ABV RANKINGS - 01-26-15

A few changes this week in the "Who's Hot, Who's Not" way of thinking. ABV made a flip at the top spot due to a "head-to-head" meeting at the NIT.
The top four 2A teams banged heads for a week.
Two new 1A top ten teams enter the list after good showings in the Mid-Winter events. Someday the dust will settle and someone will make a big move. It hasn't happened yet. Three more conference tournaments coming up this week.
Ugh to the tenth power.
See you at the Gym!
Jack.

ABV Class 1A Rankings
1. DIETERICH (20-0)
Added two more wins. Gearing up for NTC Tournament this week at Altamont.
2. WOODLAWN (17-3)
If the ABV numbers are correct, the Cards are 20-1 all-time in MTC Tournament games.
3. CASEY-WESTFIELD (11-7)
The Warriors are starting to get healthy. Involved in LIC Tournament this week.
4. CHRISTOPHER (17-
1)
Edged 2A Chester at home, remain unbeaten in BDC-W. Smart enough not to play in a mid-winter.
5. OKAWVILLE (12-9)
Runner-up at home in tournament, the Rockets have a sweet postseason path laid out.
6. TRICO (15-6)
Ran the table at Sparta, beating 3A Waterloo in the title game.
7. EDWARDSVILLE METRO-EAST LUTHERAN (13-7)
The Knights are quietly building a resume in the area. They are a young postseason threat.
8. SESSER-VALIER (12-8)

The Red Devils went 4-1 at the BIT. Peaking at the right time, just like last year.
9. MERIDIAN (16-6)
Bobcats went 2-3 at the BIT, tough tournament for a team not used to five-in-a-week.
10. CRAB ORCHARD (19-2)

The Trojans are favored slightly at the annual GEC Tournament this week.

Honorable Mention in Alphabetical Order
Altamont, Cairo, Christ Our Rock Lutheran, Edwards County, Effingham St. Anthony, Gallatin County, Goreville, Hardin County, Madison, New Athens, Nokomis, Norris City-Omaha-Enfield, Odin, Patoka, Waltonville and Webber Township.
ABV Class 2A Rankings
1. TEUTOPOLIS (18-3)
Lost to Central, beat Nashville, BMD.
Another reason ABV hates round-robins.
2. NASHVILLE (20-2)

The Hornets finished tied with T-Town at the NIT. Did I mention I hate round-robin's?
3. BREESE CENTRAL (15-5)
Topped Teutopolis, lost to BMD and Nashville. Nothing much settled in the regional seeding's.
4. BREESE MATER DEI (13-8)
Beat Central and Mascoutah, lost to T-Town and Nashville. 2-2 at a tough event.
5. GREENVILLE (20-2)
Won the Litchfield Invitational with back-to-back wins over 3A teams. A definite postseason menace.
6. PINCKNEYVILLE (19-4)
Five consecutive wins at the BIT, the Panthers survived 2OT battle with the hosts for the crown.
7. CARTERVILLE (16-4)
Hot shooting Lions played their best basketball of the season in winning WF Mid-Winter Classic.
8. WEST FRANKFORT (14-4)
The Red Birds got bombarded by 3's in loss to Carterville. Rematch looms at the Max in Feb.
9. LAWRENCEVILLE (13-5)
They are the top seed and have won the opener of the LIC Tournament. Favored this week at Newton.
10. WATERLOO GIBAULT CATHOLIC (14-7)
The Hawks won the inaugural Okawville Tournament. Physical enough for 2A wars that are coming up.
Honorable Mention in alphabetical order.
Anna-Jonesboro, Benton, Chester, DuQuoin, Fairfield, Flora, Gillespie, Harrisburg, Marshall, Mt. Carmel, Piasa Southwestern, Roxana, Sparta, Vienna and Wesclin.