ABV Rankings - Preseason
These are the preseason rankings for 1A. From this point forward, only teams and coaches who contacted me by filling out the preseason questionnaire are eligible to be a part of my rankings.
The 2A rankings will come out later this week when the rest of the preview is complete.
See you at the gym.
ABV Class 1A Preseason Rankings
1. WOODLAWN
The Cardinals never get tired of winning.
2. OKAWVILLE
Despite graduation loses, the Rockets have plenty left in the tank.
3. GOREVILLE
The Blackcats have work to do but the talent is there for a run.
4. MOUNDS MERIDIAN
Forget the won-loss mark, the schedule will make them postseason ready.
5. SESSER-VALIER
Talented group with interchangeable parts. They know the way to Peoria.
6. CHRISTOPHER
Two of the top players reside here. Waiting on a big postseason move.
7. CAIRO
Lots of young talent to work with. They, too, play a tough schedule.
8. ELVERADO
Will the Falcons be as good as they were a year ago?
9. DIETERICH
Senior laden team has size and skill. Young coach has the right stuff.
10. WEBBER TOWNSHIP
This is a team to keep an eye on. Seniors have been building up for this season.
Honorable Mention (In Alphabetical Order)
Altamont, Cobden, Cowden-Herrick-Beecher City, Crab Orchard, Gallatin County, Marissa-Coulterville, Mulberry Grove, Odin, St. Elmo-Brownstown, South Central, Steeleville, Thompsonville, Valmeyer, Wayne City, and Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg.
ABV Class 2A Preseason Rankings

1. PINCKNEYVILLE
The Panthers are loaded, a deep team with talent in all spots. The Peoria favorite.
2. TEUTOPOLIS
The Wooden Shoes will be in a the hunt for another deep postseason run.
3. MT. CARMEL
Aces have plenty of talent. Hoping for a Marcotte return in February.
4. TRENTON-WESCLIN
The Warriors have logged a lot of varsity minutes. They have the experience factor in their favor.
5. ELDORADO
The Eagles are another of the teams with Peoria on their mind.
6. HARRISBURG
After a down year, the Bulldogs look to rebound in a big way.
7. DU QUOIN
These Indians look to be vastly improved from a year ago.
8. NASHVILLE
The Hornets will always be in the discussion.
9. CASEY-WESTFIELD
Coach Brannan always gets his kids ready.
10. CARLYLE
The Indians have several kids back with experience.
Honorable Mention (In Alphabetical Order)
Anna-Jonesboro, Carmi-White County, Effingham St. Anthony, Fairfield, Greenville, Hillsboro, Pana, Piasa Southwestern, Robinson, and Waterloo Gibault.