Big shuffle in Illinois Top 10 high school football rankings

2021 Illinois top 10 high school football rankings
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St. Ignatius’ 27-0 upset of No. 2 Mount Carmel (Chicago) rocks the latest High School Football America Illinois Top 10 powered by NFL Play Football. The Wolfpack soar into the statewide rankings at No. 4 after the win. The Caravan drops to No. 5.

This is the first-time that St. Ignatius has appeared in our Illinois Top 10. The school didn’t have a football program from 1964 through 2005. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the win was the first by St. Ignatius over Mount Carmel since 1924.

Another rankings shaper was Neuqua Valley’s 20-17 double-overtime win over Naperville Central. NV enters the Top 10 at No. 7, while Naperville Central falls two spots to No. 8.

High School Football America Illinois Top 10

TeamRecordLast Week
No. 1 East St. Louis(4-1)1
No. 2 Loyola Academy(5-0)3
No. 3 Joliet Catholic(5-0)4
No. 4 St. Ignatius(5-0)NR
No. 5 Mount Carmel (Chicago)(4-1)2
No. 6 St. Rita (3-2)5
No. 7 Neuqua Valley(5-0)NR
No. 8 Naperville Central (3-2)6
No. 9 Lincoln-Way East(4-1)7
No. 10 Brother Rice(4-1)9

Dropped-out: No. 9 Batavia, No. 10 Glenbard West

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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