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The "Big 30"

Rankings 2005

After Week #2

Teams are displayed by;
rank #, (previous week rank) , Team name, 2005 record, last game results, team notes & upcoming game.

1. (1)Joliet (Catholic)3-0, 57-7 overChicago Heights (Marian Catholic) 0-3, The Hilltoppers rush for almost 500 yards as a team.
2. (3)Hinsdale (Central)3-0, 3-0 overDarien (Hinsdale South)2-1, Central wins the crosstown showdown by a nose.
3. (4)Downers Grove (North)2-1, 21-14 loss toElmhurst (York)2-1, York may have pulled off the upset of the year.
4. (5)Lincolnshire (Stevenson)3-0, 38-14 overVernon Hills 1-2, QB Preston Earl leads Stevenson to another victory.
5. (7).Frankfort (Lincoln-Way East) 3-0, 49-0 overChicago Heights (Bloom Twp.)1-2. Everyone pitched in for big win over Bloom.
6. (12) Gurnee (Warren) 3-0, 47-7 overZion (Z.-Benton)0-3, Mitchell Moore & Marvin Bembry both get over 100 yards rushing in Blue Devils landslide victory.
7 (8)Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)3-0.31-17 over Naperville Central 1-2, Tigers make a statement with big win over Redhawks.
8 (9) Morris 3-0, 42-7 overLemont (H.S.)2-1, John Dergo comes up just shy of 400 yards rushing, as Redskins roll over Lemont.
9. (10)Chicago (Mt. Carmel)3-0, 46-27 over #20 New Lenox (Providence)1-2, Dominic Sulo rushes for 289 yards & 4 TDs as the Caravan roll past the Celtics.
10. (11) Springfield (S.H.G.) 3-0, 36-7 overJacksonville (H.S.) 2-1, Cyclones get revenge from last season's playoff ending loss to Jacksonville, but will the Crimsons get the last laugh again come November?
11. (2)Naperville Central 1-2, 31-17 loss to #7 Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)3-0, Redhawks may have been underdogs, but most thought game would have been closer.
12. (6).Park Ridge (Maine South)2-1, 39-0 overNorthbrook (Glenbrook North) 1-2, Defense gets first shutout of the year.
13. (13)Chicago (Brother Rice)3-0, 32-7 over Chicago (DeLaSalle) 2-1, Crusaders start down 7-6, but score 26 unanswered points to win.
14. (15)Chicago (Morgan Park) 2-1, 56-0 over Chicago (Bogan)1-2, Mustangs start conference play in a big way.
15. (17)Belleville (Althoff) 2-1, 40-35 loss to St. Louis (University), MO. 2-0, Crusaders fall in exciting game to the ninth ranked team in the St. Louis area.
16. (20)Wheaton (North)3-0, 30-20 overLombard (Glenbard East)1-2, Rams, as always, are not an easy win. Falcons enter the 4th quarter tied 20-20.
17. (18)East St. Louis (Sr.)2-1, 74-0 overBelleville (West)1-2. Can the Flyers offense be stopped?
18 (21)Geneseo3-0, 25-14 overCahokia2-1. Speedy Cahokia team had fewer chances to break the big play as the Geneseo offense hogged the ball.
19. (22)Mundelein (Carmel)3-0, 35-14 over Chicago (St. Patrick) 2-1, Corsairs run all over the Shamrocks as they establish themselves as at least the #2 team in the East Suburban Catholic .
20. (23)New Lenox (Providence)1-2, 46-27 lost to #9 Chicago (Mt. Carmel)3-0, Celtics couldn't recover after being falling behind 27-3.
21. (24)Normal (Community West)3-0, 28-8 over Decatur (MacArthur) 1-2. Running back Josh Lacombe rushed for 238 yards for West.
22. (25) Pontiac 2-1, 33-13 loss toMahomet (M.-Seymour)2-1. With this loss, games are going to be a little more intense in the Corn Belt.
23. (26)Cary (C.-Grove)3-0. 7-0 overCarpentersville (Dundee-Crown)1-2, Close game almost as shocking as a loss.
24. (30)Normal (Community)3-0. 21-14 over Mattoon 1-2, Ironmen squeak by again.
25. (16) Oak Lawn (Richards) 2-1, 47-6 over Romeoville 0-3, No surprises here as Bulldogs win big against Romeoville.
26. (29)Rockford (Boylan)3-0,56-0 overRockford (Auburn)0-3, 21 points in 2nd quarter to much for Auburn to overcome, QB Jake Smolinski throws 3 TDs & rushed for 1.
27. (NR) Palos Hills (Stagg)3-0, 33-7 overPalos Heights (Shepard)0-3, Chargers take quick lead, as the game was never close.
28. (NR)Edwardsville (H.S.)3-0, 14-0 overBelleville (East) 1-2, *Correction* Edwardsville was listed earlier as losing to East 14-0.
29. (27)Bolingbrook2-1, 48-6 over Joliet (Township) 1-2. Raiders start the running clock, as they go up 48-0 on Joliet at the half.
30. (NR) Palatine (Fremd) 3-0, 30-6 over Arlington Heights (Hersey)2-1, defense key as Fremd holds down previously undefeated Hersey.


On the verge
Champaign (Centennial)2-0, most points for & least against in Big 12, would be third team from Big 12 to make the Big 30.
Downers Grove (South)2-0, would have made the Big 30 with a tougher non-conference schedule
Maple Park (Kaneland) 2-0, out scoring opponents 77-7
Naperville (North)1-1, beat #19 Libertyville 1-1
Chicago (St. Patrick) 2-0, face #19 Mundelein (Carmel) 2-0 this week

Out for now

# 28 Orland Park (Sandburg) 1-1
#19 Libertyville 1-1 lost to Naperville North
#14 O'Fallon 1-1, 42-7 loss to Florissant (Hazelwood Central), MO.

2005 past Big 30's

2005 after week #1

2005 Preseason Rankings


Past Big 30's

2004 Final Rankings

2003 Final Rankings

2002 Final Rankings

2001 Final Rankings




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