Michael O’Brien’s Chicago-area Super 25 basketball rankings

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Simeon’s Xavier Pinson (3) makes his way past Fenwick’s DJ Steward (21), Monday 01-15-18. Worsom Robinson/For the Sun-Times.

With record and last week’s ranking

1. Simeon (17-3) 1

Hosts Curie Thursday

2. Curie (17-2) 2

Solidly beat North Lawndale

3. Orr (16-3) 3

Demarius Splunge is back

4. Bolingbrook (15-2) 8

Beat Morgan Park

5. Young (17-4) 4

Survived vs. Bloomington

6. Morgan Park (15-7) 5

Marcus Watson is a factor

7. Niles North (18-2) 10

Loaded with potential

8. Fenwick (14-6) 7

Looked good vs. Morgan Park

9. Marist (18-2) 6

Lost to Benet

10. Lincoln Park (14-5) 9

Lost to Farragut

11. Marian Catholic (14-3) 12

Malik Tidwell is underrated

12. Hillcrest (16-4) 13

Hosts H-F Saturday

13. Evanston (14-4) 11

Lost to DePaul Prep

14. Oak Park (14-4) 14

Dashon Enoch is back

15. Leo (13-5) 15

Developing consistency

16. New Trier (14-3) 16

Plays St. Viator Saturday

17. DePaul Prep (18-4) NR

Perry Cowan is smooth

18. Benet (15-4) NR

Gene Heidkamp does it again

19. Naperville North (15-2) 21

Injury bug is biting

20. West Aurora (14-4) NR

Demolished Romeoville

21. Prospect (13-4) NR

Smart and dangerous

22. Bogan (13-7) NR

Threatening elite teams

23. Joliet Central (15-3) 23

Lost to Bolingbrook

24. Maine South (14-5) 24

Condolences to Gardiner family

25. Aurora Christian (16-0) 25

Wolfe brothers can play

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