The IBCA continues to update many historical documents which include a list of Boys and Girls All-time Varsity Basketball victories. At this time, Centralia High School not only leads our state with 2296 all-time wins, but leads the nation as well. Illinois can boast three of the top six nationally, with a fourth, Pinckneyville High School soon to crack the 2000 victory list. The other two are Collinsville (2152) and Quincy (2059).

Four girl basketball programs have surpassed the 1000 win mark. Chicago Marshall High School leads the way with 1155 wins followed by Teutopolis (1110), Peoria Richwoods (1061) and Carthage Illini West (1030). Several schools are knocking at the door with over 900 all-time victories.

At this time, we have documented over 100 boys teams and 60 girls teams to our victory lists. Please, consider adding your school’s name to that list before publication next spring of our IBCA 50th Anniversary historical booklet. If your school has an accurate count, please contact 50th Anniversary Chairman Steve Allen at: Remember: the IHSA website documents only information that each school provides – it may not be an accurate account.