Q-C hoops poll Top 10's dominate again


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Originally Posted Online: Feb. 06, 2013, 10:46 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com

Another dominating week by the Top 10. Another Wednesday vote requiring few changes to the Quad Cities Prep Basketball Power Polls.

The Top 10 teams in the boys' and girls' local media rankings tore through competition in the last week by a combined 32-5, with two of those setbacks to fellow top-rated teams.

While that understandably produced a second straight week of gridlock in the bi-state ballot, there was some movement this time, with Pleasant Valley (12-5) replaced by Sterling Newman (20-3) in the boys' Top 10.

United Township (18-11) and Wethersfield (23-7) also exchanged the 8 and 9 spots in the girls' rankings, and Assumption (18-2) edged ahead of Annawan (25-2) to break a second-place share from last week.

The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus administers the poll for a sixth straight season. Participating co-sponsors this season include WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, the Kewanee-based Regional Radio Group and the Clinton Herald.

The Bettendorf boys (18-0) and Rocky girls (24-3) remained No. 1 in the season's fifth vote of local sportswriters and broadcasters.

Bettendorf received 17.5 of the 21 first-place boys' ballots cast, for 203.5 of a possible 210 voting points.

Season-starting No. 1 Rock Island (3) and No. 3 Rockridge (0.5) accounted for the other No. 1 nods in boys' action.

The Rocky girls earned 16 top nods for 202 points, with Assumption (3) and Annawan (2) receiving the other first-place support.

The top eight vote-getters remained the same in the boys' poll though support was lost in the last week because of setbacks by Rockridge (fell to Carthage Illini West), Kewanee (lost to Sherrard) and newly-crowned Lincoln Trail Conference tournament champ Wethersfield (dropped a league rematch with fellow finalist Galva).

PV also tumbled with a loss to No. 5 North Scott in boys' action.

On the girls' side, the Top 10 teams stayed the same despite the shuffling. Muscatine was the only loser, dropping a heartbreaking rematch, 61-59, for the Mississippi Athletic Conference title with Assumption.

In all, 17 boys' and 15 girls' teams received votes this week.

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QC Prep Boys' Basketball Power Poll

-– These local media rankings are determined on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving 9 points, and so on. Presented by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media and the Clinton Herald.

Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK.

1. Bettendorf (17.5) (18-0) 203.5 1

-- Last week: Beat Davenport West, 75-59 Friday; Won at Clinton, 66-38 Tuesday. Note: Iowa's second-ranked 4A squad sits a victory away from clinching no worse than a share of the Mississippi Athletic Conference crown, two games up on Assumption and North Scott with three to play. Next: Friday hosts Davenport North; Tuesday hosts Burlington.

2. Rock Island (3) (17-4) 189 2
-- Last week: Beat United Township, 61-51 Friday. Note: Back in the state's Top 10, and back in the Western Big 6 Conference race, with Galesburg upsetting Quincy last weekend. The league's three-time defending champs are spoiling for revenge for a 53-52 loss to the Streaks in mid-December. Next: Friday hosts No. 16 Galesburg; Saturday at Aurora Central.

3. Rockridge (0.5) (20-3) 143.5 3
-- Last week: Lost at Carthage Illini West, 59-53 Friday; Won at Geneseo, 70-35 Tuesday. Note: The Rockets slipped from fourth to seventh in this week's Class 2A state rankings. However, if they take care of business in this weekend's rematch. a West Central North title share is a cinch. Next: Friday hosts No. 6 Monmouth-Roseville.

4. Assumption (14-4) 138 4
-- Last week: Beat Clinton, 53-49 Friday; Won at Muscatine, 73-39 Tuesday. Note: Iowa's fourth-rated 3A club picked a tough week to try and build momentum heading into the postseason. The Knights are rematched with a pair of rivals, who both fell by a combined 7 points early last month. Next: Friday at No. 11 Pleasant Valley; Tuesday hosts No. 5 North Scott.

5. North Scott (17-2) 114 5
-- Last week: Beat Muscatine, 55-17 Friday; Won at No. 9 Pleasant Valley, 47-41. Note: Six straight victories since Iowa 4A's seventh-ranked squad suffered setbacks in back-to-back games to Assumption (38-36) and Bettendorf (62-26). Next: Friday at Burlington; Tuesday at No. 4 Assumption.

6. Monmouth-Roseville (19-4) 95 6
-- Last week: Beat Macomb, 52-39 Friday; Beat Canton, 66-44 Tuesday. Note: If Illinois' ninth-ranked 2A team avenges last month's 62-56 loss this weekend, expect a three-way title tie in the rugged West Central North Conference. Next: Friday at No. 3 Rockridge; Tuesday hosts Farmington.

7. Kewanee (19-4) 63 7
-- Last week: Won at Prophetstown, 78-63 Thursday; Won at Princeton, 57-41 Saturday; Lost at Sherrard, 68-67 Tuesday. Note: Bad loss this week to a future Three Rivers Conference foe. But what matters is the Boilermakers sit three wins away from an unbeaten 14-0 run to this season's league title. Next: Thursday at No. 17 Riverdale; Saturday hosts Amboy; Tuesday hosts Bureau Valley.

8. Wethersfield (21-4) 59 8
-- Last week: Beat Mercer County (72-69 Friday) & Galva (57-54 Saturday) to win the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament; Lost at No. 16t Galva, 67-64 Tuesday. Note: The Flying Geese won the battle -- winning the LTC tourney title -- but lost the war in a quick rematch with defending champ Galva for the league's regular-season title. Next: Friday at Stark County; Saturday at No. 15 Orion; Tuesday hosts Monmouth United.

9. Danville (20-0) 52 10
-- Last week: Won at state-ranked Burlington Notre Dame, 83-46 Thursday; Won at Cardinal Eldron, 93-50 Saturday. Note: Iowa 1A's top-ranked team posts numbers like it was playing a video game, whacking foes by a state-best average of 51.1 points per game. Next: Friday at Lone Tree.

10. Sterling Newman (20-3) 41 11
-- Last week: Beat No. 18t Erie, 62-39 Saturday; Won at Fulton 52-43, Tuesday. Note: A quirk in the TRAC schedule offers a pair in less than a week with league-winless Morrison. Defending champ Riverdale, though, can play the role of spoiler, with Newman 10-1 and a game behind Kewanee in the conference title chase. Next: Thursday at Morrison; Saturday hosts No. 17 Riverdale; Tuesday hosts Morrison.

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES:

11. Pleasant Valley (12-5) 23 9

-- Last week: Won at Davenport Central, 69-66 Friday; Lost to No. 5 North Scott, 47-41 Tuesday. Note: Our panel of voters never should have demoted an experienced and quality team. Two of the Spartans setbacks now have come by a combined 10 points to North Scott. The other losses are to the state-ranked trio of Bettendorf, Assumption and Dubuque Senior. Next: Friday hosts No. 4 Assumption; Tuesday at Davenport North.

12. Moline (16-10) 13 12
-- Last week: Beat Alleman, 61-36 Friday; Lost to Normal, 62-43 Saturday. Note: Six losses to state-ranked squads now for the Maroons, who get another shot an an upset this weekend. State-rated Quincy used a fourth-quarter rally to beat Moline in mid-December. Next: Friday at Quincy.

13. Galva (18-4) 11 16t
-- Last week: Beat Stark County (60-45 Friday) & lost to Wethersfield (57-54 Saturday) to finish second in the Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament; Beat No. 8 Wethersfield, 67-64 Tuesday. Note: Both Wethersfield games were decided by three points, which makes for a classic postseason three-match for the ROWVA Regional title later this month. Next: Friday at Annawan; Tuesday hosts West Prairie.

14. Northeast Goose Lake (16-6) 6 13
--Last week: Lost at Midland Wyoming, 76-70 Friday; Lost at Bellevue Marquette, 51-40 Tuesday. Note: Four losses in the last six games? How is this team still in our poll? Next: Friday hosts Monticello.

15. Orion (15-11) 4 14
-- Last week: Won at Sherrard, 46-28 Friday; Lost at Carthage Illini West, 54-44 Monday. Note: The Chargers are 13-5 outside of the West Central North. Next: Friday hosts Macomb; Saturday hosts No. 8 Wethersfield.

16. Galesburg (15-12) 2 18t
-- Last week: Beat state-ranked Quincy, 62-58 Friday; Beat Blue Island Eisenhower, 79-63 Saturday. Note: Super sophomore Grant Gibson closing in on Joey Range territory, with a 600-point (560 now) and 200-rebound (193 now) season. Next: Friday at No. 2 Rock Island.

17. Riverdale (13-11) 1 15
-- Last week: Beat Amboy, 70-43 Thursday. Note: Nasty closing run for a club looking for some postseason momentum. Next: Thursday hosts No. 7 Kewanee; Saturday at No. 10 Sterling Newman; Tuesday hosts Fulton.


-- Dropped out: Preston (17-3); Erie (15-12).


ALSO ON THE RADAR:

NR. Preston (17-3) 0 16t

-- Last week: Won at Bellevue Marquette, 62-36 Friday; Lost at Durant, 50-43 Saturday; Won at Calamus-Wheatland, 77-53 Tuesday. Note: Three losses in 18 days cost the Trojans their poll position. Next: Feb. 14 vs. TBD in Iowa 1A's District 9 playoffs.

NR. Erie (15-12) 0 18t
-- Last week: Lost at No. 11 Sterling Newman, 62-39 Saturday. Note: A Three Rivers Conference crown is out of the question, but just the third regional title in school history still can happen for the second-seeded Cardinals. Next: Saturday at Bureau Valley; Tuesday at Prophetstown.

NR. Bureau Valley (18-10) 0 NR
-- Last week: Won at Princeton, 54-50 Tuesday. Note: Did the storm peak by winning Erie's Warkins Cardinals Classic at Christmas? Next: Saturday hosts Erie; Tuesday at No. 1 Kewanee.

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QC Prep Girls' Basketball Power Poll

-– These local media rankings are determined on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving 9 points, and so on. Presented by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media and the Clinton Herald.

Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK.

1. Rock Island (16) (24-3) 202 1

-- Last week: Beat Moline, 64-63 (OT); Beat Peoria Central, 82-39 Monday. Note: The Rocks already have assured themselves of their second outright Western Big 6 Conference crown in history. Now they want to match that 1986 squad by finishing 10-0 in the league and winning a regional title. Next: Thursday at Quincy; Tuesday vs. No. 8 United Township in the Illinois 4A Peoria Richwoods Regional.

2. Assumption (3) (18-2) 174 2t
-- Last week: Beat Clinton, 61-19 Friday; Won at No. 5 Muscatine, 61-59 Tuesday. Note: The two-time defending Iowa state champs have completed an unthinkable decade of title dominance in the Mississippi Athletic Conference. Next: Friday at No. 15 Pleasant Valley; Saturday vs. Camanche in the Iowa 3A Region 5 tournament.

3. Annawan (2) (25-2) 167 2t
-- Last week: Beat Chillicothe IVC, 63-42 Thursday; Beat ROWVA, 67-20 Wednesday in the Illinois 1A Annawan Regional. Note: Illinois 1A's second-ranked squad seeks a fourth straight regional title tonight. Next: Thursday vs. No. 9 Wethersfield in the Illinois 1A Annawan Regional championship game.

4. Riverdale (24-2) 128 4
-- Last week: Beat Fulton, 73-30 Friday; Beat West Carroll, 73-28 Wednesday in the Illinois 2A Sterling Newman Regional. Note: Illinois 2A's 10th-ranked team handled the hosting Comets twice already this season. The top-seeded Rams need a clean sweep, though, to claim a third regional title in four seasons. Next: Friday vs. Sterling Newman in the Illinois 2A Sterling Newman Regional championship game.

5. Muscatine (17-3) 116 5
-- Last week: Won at North Scott, 66-34 Friday; Lost No. 2t Assumption, 61-59 Tuesday. Note: The poor Muskies. Their two MAC losses were to champion Assumption by a combined 10 points. The only other loss? To Iowa Class 5A-ranked Iowa City High. Next: Thursday hosts Clinton.

6. Sherrard (25-3) 106 6
-- Last week: Won at Orion, 48-39 Thursday; Beat West Carroll, 62-35 Tuesday in the Illinois 2A Rockridge Regional. Note: Illinois 2A's seventh-ranked Tigers take a swipe at a third straight regional title and sectional appearance. Next: Thursday vs. No. 12 Orion in the Illinois 2A Rockridge Regional championship game.

7. Prophetstown (26-3) 92 7
-- Last week: Beat Erie, 47-37 Friday; Beat Ashton-Franklin Center, 69-40 Wednesday in the Illinois 1A Polo Regional. Note: Illinois 1A's sixth ranked squad seeks a sixth straight regional title this weekend. Next: Friday vs. Erie in the Illinois 1A Polo Regional championship game.

8. United Township (18-11) 54 9
-- Last week: Won at No. 12 Galesburg, 71-37 Thursday; Beat Pekin, 56-34 Saturday. Note: The Panthers have the enviable task of upsetting a pair of state-ranked squads (Rocky and Richwoods) if they want to win their first regional title since 2001. Next: Thursday at Moline; Tuesday vs. No. 1 Rock Island in the Illinois 4A Peoria Richwoods Regional.

9. Wethersfield (23-7) 39 8
-- Last week: Won at Morrison, 68-33 Thursday; Beat Stark County, 57-50 Wednesday in the Illinois 1A Annawan Regional. Note: The Geese are going to need to pull an upset tonight to claim a second straight regional title and challenge the school record of 26 wins in a single season. Next: Thursday vs. No. 3 Annawan in the Illinois 1A Annawan Regional championship game.

10. Mediapolis (20-1) 36 10
-- Last week: Won at Highland Riverside, 56-39 Thursday; Won at No. 11 Burlington Notre Dame, 74-40 Friday. Note: The Bulldogs are the fourth-best statewide in blowing out foes by an average of 32 points-per game. Next: Saturday hosts West Liberty; Wednesday hosts TBD in the Iowa 3A Region 6 tournament.

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES:

11. Galesburg (17-12) 12 12

-- Last week: Lost to No. 9 United Township, 71-37 Thursday; Lost to Winnetka New Trier, 55-48 Saturday. Note: A regional top seed next week, the Streaks are suddenly struggling, with a five-game losing streak. Next: Thursday at Alleman; Tuesday vs. TBD in the Illinois 3A Dunlap Regional.

12. Orion (19-9) 11 13t
-- Last week: Lost to No. 6 Sherrard, 48-39 Friday; Beat Rockridge, 49-41 Tuesday in the Illinois 2A Rockridge Regional. Note: The Chargers are seeking a 20-win season and their first sectional appearance since 2009 tonight. An upset is required, though, with Orion losing for the second time to Sherrard this season just last Friday. Next: Thursday vs. No. 6 Sherrard in the Illinois 2A Rockridge Regional championship game.

13. Stark County (19-9) 10 13t
-- Last week: Beat Galva (61-41 Monday) & lost to Wethersfield (57-50 Wednesday) in the Illinois 1A Annawan Regional. Note: The Rebels were unable to pull off the season sweep in a three-match with LTC rival Wethersfield. Next: SEASON OVER.

14. Burlington Notre Dame (18-3) 7 11
-- Last week: Lost at No. 10 Mediapolis, 74-40 Friday. Note: Despite last weekend's blowout, BND is the fourth-highest scoring squad in the state at 71.4 points per game. Next: Tuesday hosts TBD in Iowa 1A's Region 4 tournament.

15. Pleasant Valley (12-8) 1
-- Last week: Beat Davenport Central, 51-32 Friday; Won at North Scott 40-34, Tuesday. Note: The Spartans lost all five of their non-conference games this season. That doesn't bode well for the postseason. Next: Friday hosts No. 2 Assumption.


-- Dropped: Bellevue (17-4), Preston (15-6).



ALSO ON THE RADAR:

NR. Bellevue (17-4) 0 15

-- Last week: Lost to Camanche, 57-48 Friday; Beat Midland Wyoming, 60-25 Friday. Note: Last week's loss didn't cost Bellevue the Big East title, though. Next: Tuesday hosts TBD in Iowa 2A's Region 4 tournament.

NR. Preston (15-6) 0 16
-- Last week: Lost at Bellevue Marquette, 54-51 (OT) Friday; Lost at Durant-Bennett, 59-51 Saturday; Won at Calamus-Wheatland, 55-41 Tuesday. Note: Dropped two of their last three to limp into the postseason. Next: Tuesday hosts TBD in Iowa 1A's Region 4 tournament.

NR. Erie (20-9) 0 NR
-- Last week: Lost at No. 7 Prophetstown, 47-37 Friday; Beat Polo, 62-45 Wednesday in the Illinois 1A Polo Regional. Note: Next: Friday vs. No. 7 Prophetstown in the Illinois 1A Polo Regional championship game.

NR. Sterling (17-12) 0 NR
-- Last week: Won at Streator, 72-25 Thursday; Beat Peoria Manual, 60-56 Saturday. Note: The Golden Warriors can claim another Northern Illinois Big 12 West title share tonight. Next: Thursday hosts LaSalle-Peru; Wednesday vs. Rock Falls in the Illinois 3A Sterling Regional.

NR. Sterling Newman (15-11) 0 NR
-- Last week: Beat Morrison, 42-31 Friday; Beat Fulton, 49-29 Wednesday in the Illinois 2A Sterling Newman Regional. Note: Hosting certainly doesn't hurt the Comets' chances of pulling off the upsets to beat Riverdale for the first time in three meetings this season. Next: Friday vs. No. 4 Riverdale in the 1A Sterling Newman Regional championship game.

NR. North Scott (12-8) 0 NR
-- Last week: Lost to No. 5 Muscatine, 66-34 Friday; Lost to Pleasant Valley, 40-34 Tuesday. Note: The fourth-best team in the MAC should meet state-ranked Western Dubuque for a Region crown. Next: Friday at Burlington.

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INDIVIDUAL VOTES


Marc Nesseler, mnesseler@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus sports editor
United Township beat writer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. North Scott
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. Stering Newman
8. Galva
9. Moline
10. Wethersfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Riverdale
5. Sherrard
6. United Township
7. Muscatine
8. Prophetstown
9. Wethersfield
10. Stark County


Matt Randazzo, Matt.Randazzo@WQAD.com
WQAD-TV 8 Sports Director


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Danville
5. Rockridge
6. North Scott
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Kewanee
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Wethersfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Riverdale
6. Mediapolis
7. Sherrard
8. United Township
9. Prophetstown
10. Burlington Notre Dame


Steve Tappa, tappa@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus poll coordinator
Moline beat writer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. North Scott
5. Rockridge
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. Pleasant Valley
8. Kewanee
9. Sterling Newman
10. Wethersfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Annawan
4. Muscatine
5. United Township
6. Galesburg
7. Sherrard
8. Riverdale
9. Prophetstown
10. Wethersfield


Kory Kuffler, Kory.Kuffler@WQAD.com
WQAD-TV 8 sports anchor


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Danville
5. Rockridge
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. Kewanee
8. Northeast Goose Lake
9. Wethersfield
10. Galva

GIRLS:
1. Assumption
2. Rock Island
3. Annawan
4. Muscatine
5. Mediapolis
6. Riverdale
7. Prophetstown
8. Sherrard
9. Burlington Notre Dame
10. Wethersfield


Pete Ivanic, pwivanic36@gmail.com
MC22 broadcast play-by-play/analyst


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. Sterling Newman
6. North Scott
7. Kewanee
8. Wethersfield
9. Danville
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Sherrard
4. Riverdale
5. Annawan
6. Muscatine
7. Prophetstown
8. Wethersfield
9. Mediapolis
10. United Township


Fred Klauke, fklauke@mediacomcc.com
MC22 production manager


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. North Scott
5. Rockridge
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. Danville
8. Kewanee
9. Wethersfield
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. Sherrard
7. Muscatine
8. Mediapolis
9. Wethersfield
10. United Township


John Hoscheidt, john@wrmj.com
WRMJ-FM 102.3 owner & operator


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. North Scott
5. Moline
6. Rockridge
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Sterling Newman
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Wethersfield

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Sherrard
5. United Township
6. Annawan
7. Riverdale
8. Wethersfield
9. Galesburg
10. Prophetstown


Mike Cocquit, sports@regionaldailynews.com
Regional Media Sports Director
WJRE-FM 102.5 play-by-play


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Monmouth-Roseville
3. North Scott
4. Rockridge
5. Rock Island
6. Assumption
7. Sterling Newman
8. Wethersfield
9. Kewanee
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1. Annawan
2. Prophetstown
3. Riverdale
4. Sherrard
5. Rock Island
6. Assumption
7. Wethersfield
8. United Township
9. Stark County
10. Muscatine


Ken Jacoby, ken.jacoby@mchsi.com
WYEC-FM 93.9 play-by-play


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. North Scott
4. Assumption
5. Rockridge
6. Sterling Newman
7. Wethersfield
8. Monmouth-Roseville
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Kewanee

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Sherrard
8. Mediapolis
9. Stark County
10. United Township


Kurt Ritzman, kritzman@clintonherald.com
Clinton Herald, Assistant Sports Editor


BOYS
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. North Scott
4. Danville
5. Sterling Newman
6. Rockridge
7. Kewanee
8. Wethersfield
9. Assumption
10. Monmouth-Roseville

GIRLS
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. Annawan
7. Sherrard
8. Mediapolis
9. United Township
10. Wethersfield


Jeff Wendland, jwendland@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus lead sports layout


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Monmoutgh-Roseville
5. Assumption
6. North Scott
7. Kewanee
8. Wethersfield
9. Galesburg
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Asumption
4. United Township
5. Riverdale
6. Sherrard
7. Prophetstown
8. Wethersfield
9. Orion
10. Pleasant Valley


Tom Johnston, tbone@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus college beat writer


BOYS:
1 (tie). Rock Island
1 (tie). Bettendorf
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. Wethersfield
7. Kewanee
8. North Scott
9. Orion
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1 (tie), Rock Island
1 (tie), Annawan
3. Muscatine
4. Assumption
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Sherrard
8. Wethersfield
9. Stark County
10. Orion


Daniel Makarewicz, Danmak@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Big 6 boys/Rock Island/Alleman beat writer


BOYS:
1 (tie). Rockridge
1 (tie). Rock Island
3. Monmouth-Roseville
4. Bettendorf
5. Kewanee
6. Wethersfield
7. Assumption
8. Moline
9. Orion
10. Riverdale

GIRLS:
1 (tie). Annawan
1 (tie). Rock Island
3. Sherrard
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. Assumption
7. Wethersfield
8. United Township
9. Orion
10. Stark County


Dan Tomlin, dtomlin@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Big 6 girls/Geneseo beat writer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Rockridge
4. Assumption
5. North Scott
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. Kewanee
8. Wethersfield
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Moline

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Riverdale
5. Sherrard
6. Muscatine
7. United Township
8. Prophetstown
9. Wethersfield
10. Orion


Terry Duckett, tduckett@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus area beat writer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. North Scott
4. Rockridge
5. Assumption
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. Wethersfield
8. Galva
9. Kewanee
10. Sterling Newman

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Riverdale
5. Sherrard
6. Prophetstown
7. Muscatine
8. United Township
9. Stark County
10. Wethersfield


Chris Steele, chrissteele@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus prep reporter


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Rockridge
3. Bettendorf
4. Assumption
5. Monmouth-Roseville
6. North Scott
7. Sterling Newman
8. Wethersfield
9. Kewanee
10. Moline

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Riverdale
4. Asumption
5. Sherrard
6. Prophetstown
7. Muscatine
8. Wethersfield
9. Orion
10. United Township


D.J. Jarvis, djarvis@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus Scoreboard page/online results


BOYS:
1. Rock Island
2. Bettendorf
3. Rockridge
4. North Scott
5. Wethersfield
6. Kewanee
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Assumption
9. Pleasant Valley
10. Sterling Newman

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Annawan
3. Assumption
4. Riverdale
5. Prophetstown
6. Galesburg
7. Muscatine
8. Sherrard
8. Wethersfield
10. United Township


Anthony Sandoval, asando@qconline.com
Dispatch/Argus prep reporter


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. North Scott
4. Assumption
5. Rockridge
6. Monmouth-Roseville
7. Sterling Newman
8. Kewanee
9. Wetherfield
10. Pleasant Valley

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Sherrard
6. Riverdale
7. Prophetstown
8. Orion
9. United Township
10. Wethersfield


Brett Nowack, Brett.Nowack@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Sports Reporter


Did not vote


Scott Weas, Scott.Weas@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Score photographer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Assumption
4. Rockridge
5. Danville
6. North Scott
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Pleasant Valley
9. Kewanee
10. Northeast Goose Lake

GIRLS:
1. Assumption
2. Rock Island
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Prophetstown
6. Riverdale
7. Mediapolis
8. United Township
9. Sherrard
10. Wethersfield


Jenny Hipskind, Jenny.Hipskind@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Score photographer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Danville
4. Assumption
5. Rockridge
6. Kewanee
7. Wethersfield
8. Galva
9. Northeast Goose Lake
10. Sterling Newman

GIRLS:
1. Assumption
2. Rock Island
3. Annawan
4. Muscatine
5. Riverdale
6. Prophetstown
7. Mediapolis
8. Sherrard
9. Wethersfield
10. Burlington Notre Dame


Anthony Panicucci, Anthony.Panicucci@wqad.com
WQAD-TV 8 Score Photographer


BOYS:
1. Bettendorf
2. Rock Island
3. Danville
4. Assumption
5. North Scott
6. Rockridge
7. Monmouth-Roseville
8. Pleasant Valley
9. Kewanee
10. Galva

GIRLS:
1. Rock Island
2. Assumption
3. Muscatine
4. Annawan
5. Mediapolis
6. Sherrard
7. Riverdale
8. Burlington Notre Dame
9. United Township
10. Prophetstown

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QC Prep Basketball Power Poll glance 

-– These local media rankings are determined on a descending points system, with a first-place vote receiving 10 points, a second-place vote receiving 9 points, and so on. Presented by The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, WQAD-TV 8, MC22, WFXN-AM 1230's Quad Cities Radio Group, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media and the Clinton Herald.

BOYS:
Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK


1. Bettendorf (17.5) (18-0) 203.5 1
2. Rock Island (3) (17-4) 189 2
3. Rockridge (0.5) (20-3) 143.5 3
4. Assumption (14-4) 138 4
5. North Scott (17-2) 114 5
6. Monmouth-Roseville (19-4) 95 6
7. Kewanee (19-4) 63 7
8. Wethersfield (21-4) 59 8
9. Danville (20-0) 52 10
10. Sterling Newman (20-3) 41 11

-- Also receiving votes: Pleasant Valley (12-5) 23; Moline (16-10) 13; Galva (18-4) 11; Northeast Goose Lake (16-6) 6; Orion (15-11) 4; Galesburg (15-12) 2; Riverdale (13-11) 1.

-- Dropped out: Preston (17-3); Erie (15-12).

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GIRLS:
Rank. Team (1st) (Rec.) Pts. LWK


1. Rock Island (16) (24-3) 202 1
2. Assumption (3) (18-2) 174 2t
3. Annawan (2) (25-2) 167 2t
4. Riverdale (24-2) 128 4
5. Muscatine (17-3) 116 5
6. Sherrard (23-3) 106 6
7. Prophetstown (26-3) 92 7
8. United Township (18-11) 54 9
9. Wethersfield (23-7) 39 8
10. Mediapolis (20-1) 36 10

-- Also receiving votes: Galesburg (17-12) 12; Orion (19-9) 11; Stark County (19-9) 10; Burlington Notre Dame (18-3) 7; Pleasant Valley (12-8) 1.

-- Dropped: Bellevue (17-4), Preston (15-6).

-- Note: Records through Wednesday night; Last year denotes final poll position.














 



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  Today is Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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