ABV Class 1A Preseason Rankings
1. OKAWVILLE (28-5)
The Rockets only need to worry about February and March. Frederking is the top 1A ABV player.
2. ALTAMONT (23-6)
Is this finally the year the Indians take the next step?
3. METRO-EAST LUTHERAN (25-6)
The Knights will be the biggest threat to Okawville if the paths stay the same to Peoria this year.
4. PATOKA (24-12)
The Warriors would like to prove it was no fluke last winter. With Cain, they may be able?
5. GOREVILLE (22-10)
Young Blackcats have the weapons to make a long postseason journey. The next two seasons.
6. WOODLAWN (29-5)
Don't expect the Cardinals to fall off the map. They will be right there at the end.
7. EFFINGHAM ST.ANTHONY (20-13)
If the Bulldogs can get better offensively, they could make it back to the sectional.
8. MOUNDS MERIDIAN (20-13)
This coach has done a great job with this program, Talented crew will be heard from late.
9. WEBBER TOWNSHIP (19-10)
The Trojans are on the brink of something big, like in 2005?
10. WAYNE CITY (19-11)
This coach has them believing. Strongest top end of the MTC since it expanded in 2008.
HONORABLE MENTION IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Carrier Mills, Christopher, Cisne, Cowden-Herrick-Beecher City, Crab Orchard, Dieterich, Gallatin County, Grayville, Hardin County, Norris City-Omaha-Enfield, Sesser-Valier, St. Elmo-Brownstown, Steeleville, Waltonville and Windsor-Stew-Stras.
ABV Class 2A Preseason Rankings
1. TEUTOPOLIS (26-7)
The Wooden Shoes reload. Defense and rebounding still win titles
2. MOUNT CARMEL (18-13)
The Golden Aces were 15-3 against Illinois teams last year. Big and athletic.
3. MARSHALL (19-10)
The Lions have four starters back ready for a big postseason push.
4. ALTON MARQUETTE (21-10)
The Explorers have a key transfer and some good ones back.
5. NASHVILLE (21-11)
The Hornets will always have size and athletes.
6. PINCKNEYVILLE (25-7)
The Panthers will be young but talented again. Par for the Perry County course.
7. WATERLOO GIBAULT (24-10)
The Hawks go back up to 2A but they still have talent
8. HILLSBORO (13-16)
Young Hiltoppers learned from experience. Could make a big move this season.
9. CARLYLE (14-17)
The Indians have some experience and skilled players back.
10. ROBINSON (11-17)
The Maroons play a brutal schedule. They should be ready late in the season.
HONORABLE MENTION IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Anna-Jonesboro, Carmi-White County, Chester, Du Quoin, East Alton-Wood River, Flora, Greenville, Harrisburg, Lawrenceville, Litchfield, Pana, Piasa Southwestern, Trico, Vienna and Wesclin.