Illinois Top 10: Week 11

Illinois Top 10 rankings

For the second straight week, three teams in the High School Football America Illinois Top 10 tasted defeat in the playoffs, thus ending their respective seasons and dropping them out of the latest rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm.

Glenbard West jumps four spots to #9 after beating former #5 Homewood-Flossmoor.  The defending 7A champs advanced to the 8A quarterfinals where they’ll face Edwardsville.  The Hilltoppers, who began their season ranked #2 in our Illinois’ rankings, have bounced back from back-to-back losses to Lyons and Hinsdale Central to win five straight.

Also in the 8A quarters Saturday, #3 Palatine will host #6 St. Charles East in a battle of unbeatens.

New to the poll this week are: Cary-Grove at #7, Maine South at #8 and Glenbard North at #9.

High School Football America Illinois Top 10

#1 Loyola Academy (11-0), LW #1

#2 East St. Louis (11-0), LW: #2

#3 Palatine (11-0), LW: #3

#4 Prairie Ridge (11-0), LW: #4

#5 Glenbard West (9-2), LW: #9

#6 St. Charles East (11-0), LW: #7

#7 Cary-Grove (10-1), LW: NR

#8 Maine South (8-3), LW: NR

#9 Glenbard North (8-3), LW: NR

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

Dropped-out: #5 Homewood-Flossmoor, #6 Barrington, #8 Fremd

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

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