We’ve reached the point in the season where the rankings are pretty easy to do. At least for this week. First round losing teams drop out for good and everyone moves on. That eliminates Bolingbrook, York and Naperville North this week.
No one will be shocked that I’ve added Glenbard North back into the rankings. I haven’t seen the Panthers play this season, but I keep ranking them whenever possible. It’s because of the schedule. Glenbard North has beaten Naperville North, Geneva and St. Charles North and now Bolingbrook. Nice wins, but nothing spectacular. But the losses are intriguing. The Panthers lost 21-20 at Batavia and 21-20 vs. Wheaton North. Those are two of the area’s best teams.
Glenbard North lost at Wheaton Warrenville South 10-7 in Week 9. That dropped them out of the rankings, but doesn’t look so bad now after what the Tigers did on Saturday at Brother Rice.
Can Glenbard North finally get a major win? Beating Warren in the second round would certainly qualify.
Glenbard West is also back after beating Oswego and Crete-Monee makes its season debut.
1. Loyola (10-0) 1
2. Joliet Catholic (10-0) 2
3. Brother Rice (8-2) 3
4. Maine South (10-1) 4
5. Cary-Grove (10-0) 5