Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The rankings are...

...finally in from the three news services I follow. And as you can see, Loyola still leads the pack everywhere, with Homewood-Flossmoor, Brother Rice and Neuqua Valley common to all.

The big story last weekend, I suppose, was Barrington's convincing 41-27 victory over Maine South (above), which vaulted the undefeated Broncos into the Trib's and MaxPreps' top ten. Barrington will travel to unbeaten Evanston this Friday. Will that be my Game of the Week? Not so fast.

Another big tilt in Week Three was H-F's takedown of previously undefeated Lincoln-Way East, 35-30. Does that diminish the Griffins' trip to Bolingbrook (2-1) this Friday? Hardly. That's always a great rivalry and should be my Game of the Week.

Just for kicks, though, here are three other contests you should be aware of:

Naperville North (3-0) at Lake Park (2-1);
St. Patrick (3-0) at Marian (1-2); and
Hoffman Estates (3-0) at Maine East (1-2).

Why? Because each of the visitors is undefeated and could emerge 4-0 after this weekend. And each would be the talk of their conference after coming off losing seasons in 2015.

Pssst! Here are two sleeper games: H-F at Lockport (3-0), and St. Charles East (3-0) at St. Charles North (3-0).

On to the rankings (all teams undefeated unless otherwise noted):


1. Loyola
2. Glenbard West
3. Homewood-Flossmoor
4. Brother Rice
5. Lincoln-Way East (2-1) 
6. Mount Carmel (2-1)
7. Neuqua Valley
8. Palatine
9. Barrington
10. Prairie Ridge


1. Loyola
2. Homewood-Flossmoor
3. Mount Carmel (2-1)
4. Glenbard West
5. Brother Rice
6. Neuqua Valley
7. Lincoln-Way East (2-1)
8. Marist (2-1)
9. Oak Park and River Forest
10. Bolingbrook (2-1)


1. Loyola
2. Prairie Ridge
3. Brother Rice
4. IC Catholic
5. Palatine
6. Neuqua Valley
7. Homewood-Flossmoor
8. Barrington
9. St. Charles North
10. Stevenson (2-1)

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