Rocky ranked 8th in final AP hoops poll


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Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2013, 7:19 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
The Rock Island boys' basketball team was tabbed No. 8 Tuesday in the final Illinois Associated Press Class 4A poll of the season.The statewide panel of sportswriters and broadcasters moved the Rocks (22-4) up one spot from last week. That move was aided by Chicago Heights Marian falling from eighth with a loss last week.

Chicago powerhouses Whitney Young (25-3 in 4A) and Morgan Park (26-3 in 3A) retained the No. 1 rankings in their respective classes.
-- By Steve Tappa, tappa@qconline.com

Final Illinois Associated Press 3A/4A boys' basketball state rankings

Class 4A
School W-L Pts Prv

1. Chicago Whitney Young (6) 25-3 86 1
2. Chicago Simeon (2) 23-3 80 3
3. Proviso East (1) 24-3 77 2
4. Belleville East 24-3 60 4
5. Edwardsville 25-2 51 5
6. Oswego 26-2 41 6
7. Lisle Benet 24-5 26 7
8. Rock Island 23-4 25 9
9. Normal Community 22-6 17 T10
10. Chicago Curie 17-7 13 T10
-- Others receiving votes: Niles Notre Dame 6. Chicago Heights Bloom 5. Chicago Heights Marian Catholic 3. Naperville Neuqua Valley 3. Lincolnshire Stevenson 1. Maine South 1.

Class 3A
School W-L Pts Prv

1. Chicago Morgan Park (10) 26-3 109 1
2. Chicago Orr (1) 23-3 92 3
3. Washington 27-1 91 2
4. Cahokia 27-3 75 4
5. East St. Louis 18-7 58 6
6. Lincoln 26-4 57 7
7. Springfield Southeast 21-5 28 T8
8. Hillcrest 20-6 26 T8
9. North Chicago 24-3 22 5
10. Peoria Manual 17-7 12 10
-- Others receiving votes: Peoria Notre Dame 10. Metamora 8. Bartonville Limestone 7. Centralia 4. Belvidere 3. Normal University 3.














 




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