Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Just when you thought...

...all was lost at the Chicago Tribune, Mike Helfgot comes out with his preseason Top 20.

Since the Sun-Times only ranks the Top Five, here's a comparison of the two Chicago papers with MaxPreps:

Trib

1. Loyola
2. Lincoln-Way East
3. Glenbard North
4. Glenbard West
5. Mount Carmel

Sun-Times

1. Loyola (I assume)
2. Mount Carmel
3. Marist
4. Homewood-Flossmoor
5. Glenbard West

MaxPreps

1. Loyola
2. Palatine
3. Prairie Ridge
4. Glenbard West
5. Cary-Grove

See anything in common? Wouldn't it be great if Loyola could square off against Glenbard West someday?

Based on these rankings alone, though, I'd say the best games for Week One will be:

Lincoln-Way East at South Bend Adams (8-5 last year);
Glenbard North at Naperville Central;
Glenbard West at Bolingbrook;
Palatine at Stevenson;
Prairie Ridge at Cary-Grove; and

Brother Rice at Marist at Soldier Field on Sunday.

My game of the week? Tune in tomorrow.

1 comment:

The Truest said...

Are you as excited as I was? Looks like the Sun Times did more than 5 but didnt release it. But in their top games the non top 5 teams have rankings.

Where you headed? And I think I want to see Loyola and Lincoln Way East square off.