St. Anthony boys remain at the top of the latest Associated Press rankings in Class 1A; Effingham girls move up to No. 10 in Class 3A

Jan. 25—Several area boys and girls basketball teams earned a spot in the latest Associated Press rankings, voted on by media members throughout the state.

Below is where each team falls in their respective classes.

Class 1A

St. Anthony remained the No. 1 team in Class 1A when the latest polls were released Wednesday afternoon. The Bulldogs are 20-4 and 6-0 in the National Trail Conference. St. Anthony has won its last nine games. The Bulldogs defeated Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick (CHBC) on Wednesday in the first round of the National Trail Conference Tournament. St. Anthony received 16 first-place votes.

As for the rest of Class 1A, Tuscola is second and earned one first-place vote, Glasford (Illini Bluffs) is third, Winchester/Biggsville (West Central) is fourth, Pecatonica is fifth, Goreville and Aurora (Christian) are tied for sixth, Serena is eighth, Camp Point (Central) is ninth and Scales Mound is 10th.

Altamont, Dieterich and St. Elmo/Brownstown all received votes this week. Chicago (Manley) and Lexington received 15 votes; Mounds (Meridian) had six; the Indians had five and Bluford (Webber) each had five; the Movin Maroons had three; Griggsville-Perry had two; South Beloit, Princeville and Casey-Westfield each had two and the Eagles and Arcola each had one.

Class 2A

Teutopolis received votes in Class 2A. The Wooden Shoes are 13-7, with its most recent defeat coming to Mt. Zion on Tuesday.

T-Town plays at home against Breese (Mater Dei) on Friday, Centralia in the Pinckneyville Shootout on Saturday and at Newton next Tuesday. The Shoes received one vote this week.

Chicago (Phillips), Clinton, St. Joseph-Ogden, Warsaw/Hamilton, Belleville (Althoff Catholic), Pinckneyville, Columbia, Lawrenceville, Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin and Macomb also received votes.

Breese (Central) is ranked first in Class 2A and received 15 first-place votes. Peoria (Manual) is second and received two first-place votes, Tolono (Unity) is third, Byron is fourth, Beecher is fifth and received two first-place votes, Benton is sixth, Chicago (Christ the King) is seventh, Taylor Ridge (Rockridge) is eighth and El Paso-Gridley and Minonk (Fieldcrest) are tied for ninth.

Class 3A

Effingham is ranked ninth in Class 3A on the girls side. The Flaming Hearts are 20-4 and 3-3 in the Apollo Conference.

Lincoln is ranked first with 12 first-place votes, Morton is second, Quincy (Notre Dame) and Peoria are tied for third, Washington is fifth, Galesburg is sixth, Lombard (Montini) is seventh, Rockford (Boylan Catholic) is eighth and Bethalto (Civic Memorial) and Mt. Zion are tied for 10th.

Chicago (Noble/Butler), Mt. Vernon, Taylorville, Highland, Chicago (Hyde Park) and Peoria (Richwoods) all received votes.

Class 1A

St. Anthony and Altamont are both ranked in the top 10 in Class 1A.

The Lady Indians are ranked fifth at 21-4 and the Bulldogs are eighth at 19-6. St. Anthony received one first-place vote.

Galena is ranked first with eight first-place votes, Orangeville is second with three first-place votes, Okawville is third, Annawan is fourth, Glasford (Illini Bluffs) is sixth, Tuscola is seventh, Biggsville (West Central) is ninth and Serena and Rockford (Lutheran) are tied for 10th.

Freeport (Aquin), Pecatonica, Catlin (Salt Fork), Goreville, Kewanee (Wethersfield), Brownstown/St. Elmo, Peoria Heights, Des Plaines (Willows Academy) and Abingdon-Avon all received votes.

Class 2A

Teutopolis received votes in Class 2A. The Lady Shoes are 17-7 and have defeated Class 3A No. 10 Civic Memorial and Class 1A No. 5 Altamont in their last two games.

T-Town plays Breese (Central) on Saturday and Breese (Mater Dei) on Monday. The Lady Shoes received nine votes this week.

Canton, Stillman Valley, Pleasant Plains, Piasa (Southwestern), Coal City, Byron, Chicago (DePaul College Prep), Kankakee (Bishop McNamara) and Bloomington (Central Catholic) also received votes.

Breese (Central) is ranked first in Class 2A and received four first-place votes. Peoria (Notre Dame) is second and received 10 first-place votes, Nashville is third, Rock Island (Alleman) is fourth, Breese (Mater Dei) is fifth and received one first-place vote, Mackinaw-Deer Creek is sixth, Petersburg (PORTA) is seventh, Camp Point (Central)/Augusta (Southeastern) is eighth, Watseka is ninth and Carlyle is 10th.

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