A closer look at the rankings...
Kind of a rough week in the rankings. Thornton, H-F, Oak Park and Hales were all kicked out. They are all talented teams and will probably return quickly, but Conant, Fenwick, Jacobs and Morgan Park all deserve recognition for fabulous Thanksgiving weeks.
Loyola, from 8 to 5: Ramblers have dominated so far at Mundelein.
Hillcrest, from 16 to 6: Had the best week of any team in the state,
beating H-F and Bloom.
Proviso East, from 15 to 10: Creamed East Aurora and nearly beat St.
T.F. North, from 18 to 12: Beat Hyde Park, Westinghouse and Prospective.
Batavia, from 19 to 15: Beat Addison Trail, Aurora Christian and St.
Lockport, from 20 to 16: Beat Romeoville, Joliet Catholic and
Warren, from 23 to to 17: Beat Fremd, Bartlett and Waukegan.
Curie, from 22 to 18: Beat Jacksonville, Austin and lost by two
points to Peoria Richwoods in overtime.
Leo, from 25 to 29: Beat H-F, Sandburg and Bowen. Lost to Bloom.
Being the first week, a number of teams got bumped up that didn’t
play, because other teams lost: Crane, Von Steuben, Young and Farragut.
Bloom, from 5 to 9: Lost to Hillcrest, beat Leo and Sandburg and Bowen.
Lincoln Park, from 10 to 13: Lost to Duncanville, Texas and Phoenix
St. Mary’s, beat Champaign Central.
West Aurora, from 6 to 23: Beat United Township and Rock Island, lost
to Rock Island Alleman.
Thornton: Lost to Conant
Homewood-Flossmoor: Lost to Hillcrest and Leo
Oak Park: Lost to Evanston
Hales: Lost to St. Rita.
Conant: Beat Thornton
Fenwick: Beat St. Patrick
Jacobs: Beat Quincy, Collinsville and Centralia
Morgan Park: Won St. Rita Tournament