Week 3 preview; new rankings revealed on Game Week livestream show today

Join Michael O'Brien, Beth Long and Annie Costabile for Sun-Times Game Week every Monday at 4:30pm. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times
Join Michael O'Brien, Beth Long and Annie Costabile for Sun-Times Game Week every Monday at 4:30pm. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Another week of high school football in the books means another shakeup to the area’s Super 25 rankings.

However, don’t expect too much movement at the very top when the rankings are revealed on the next episode of Sun-Times Game Week at 4:30 p.m. CT Monday afternoon. The top seven teams all won over Labor Day weekend, so programs like No. 1 Lincoln-Way East and No. 2 Loyola should feel good entering Week 3.

Lincoln-Way East's Matt Judd (5) fights for an extra yard. Allen Cunningham/For the Sun-Times.

Lincoln-Way East’s Matt Judd (5) fights for an extra yard. Allen Cunningham/For the Sun-Times.

Unlike a week ago when then-No. 5 Marist fell to unranked Brother Rice, there was no huge upset among the Super 25 teams this week. The highest-ranked opponents to go down were No. 8 Lake Zurich, which was blanked by No. 6 Nazareth in a 25-0 defeat, and No. 14 Naperville Central, which lost to Lincoln-Way East.

Other ranked teams to lose this week include No. 13 Hinsdale Central, which fell to Willowbrook, and No. 17 Lincoln-Way West, which lost to rival Lincoln-Way Central. Additionally, the two new teams to last week’s rankings, No. 23 Joliet Catholic and No. 25 Jacobs, likely won’t be sticking around after each got blown out Friday night.

Our preps team will review all of those Week 2 games with a special focus on:

  • Nazareth vs. Lake Zurich
  • IC Catholic vs. Joliet Catholic
  • Jacobs vs. Huntley
  • Maine South vs. Mount Carmel
  • Loyola vs. New Trier
  • Willowbrook vs. Hinsdale Central
  • Simeon vs. Trotwood-Madison, Ohio
  • Phillips vs. St. Louis Chaminade
  • Lincoln-Way East vs. Naperville Central
  • Homewood-Flossmor vs. St. Louis Lutheran North
There will also be a Week 3 preview including the so-called Public League ‘Super Bowl” between Philips and Simeon along with other big match-ups including:
  • Mount Carmel vs. Loyola
  • Notre Dame vs. Marist
  • Maine South vs. Barrington

For these stories and more be sure to join our preps team of Michael O’Brien, Beth Long and Annie Costabile on Monday at 4:30pm on FACEBOOK Live.

Phillips' Fabian McCray (7) breaks up a pass intended for Simeon's Marques Ray (5), September 9, 2017. Allen Cunningham / for Chicago Sun-Times

Phillips’ Fabian McCray (7) breaks up a pass intended for Simeon’s Marques Ray (5), September 9, 2017. Allen Cunningham / for Chicago Sun-Times

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Want the latest info and analysis on high school football? Our preps team of Michael O’BrienBeth Long and Annie Costabile will share all the latest news, insights and Super 25 football rankings in a new livestream show called “Sun-Times Game Week.”  You can watch it LIVE every Monday at 4:30 p.m. right here on our high school sports Facebook page. You can also ask questions using the hashtag #SunTimesGameWeek

 

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