Boys Basketball

Wild weekend of hoops shakes up BND boys basketball rankings

Belleville East guard Rico Sylvester (left) being defended by East St. Louis’ Marrion Chairs on Saturday. East St. Louis won the game 84-77 in overtime at the SIU Edwardsville Vadalabene Center.
Belleville East guard Rico Sylvester (left) being defended by East St. Louis’ Marrion Chairs on Saturday. East St. Louis won the game 84-77 in overtime at the SIU Edwardsville Vadalabene Center.

Here are the new weekly Belleville News-Democrat boys high school basketball rankings:

BND Boys Basketball Rankings

Rankings for metro-east teams; voting by area coaches and News-Democrat staff. First-place votes are in parentheses; records through Sunday.

Large school rankings (Class 3A-4A)

Rank

Team

W-L

1.

Belleville West (5)

3-1

2.

Edwardsville (1)

4-1

3.

Althoff (1)

4-2

4.

East St. Louis

3-2

5.

Belleville East

4-1

Also receiving votes: Alton (3-1), O’Fallon (4-1), Cahokia (4-3), Mater Dei (3-1), Triad (4-1), Collinsville (3-3)

Small school rankings (Class 1A-2A)

Rank

Team

W-L

1.

Okawville (7)

4-0

2.

Nashville

4-0

3.

Gibault

5-1

4.

Metro-East Lutheran

4-2

5.

Wesclin

3-1

Also receiving votes: Carlyle (3-1), Madison (3-2), Roxana (3-3)

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