Mount Carmel (Chicago) shakes-up Illinois Top 10 by beating Batavia

2021 Illinois top 10 high school football rankings
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No. 5 Mount Carmel (Chicago) will face No. 4 Brother Rice this weekend in the Class 7A state quarterfinals. The Caravan will be on a high after taking-down top-seeded Batavia 16-14 last weekend.

The loss drops Batavia from No. 7 to No. 9 in the latest High School Football America Illinois Top 10 powered by NFL Play Football.

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During their regular season mathcup, Brother Rice beat MC 43-36.

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New to the rankings this week is Marist. The RedHawks are at No. 10, replacing St. Ignatius, which drops-out of the statewide rankings after losing to Crete-Monee in Class 6A. St. Ignatius enter the game ranked No. 7 in the Top 10.

Marist, whose losses have come against No. 2 Loyola Academy, Brother Rice and Mount Carmel (Chicago), will play Glenbrook South in the state quarterfinals on Saturday.

High School Football America Illinois Top 10

TeamRecordLast Week
No. 1 East St. Louis(9-2)1
No. 2 Loyola Academy(11-0)2
No. 3 Joliet Catholic(11-0)3
No. 4 Brother Rice(9-2)4
No. 5 Mount Carmel (Chicago)(8-3)5
No. 6 St. Rita (9-2)6
No. 7 Cary-Grove(11-0)9
No. 8 Neuqua Valley(10-1)10
No. 9 Batavia(10-1)7
No. 10 Marist(8-3)NR

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

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