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The "Big 30"

Rankings 2003

Week #5

Rank
Last week
Team

2003
Record

This weeks game
Last Weeks Game
Comments
1
1
New Lenox (Providence)
4-1
15-14 loss to Chicago (Brother Rice)5-0 44-27 over Chicago (Leo) 3-1 Celtics shocked! As another week of upsets keep things exciting in Illinois.
2
2
Lockport (Twp.)
4-1
23-20 loss to Frankfort (Lincoln-Way East) 3-2 45-6 over Joliet (Township) 1-3 QB Jake Christensen runs for a TD & passes for 2, but still not enough to stop the upset of Lockport.
3
3
Mundelein (Carmel)

5-0

42-0 over Westchester (St. Joseph) 0-5 38-12 over Niles (Notre Dame) 1-3 Carmel still the top contender in the East Suburban Catholic .
4
4
Chicago (Hubbard)
5-0
60-0 over Chicago (Kenwood) 0-5 28-20 over Chicago (Dunbar) 1-3 Greyhounds have yet to play a team with a winning record.
5
5
Naperville (North)
5-0
29-21 over Wheaton (W. Warrenville South) 3-2 21-14 overCarol Stream (Glenbard North)3-1 Huskies solidify their chances of winning the DuPage Valley.
6
6
Park Ridge (Maine South)
5-0
40-7 over Glenview (Glenbrook South) 1-4 49-14 over Deerfield 3-1 .
7
7
Joliet (Catholic)
5-0
9-6 over Lisle (Benet Academy) 3-2 31-14 over Chicago (Marist) 2-2 Hilltoppers get a scare during this upset weekend.
8
8
Harvey (Thornton)
4-1
20-6 loss to Bolingbrook5-0 34-14 over Palos Hills (Stagg) 2-2 the Brook's defense holds Thornton under 180 yards total.
9
9
Rochelle
5-0
24-13 over Princeton 2-3 41-0 over Kewanee (H.S.) 3-1 Rochelle almost followsNew Lenox (Providence)'s lead, but pull out the win.
10
10
Bloomington (HS)
4-1
14-12 loss to Decatur (Eisenhower) 2-3 31-14 over Decatur (MacArthur) 1-3 Eisenhower show how upside down this season may end up with another major upset for the Big 30 rankings.
11
11
Libertyville
5-0
37-30 over Lincolnshire (Stevenson) 2-3 24-21 over North Chicago 2-2 .
12
12
Oswego (HS)
5-0
25-6 over Plainfield (Central)1-4 41-13 over Batavia 1-3 .
13
13
Downers Grove (North)
5-0
15-13 over Glen Ellyn (Glenbard West) 4-1 14-7 over #30Hinsdale (Central)3-1 North gives up the most points it has all season vs. Glenbard West. Close game proves the playoffs are still wide open in 7 & 8A.
14
15
Mt. Prospect (Prospect)
4-1
38-7 over Elk Grove Village (E.G.)2--3 41-6 over Palatine (H.S.) 1-3 .
15
16
Geneseo
5-0
56-0 over Dixon 0-5 48-7 over Streator (Twp.) 3-1 Leafs treat Dixon like an 0-9 team, as the clock dosen't stop in this game.
16
19
Chicago (St. Rita)
5-0
20-3 over Wilmette (Loyola Academy)4-1 48-0 overChicago (Hales Franciscan)0-4 Wade Weyer russhes 27 times for 207 yards & 1 TD, as defense get stingy in the redzone.
17
17
Downers Grove (South)
4-1
40-14 over Addison (Addison Trail) 23-12 over Darien (Hinsdale South) 2-2 .
18
20
East St. Louis (Sr.)
5-0
35-6 over O'Fallon 4-1 27-3 overAlton (Sr.)3-1 Flyers face two undefeated teams in a row & come on top both times.
19
21
Barrington
5-0
42-6 over Palatine (H.S.) 1-4 52-14 over Wheeling 0-4 .
20
22
Evanston (Twp.)
4-1
42-22 loss to Skokie (Niles West) 4-1 9-3 OT over Highland Park 1-3 Mendall brothers do it again.
21
23
Chicago (Mt. Carmel)
4-1
42-6 over Chicago (DeLaSalle) 3-2 21-14 overChicago (Gordon Tech)1-3 Caravan may take a little bit longer to develope than once thought.
22
24
Chicago (Morgan Park)
4-1
24-6 over Chicago (Simeon) 3-2 54-0 over Chicago (Kenwood) 0-4 Mustangs defense is clicking.
23
25
Springfield (S.H.G.)
5-0
48-7 over Lincoln 3-2 41-28 over Jacksonville (H.S.) 3-1 Railsplitters fall short in CS8 showdown.
24
28
Belleville (Althoff)
5-0
55-14 over Centralia1-4 35-6 over Mt. Vernon 2-2 .
25
26
Morris
4-1
17-14 over Minooka 3-2 20-0 over Bensenville (Fenton) 1-3 Morris fans were on shaky ground coming into this game, but Morris holds strong.
26
18
Naperville Central
3-2
16-0 loss toCarol Stream (Glenbard North)4-1 28-24 loss to Wheaton (North) 3-1 North shuts down Central as the DuPage Valley looks starts to reshape from traditional form.
27
27
Addison (Driscoll)
5-0
42-0 over Wheaton (St. Francis) 0-5 34-20 over Elgin (St. Edward) 1-3 Highlanders showing Championship form again.
28
29
Rock Island (H.S.)
5-0
21-0 over Moline 2-3 28-20 over Quincy (Sr.) 2-2 RI puts another notch in the W column for one of the oldest rivalries in the state.
29
NA
Oak Forest
5-0
12-6 over Oak Lawn (Richards) 2-3 over Lansing (Thornton Fractional South) Oak Forest can now believe the hype.
30
NA
Freeport (H.S.)
5-0
74-7 over Rockford (Auburn) 0-5 34-0 Machesney Park (Harlem) 3-1 Pretzels make an entrane into the Big 30 with 11 TDs

 

On the verge

LaGrange (Lyons) 4-0 @ Franklin Park-Northlake (Leyden) 0-4
Bolingbrook4-0, vs. #8 Harvey (Thornton) 4-0
Wilmette (Loyola Academy)4-0

Out for now

#14 Riverside (R.-Brookfield) 3-1. 54-0 Minooka 3-1 . If you have video from this game, I'm sure there's plenty of coaches who might want to buy a copy.
#30Hinsdale (Central)3-1, 14-7 loss to #13 Downers Grove (North) 4-0

 

Past Big 30's

2003 Week #4

2003 Week #3

2003 Week #2

2003 Week #1

2003 Preseason

 

2002 Final Rankings

2002 Preseason Rankings

2001 Season Final Rankings

2001 Season Preseason Rankings

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