The merger of the Chicago Catholic League and the Eastern Suburban Catholic Conference is flexing its muscles in the latest High School Football America Illinois High School Football Top 10. Five teams from the 24-team, six division conference are currently ranked in the statewide rankings with two of them just outside of the Top 10.
Top-ranked Loyola Academy will be tested on the road this week against Chicago Mount Carmel, ranked No. 8 in the latest rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm. This will be the Blue Division opener for both teams. Last week, the Blue Division’s other two teams — No. 6 Brother Rice and No. 7 Marist — suffered their first losses of the season.
Brother Rice lost to the Green Division’s Providence Catholic that moves into the Top 10 at No. 7, while former No. 7 Marist lost to Notre Dame 21-14, moving the team from Lisle to No. 6. Notre Dame and Providence will go head-to-head this week for the top of the Green Division.
High School Football America Illinois Top 10
No. 1 Loyola Academy (2-1), LW: #1
No. 2 Phillips Academy (3-0), LW: #2
No. 3 East St. Louis (3-0), LW: #3
No. 4 Lincoln-Way East (3-0), LW: #4
No. 5 Glenbard West (3-0), LW: #5
No. 6 Notre Dame (Niles) 3-0, LW: NR
No. 7 Providence Catholic (3-0), LW: NR
No. 8 Mount Carmel (Chicago) (3-0), LW: #9
No. 9 Nazareth Academy (2-1), LW: #8
No. 10 Simeon (1-1), LW: #10
Dropped-out: No. 6 Brother Rice, No. 7 Marist
Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.