Prairie Ridge finishes No. 1 in High School Football Americ Illinois Top 10

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Two-time defending Class 6A champ Prairie Ridge finishes 2017 as the No. 1 team in the High School Football America Illinois Top 10 that is created with our proprietary algorithm.  The Wolves are also ranked in our national Top 100.

In addition to Prairie Ridge, 8A champ Lincoln-Way East, 5A champ Phillips Academy and Maine South are all ranked nationally.

7A champ Batavia moves-up three spots to finish No. 6 after beating former No. 6 Lake Zurich 21-14 in overtime in the state title game.

High School Football America Illinois Top 10

No. 1 Prairie Ridge 14-0, LW: #1

No. 2 Lincoln-Way East 14-0, LW: #2

No. 3 Phillips Academy 14-0, LW: #3

No. 4 Maine South 11-2, LW: #4

No. 5 Loyola Academy 12-2, LW: #5

No. 6 Batavia 12-1, LW: #9

No. 7 Lake Zurich 13-1, LW: #6

No. 8 East St. Louis 10-1, LW: #7

No. 9 Marist 11-1, LW: #8

No. 10 Naperville Central 9-3, 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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