Shake-up in the middle of Week 3 of Illinois Top 10

2021 Illinois top 10 high school football rankings
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There’s a shuffle from No. 4 through No. 7 in the latest High School Football America Illinois Top 10 powered by NFL Play Football. Joliet Catholic jumps three spots to No. 4, while St. Rita drops to No. 5 after its 37-7 loss to No. 3 Loyola Academy. Naperville Central is down one to No. 6 after losing 17-14 to Detroit Catholic Central from Michigan.

Lincoln-Way East also slips one to No. 7.

No. 1 East St. Louis lost its first game of the season over the weekend in the Los Angeles-area. The Flyers dropped a 42-26 decision to St. John Bosco, ranked No. 5 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings.

This week’s Game of the Week will feature No. 3 Loyola Academy taking-on No. 9 Brother Rice in a CCL/ESCC Blue Division showdown. The other game in the Blue Division features No. 2 Mount Carmel taking-on unbeaten Marist.

High School Football America Illinois Top 10

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

No. 2 Mount Carmel (Chicago) (3-0), LW: #2

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

No. 4 Joliet Catholic (3-0), LW: #7

No. 5 St. Rita (1-2), LW: #4

No. 6 Naperville Central (2-1), LW: #5

No. 7 Lincoln-Way East (2-1), LW: #6

No. 8 Batavia (3-0), LW: #8

No. 9 Brother Rice (3-0), LW: #9

No. 10 Glenbard West (3-0), 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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