Naperville Central moves higher in latest Illinois Top 10 after beating No. 4 Lincoln-Way East

2021 Illinois top 10 high school football rankings
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Naperville Central moves-up three spots to No. 5 in the latest High School Football America Illinois Top 10 powered by NFL Play Football. The Redhawks jump comes after Seth Lendzion’s 30-yard field goal near the end of the game beat 2019 8A champ and No. 4 Lincoln-Way East 20-17 last Friday.

It was LWE’s first loss in 21-games. The Griffins’ win streak began after losing in the 2018 8A state semifinals. LWE slips two spots to No. 6 this week.

Top-ranked East St. Louis continues to soar after after its second straight when over a Missouri state power. The Flyers beat nationally-ranked De Smet 32-17. The win moves ESL into the High School Football America 100 at No. 90.

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Taking the Top 10 spotlight this week is No. 3 Loyola Academy taking-on No. 4 St. Rita, which moves to No. 113 after knocking-off Kentucky-power Trinity last week.

In addition to ESL and St. Rita, Mount Carmel (Chicago) is ranked No. 103 in our Top 100, while Loyola is ranked No. 111 this week.

High School Football America Illinois Top 10

No. 1 East St. Louis (2-0), LW: #1

No. 2 Mount Carmel (Chicago) (2-0), LW: #2

No. 3 Loyola Academy (2-0), LW: #3

No. 4 St. Rita (1-1), LW: #5

No. 5 Naperville Central (2-0), LW: #8

No. 6 Lincoln-Way East (1-1), LW: #4

No. 7 Joliet Catholic (2-0), LW: #6

No. 8 Batavia (2-0), LW: #7

No. 9 Brother Rice (2-0), LW: #9

No. 10 Glenbard West (2-0), LW: #10

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

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