Boys Basketball

Althoff and East St. Louis both move up in final state basketball rankings

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.