Boys Basketball

Edwardsville remains No. 1 in the final state rankings; Cahokia’s 10th

Nationally-ranked Edwardsville held down the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press Class 4A state rankings released Tuesday.

The Tigers (27-1 before Tuesday), who open the playoffs Tuesday at the Granite City Regional, are ranked 21st in the nation in the USA Today Super 25 poll and 23rd in the country by MaxPreps.com. Edwardsville has won its last 22 games and its only loss came to Southwestern Conference rival Belleville West.

East St. Louis, competing at the Class 4A Belleville East Regional, is 14th in the Class 4A.

Cahokia (18-10) broke into the Class 3A Top 10 at No. 10 in the final state rankings of the season. The Comanches are at the Class 3A Mater Dei Regional.

Also in 3A, Central (24-4) moved up from ninth to eighth after winning 22 of its last 23 games.

Norm Sanders: 618-239-2454, @NormSanders

Illinois Boys Basketball AP State Rankings (final)

Here are the boys prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record and total points.

Class 4A

School

W-L

Pts

Prv

1. Edwardsville (7)

27-1

78

1

2. Bolingbrook (1)

24-1

73

2

3. Simeon

24-3

60

3

4. Evanston

24-3

53

4

5. Fremd

26-0

51

5

6. Curie

23-3

38

6

7. Wheaton Warrenville South

27-1

28

7

8. East Moline United

22-6

16

10

9. Whitney Young

20-7

14

8

10. Joliet West

22-3

13

9

Others receiving votes: Geneva 5. Rockford Boylan 4. Willowbrook 3. East St. Louis 2. Algonquin (Jacobs) 2.

Class 3A

School

W-L

Pts

Prv

1. Morgan Park (5)

19-6

67

1

2. Fenwick (1)

24-4

61

2

(tie) Springfield Lanphier (1)

23-3

61

3

4. Bloomington

21-4

48

4

5. North Lawndale

20-6

42

5

6. Benton

28-2

32

6

7. Bogan

16-7

22

10

8. Central

24-4

17

9

9. Effingham

24-4

10

7

10. Cahokia

18-10

8

NR

Others receiving votes: Washington 6. Eisenhower 3. Aurora Central Catholic 3. Springfield Southeast 2. Hillcrest 2. Burlington Central 1

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