According to the latest Courier-Journal Litkenhous Ratings that were recently released, both Henry County basketball teams — boys and girls — are 13th in the 8th Region, while both Eminence teams are ranked 16th.
The Litkenhous, which is released each week during the season, is a computerized power ranking of each team in Kentucky based on a formula that includes record, strength of schedule and margin of victory. Games against out-of-state opponents are not included.
The Litkenhous had the 16 boys’ regional teams ranked as follows: Anderson County (82.7 rating), Shelby County (74.5), North Oldham (73.5), South Oldham (72.1), Simon Kenton (68.4), Grant County (67.3), Owen County (66.8), Oldham County (66.7), Gallatin County (65.8), Carroll County (61.1), Williamstown (59.8), Walton-Verona (59.6), Henry (58.5), Trimble County (56.0), Spencer County (36.7) and Eminence (27.3).
Among Henry’s 31st District, Owen is ranked first, Gallatin is second, Carroll is third and Henry is fourth. In Eminence’s 30th District, Anderson is ranked first, Shelby is second, Spencer is third and Eminence is fourth.
Statewide, Elliot County (99.1) leads the way with a 12-1 overall record, while Anderson was just .9 away from being ranked in the top 20.
On the girls’ side, the Litkenhous had the 16 regional teams ranked as follows: Simon Kenton (94.3), Anderson (85.6), South Oldham (76.3), Shelby (75.4), Carroll (70.1), Oldham (66.5), Walton-Verona (66.1), Owen (65.1), Spencer (63.7), Gallatin (60.7), Williamstown (60.4), Grant (56.7), Henry (55.4), Trimble (48.9), North Oldham (48.4) and Eminence (23.1).
Among Henry’s 31st District, Carroll is ranked first, Owen is second, Gallatin is third and Henry is fourth. In Eminence’s 30th District, Anderson is ranked first, Shelby is second, Spencer is third and Eminence is fourth.
Statewide, Iroquois (103.1) leads the way with a perfect 14-0 record, while Simon Kenton is ranked 15th in the state.
The district tournaments will kick off across the state the week of Feb. 23 with the top two teams from each district tournament advancing to the 16 regional tournaments the following week. The top team from each regional tournament will then advance to the Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament for the chance to play for the state title.
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