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Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS has a new program at the head of his rankings, as well as a familiar squad back inside the poll:


1. Unity 18-3 3

Rockets knocked off St. Joseph-Ogden in thriller last week, take seven-game win streak into Monticello today.

2. Tuscola 20-1 2

Warriors first local outfit to 20 victories, search for another today versus Central Illinois rival Central A&M.

3. St. Joseph-Ogden 13-4 1

Spartans on a rare losing streak, currently at three games, try to end it today at nonconference foe Herscher.

4. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 9-5 4

Falcons narrowly fell to Fieldcrest, take on another Heart of Illinois enemy today with trip to Heyworth.

5. Salt Fork 10-4 6

Storm blitzed Hoopeston Area and Chrisman last week, resume Vermilion Valley play today with Milford.

6. Fisher 14-6 5

Bunnies plowed past Okaw Valley and Westville after three straight defeats, get tough matchup today with Eureka.

7. Mahomet-Seymour 12-6 7

Bulldogs stalled Apollo foe Taylorville over the weekend, take a trip to non-league Buffalo Tri-City today.

8. Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 12-6 8

Knights clubbed LeRoy on Saturday, continue Little Okaw Valley action today at home against Okaw Valley.

9. Villa Grove 13-10 —

Blue Devils are in midst of eight wins in last nine outings, look for more today in doubleheader with Oblong.

10. Georgetown-Ridge Farm 12-5 10

Buffaloes trumped Chrisman and Oakwood recently, bring in Westville today for Vermilion Valley showcase.

Prep Sports Coordinator

Colin Likas is prep sports coordinator at The News-Gazette. His email is, and you can follow him on Twitter (@clikasNG).