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The "Big 30"

Rankings 2003

Week #11

Rank
Last week
Team

2003
Record

Playoff Bracket
Comments
1
1
Mundelein (Carmel)

11-0

The Corsairs could be in for a challenge as the Gators sport a large group of 2 year starters, much like Carmel.
2
2
Naperville (North)
10-1
The Huskie defense has been doing it all year long, but WWS was one of 2 teams able to score more than 2 TDs on Naperville this year.
3
3
Park Ridge (Maine South)
11-0
The Hawks may be the 3rd best team in the state, but that's only because of a low preseason ranking. This team could be #1 by season's end regardless of how the top two teams fair.
4
4
Downers Grove (North)
11-0
The Trojans will be looking for another shut out this week
5
5
Libertyville
11-0
Wildcats get a scare in the first round, could be in trouble if they don't take Woodstock seriously.
6
6
Rochelle
10-1
The Hubs are playing in one of the most exciting classes in the state.
7
7
Mt. Prospect (Prospect)
10-1
Defending champs played Loyola in a great 2nd round playoff victory in 2001, look for another great game this weekend.
8
8
Chicago (Morgan Park)
10-1
The quest for a Chicago public school state champ lies on the backs of these Mustangs, as they are the last Chicago public team left in the IHSA playoffs.
9
9
East St. Louis (Sr.)
11-0
Flyers are soaring towards Champaign.
10
10
Springfield (S.H.G.)
11-0
Cyclones already gave the Crimsons one of their 2 losses. They'll be looking to make it 2 of three.
11
11
Belleville (Althoff)
10-1
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12
12
Bloomington (HS)
11-0
The strangest thing about this match up is that both teams would be 9-1. The Rocks forfeited a game due to illness of players & coaches. Bloomington lost mid season, but the loss was ruled a win by forfeit as the other team had an ineligible player.
13
13
Chicago (St. Rita)
10-1
The Mustangs are sitting in a good spot to make the Semi-finals.
14
14
New Lenox (Providence)
9-2
Two weeks ago the defending 5A champs were all but written off by some.
15
15
Oswego (HS)
10-1
Best match up in any class the weekend, both over shadowed in a class that has some of the best teams.
16
16
Freeport (H.S.)
10-1
The last 2 games between these two were decided by a field goal or a 2OT game. Freeport won both times, but not by mutch. Boylan may be due for a W.
17
17
Oak Forest
10-1
The sleeper team of the year. Could pull off it's biggest surprise of the year with a victory against the mighty Celtics.
18*
18*
Minooka
9-2
Granted 8-2 isn't the greatest example of a sleeper team, but there will be a lot of surprised faces if these Indians make the final game.
18*
18*
Carol Stream (Glenbard North)
9-1
Defense brought them to the finals 2 years ago, it could do it again.
19
19
Hinsdale (Central)
9-1
Centrals only loss was from a 7A team, but it was #4 Downers Grove (North).
20
20
Downers Grove (South)
8-3
Mustangs need to stop the passing game of the Crusaders.
21
21
Joliet (Catholic)
10-1
Hilltoppers are ready to taste Chamapign again, Rich South could get left with cotton mouth after this weekend.
22
22
Barrington
10-1
Conant is the reason we joke about expanding the Big 30 to the Big 40
24
24
McHenry
9-1
McHenry has been known to falter after round 1. A victory this weekend will only be the second time they've advanced to the quarterfinals.
25
25
Addison (Driscoll)
11-0
This small school can hang with a lot of the big boys.
26
26
Bolingbrook
9-2
Game of the week right here.
27
27
Chicago (Brother Rice)
10-1
The passing game of Rice could be the edge over #20 Downers Grove (South)
28
28
Winnetka (New Trier)
9-2
Week #9 2 OT New Trier victory, look for a close rematch.
29
29
Rock Island (H.S.)
8-3
"The Forfeit Bowl" See #12 Bloomington above.
30
30
Rockford (Boylan)
10-1
Second team to have a rematch between a 2 OT week #9 opponent.

* Minooka regains it's 18th ranking after a week 9 scoring error was corrected. They were omitted from week #10's Big 30 because it was believed that they lost to Plainfield Central. All other school retain their rankings from week 10.

 

On the verge

Hoffman Estates (Conant) (9-1)

Out for now

#23Geneseo8-2, 31-30 loss to Riverside (R.-Brookfield) 8-2, 5A First round

Past Big 30's

2003 Week #9

2003 Week #8

2003 Week #7

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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