SHA, Butler and Male basketball ranked

The Associated Press released its latest rankings Monday.

Sacred Heart moved up to No. 1 after whipping Mercer County 83-48 in the Louisville Invitational Tournament title game Saturday night.

Butler fell back to No. 2 after losing to Mercer County in the LIT quarterfinals Friday night while Male remained at No. 8 despite losing to Mercer County in the semis.

GIRLS

  1. Sacred Heart (11) – 19-5 – 143 – 2
  2. Mercer County (2) – 22-3 – 125 – 1
  3. Campbell County (1) – 21-2 –114 – 3
  4. Elizabethtown (1) – 21-1 – 103 – 4
  5. Murray – 22-2 – 83 – 6
  6. Butler – 20-2 – 78 – 5
  7. Scott County – 21-2 – 51 – 9
  8. Male – 15-6 – 38 – 8
  9. South Warren – 21-3 – 36 – 7
  10. Harlan County – 18-2 – 17 – 10

Others receiving votes: North Laurel 14. Shelby Valley 7. Boyd County 5. Ryle  4. Leslie County 3. Graves County 2. Clark County 1. West Carter 1.

This week’s voters: The Daily Independent, Ashland; Daily News, Bowling Green; Kentucky Enquirer, Cincinnati; Times-Tribune, Corbin; East Kentucky Broadcasting, Pikeville; Daily Enterprise, Harlan; Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville; Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington; Courier Journal, Louisville; The Ledger Independent, Maysville; The Mayfield Messenger, Mayfield; The Paducah Sun, Paducah; Times Leader Princeton, Princeton; WDKY, Lexington; WKYX, Paducah.