Super 25 football rankings for Week 5, four new teams join

Homewood-Flossmoor's Leon Tanna (3) scores a touchdown. Homewood-Flossmoor's Dominick Jones (8) completes a pass. Allen Cunningham/For the Sun-Times.
Homewood-Flossmoor's Leon Tanna (3) scores a touchdown. Homewood-Flossmoor's Dominick Jones (8) completes a pass. Allen Cunningham/For the Sun-Times.

The top five teams each won by at least 29 points in Week 4. It’s a change of pace from a week ago when the four of the top five teams in the Super 25 all bowed in defeat, opening the door for a new group to slide closer to incumbent No. 1 Lincoln-Way East.

Batavia, Nazareth, Homewood-Flossmoor and Oswego all had no trouble dispatching their opponents to stay unbeaten this season. Batavia racked up 42 points on Glenbard North in a 30-point victory, while Homewood-Flossmoor recorded its second shutout in three games by blanking Bolingbrook.

The biggest upsets were Evanston knocking off Barrington and Lake Forest surviving against No. 7 Lake Zurich. No. 12 Loyola also dropped its second straight game, but given the opponent was No. 14 Brother Rice, the real surprise is the 35-3 final score.

With record and last week’s ranking

1. Lincoln-Way East (4-0) 1
Friday vs. Lincoln-Way Central

2. Batavia (4-0) 2
Friday vs. No. 20 Wheaton-Warrenville South

3. Nazareth (4-0) 3
Friday at Benet

4. Homewood-Flossmoor (4-0) 4
Friday vs. Lincoln-Way West

5. Oswego (4-0) 5
Friday vs. Plainfield East

6. Simeon (4-0) 10
Friday vs. Perspectives at Gately

7. Brother Rice (4-0) 14
Friday at Providence

8. Maine South (3-1) 8
Friday at No. 10 Evanston

9. Glenbard West (3-1) 9
Saturday vs. Downers Grove North

10. Evanston (4-0) NR
Friday vs. No. 8 Maine South

11. Mount Carmel (3-1) 11
Friday at Marmion

12. Barrington (3-1) 6
Friday at Conant

13. Richards (4-0) 13
Friday vs. Shepard

14. Marist (3-1) 15
Friday vs. Joliet Catholic

15. Cary-Grove (4-0) NR
Sunday vs. Dundee-Crown

16. Montini (4-0) 16
Friday vs. St. Rita

17. Willowbrook (4-0) 17
Friday vs. Hinsdale South

18. Loyola (2-2) 12
Friday at St. Ignatius

19. Phillips (2-2) 18
Friday vs. Morgan Park

20. Wheaton-Warrenville South (4-0) NR
Friday at No. 2 Batavia

21. Huntley (3-1) 19
Friday at Crystal Lake South

22. Stevenson (4-0) NR
Friday vs. Lake Zurich

23. Prairie Ridge (3-1) 20
Friday at McHenry

24. Hinsdale Central (3-1) 21
Saturday vs. York

25. Bolingbrook (3-1) 23
Friday at Bradley-Bourbonnais

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3 comments

  • Nick Johnson

    4-0 Stevenson ranked below Loyala 2-2, Phillips 2-2 , Barrington 3-1! Please explain why Stevenson is ranked so far below these teams?

    • Bri

      Simple.
      Opponent records:
      Stevenson 4-12
      Barrington 13-3 Lost to a 4-0 team
      Loyola 11-5 Record of teams lost to 7-1
      Phillips 10-6 Record of teams lost to 8-0

      Record doesn’t mean much in HS ball. It’s mostly about who you play.

      • GG

        Exactly. The first time Phillips played is their class Ohio champion, and a school more than twice their size. Wins don’t tell the whole story. Stevenson needs a statement win.

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