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Several Area High School Girls Basketball Teams in Latest AP State Poll
Four high school girls basketball teams from the area hold down four of the top seven spots in latest Associated Press state rankings.

Knoxville, despite a four-game losing streak before the poll was released, moved up to #2 in Class 1A. The Blue Bullets (17-6) lost three games to bigger schools in the Peoria Woodruff Tournament and moved up three spots. Brimfield actually dropped a spot to #3 despite finishing as the runner-up for the second straight year in the State Farm Holiday Classic in the 1A/2A bracket to the #1 ranked team in 2A, Bloomington Central Catholic. The Lady Indians, who received one vote for the #1 spot, improved their record to 16-3 with a 37-31 win against Knoxville Monday night at Jensen Gymnasium. Ridgewood moved to #5 in this week's poll. The Spartans are 16-1. Annawan, at 10-5, dropped three spots to #7. South Fulton received votes for top ten consideration but didn't make it into the latest poll.

Teutopolis, which is undefeated at 13-0 after beating previously unbeaten Charleston (17-1) in the championship game of the Charleston Holiday Tournament, went from unranked to #2 in the Class 2A poll. The Lady Shoes received one vote for the top spot. Rock Island Alleman of the Western Big Six is #3, down a spot from last week. The Pioneers are 12-6. Both Canton and Monmouth-Roseville received votes for top ten consideration.

Peoria Richwoods is the highest ranked team from the area in the Class 4A poll. The Knights dropped a notch from #3 to #4 this week. Richwoods is 10-4 on the season. Galesburg received two votes while Geneseo and Peoria Central each received one for top ten consideration.

Moline is ranked #3 in Class 4A, up one spot from last week. The Maroons at 17-1 picked up a holiday tournament championship after losing their first conference gam against United Township last month at Wharton Fieldhouse after 23 consecutive wins.
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