Beat No. 16 Galesburg, 58-57 Friday; Won at Aurora Central, 69-54 Saturday. Note: A last-second 3-pointer by C.J. Carr kept alive hopes of a fourth straight Western Big 6 Conference crown for the state-ranked Rocks. Next: Friday at No. 10t Moline; Saturday at state-ranked Peoria Manual.

3. North Scott (19-2) 102 5
-- Last week: Won at Burlington, 56-38 Friday; Won at No. 4 Assumption, 62-45 Tuesday. Note: A MAC title out of the question, the state-ranked Lancers still are spoiling to avenge a 36-point blowout in early January at the 'Dog House. Next: Friday hosts No. 1 Bettendorf.

4. Monmouth-Roseville (21-4) 96 6
-- Last week: Won at No. 3 Rockridge, 69-65 Friday; Beat Farmington, 77-57 Tuesday. Note: The Titans are seeking a second straight West Central North title. Next: Friday hosts Sherrard; Wednesday vs. TBD in Illinois 2A's Monmouth Regional.

5. Assumption (15-5) 94 4
-- Last week: Won at No. 11 Pleasant Valley, 56-52 (2 OT) Friday; Lost to No. 5 North Scott, 62-45 Tuesday. Note: The Knights were unable to repeat as MAC champs. But that doesn't mean Billy Daniel and his Iowa-ranked squad can't contend for a state title. Next: Friday at Davenport West; Monday hosts Central DeWitt in Iowa 3A's Substate 4 playoffs.

6. Rockridge (20-4) 75 3
-- Last week: Lost to No. 6 Monmouth-Roseville, 69-65 Friday. Note: The state-ranked Rockets need to rebound from their first West Central North setback if they hope to score at least a share of the league title this weekend. Next: Friday at Macomb; Wednesday vs. TBD in Illinois 2A's Rockridge Regional.

7. Kewanee (22-4) 61 7
-- Last week: Won at No. 17 Riverdale, 68-62 Thursday; Beat Amboy, 66-33 Saturday; Beat Bureau Valley, 49-44 Tuesday. Note: The Boilermakers finished off a perfect 14-0 title run through the Three Rivers Conference before opening postseason play. Next: Wednesday vs. No. 13t Orion in Illinois 2A's Rockridge Regional.

8. Sterling Newman (22-4) 46 10
-- Last week: Won at Morrison, 67-38 Thursday; Beat No. 17 Riverdale, 80-60 Saturday; Beat Morrison, 70-40 Tuesday. Note: Because of the unbalanced schedule in the TRAC, the Comets only faced Kewanee once in a 13-1 league season. Next: Wednesday vs. TBD in Illinois 2A's Savanna Regional.

9. Danville (21-0) 30 9
-- Last week: Won at Lone Tree, 64-41 Friday. Note: Last season's state runners-up are seeking an unbeaten title this time. Next: Thursday hosts New London in Iowa 1A's District 9 playoffs.

10 (tie). Pleasant Valley (13-6) 22 11
-- Last week: Lost to No. 4 Assumption, 56-52 (2 OT) Friday; Won at Davenport North, 65-50 Tuesday. Note: Experienced, skilled and an extremely dangerous postseason matchup later this month. Next: Friday hosts Clinton.

10 (tie). Moline (17-10) 22 12
-- Last week: Won at state-ranked Quincy, 54-51 Friday. Note: Winning for a fourth straight Big 6 Friday meant more to the Maroons than finally upsetting a state-ranked foe. Ironically, Moline also helped their arch-rival Rocks draw even again in the league race. Next: Friday at No. 2 Rock Island; Saturday at state-ranked Lincoln.

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES:

12. Galva (21-4) 15 13

-- Last week: Won at Annawan, 88-77 (OT) Friday; Beat West Prairie, 67-35 Tuesday. Note: A second straight Lincoln Trail Conference in the books, the Wildcats are now seeking their first regional title since 2002. Next: Friday at Monmouth United; Tuesday vs. Monmouth United in Illinois 1A's ROWVA Regional.

13 (tie). Orion (17-11) 6 15
-- Last week: Beat Macomb, 25-21 Friday; Beat No. 8 Wethersfield, 42-38 Saturday. Note: The bad news for the Chargers is having both Rockridge and Kewanee in the same regional. Next: Friday hosts Carthage Illini West; Wednesday vs. No. 7 Kewanee in Illinois 2A's Rockridge Regional.

13 (tie). Northeast Goose Lake (16-6) 6 14
-- Last week: Beat Monticello, 69-45 Friday. Note: State-tested (and state-ranked) North Cedar looms as a huge postseason roadblock. Next: Thursday hosts Bellevue in Iowa 2A's District 9 playoffs.

15. Wethersfield (22-6) 4 8
-- Last week: Lost at Stark County, 44-41 Friday; Lost at No. 15 Orion, 42-38 Saturday; Beat Monmouth United, 71-47 Tuesday. Note: The Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament champs are spoiling for a regional title "three-match'' with Galva after the Wildcats started a three-game skid for the Geese. Next: Friday hosts Annawan; Wednesday hosts TBD in Illinois 1A's ROWVA Regional.

16. Preston (18-3) 1 NR
-- Last week: Idle. Note: The Big East Conference champs also received votes outside of the Top 10 in Iowa 1A's final state poll. Next: Thursday hosts Calamus-Wheatland in Iowa 1A's District 6 playoffs.


-- Dropped out: Galesburg (15-13), Riverdale (14-3).

ALSO ON THE RADAR:

NR. Galesburg (15-13) 0 16

-- Last week: Lost at No. 2 Rock Island, 58-57 Friday. Note: Tough crowd! The Streaks fell off the voting radar despite a one-point loss at Rocky. Voters also forget Galesburg beat the Rocks in mid-December. Next: Friday at United Township.

NR. Riverdale (14-13) 0 17
-- Last week: Lost to No. 7 Kewanee, 68-62 Thursday; Lost at No. 10 Sterling Newman, 80-60 Saturday; Beat Fulton, 75-51 Tuesday. Note: The Rams are spoiling for a quick rematch with Newman. Next: Wednesday vs. West Carroll in Illinois 2A's Savanna Regional.

NR. Erie (16-13) 0 NR
-- Last week: Lost at Bureau Valley, 57-53 (OT) Saturday; Won at Prophetstown, 61-54 Tuesday. Note: The second-seeded Cardinals are contending for just their third regional crown since 1960. Next: Friday hosts Fulton; Wednesday vs. TBD in Illinois 1A's Erie Regional.

NR. Bureau Valley (19-11) o NR
-- Last week: Beat Erie, 57-53 (OT) Saturday; Lost at No. 1 Kewanee, 49-44 Tuesday. Note: Will hosting dutues help the Storm's regional title hopes? Next: Wednesday vs. Peru St. Bede in Illinois 2A's Manlius Regional.

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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. Assumption (6) (21-2) 145 2

-- Last week: Won at No. 15 Pleasant Valley, 51-41 Friday; Beat Camanche (61-28 Saturday) & Mount Vernon (68-34 Wednesday) in the Iowa 3A Region 5 tournament. Note: The 10-time defending Mississippi Athletic Conference champs continue rolling toward a third Iowa state title. Next: Saturday vs. state-ranked Center Point-Urbana in Iowa 3A's Region 5 championship.

2. Rock Island (5) (25-4) 132 1
-- Last week: Won at Quincy, 70-39 Thursday; Lost to No. 8 United Township, 67-52 Tuesday in the Illinois 4A Peoria Richwoods Regional. Note: After the program's first 10-0 Western Big 6 Conference title run since 1986, the Rocks ironically had their dream season ended by a league rival. Next: SEASON OVER.

3. Annawan (5) (27-2) 131 3
-- Last week: Beat No. 9 Wethersfield, 75-59 Thursday in the Illinois 1A Annawan Regional championship game; Beat state-ranked Newark, 46-21 Monday in the Illinois 1A Sectional. Note: Four regional crowns down, the state-ranked Bravettes now seek a second straight sectional title and Elite Eight apprearance. Next: Thursday vs. state-ranked Hinckley-Big Rock in Illinois 1A's IVCC Sectional championship.

4. Sherrard (27-3) 100 6
-- Last week: Beat No. 12 Orion, 63-28 Thurday in the Illinois 2A Rockridge Regional championship game; Beat Knoxville, 44-25 in the Illinois 2A Orion Sectional. Note: Three straight regional titles now, the West Central North champs are shooting for their first sectional crown since 1990. Next: Thursday vs. state-ranked El Paso-Gridley in Illinois 2A's Orion Sectional championship.

5. Muscatine (18-3) 99 5
-- Last week: Beat Clinton, 76-33 Friday. Note: The Muskies are trying to win a mini-MAC tournament before likely seeing second-ranked Ankeny in the Elite Eight. Next: Saturday hosts Buurlington in Iowa 5A's Region 5 tournament.

6. Riverdale (25-3) 68 4
-- Last week: Beat Sterling Newman, 50-42 Friday in the Illinois 2A Sterling Newman Regional championship game; Lost to state-ranked Byron, 69-36 Monday in the Illinois 2A Somonauk Sectional. Note: Byron was the postseason roadblock again for the state-ranked Rams, who shared the Three Rivers Conference title with Prophetstown this season, each at 13-1. Next: SEASON OVER.

7. United Township (19-12) 66 8
-- Last week: Lost at Moline, 39-36 Thursday; Beat No. 1 Rock Island, 67-52 Tuesday in the Illinois 4A Peoria Richwoods Regional. Note: Playing a schedule chocked full of state-ranked foes paid off in the Panthers pulling at least one postseason upset. Next: Friday vs. state-ranked Peoria Richwoods in Illinois 4A's Peoria Richwoods Regional.

8. Prophetstown (27-4) 59 7
-- Last week: Beat Erie, 36-31 Friday in the Illinois 1A Polo Regional championship game; Lost to top-ranked (and defending state champ) Freeport Aquin, 49-44 Monday in the Illinois 1A River Ridge Sectional. Note: No shame in having the season ended by the top-ranked defending state champs and superstar Sophie Bruner. Next: SEASON OVER.

9. Mediapolis (21-2) 33 10
-- Last week: Beat West Liberty (74-23 Saturday) & lost to Williamsburg (66-60 Wednesday) in the Iowa 3A Region 6 tournament. Note: The hosting Bulldogs were an upset victim by an unranked postseason foe. Next: SEASON OVER.

10. Wethersfield (23-8) 19 9
-- Last week: Lost to No. 3 Annawan, 75-59 Thursday in the Illinois 1A Annawan Regional championship game. Note: Unfortunately, second-ranked rival Annawan again proved to be a postseason roadblock for the Flying Geese. Next: SEASON OVER.

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES:

11 (tie). Burlington Notre Dame (19-3) 6 14

-- Last week: Beat Danville, 75-35 Tuesday in Iowa 1A's Region 4 tournament. Note: Looking ahead to a state-ranked showdown with Preston in the region finale. Next: Friday hosts Winfield-Mount Union in Iowa 1A's Region 4 tournament.

11 (tie). Galesburg (18-13) 6 11
-- Last week: Won at Alleman, 62-58 Thursday; Lost to Geneseo, 55-49 Tuesday in the Illinois 3A Dunlap Regional. Note: The Streaks lost six of their last seven games. Next: SEASON OVER.

11 (tie). Orion (19-10) 6 12
-- Last week: Lost to No. 6 Sherrard, 63-28 Thursday in the Illinois 2A Rockridge Regional championship game. Note: 1,000-point career scorer Cassidy Clark nearly averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds this season. Next: SEASON OVER.

14. Alleman (16-14) 5 NR
-- Last week: Lost to No. 11t Galesburg, 62-58 Thursday: Beat Dunlap, 47-39 Tuesday. Note: Despite injuries and defections, the Pioneers find themselves a win away from their first regional crown in three seasons. Next: Thursday vs. Geneseo in Illinois 3A's Dunlap Regional championship.

15. Pleasant Valley (12-9) 3 15
-- Last week: Lost to No. 2 Assumption, 51-41 Friday. Note: The Spartans are 0-5 in action outside of the MAC this season. Next: Friday hosts Davenport West in Iowa 5A's Region 5 tournament.

16 (tie). Erie (20-10) 1 NR
-- Last week: Lost to No. 7 Prophetstown, 36-31 Friday in the Illinois 1A Polo Regional championship game. Note: The Cardinals nearly claimed their first and only other regional title since 1985. Next: SEASON OVER.

16 (tie). Sterling (19-12) 1 NR
-- Last week: Beat LaSalle-Peru, 41-30 Thursday; Beat Rock Falls, 50-43 (OT) Tuesday in the Illinois 3A Sterling Regional. Note: The Northern Illinois Big 12 West co-champs are seeking their second straight regional title. Next: Thursday vs. Rochelle in Illinois 3A's Sterling Regional.


-- Dropped out: Stark County (20-9).

ALSO ON THE RADAR:

NR. Stark County (20-9) 0 13

-- Note: Lost in the Illinois 1A regional semifinals a week ago. Next: SEASON OVER.

NR. Bellevue (18-4)
-- Last week: Beat Clayton Ridge, 56-41 Tuesday in Iowa 2A's Region 4 tournament. Note: Unfortunately in the state's toughest region, with three of the state's Top 15-ranked teams in the semifinals. Next: Friday vs. state-ranked Maquoketa Valley in Iowa 2A's Region 4 tournament.

NR. Preston (16-6)
-- Last week: Beat Clinton Prince of Peace, 59-46 Tuesday in Iowa 1A's Region 4 tournament. Note: State-ranked Burlington Notre Dame a possible postseason roadblock in the region title game. Next: Friday vs. Lisbon in Iowa 1A's Region 4 tournament.

NR. Sterling Newman (15-12)
-- Last week: Lost to No. 4 Riverdale, 50-42 Friday in the 1A Sterling Newman Regional championship game. Note: Nearly half of the Comets' losses this season were to TRAC co-champs Riverdale and Prophetstown. Next: SEASON OVER.

NR. North Scott (13-8)
-- Last week: Won at Burlington, 44-34 Friday. Note: The Lancers obliterated their postseason-opening opponent 42-15 just before Christmas. Next: Saturday hosts Central DeWitt in Iowa 4A's Region 3 tournament.

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INDIVIDUAL VOTES


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


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

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


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


Did not vote


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


Fred Klauke, fklauke@mediacomcc.com
MC22 production manager


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


Did not vote


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


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

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


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


Did not vote


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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


Did not vote


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


Did not vote


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


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

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


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


Did not vote

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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. Today marks the final girls' ballot of the season.

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


1. Bettendorf (13.5) (20-0) 155.5 1
2. Rock Island (2.5) (19-4) 144.5 2
3. North Scott (19-2) 102 5
4. Monmouth-Roseville (21-4) 96 6
5. Assumption (15-5) 94 4
6. Rockridge (20-4) 75 3
7. Kewanee (22-4) 61 7
8. Sterling Newman (22-4) 46 10
9. Danville (21-0) 30 9
10 (tie). Pleasant Valley (13-6) 22 11
10 (tie). Moline (17-10) 22 12

-- Also receiving votes: Galva (21-4) 15; Orion (17-11) 6; Northeast Goose Lake (17-6) 6; Wethersfield (22-6) 4; Preston (17-3) 1.

-- Dropped out: Galesburg (15-13), Riverdale (14-3).

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


1. Assumption (6) (21-2) 145 2
2. Rock Island (5) (25-4) 132 1
3. Annawan (5) (27-2) 131 3
4. Sherrard (27-3) 100 6
5. Muscatine (18-3) 99 5
6. Riverdale (25-3) 68 4
7. United Township (19-12) 66 8
8. Prophetstown (27-4) 59 7
9. Mediapolis (21-2) 33 10
10. Wethersfield (23-8) 19 9

-- Also receiving votes: Burlington Notre Dame (19-3) 6; Galesburg (18-13) 6; Orion (19-10) 6; Alleman (16-14) 5; Pleasant Valley (12-9) 3; Erie (20-10) 1; Sterling (19-12) 1.

-- Dropped out: Stark County (20-9).

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














 



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  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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