Preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS has a new program at the head of his rankings, as well as a familiar squad back inside the poll:
RANK, TEAM REC. PREV. COMMENT
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.