1. Pleasant Valley (14-1, LW: 2)

In sole possession of the MAC lead, PV has run off 11 consecutive wins. None was more dramatic than Tuesday's 52-50 overtime win at Davenport West on a Carter Duwa buzzer-beating 3-pointer. The Spartans are the MAC's top 3-point shooting team (41.4 percent) and allowed the fewest points per game.

Next up: Today at Davenport North; Saturday at Fort Madison; Tuesday vs. Bettendorf

2. Moline (17-5, LW: 3)

Coach Sean Taylor returned to his alma mater, Rantoul, last Saturday, and the Maroons picked up a 56-39 win to rebound from Friday's three-point league loss to Quincy. Jeff McInnis led Moline with 15 points and Brody Harding had 11. Moline has rivals Rock Island and United Township the next two Fridays.

Next up: Today at Rock Island; Saturday at Normal Community

3. North Scott (13-3, LW: 1)

The 23-point loss to Pleasant Valley last Friday was North Scott's most lopsided defeat in five years. It rebounded with a down-to-the-wire, two-point home win over Bettendorf. The Lancers are 12 of 52 (23 percent) from the 3-point line in their three losses compared to 84 of 223 (37.7 percent) in their wins. 

Next up: Today vs. Davenport West; Tuesday at Davenport Central

4. Rock Island (11-8, LW: 5)

The Rocks collected an emotional 60-53 victory last Saturday against Alton in the Galesburg Shootout. Less than 24 hours after his mother died, JaMir Price was in the lineup for Rock Island. Randy Tucker led the Rocks with 23 points while Ben Ellis compiled 17 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Next up: Today vs. Moline; Saturday vs. Lincoln

5. Muscatine (11-6, LW: not ranked)

Joe Wieskamp is 50 points from passing Chasson Randle as the metro's all-time scoring king (2,159) and 85 from overtaking Jeff Horner as Iowa's Class 4A all-time leader (2,194). The Muskies have won a season-high four straight. Jackson Foulk has averaged 12.5 points per game during the win streak. 

Next up: Today vs. Bettendorf; Tuesday vs. Burlington


Sports Editor

Prep sports editor, with emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 17 years, the last five at the Quad-City Times.