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The "Big 30"

Rankings 2003

Week #7

Rank
Last week
Team

2003
Record

Class * Outlook
This weeks game
Last Weeks Game
Comments
1
1
Mundelein (Carmel)

7-0

6A
62-7 over LaGrange Park (Nazareth Academy)1-6 35-14 over Chicago (St. Patrick) 3-3 QB Mark Venegoni & the Corsairs open the floodgates.
2
2
Chicago (Hubbard)
7-0
7A
20-12 over Chicago (Simeon) 4-3 28-0 over Chicago (Mather) 1-5 Hubbard first win against a team over 500.
3
3
Naperville (North)
7-0
8A
34-6 overAurora (West Aurora)1-6 27-12 over Naperville Central 3-3 Huskies spread the ball around as several players score TDs.
4
4
Park Ridge (Maine South)
7-0
8A
59-17 over #30 Skokie (Niles West) 5-2 42-14 over Winnetka (New Trier) 4-2 Sean Price passes for over 300 yards as Hawks get the running clock
5
5
Joliet (Catholic)
7-0
5A
28-20 over Niles (Notre Dame) 3-4 46-23 overChicago Heights (Marian Catholic) 4-2 The Dons make it a close one, but Booby Buchanan's interception in the endzone helps Hilltoppers prevail.
6
6
Rochelle
7-0
5A
56-14 over Mendota 4-3 24-14 over Spring Valley (Hall) 5-1 Hubs put up big points.
7
7
Libertyville
7-0
7A
42-28 over Gurnee (Warren) 4-3 56-28 over Mundelein (H.S.) 2-4 The Cats will have to fend off a tough Blue Devils team that has won 4 in a row.
8
9
Downers Grove (North)
7-0
7A
28-15 over LaGrange (Lyons) 27-0 over Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest) 3-3 Trojans clinch the West Suburban (Silver) Title and match their total wins from last season.
9
10
New Lenox (Providence)
5-2
6A
12-2 loss to Wilmette (Loyola Academy)5-2 45-6 over Chicago (DeLaSalle) 3-3 Celtics stunned.
10
11
Mt. Prospect (Prospect)
6-1
7A
42-7 over Wheeling 0-7 44-0 overArlington Heights (Hersey)0-6 The knights haven't allowed more than a touchdown since week 3.
11
12
Geneseo
7-0
5A
30-12 over Sterling (H.S.) 5-2 35-12 over Ottawa (Twp.) 2-4 Geneseo's week 7, 8 & 9 schedule could be the toughest in the state. They're opponents are a combined 16-2 as of week 6.
12
13
Chicago (St. Rita)
7-0
6A
28-6 over Chicago (DeLaSalle) 3-4 24-7 over #18Chicago (Mt. Carmel)4-2 .
13
14
Lockport (Twp.)
6-1
8A
31-26 over New Lenox (Lincoln Way Central)4-3 44-8 overChicago Heights (Bloom Twp.) Lockport QB Jake Christensen went 21 of 40 for 412 yards and 2 TD
14
15
Downers Grove (South)
6-1
8A
54-6 Franklin Park-Northlake (Leyden) 2-5 14-0 over Berwyn-Cicero (Morton) 1-5 Mustangs run over helpless Leyden team.
15
16
East St. Louis (Sr.)
7-0
7A
54-0 over Collinsville1-6 42-28 over Edwardsville (H.S.) 4-2 Sophomore RB Jaious Singleton rushes for 3 TDs.
16
17
Barrington
7-0
8A
23-17 over Schaumburg 3-4 34-6 over Hoffman Estates (Conant) 5-1 Broncos are one of manny teams just escaping an upset this weekend.
17
20
Springfield (S.H.G.)
7-0
5A
49-29 over Chatham (Glenwood)5-2 28-0 over Springfield (Lanphier) 2-4 The last conference game SHG lost was to Glenwood in week 8 of 2001.
18
19
Chicago (Morgan Park)
6-1
7A
48-13 over Chicago (Mather) 1-6 34-8 over Chicago (Dunbar) 2-4 This win sets up a Chicago Public, Illini (Prairie State) Conference show down in next week vs # 2 Chicago (Hubbard) 6-0.
19
21
Belleville (Althoff)
7-0
5A
55-10 over Carbondale3-4 48-21 over Marion (H.S.) 1-5 Crusaders' win sets up for a conference title matchup next week vsCahokia(5-2, 4-0).
20
22
Bloomington (HS)
6-1
6A
43-7 over Normal (Community West) 2-5 33-12 over Danville (H.S.) 2-4 Purple Raiders a lock for the playoffs.
21
24
Chicago (Brother Rice)
7-0
8A
13-3 over Chicago (Mt. Carmel)4-3 9-2 overWilmette (Loyola Academy)4-2 Crusaders are for real. Beat Mt. Carmel for the first time since 1997.
22
25
Bolingbrook
7-0
7A
18-17 over Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais)4-3 30-24 over Dolton (Thornridge) 2-4 Raiders escape by a point.
23
23
Morris
5-2
6A
38-13 loss to #25Oswego (HS)6-1 31-13 over Lemont (H.S.) 4-2 Morris loses to Oswego for the first time since 1991.
24
NR
Minooka
5-2
6A
54-0 over Plainfield (South) 0-7 14-12 over #25Oswego (HS)5-1 Indians get their second shutout this season.
25
8
Oswego (HS)
6-1
7A
38-13 over #22 Morris 5-2 14-12 loss to Minooka 4-2 Panthers win causes a tie in the Suburban Prairie (South) . Time to do some math.
26
26
Addison (Driscoll)
7-0
4A
33-32 OT over Elmhurst (Immaculate Conception) 4-3 36-0 overAurora (Marmion Academy)1-5 Knights still have some spirt at 4-3 & give the Highlanders a run for thier money.
27
27
Rock Island (H.S.)
6-1
7A
57-3 over Galesburg 0-7 2-0 forfeit to East Moline (United) 3-3 Rocks back to old form after week off.
28
28
Freeport (H.S.)
7-0
6A
42-7 over Rockton (Hononegah) 3-4 45-14 over Rockford (Jefferson) .
29
29
Oak Forest
7-0
6A
46-6 over Crete (C.-Monee) 0-7 42-0 overBlue Island (Eisenhower)1-5 Bengals have 5 different players with TDs.
30
30
Skokie (Niles West)
5-2
8A
Lost 59-17 to #4 Park Ridge (Maine South) 7-0 57-36 over Waukegan 2-4 Wolves come out strong in the 1st, fall flat after.

* Class outlook is determined by the IHSA. The outlook may change week to week based on teams eligible teams for the playoffs.

 

On the verge

Highland 6-0, The Bulldogs are the surprise team in the Mississippi Valley, after preseason favoriteTroy (Triad)2-4, fell short. Faces big game in week 8 vs. Jerseyville (Jersey)5-1.
Rock Island (Alleman) 6-0, Pioneers are on a turn around from 4-5 last season, but have yet to play a team above 500. Lock for big week 8 showdown with conference & town rival #27 Rock Island (H.S.).
Chicago (Harper) 6-0, have the highest scoring offense in the state (see the Hit List) have been over shadowed by #2 Chicago (Hubbard) & #19 Chicago (Morgan Park)

Out for now

#19Chicago (Mt. Carmel), 4-2, 24-7 loss to s #13Chicago (St. Rita)6-0

Past Big 30's

2003 Week #6

2003 Week #5

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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