Simeon, Proviso East in Top 20

The Chicago area now has two top-20 ranked teams in ESPNHS’s POWERADE FAB 50 boys basketball poll.

Simeon remains at No. 6 in the national rankings for the second consecutive week, and Proviso East jumps three spots to No. 18 this week.

Simeon and Proviso East are also ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the Midwest regional rankings. Both teams won their regional semifinal games on Tuesday. They would meet in the Class 4A state championship if both continue to advance.

Curie is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest rankings and is the only other Illinois team to be included.