Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 basketball rankings

Young's Jalen Frizell (10) takes a charge from Simeon's Talen Horton-Tucker (5). Worsom Robinson/ For the Sun-Times.

With record and last week’s ranking

1. Curie (9-0) 1
Favorites at Pontiac

2. Simeon (7-0) 2
Beat Young

3. Morgan Park (6-1) 3
Favorites at Proviso West

4. Evanston (10-1) 4
Out of town for holidays

5. Joliet West (10-0) 5
Teyvion Kirk dropped 34 on Romeoville

6. Bolingbrook (6-0) 6
Favorites at Hinsdale Central

7. Kenwood (8-2) 7
Lost to Ben Davis, Ind.

8. Young (5-3) 9
Lost to Simeon

9. North Lawndale (8-2) 10
At Bloomington tournament

10. Uplift (8-2) 11
Jacobs brothers an attraction

11. Orr (4-1) 12
Detroit for holidays

12. Fenwick (8-1) 8
Lost to Benet

13. Oak Park (9-1) 13
Contender at Pontiac

14. Homewood-Flossmoor (7-1) 14
Major contender at Hinsdale Central

15. Fremd (9-0) 15
Favorite at Wheeling

16. Thornton (5-3) 16
Heavy favorite at Big Dipper

17. Bloom (6-2) 17
Tough draw at Pontiac

18. Marist (12-0) 18
Four wins last week

19. Jacobs (10-0) 19
Cruising at home

20. Farragut (2-2) 20
Missouri for holidays

21. Geneva (9-0) 21
Favorites at DeKalb

22. Marian Catholic (6-4) 22
Lots to prove at Hinsdale Central

23. Hillcrest (7-3) 23
Dangerous at Proviso West

24. Conant (8-2) 24
Favorites at York

25. Benet (8-2) NR
Beat Fenwick



  • James

    Wow what a week? Last year you dropped RB from #5 to out of the top 25 for a loss at York. Will someone in the top 10 get dropped this week? North Lawndale?

  • RealityCheck

    Wow. Still rewarding Geneva for not scheduling a single good team. I wonder if Michael will apologize in a few weeks for ever including them once they fall to some mediocre teams. I guess coaches that follow and tweet Michael get special consideration?

  • Rob 1

    Joliet West was winning by 19 at halftime they relaxed and let Romeoville back in the game the dog fight lasted for about 5 minutes before Joliet West put them back to sleep really wasn’t a game West has to learn finish off what they started

  • Marcus Thigpen

    No complaints on this weeks list, however it should be noted that Kirk’s 34 and Joliet West win came in a dogfight of a game with Romeoville HS.

  • Jerry

    If Zion Benton wins against Jacobs on Monday night, do they get into the Top 25?

    • Michael O'Brien

      Sure would help. Will be watching that result closely. With everything happening this week trying to predict who will or will not be in on Sunday is basically impossible.

  • James

    Cant disagree with anything this week. I will predict 3 new teams in the rankings next week. Downers South will win at York, beating NN, York, Conant and St. Pats. St Joes will win a couple of big games and WWS will lose a close game to north lawndale and you will finally believe in them. Benet will crumble at Pontiac and Marian Catholic will lose two at Hinsdale.

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