Monday, October 13, 2014

There weren't a lot of changes... the rankings this week. Waubonsie Valley (6-1) and Bolingbrook (5-2) fell a few notches after losing to Aurora West (2-5) and Homewood-Flossmoor (5-2), respectively. And Nazareth (7-0), above, moved up six spots in MaxPreps after its big win over Joliet Catholic (5-2). But, other than that, it was pretty much status quo.

I wasn't able to attend a game this weekend so my rankings are unchanged, except that I've dropped two teams, St. Patrick (2-5) and Naperville North (2-5), because they are no longer playoff-eligible.

I did get to see parts of the H-F - Bolingbrook contest and a few others on Friday night, and JCA - Naz on Saturday. But watching a game online is nothing like actually being there. I'm hoping to attend St. Rita (6-1) at Loyola (6-1) this Saturday. But more on that later.

First, here's how the news services rank the top eleven teams, followed by my own.


1. Loyola
2. Stevenson
3. Providence
4. Cary-Grove
5. Nazareth
6. Maine South
7. Glenbard West
8. Edwardsville
9. Brother Rice
10. Joliet Catholic
11. St. Rita

Chicago Tribune

1. Stevenson
2. Glenbard West
3. Loyola
4. Cary-Grove
5. Maine South
6. Nazareth
7. Providence
8. Oak Park and River Forest
9. St. Rita
10.Naperville Central
11. Lincoln-Way East


1. Stevenson
2. Glenbard West
3. Cary-Grove
4. Maine South
5. Nazareth
6. Oak Park and River Forest
7. Naperville Central
8. Lincoln-Way East
9. Loyola
10. Providence 
11. Brother Rice


1. Providence (6-1)

One more tough game against Brother Rice (5-2) this weekend.

2. Glenbard West (7-0) 

Still undefeated but face unbeaten Addison Trail (7-0) this week. Hitters should finish 9-0.

3. (Tie) Brother Rice (5-2) and St. Rita (6-1)

I still have these two tied, even though the Crusaders lost to Brebeuf Jesuit (IN) (5-3) this weekend. Things could be clearer this week after Rice travels to Providence and the Mustangs play at Loyola. Or not.

5. Mount Carmel (3-4)

Caravan clawing its way up to 5-4. Should win this week at Hales Franciscan (5-2), setting up a GREAT regular season finale against the hated Ramblers of Loyola.

6. Oak Park and River Forest (6-1)

Huskies can't let down at Hinsdale Central (5-2) this week.

7. Lincoln-Way East (6-1)

Griffins host Bolingbrook (5-2) in what is always one of the very BEST games of the year.

8. Nazareth (7-0)

Marist (4-3) will be looking to ruin the Roadrunners' perfect season this week.

9. (Tie) Carmel (4-3) and Phillips (6-1)

Corsairs need to find one more victory from either Marian Central (4-3) or Notre Dame (3-4), neither of which is a gimme. Wildcats just need to keep taking care of business en route to a high 4A seed.

11. Wheaton Warrenville South (3-4)

Tigers need to beat Glenbard North (3-4) and Naperville Central (6-1) to make the playoffs. The former should be a lot easier than the latter.

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