Illinois Top 10 Rankings: Week 12

Illinois Top 10 rankings

With two weeks to go in the 2016 Illinois high school football season, two new teams have entered the High School Football America Illinois Top 10 Rankings.

Making its 2016 poll debut at #7 is Fenwick, which faces Plainfield North this week in the Class 7A semifinals. Coming in at #8 is Sacred Heart-Griffin.

This week’s 8A semifinals feature four teams ranked in our Top 10, including top-ranked and defending 8A champ Loyola Academy facing defending 7A state champ Glenbard West, ranked #5 this week.  Loyola Academy has moved-up to #22 nationally in our rankings that are developed with our proprietary algorithm.

In the other semi, #3 Palatine faces #6 Maine South.

High School Football America Illinois Top 10 Rankings

#1 Loyola Academy (12-0), LW #1

#2 East St. Louis (12-0), LW: #2

#3 Palatine (12-0), LW: #3

#4 Prairie Ridge (12-0), LW: #4

#5 Glenbard West (10-2), LW: #5

#6 Maine South (9-3), LW: #8

#7 Fenwick (11-1), LW: NR

#8 Sacred Heart-Griffin (12-0), LW: NR

#9 Immaculate Conception (11-0), LW: #10

#10 St. Charles East (11-1), LW: #6

Dropped-out: #7 Cary-Grove, #9 Glenbard North

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America Illinois Top 10 is developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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