Posted Online: Nov. 24, 2012, 1:50 am

QC Prep Football Power Poll: How they fared, FINAL

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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com

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The Mercer County Golden Eagles hoist their IHSA Class 2A first place trophy after defeating the Althoff Crusaders in Champaign on Friday, November 23, 2012.
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Alleman Pioneers hoist their state runner-up football trophy after falling to top-ranked Rochester in the Illinois Class 4A state championship game.
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Mercer County fans celebrate in the stands as the Golden Eagles play in the IHSA Class 2A championship game in Champaign on Friday, November 23, 2012. Hundreds of fans traveled from the Quad-Cities area to watch the Golden Eagles defeat the Belleville Althoff Crusaders 14-7.
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The Alleman student section cheers for the Pioneers as they face the Rochester Rockets in the IHSA Class 4A state championship game in Champaign on Friday, November 23, 2012. The Pioneers fell to the Rockets 43-18.
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Brandon Schroeder celebrates after he and the Mercer County Golden Eagles won the IHSA Class 2A state championship in Champaign on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. The Golden Eagles defeated the Belleville Althoff Crusaders 14-7.
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Alleman's Sean Wetherell outruns the Rochester defense as he rushes upfield during the IHSA Class 4A state championship game in Champaign on Friday, November 23, 2012. The Pioneers fell to the Rockets 43-18.

-– 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, Aledo's WRMJ-FM 102.3, Kewanee-based Regional Media, QC's Family Ties Productions and the Clinton Herald. The last vote was taken Oct. 24.

Rank. Team (Rec): How they fared

1. Pleasant Valley (11-1): Iowa 4A quarterfinalist.

2. Mercer County (14-0): Beat state-rated Belleville Althoff, 14-7 Friday in the Illinois 2A state championship game. (STATE CHAMPIONS).

3. Rock Island (8-3): Illinois 6A second-round playoff loss.

4. Alleman (12-2): Lost to top-rated Rochester, 43-18 Friday in the Illinois 4A state championship game. (STATE RUNNER-UP).

5. Sterling Newman (12-1): Illinois 3A semifinalist.

6. Mediapolis (13-1): Lost to state-rated Spirit Lake. 17-15 in the Iowa 2A state championship game. (STATE RUNNER-UP).

7. Assumption (7-3): Iowa 4A first-round playoff loss.

8. Annawan-Wethersfield (10-2): Illinois 2A quarterfinalist.

9. Muscatine (7-3): Iowa 4A first-round Iowa 4A playoff loss.

10. Monmouth-Roseville (8-3): Illinois 3A second-round playoff loss to No. 5 Sterling Newman.

ALSO RECEIVING VOTES:

11. Rockridge (7-3): Illinois 2A first-round playoff loss.

12. Sterling (6-4): Illinois 5A first-round playoff loss.

13. Bettendorf (6-4): Iowa 4A first-round playoff loss.

14. Stark County (10-3): Illinois 1A semifinalist.

15. North Scott (7-4): Iowa 4A second-round playoff loss to No. 1 Pleasant Valley.

16. Preston (9-2): Iowa Eight-Man second-round playoff loss.

17 (tie). Geneseo (6-5): Illinois 4A second-round playoff loss.

17 (tie). Monmouth United (6-4): Illinois 1A first-round playoff loss.

17 (tie). Morrison (6-4): Illinois 2A first-round playoff loss.

ON THE RADAR:

NR. Galesburg (5-5): Illinois 5A first-round playoff loss.

NR. Erie-Prophetstown (5-5): Illinois 3A first-round playoff loss.

NR. Orion (6-5): Illinois 2A second-round playoff loss.