ABV Rankings - 02-13-17
Greetings ABV Fans!!!!!
Once again we have reached the final week of the regular season and, as usual, this will be the final ABV Rankings for the year. It is still under the umbrella of "Who's Hot" and "Who's Not." Have a good week and get ready for the regionals!!!
See you at the gym.
ABV Class 1A Rankings
1. OKAWVILLE (24-3)
The Rockets added three more wins, including a demolition of BCC at the Riverton Shootout. It's time to focus on the big prize and take no prisoners.
2. EFFINGHAM ST. ANTHONY (22-4)
After winning the NTC Tourney, the Bulldogs have dropped 3-of-4 to larger schools. This team has the balance and depth to reach Peoria. The SIU Super favorites right now.
3. PATOKA (24-3)
The Warriors have two shootout wins over good competition and are looking forward to the postseason. They could nab their fourth regional title in a row at Okaw Valley.
4. GOREVILLE (18-8)
These Blackcats are playing well at the right time, adding wins over Z-R, Sesser-Valier and Vienna last week. They should have gotten the top seed in their sub-sectional.
5. ALTAMONT (15-10)
The Indians can win the NTC regular season crown with a win over St. Anthony at home Tuesday and at W-S-S on Friday. Tough regional at home awaits with Nokomis.
6. NOKOMIS (20-7)
The Redskins are primed for another trip south. Road trip to Carbondale (126 miles) is further than (112 miles) to Peoria. Geographically challenged IHSA 1A setup.
7. WAYNE CITY (19-5)
The Indians got the top-seed and host the regional. They have had a few hiccups but also some quality wins (Christopher, Patoka, Waltonville, Woodlawn) on the resume.
8. SESSER-VALIER (14-13)
The Red Devils have the depth to make a postseason run. Coach Garner's kids have weathered a tough slate of non-conference games.
9. ELVERADO (19-8)
The Falcons have a school record for wins as they shocked Meridian on Friday night. They can share the SEC title with a win over Century this week.
10. MOUNDS MERIDIAN (11-14)
Head scratching loss at Elverado followed by a win over 3A Marion. Wearing a bulls-eye the Bobcats need to show up every night against everyone.
HONORABLE MENTION IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Cairo, Carrier Mills, Century, Christopher, Cowden-Herrick-Beecher City, Crab Orchard, Dieterich, Edwardsville Metro-East Lutheran, Gallatin County, Marissa-Coulterville, Joppa, Elverado, St. Elmo-Brownstown, Sesser-Valier, Steeleville, Webber Township,Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg, Waltonville and Woodlawn.
ABV Class 2A Rankings
1. TEUTOPOLIS (24-3)
Not even a bus accident could derail the Wooden Shoes. They pounded Marshall at home on Saturday. They have emerged as the one to beat down South.
2. MT. CARMEL (23-3)
The Aces have an early season win over the Shoes. This could be must-see basketball at the West Frankfort Sectional in three weeks.
3. PINCKNEYVILLE (25-2)
The Panthers edged Nashville in OT to clinch the Mississippi Division title. They should end up back at Nashville for the sectional.
4. ELDORADO (25-2)
The Eagles have the locals thinking about the glory days. They need to keep getting better. Out of all the South 2A regionals, they host a very dangerous group.
5. ALTON MARQUETTE (25-3)
The Explorers are the top one at the Gibault regional and will need to be on top of their game to beat the Hawks at home.
6. WATERLOO GIBAULT (20-6)
Coach Rueter reached the 700-win milestone this past week with a win over Mascoutah. This coach and his kids know the postseason routine very well.
7. MARSHALL (20-5)
The Lions ran into a buzz-saw at Teutopolis Saturday, losing to the Shoes by 38-points. They face Robinson this week with the LIC title on the line.
8. PIASA SOUTHWESTERN (17-8)
The Birds need two more wins to run the table in the SCC. Coach Darr beefed up the slate to get ready for the postseason.
9. CARLYLE (15-11)
They are the top-seeded team at the Hillsboro Regional. Coach Palmer will have his kids ready. A trip to the Nashville Sectional is in the balance.
10. NASHVILLE (16-11)
The schedule has been rough on the Hornets but it will make them a threat in the regional at Carlinville. Coach Weathers' club has been in with tough teams this year.
HONORABLE MENTION IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Anna-Jonesboro, Carmi-White County, Chester, Du Quoin, Edwards County, Fairfield, Greenville, Harrisburg, Hillsboro, Lawrenceville, Pana, Red Hill, Robinson, Vandalia, Vienna and Wesclin.