State played out the way everyone expected. An epic battle between the far and away two best teams in the state.
- Harlem (2): The Huskies become the second school to win both boys and girls titles in the same year, and four of five starters return.
- Lockport (1): The Porters grabbed the lead at state for the first time Saturday morning but couldn't hold it. Another great season, another trophy.
- Waubonsie Valley (4): Consistency was the key for the Warriors as they rallied to finish third in the state.
- O'Fallon (7): The team of freshmen and sophomores couldn't quite hold off the experienced Warriors, finishing fourth in state.
- Hoffman States (13): Another great state showing, finishing in fifth place.
- Salem (15): Wildcats peaked at right time to place sixth in the state.
- Richards (5): Overcame an injury to still place seventh in the state after a season full of wins.
- Herrin (3): Cherry Bowl hasn't been a gracious host for the Tigers, who struggled for the third year in a row, missing the cut for the second time. Dominated south part of state up till state.
- Freeport (-): Young team that showed some promise and had one of the better second days at state, finishing eighth.
- United Township (14): One pin behind Pretzels to take ninth place at state.
- Minooka (6): Indians held on for 10th place in state.
- Collinsville (9): Appeared to be making a run at a top six finish till a Saturday afternoon struggle left them 11th.
- Guilford (11): Never could get going Saturday at state, but made it to the final day.
- Oswego East (8): Surprising missed cut for the Wolves after entering state as one of the hotter teams.
- Warren (10): Spent the whole year ranking in the final five slots, right where they finished at state.
Others: Sycamore, Morris