Boys Basketball

These are the top high school hoops teams in the metro-east this week

University of Illinois basketball coach John Groce visited Belleville last week and is shown here talking with Illini recruit and Belleville East senior Javon Pickett.
University of Illinois basketball coach John Groce visited Belleville last week and is shown here talking with Illini recruit and Belleville East senior Javon Pickett.

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.

Edwardsville (5)

6-1

2.

Althoff (1)

5-2

3.

East St. Louis (1)

6-3

4.

Belleville West

4-3

5.

Belleville East

5-2

Also receiving votes: Alton (4-2), O’Fallon (5-2), Cahokia (5-4), Mater Dei (4-1), Triad (6-2), Collinsville (3-5), Central (4-3)

Small school rankings (Class 1A-2A)

Rank

Team

W-L

1.

Okawville (7)

8-0

2.

Nashville

7-0

3.

Gibault

6-2

4.

Wesclin

5-2

5.

Carlyle

5-3

Also receiving votes: Madison (5-3), Metro-East Lutheran (4-5), Roxana (5-5), Marissa (5-3)

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