By Al Zipsie

Four NUIC teams are ranked in the top 10 of the latest AP basketball poll released Feb 14.

East Dubuque (25-2) fell to sixth in the boys rankings after losing their first conference game of the season to Galena.

Three NUIC teams were ranked in the girls poll.

Ashton/Franklin Center was third, Galena was sixth and Eastland made its debut at ninth.

Ashton/Franklin Center plays for the Sectional title while Galena and Eastland collide in another Sectional championship.

NUIC Rankings

Boys

1. East Dubuque 25-2
2. Aquin 22-5
3. Eastland 20-6
4. Milledgeville 19-7
5. Forreston 15-9
6. Pearl City 15-9
7. Orangeville 14-10
8. Polo 17-10
9. Ashton/Franklin Center 15-12
10. Stockton 12-14

Girls

1. Ashton/Franklin Center 25-2
2. Galena 28-1
3. Eastland 23-8
4. Aquin 20-11
5. Pecatonica 22-6
6. Amboy 23-4
7. East Dubuque 21-4
8. Pearl City 18-11
9. Milledgeville 13-14
10. Stockton 13-15