ABV Rankings - 01-16-17
Greetings ABV Fans!!!!!
We head into the wave of mid-winter tournaments this week after a bad weather weekend.
Most of the teams in the Top Ten's will be heavily favored in their tournaments in the next fortnight.
Not much changed in the 1A rankings as Okawville is still the top one while Effingham St. Anthony will be favored at the National Trail Conference Tournament in two weeks. The Rockets host a invitational tournament this week with 2A Waterloo Gibault, Wesclin and Du Quoin as part of the opposition.
Gallatin County moved up the ladder with a big win at home over Wayne City.
On the 2A slate, the top-ranked Wooden Shoes will have a gauntlet of games against Nashville, Breese Central, Mater Dei and Mascoutah at the NIT. The Central game will likely be for the tourney title.
Pinckneyville improved their stock with a big win at Carterville on Saturday. Now they get five games in six days at the Benton Invitational with a rematch with the host Rangers on the 21st.
See you at the gym.
ABV Class 1A Rankings
1. OKAWVILLE (14-2)
The Rockets took care of Waltonville on Tuesday. Host invite this week.
2. EFFINGHAM ST.ANTHONY (17-1)
The Bulldogs thumped Neoga. Gained the top-seed at the NTC Tournament.
3. MOUNDS MERIDIAN (7-9)
Weather cost the Cats the whole week. They get five games this week @ BIT.
4. GALLATIN COUNTY (12-5)
Topped Wayne City on Tuesday, top-seed at the GEC Tourney coming up.
5. CHRISTOPHER (11-4)
Won a donnybrook at Goreville Friday, in command of the BDC West.
6. WAYNE CITY (11-2)
The Indians lost at Gallatin County, also a tournament top-seed (MTC).
7. WALTONVILLE (10-4)
Gave the top one a tussle for a half. Second choice at MTC tournament.
8. ALTAMONT (9-8)
The Indians are the second-choice at the NTC tournament.
9. GOREVILLE (9-6)
The Blackcats lost at home to Christopher. Head to tough tourney @ Massac.
10. PATOKA (15-3)
The Warriors lost a week to the weather. Altamont at home on Friday.
HONORABLE MENTION IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Carrier Mills, Century, Cisne, Cowden-Herrick-Beecher City, Crab Orchard, Dieterich, Edwardsville Metro-East Lutheran, Sesser-Valier, St. Elmo-Brownstown, Steeleville, Joppa, Elverado, Webber Township, Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg and Woodlawn.
ABV Class 2A Rankings
1. TEUTOPOLIS (15-1)
The Wooden Shoes head to the NIT as one of the favorites. Biggest test of the year.
2. PINCKNEYVILLE (15-1)
The Panthers drilled Carterville, took command of the SIRR Mississippi. BIT this week.
3. ALTON MARQUETTE (15-2)
The Explorers are a favorite at Sparta. Final against Murphy on Saturday?
4. MARSHALL (13-3)
The Lions play in the LIC tourney as the top-seed. Another under the radar contender.
5. ELDORADO (18-1)
The Eagles tackle the WF Mid-Winter as the favorite.
6. MOUNT CARMEL (13-3)
The Aces are favorites at the CWCIT this coming week. But they will be tested.
7. NASHVILLE (12-5)
The Hornets are back on track. Hosting a bear of a invite this week.
8. WATERLOO GIBAULT (10-6)
The Hawks head to the Okawville Invitational this week for a tough test.
9. WESCLIN (10-6)
Big win over Carlyle in the Cahokia. Young Warriors are also at Okawville this week.
10. ROBINSON (10-6)
The Maroons are hoping for a shot at Marshall on Friday in the LIC at home.
HONORABLE MENTION IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Anna-Jonesboro, Carlyle, Carmi-White County, Chester, Edwards County, Fairfield, Greenville, Harrisburg, Hillsboro, Lawrenceville, Newton, Pana, Piasa Southwestern, Red Hill, Vandalia, and Vienna.