Althoff moved up to fourth this week in the final Class 3A boys basketball state rankings compiled by The Associated Press. The Crusaders (23-3) are the No. 1 seed in the Mascoutah Regional and open postseason play Wednesday against Mascoutah.
East St. Louis (19-6) moved up from eighth to seventh this week in the final Class 4A state rankings. The Flyers are the No. 1 seed at the Belleville West Regional and opened postseason play Tuesday against the host Maroons.
Alton (24-4) also received votes in the Class 4A state poll.