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Illinois AP football rankings: Week 3

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Illinois AP football rankings: Week 3

The Illlinois high school football AP polls are out. Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:

Class 8A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Lincoln-Way East (17) 3-0 170 1
2. Homewood-Flossmoor 3-0 144 2
3. Loyola 2-1 128 3
4. Warren 3-0 155 4
5. Hinsdale Central 3-0 88 6
6. Bolingbrook 3-0 72 8
7. Minooka 3-0 55 7
8. Oswego 3-0 38 9
9. Niles Notre Dame 3-0 32 NR
10. Edwardsville 2-1 28 10

Others receiving votes: Naperville Neuqua Valley 27, Marist 17, Oswego East 8, Barrington 8, South Elgin 2, Huntley 2, O'Fallon 1.

Class 7A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. (Chicago) Mt. Carmel (12) 3-0 162 1
2. Nazareth (4) 2-1 147 3
3. Glenbard West (1) 3-0 140 2
4.  Wheaton Warrenville South 3-0 100 6
5.  Batavia 2-1 98 5
6. Hononegah 3-0 56 7
7. Rolling Meadows 3-0 51 8
8. Brother Rice 2-1 50 4
9. Hersey 3-0 48 10
10. St. Charles North 2-1 23 NR

Others receiving votes: Normal Community 19, Benet 17, Willowbrook 10, Jacobs 4, Machesney Park Harlem 4, DeKalb 2, Glenbard East 1, Moline 1.

Class 6A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Cary-Grove (12) 3-0 171 2
2.  Phillips (3) 3-0 154 3
3.  Providence (2) 3-0 135 7
4. Crete-Monee 3-0 125 5
5. Chatham Glenwood 3-0 101 6
6. Richards (1) 2-1 89 1
7. Peoria Central 3-0 65 8
8. Prairie Ridge 2-1 45 4
9. Simeon 1-1 41 9
10.  Yorkville 3-0 31 NR


Others receiving votes: Antioch 8, Normal West 7, Lake Forest 6, Bremen 3, Kaneland 3, Lemont 2, Springfield 2, Shepard 2.

Class 5A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. East St. Louis (19) 3-0 190 1
2. Sterling 3-0 151 3
3. Montini 2-1 133 2
4.  Boylan Catholic 3-0 118 5
5.  St. Rita 2-1 97 4
6.  Hillcrest 2-1 92 8
7. Sacred Heart-Griffin 2-1 77 6
8. Sycamore 3-0 71 7
9.  Carbondale 3-0 25 NR
10.  Joliet Catholic 1-2 21 9

Others receiving votes: Marion 13, Cahokia 12, Morton 10, St. Laurence 9, Triad 8, Metamora 7, Kankakee 7, Marmion 2, Payton 2.

Class 4A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. IC Catholic (13) 3-0 157 1
2. Rochester (2) 3-0 138 2
3. Coal City (1) 3-0 135 3
4. Richmond-Burton 3-0 103 4
5. Bishop McNamara 2-1 84 5
6.  Stillman Valley 3-0 71 7
7.  Columbia 3-0 64 6
8. Genoa-Kingston 3-0 46 10
9. Effingham 3-0 32 T-8
10. Taylorville 3-0 19 T-8

Others receiving votes: Woodstock Marian 18, Mt. Zion 8, Illinois Valley Central 2, Tolono Unity 2, Benton 1.

Class 3A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Williamsville (11) 3-0 162 1
2. Wilmington (5) 3-0 149 2
3. Byron (1) 2-1 121 3
4. Beardstown 3-0 108 5
5. Nashville 3-0 86 8
6. Fairfield 3-0 83 7
7. Vandalia 3-0 70 9
8. Eureka 2-1 49 6
9. Lisle 2-1 22 4
10. Peotone 3-0 21 NR

Others receiving votes: Pana 16, Princeton 14, Monticello 12, Greenville 7, Quincy Notre Dame 6, Mt. Carmel 4, DuQuoin 3, Breese Mater Dei 2.

Class 2A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley (14) 3-0 154 1
2. Maroa-Forsyth 3-0 135 2
3. Clifton Central 3-0 116 3
4. Newman Central Catholic (2) 3-0 110 4
5. Decatur St. Teresa 3-0 103 5
6. Bismarck-Henning 3-0 80 6
7. Orion 3-0 71 7
8. Fieldcrest 3-0 58 8
9. Knoxville 3-0 34 10
10. Rockridge 2-1 8 9

Others receiving votes: Eldorado 5, Red Bud 3, Auburn 2, Chicago Christian 1. 

Class 1A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Forreston (9) 3-0 149 1
2. Lena-Winslow (6) 3-0 143 2
3. Moweaqua Central A&M (1) 3-0 127 4
4. Aurora Christian 3-0 104 5
5.  Camp Point Central 3-0 86 6
6. Annawan-Wethersfield 3-0 76 7
7. Ottawa Marquette 3-0 48 9
8. Carollton 3-0 39 10
9. Tuscola 2-1 35 3
10. Arcola 2-1 29 8

Others receiving votes: Aquin 13, Athens 11, Princeville 10, Watseka Coop 6, Morrison 3, Mt. Sterling (Brown County) 1.

Edgy Tim's Top 25 Preps Power Rankings: Week Three

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Edgy Tim's Top 25 Preps Power Rankings: Week Three

Here are the latest @NBCSPreps Top 25 Power Rankings after three weeks of play on the IHSA schedule:

1. Lincoln-Way East 3-0 (1)
Last Week: Beat Bradley, 42-7
This Week: @ Bolingbrook
EDGY's Take: The Griffins scored touchdowns on its first six offensive possessions before halftime en route to a win against Bradley on Friday night.
  
2. Loyola Academy 2-1 (2)
Last Week: Beat St. Rita, 24-7
This Week: @ Mount Carmel
EDGY's Take: The Ramblers broke open a tight game on Saturday against the Mustangs, led by a key 49-yard field goal by Nate Van Zelst.
   
3. Nazareth Academy 2-1 (3)
Last Week: Beat Fenwick, 31-6
This Week: @ St. Laurence
EDGY's Take: Jim Harbaugh was in attendance to see the Roadrunners take care of business against Fenwick. They look to keep things rolling in Burbank against the Vikings.
  
4. Homewood-Flossmoor 3-0 (4)
Last Week: Beat Andrew, 35-14
This Week: @ Lockport
EDGY's Take: Senior QB Dominic Jones throws four touchdowns in the win over the Thunderbolts.

5. Batavia 2-1 (5)
Last Week: Beat Lake Park, 56-0
This Week: vs Glenbard North
EDGY's Take: The Bulldogs got out of the gates strong in walloping Lake Park. The Bulldogs were led by senior RB/LB Quinn Urwiler.
  
6. Warren Township 3-0 (6)
Last Week: Beat Waukegan, 56-0
This Week: @ Libertyville
EDGY's Take: The Blue Devils offense got into gear in a big way. They'll hit the road to take on Libertyville.
 
7. Mount Carmel 3-0 (9)
Last Week: Beat Montini, 27-20
This Week: vs Loyola 
EDGY's Take: The Caravan get the close win over Montini. A battle of top-10 teams is on deck for Friday night at Carey Field.

8. Glenbard West 3-0 (8)
Last Week: Beat Proviso West, 59-0
This Week: @ Addison Trail
EDGY's Take: The Hitters defense has allowed just eight points over the last two weeks.
 
9. Bolingbrook 3-0 (10)
Last Week: Beat Stagg, 43-0
This Week: vs Lincoln Way East
EDGY's Take: The Raiders will look to upset the top-ranked Griffins on Friday behind QB Devyn Suggs.

10. Providence Catholic 3-0 (24)
Last Week: Beat Brother Rice, 34-22
This Week: vs Notre Dame
EDGY's Take: Celtics junior QB Kevin Conway ran for three touchdowns in the victory over Rice.

11. Phillips 3-0 (11)
Last Week: Beat Taft, 40-7
This Week: vs Raby
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats finally got to taste some home cooking. They get their first in-state (and home) win of the season.

12. Hinsdale Central 3-0 (13)
Last Week: Beat Hinsdale South, 27-7
This Week: @ Oak Park-River Forest
EDGY's Take: The Red Devils win the Doings Cup for the 18th season in a row. The defense has been a real strength so far this season.

13. Brother Rice 2-1 (7)
Last Week: Lost to Providence, 34-22
This Week: vs Marist
EDGY's Take: The Crusaders lost to Providence but junior RB Willie Shaw showed that he's a name to watch this season.

14. Hersey 3-0 (14)
Last Week: Beat Maine East, 63-6
This Week: @ Glenbrook North
EDGY's Take: The Huskies get another big performance from QB Jordan Hansen.

15. Minooka 3-0 (15)
Last Week: Beat Plainfield East, 35-20
This Week: @ Joliet Central
EDGY's Take: The Indians win despite losing QB Seth Lehr to injury. 

16. Montini 2-1 (12)
Last Week: Lost to Mount Carmel, 27-20
This Week: vs St. Rita
EDGY's Take: The Broncos lose a close game to the Caravan and look to bounce back this Friday when they host St. Rita.

17. Oswego 3-0 (17)
Last Week: Beat Plainfield South, 34-6
This Week: @ Plainfield East
EDGY's Take: The Panthers defense forces a handful of turnovers; the offenese did the rest in a big win over Plainfield South.

18. St. Charles North 2-1 (18)
Last Week: Beat Wheaton North, 20-17
This Week: vs Geneva
EDGY's Take: The North Stars come from behind in the win over the Falcons. WR Ryan Thiesse had a big game.
 
19. Neuqua Valley 2-1 (19)
Last Week: Lost to East St. Louis, 50-48 OT
This Week: vs Dekalb
EDGY's Take: The Wildcats take the state's top ranked team to overtime. QB Mark Gronowski (South Dakota State) came up big in the loss. 

20. Barrington 2-1 (20)
Last Week: Beat New Trier, 35-0
This Week: @ Glenbrook South
EDGY's Take: The Broncos defense continues to play well in posting a second straight shutout. They'll travel to Glenview this week.

21. Maine South 1-2 (25)
Last Week: Beat Fremd, 35-21
This Week: vs Palatine
EDGY's Take: Hawks head coach Dave Inserra is moving kids all over the field trying to find a winning formula. They have lost several players to key injuries. Friday's win over Fremd could be a turning point.

22. Hillcrest 2-1 (NR)
Last Week: Beat Richards, 34-17
This Week: @ Bremen
EDGY's Take: Hillcrest head coach Mo Weaver has one of the state's top running backs in junior Mar'Kiese Irving.
 
23. Waubonsie Valley 21 (21)

Last Week: Lost to Trinity, Ky., 60-6
This Week: @ Naperville North
EDGY's Take: Yes, a 60-6 loss isn't good at all; but then again, how many top-ranked Chicagoland teams have fared well against out of state opponents? Not many. The Warriors get a mulligan here. 

24. Willowbrook 2-1 (NR)
Last Week: Beat Downers Grove South, 32-15
This Week: @ Leyden
EDGY's Take: The Warriors trailed Downers Grove South into the third quarter but rallied for the win behind QB San Tumilty.

25. Notre Dame 3-0 (NR)
Last Week: Beat Marist, 21-14
This Week: @ Providence Catholic
EDGY's Take: The Dons get a strong win over Marist. Friday's game in New Lenox should be fun. Big game at Providence.
 

Illinois AP football rankings: week two

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Illinois AP football rankings: week two

The Illlinois high school football AP polls are out. Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:

Class 8A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Lincoln-Way East (11) 2-0 119 1
2. Homewood-Flossmoor 2-0 102 2
3. Loyola (1) 1-1 89 3
4. Warren 2-0 85 4
5. Marist 2-0 68 5
6. Hinsdale Central 2-0 55 7
7. Minooka 2-0 44 8
8. Bolingbrook 2-0 32 NR
9. Oswego 2-0 29 10
10. Edwardsville 1-1 15 6

Others receiving votes: Neuqua Valley 10, Niles Notre Dame 5, Barrington 3, Wausbonsie Valley 2, O'Fallon 1, Fremd 1.

Class 7A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. (Chicago) Mt. Carmel (8) 2-0 113 1
2. Glenbard West 2-0 93 2
3. Nazareth (3) 2-0 89 3
4.  Brother Rice (1) 2-0 83 4
5.  Batavia 1-1 61 6
6. Wheaton Warrenville South 2-0 56 7
7. Hononegah 2-0 35 9
8. Rolling Meadows 2-0 25 T-10
9. DeKalb 2-0 22 T-10
10. Hersey 2-0 21 NR

Others receiving votes: St. Charles North 20, Normal Community 10, Benet 10, Conant 6, Jacobs 4, Maine West 4, Willowbrook 4, Wheaton North 2, Belleville 1, Moline 1.

Class 6A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Richards (10) 2-0 124 1
2.  Cary-Grove (3) 2-0 110 T-2
3.  Phillips 2-0 108 T-2
4. Prairie Ridge 2-0 92 4
5. Crete-Monee 2-0 69 5
6. Chatham Glenwood 2-0 64 7
7. Providence 2-0 56 6
8. Peoria Central 2-0 34 10
9. Simeon 0-1 30 9
10.  Kaneland 2-0 9 NR


Others receiving votes: Yorkville 8, Springfield 3, Normal West 3, Rock Island 2, Lemont 1, Antioch 1, Fenton 1.

Class 5A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. East St. Louis (13) 2-0 139 1
2. Montini (1) 2-0 127 2
3. Sterling 2-0 105 T-6
4.  St. Rita 1-1 83 4
5.  Boylan Catholic 2-0 79 8
6.  Sacred Heart-Griffin 1-1 60 3
7. Sycamore 1-1 39 5
8. Hillcrest 1-1 38 10
9.  Joliet Catholic 0-2 35 T-6
10.  St. Laurence 2-0 16 NR

Others receiving votes: De La Salle 11, Carbondale 9, Cahokia 8, Kankakee 5, Marion 4, Metamora 4, Glenbard South 4, Triad 2, Payton 1, Fenwick 1.


Class 4A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. IC Catholic (13) 2-0 139 1
2. Rochester 2-0 120 3
3. Coal City (1) 2-0 117 4
4. Richmond-Burton 2-0 86 5
5. Bishop McNamara 1-1 65 2
6.  Columbia 2-0 60 6
7.  Stillman Valley 2-0 51 10
T-8. Taylorville 2-0 40 7
T-8. Effingham 2-0 40 8
10. Genoa-Kingston 2-0 28 9

Others receiving votes: Marian Central Catholic 10, Herscher 8, Mt. Zion 4, Fairbury Prairie Central 1, Freeburg 1.
 

Class 3A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Williamsville (10) 2-0 143 3
2. Wilmington (5) 2-0 134 5
3. Byron 1-1 98 1
4. Lisle 2-0 76 8
5. Beardstown 2-0 61 9
6. Eureka 1-1 52 2
7. Fairfield 2-0 51 10
8. Nashville 2-0 50 NR
9. Vandalia 2-0 49 NR
10. Quincy Notre Dame 2-0 38 NR

Others receiving votes: Monticello 22, Peotone 18, Princeton 11, Pana 6, Durand 6, Farmington 4, Carlinville 3, DuQuoin 1, Greenville 1.

Class 2A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley (12) 2-0 135 1
2. Maroa-Forsyth (1) 2-0 121 2
3. Clifton Central 2-0 105 3
4. Newman Central Catholic (1) 2-0 96 5
5. Decatur St. Teresa  2-0 92 4
6. Bismarck-Henning 2-0 68 6
7. Orion 2-0 54 7
8. Fieldcrest 2-0 42 8
9. Rockridge 2-0 30 10
10. Knoxville 2-0 9 NR

Others receiving votes: Bloomington Central Catholic 5, Auburn 5, West Carroll 4, Eldorado 2, Illini West 1, Red Bud 1.


Class 1A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Forreston (7) 2-0 104 1
2. Lena-Winslow (4) 2-0 100 2
3. Tuscola 2-0 86 3
4. Moweaqua Central A&M 2-0 65 4
5.  Aurora Christian 2-0 57 6
6. Camp Point Central 2-0 54 5
7. Annawan-Wethersfield 2-0 43 7
8. Arcola 1-1 29 8
9. Ottawa Marquette 2-0 26 9
10. Carrollton 2-0 21 10

Others receiving votes: Athens 5, Brown County 5, Princeville 5, Aquin 3, Morrison 2.