The latest AP state boys and girls 1A basketball rankings included two teams from the NUIC.

East Dubuque was ranked fifth in the boys poll. They were the last team from the NUIC to fall from the unbeaten ranks.

After winning their first 19 outings, East Dubuque lost to Byron 43-41 in the championship of the MLK tournament.

In the girls rankings, Ashton/Franklin (19-2) slipped from second to third. Galena (16-1) received votes but out of the top ten.

Galena's last two games of the Lena-Winslow MLK tournament were cancelled due to bad weather.

NUIC Rankings January 19

Boys

1. East Dubuque 19-1

2. Freeport Aquin 13-4

3. Eastland 14-5

4. Milledgeville 11-5

5. Pearl City 8-5

6. Stockton 10-8

7. Forreston 10-6

8. Polo 12-6

9. Ashton/Franklin Center 12-8

10. Orangeville 8-8

 

Girls

1. Ashton/Franklin Center 19-2

2. Gàlena 16-1

3. Amboy 17-3

4. Pecatonica 15-4

5. East Dubuque 13-3

6. Pearl City 13-6

7. Eastland 15-6

8. Milledgeville 11-8

9. Freeport Aquin 11-9

10. Stockton 11-11